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I know that they do not have a specific gluten free menu, but does anyone know of acceptable options off their general menu (or with adjustments)?

I have a lunch date tomorrow and having trouble finding anything online.

Thanks

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Thanks Janet for that post. I did find lots of option that I will take with me. Grilled Vegetable Salad with Shrimp sounds great! :D

I have talked to the manager in the past and he was exceptionally accomodating.

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We met friends and family at the Califonia Pizza Kitchen in Eastlake (San Diego) for drinks & dinner tonight. For years (pre-celiac), CPK has been a favorite place for our extended family & friends to meet, and someone tonight suggested we meet there, as they were seen on a gluten free friendly list.

(http://glutenfreeinsd.com/sd_restaurants.html)

Should have looked them up myself--I could have chosen another place for the group to meet, but we have fond memories meeting there, and food was always great...

When we arrived, we asked the hostess & waitress for a gluten-free menu, or if they could help us select gluten-free menu items. They smiled, but with a blank look. "Sorry, we don't know what gluten is, but we can ask the manager". When the manager came, he was friendly, but wasn't familiar with gluten either. :blink: After explaining concerns with "allergens", he brought us a binder listing possible allergens, but they don't seem to be geared towards serving those with celiac disease. Nothing much to choose from, and no gluten-free pizza or pasta, and no other entrees. I would have ordered an appetizer and a salad with shrimp or grilled chicken, but they weren't familiar with gluten or cc issues.

We had a great time meeting everyone there, but didn't order any food. Just drinks, and enviously watched others enjoy their food. No big deal. We will go elsewhere to meet family and friends. (We are blessed with family/friends who are pretty supportive, and let us choose where to meet) There seem to be many other places in SD that are actually gluten-free friendly (gluten-free informed). ;)

Happy Thanksgiving!

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