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Emory's And Ruby's In The Pnw

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The weekend before Christmas we took my stepson to dinner at Emory's in Silver Lake. Actually we took almost the whole family and it was for his birthday. Anyways, they do have a gluten free menu but it isn't completely up to date with their current regular menu. The server was very helpful, I didn't ask for a gluten-free menu but she overheard me say something and brought me the menu. She told me what had changed since that one was printed. She also double checked and I was able to eat the spring rolls and the sauce on them. I will admit I didn't check the label, she did. I know that could have been bad, but I ended up eating a wonderful meal and not getting sick at all. NOTHING la la la so happy about that.

Ruby's on the other hand, I always get sick. The only one we eat at is in Alderwood mall and I always get sick. I can order a plain salad with vinegar oil dressing and get sick. I am not about to tell any server there I am eating the way I am for a reason, they are all young and I don't think they would get it. I didn't want to eat there but we were at the mall and I hadn't eaten and I figured the plainest of foods I might be ok. NOPE it is settled we won't eat there again. SIGH I got so sick. Thankfully it wasn't for days on end but it was not good. I know I have mentioned them before and I know I didn't want to eat there again but now I know, I would rather starve! Oh the irony, it practically is starving after eating there isn't it?

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The weekend before Christmas we took my stepson to dinner at Emory's in Silver Lake. Actually we took almost the whole family and it was for his birthday. Anyways, they do have a gluten free menu but it isn't completely up to date with their current regular menu. The server was very helpful, I didn't ask for a gluten-free menu but she overheard me say something and brought me the menu. She told me what had changed since that one was printed. She also double checked and I was able to eat the spring rolls and the sauce on them. I will admit I didn't check the label, she did. I know that could have been bad, but I ended up eating a wonderful meal and not getting sick at all. NOTHING la la la so happy about that.

Ruby's on the other hand, I always get sick. The only one we eat at is in Alderwood mall and I always get sick. I can order a plain salad with vinegar oil dressing and get sick. I am not about to tell any server there I am eating the way I am for a reason, they are all young and I don't think they would get it. I didn't want to eat there but we were at the mall and I hadn't eaten and I figured the plainest of foods I might be ok. NOPE it is settled we won't eat there again. SIGH I got so sick. Thankfully it wasn't for days on end but it was not good. I know I have mentioned them before and I know I didn't want to eat there again but now I know, I would rather starve! Oh the irony, it practically is starving after eating there isn't it?

Next time you are at/near the mall, go to the Old Spaghetti Factory on 196th. They have a gluten free menu. You'll have to tell them "no bread", otherwise they will bring it. You might also try A.P. Barbara's, also on 196th. They do not have a gluten free menu but have been good to work with us on our food issues. Daughter usually gets a steak with no seasonings. I get the chopped sirloin. Or we get the hummus appetizer, subbing cucmber slices for the pita bread. We also dine frequently at the Old Country Buffet. We are very careful there, knowing that cross contamination is an issue. We tend to take only things that are freshly put out and we tend to stick to things like vegetables and plain fruit.

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