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I went to a local restaurant for dinner last night and our waiter was awesome. I began to explain my dietary issues and he interrupted with "Oh... do you have Celiac? One of our waitresses does too!" He was most accommodating ... asked the chef about the crust on the fish, asked if anything included flour, etc. So... when my rice pudding for dessert was placed in front of me (no flour I was assured) the Celiac waitress, who just happened to be walking by, said, "Hey... you can't eat that. The rice is really PASTA!!"

YIKES!! I sent them a letter this morning thanking them for the wonderful dinner, but perhaps they should either disclose that the rice pudding is made with pasta... OR make it with rice!!!

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"Hey... you can't eat that. The rice is really PASTA!!"

Hmm, would that be mis-representing? Did the menu state it was rice, and all the yada, yada words to entice you to order it? That would be like selling apple juice that contained no apple juice. Not so long ago Gerber and several apple juice manufacturers got in trouble for doing that. They stated "apple juice", but the product contained no apple juice at all, just flavoring which they had not disclosed.

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Nope... nothing on the menu... just rice pudding.

I can see the rationale... I imagine that orzo or whatever pasta they use holds up better in the creamy sauce... but HALLOOOO... don't call it rice when it's NOT.

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Nope... nothing on the menu... just rice pudding.

I can see the rationale... I imagine that orzo or whatever pasta they use holds up better in the creamy sauce... but HALLOOOO... don't call it rice when it's NOT.

Ewww, orzo pudding? I wouldn't have eaten that before my diagnosis! Definitely write and praise the waitstaff but boo the menu writers and whoever is supposed to educate the waiters.

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How was the rest of your dinner? I think that would have made me REALLY nervous to find out something like that about the dessert! I would have been thinking.....hmmmm you assured me that this was gluten-free just like you assured me about everything else...:unsure:

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I went to a local restaurant for dinner last night and our waiter was awesome. I began to explain my dietary issues and he interrupted with "Oh... do you have Celiac? One of our waitresses does too!" He was most accommodating

The same thing happened to me today. I went to lunch with a group of people and I ordered a salad and said no croutons and asked about some of the other foods. The waitress asked if I was on a low carb diet and I said I have celiac and can't have wheat. She said one of the other waitresses there does too. Any way the celiac waitress brought my food out and said that she made sure that everything was totally gluten free.

Okay I can't resist. I must point out that she was REALLY cute. :) I have no doubt that one of the side effects of celiac and the gluten-free diet, at least for women, is that it makes them look so much better than the glutenized ones. :lol:

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Okay I can't resist. I must point out that she was REALLY cute. :) I have no doubt that one of the side effects of celiac and the gluten-free diet, at least for women, is that it makes them look so much better than the glutenized ones.

Plus, if you went out with her, you wouldn't have to make her brush her teeth before your first kiss!

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The really funny part is that I was with a bunch of geeky engineers and they immediatley took notice. One of them asked "So this celiac thing,... umm, how do you get it?" I said you have to be born with it. The look of devastation on their faces was hilarious. I told my girlfriend about this and said I don't want a bunch of geeky engineers nerding up the celiac world. She said "Dear, you're a geeky engineer also." "Uhh...., Oh yeah."

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I told my girlfriend about this and said I don't want a bunch of geeky engineers nerding up the celiac world. She said "Dear, you're a geeky engineer also." "Uhh...., Oh yeah."

:lol::lol:

Funny

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Is that the new slogan for our t-shirts? "Gluten free is beautifull"

Don't forget our "The Girls of Celiac Disease" Calendar. We can sell them together. Maybe we need a website, sell the shirts and calendars. If firemen and policemen can do that...then so should we.

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