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Gluten-free Restaurant Reviewed On Wttw

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The Chicago PBS station, WTTW, has a locally produced restaurant review show called "Check, Please." They have three "regular" people recommend a restaurant and then each person has to go to the two other's choices and review it on the show. A man with celiac chose a gluten-free restaurant (Da Luciano's). The other two reviewers didn't really like it.

One comment really upset me, though. It was from one of the women who had a plate of gluten-free pasta, saying that she was glad she didn't have a gluten allergy, but then she didn't explain what was wrong with it. This just kinda rubs me the wrong way because the people I know who still eat wheat and have gone to that restaurant say they can't taste the difference b/w the wheat dishes and the gluten-free dishes.

I must say, however, the gluten-free pizza there leaves much to be desired.

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Hi Lobita

Can you pass on the address of Da Luciano's? I Only get there once a year but it would be nice to eat someplace besides Bone FIsh or my mothers house!

thanks

ken

The Chicago PBS station, WTTW, has a locally produced restaurant review show called "Check, Please." They have three "regular" people recommend a restaurant and then each person has to go to the two other's choices and review it on the show. A man with celiac chose a gluten-free restaurant (Da Luciano's). The other two reviewers didn't really like it.

One comment really upset me, though. It was from one of the women who had a plate of gluten-free pasta, saying that she was glad she didn't have a gluten allergy, but then she didn't explain what was wrong with it. This just kinda rubs me the wrong way because the people I know who still eat wheat and have gone to that restaurant say they can't taste the difference b/w the wheat dishes and the gluten-free dishes.

I must say, however, the gluten-free pizza there leaves much to be desired.

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The Chicago PBS station, WTTW, has a locally produced restaurant review show called "Check, Please." They have three "regular" people recommend a restaurant and then each person has to go to the two other's choices and review it on the show. A man with celiac chose a gluten-free restaurant (Da Luciano's). The other two reviewers didn't really like it.

One comment really upset me, though. It was from one of the women who had a plate of gluten-free pasta, saying that she was glad she didn't have a gluten allergy, but then she didn't explain what was wrong with it. This just kinda rubs me the wrong way because the people I know who still eat wheat and have gone to that restaurant say they can't taste the difference b/w the wheat dishes and the gluten-free dishes.

I must say, however, the gluten-free pizza there leaves much to be desired.

lobita,

I don't live in Chicago, but that comment is annoying me too. ;)

People are always getting negative with me about my lifestyle-diet and I usually get so upset over their reactions. They make comments like that reviewer you mentioned: "Oh, I could never eat like that", or, "Oh, I just love cake and bread too much", or, "Corn and quinoa pasta is just gross." And it's like, do they realize 1 in 130 people have this disease? And usually, it's my family -- people who are related to me. Um... perhaps they don't realize this has genetic factors and stopping eating gluten would actually do them some good! I have an autoimmune disease of the thyroid and I also can't tolerate gluten... what makes you think you've got a genetic free pass??? I want to say, maybe if you stopped eating gluten too then you wouldn't be so tired or have those dark circles under your eyes, or you wouldn't always be gassy, thank you very much.

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Hi Lobita

Can you pass on the address of Da Luciano's? I Only get there once a year but it would be nice to eat someplace besides Bone FIsh or my mothers house!

thanks

ken

Absolutely. Their address is:

8343 Grand Ave

River Grove, IL 60171

(708) 453-1000

You also might want to check out Rose's Bakery, too. It's all gluten-free. They have awesome eclairs (if you manage to snag one, I don't know why they don't make more of these! They go too fast). They make a pretty fine gluten-free pizza, too. Their address:

2901 Central St.

Evantson,IL 60201

Tel: 847-859-2723

www.rosesbakery.com

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lobita,

I don't live in Chicago, but that comment is annoying me too. ;)

People are always getting negative with me about my lifestyle-diet and I usually get so upset over their reactions. They make comments like that reviewer you mentioned: "Oh, I could never eat like that", or, "Oh, I just love cake and bread too much", or, "Corn and quinoa pasta is just gross." And it's like, do they realize 1 in 130 people have this disease? And usually, it's my family -- people who are related to me. Um... perhaps they don't realize this has genetic factors and stopping eating gluten would actually do them some good! I have an autoimmune disease of the thyroid and I also can't tolerate gluten... what makes you think you've got a genetic free pass??? I want to say, maybe if you stopped eating gluten too then you wouldn't be so tired or have those dark circles under your eyes, or you wouldn't always be gassy, thank you very much.

