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blueeyedmanda

Chili's.....great!

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Hi Everyone, just wanted to let you know I had a great dinner at Chili's tonight!

I took along a copy of the gluten free menu I got off their website. My waitress was great. Everything came out perfectly. I got a bacon burger with no bun and loaded mashed potatoes. Chilis does not have baked potatoes. My waitress said they had quite a few people with gluten intolerances there dining in the past few weeks, and this is a new Chilis and has not been open long. She even told me about her friends mom who had celiac. She also asked me to clarify something for her. A gentleman was telling her the other night about how he couldn't have the fries due to gluten. I ordered to mashed potatoes. She asked how I could have those but french fries were bad. I explained about how sometimes they are dusted with flower or seasoned. She was in awe. It was nice to see someone interested in learning more. The chili's gluten free menu says omit fries, and now she saw the meaning behind it.

I will go back again I had great service. I hope this helps people in my area who are looking for a nice place to go.


~~~~Gluten Free since 9/2004~~~~~~

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Andrea

Enterolab positive results only June 06:
Me HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0201; HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0301; Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 2,3 (subtype 2, 7)
Husband HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0201; HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0302; Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 2,3 (subtype 2,8)



The whole family has been soy free since February, gluten free since June 2006.

The whole family went back to a gluten diet October 2011.  We never had official testing done and I decided to give gluten a go again.  At this point I've decided to work on making some gluten free things again, though healthwise everyone seems to be fine.  The decision to add gluten back in was also made based on other things I'd read about the 2nd sequence of genes.  It is my belief that we had a gluten intolerance, but thanks to things I've learned here, I know more what to keep an eye on.  If you have a confirmed case of celiac, please don't go back to gluten, it's a lifelong lifestyle change.

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Hi Everyone, just wanted to let you know I had a great dinner at Chili's tonight!

I took along a copy of the gluten free menu I got off their website. My waitress was great. Everything came out perfectly. I got a bacon burger with no bun and loaded mashed potatoes. Chilis does not have baked potatoes. My waitress said they had quite a few people with gluten intolerances there dining in the past few weeks, and this is a new Chilis and has not been open long. She even told me about her friends mom who had celiac. She also asked me to clarify something for her. A gentleman was telling her the other night about how he couldn't have the fries due to gluten. I ordered to mashed potatoes. She asked how I could have those but french fries were bad. I explained about how sometimes they are dusted with flower or seasoned. She was in awe. It was nice to see someone interested in learning more. The chili's gluten free menu says omit fries, and now she saw the meaning behind it.

I will go back again I had great service. I hope this helps people in my area who are looking for a nice place to go.

Also, there is a cross contamination issue with anything that is fried.

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That is awesome! Glad you had good eatin'. Their ribs were one of DDs favorite things preDX so it's nice to know those were a keeper!

We've been to Chilis a few times with great success. I also don't think the fryers are dedicated which would explain why the fries aren't safe, but who knows. Our servers have always been so careful to make sure DDs food is safe.

I email them every time we have a good experience but no gift certificates yet. :D

We did join the "frequent diners club" they have and it works at Chilis, On the Border (no gluten-free menu that I've seen), Maggianos and one other place. Between Chilis and Maggianos we've had great dining experience and want to reap some rewards for our loyalty.

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I've been glutened at a chilis about three years ago. But I would like to give the Mechanicsburg one another try, cause I pass Mechanicsburg quite often. It's only like 15-20 minutes from us. Can you explain how I can find the Chilis? I'm coming off of 81 and down 114.


Stef

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Results for 2011:

1x PA State Champ (I defended my title in pointfighting) and also again Grand Champion in pointfighting

August 20-27: Karate and Kickboxing World Championships in Germany (my homecountry)

gluten-free since 07/21/2004

Shermans Dale, PA

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