I know! I feel the same way. It's like as soon as you say "gluten-free" people start scrunching up their noses, ready to say "Ewe." My bf is reading up on home brewing gluten-free beer and apparently there is a guy in Australia who's doing it and he entered his gluten-free brews into a contest, but didn't tell them that they were made with gluten-free grains, and he placed third. If you ever read reviews from non-gluten-free people about gluten-free beers, they hate it and say things like "I love me some gluten," or whatever. So obviously people are just prejudice.

I have a theory: I think the reason why some people say rude things about gluten-free food is because they're trying to suppress a nagging question...that maybe they might have an intolerance too. Like when people ask me why I decided to go gluten-free, I'll explain to them that I was tired all the time and didn't feel good constantly and had skin problems, etc...and I start to see this thing in their eyes, that my symptoms are pretty close to theirs. Sometimes they'll admit it, sometimes it's just the look. It's amazing how many people would rather stay miserable and eat what they want, than have to restrict a bit of their diet (while finding other awesome foods) and feel healthy.

Okay, that's my rant for the day.

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Thanks a bunch!

Will check Rose's for sure!

ken

Absolutely. Their address is:

8343 Grand Ave

River Grove, IL 60171

(708) 453-1000

You also might want to check out Rose's Bakery, too. It's all gluten-free. They have awesome eclairs (if you manage to snag one, I don't know why they don't make more of these! They go too fast). They make a pretty fine gluten-free pizza, too. Their address:

2901 Central St.

Evantson,IL 60201

Tel: 847-859-2723

www.rosesbakery.com

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I know! I feel the same way. It's like as soon as you say "gluten-free" people start scrunching up their noses, ready to say "Ewe." My bf is reading up on home brewing gluten-free beer and apparently there is a guy in Australia who's doing it and he entered his gluten-free brews into a contest, but didn't tell them that they were made with gluten-free grains, and he placed third. If you ever read reviews from non-gluten-free people about gluten-free beers, they hate it and say things like "I love me some gluten," or whatever. So obviously people are just prejudice.

I have a theory: I think the reason why some people say rude things about gluten-free food is because they're trying to suppress a nagging question...that maybe they might have an intolerance too. Like when people ask me why I decided to go gluten-free, I'll explain to them that I was tired all the time and didn't feel good constantly and had skin problems, etc...and I start to see this thing in their eyes, that my symptoms are pretty close to theirs. Sometimes they'll admit it, sometimes it's just the look. It's amazing how many people would rather stay miserable and eat what they want, than have to restrict a bit of their diet (while finding other awesome foods) and feel healthy.

Okay, that's my rant for the day.

I love your theory. :) We could all feel so well if we just ate right, but that is so overwhelming for so many people. I just don't understand it. What really kills me is all of their complaints that they shoot off at me but then they never want my advice. They know I'm going to tell them it's something they're eating (huge amounts of dairy and sugar and white flour), but they get angry if I even bring it up.

I've come to the point where if they want to be miserable, and not change, they will. But it's not fair for them to keep complaining to me about their health problems!!!! :( They know there is an answer but won't do anything about it. Oyyyyyy.... ;)

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I have been to both Da Luciano's and Rose's Bakery. Rose's Bakery has some pretty good bread. My favorite is the one with all the seeds in it. I also like their sweet baked good (like cookies). I though the pizza was pretty good from Da Luciano's but I have only been there once. I would like to try the pizza from Rose's one of these days. I agree about the negative comments. I hear "oh...I couldn't do that" quite often. What is the alternative? Being miserable. Plus colon cancer runs in my family. I'm not taking any chances.

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I have had the pizza at Rose's and it was great! I live in Champaign Il. and make it up to Chicago a few times a year. When we go I like to buy the lasagna and ravioli to bring home frozen from DaLuciano's. Had an opportunity to visit Rose's last time up. I also agree the eclairs are really good.

Woody

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