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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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  1. Is your area great for eating out gluten free?

    I live in Houston and travel around Texas frequently. I have family in Austin and I would agree Austin is the top spot for Gluten-free dining. There are options in more place than not! Its a bit surreal at first since we are always second class citizens everywhere else. Everyone in Austin is so accommodating and knowledgeable about dietary restrictions. I would say San Antonio is a close cousin and close second to Austin in Gluten free options. The best gluten-free breakfast I ever had was at Las Canarias in the Omni La Mansion hotel on the Riverwalk. They had Gluten-free waffles, pancakes, crepes, sausage, and even Mexican breakfast choices and desserts. I would say Houston is probably third on the list of Gluten-friendly cities but many options are growing. It isn't difficult to find good gluten-free choices for dining, even in the outskirts of town. However, we lack a lot of the boutique gluten-free bakeries that Austin and SA have.
  2. Chick-fil-A - new gluten-free buns

    Probably because the bun is wrapped in plastic, KarenG.
  3. Chick-fil-A - new gluten-free buns

    I had the gluten free bun this weekend in North Houston and I was pleasantly surprised. Its surely not the BEST gluten-free bun I've ever had but it emulated the original Chick-fil-A bun fairly well. The bun is the biggest gluten-free I've ever had, however. I know they do prepare the meal separately and bring you the buns in a plastic bag and I had no reactions but I've been eating at Chick-fil-A for a while and always had good luck there (before it was just the grilled chicken nuggets). It was nice feeling me and my oldest son enjoying a relatively normal fast food meal together with the rest of the family.
  4. Fuddruckers

    Yeah most of their locations offer gluten free buns and will grill on a dedicated grill. Their gluten-free hamburger bread is really good overall, although they don't offer the hotdog buns as they did for a while, which is a bummer.
  5. I had really good gluten-free Mickey Mouse waffles at one of the imexpensive Disney non-resort hotels on the property . I believe it was the Doubletree.
  6. Denny's has a gluten free English Muffins now. It's no pancake, but it's great to have an additional option on the plate from a national chain.
  7. gluten-free for 5 years now and I still get the Niacin flush if I take Niacin. First time I took the supplement I thought my head was going to explode and felt like I was turning into the Red Hulk.
  8. Mexican?

    Good point. I've found a few places that add Soy Sauce to their beef marinade. Same with adding flour to their corn masa. The more Americanized the Mexican restaurant, the worse off you probably will be. Conversely, the more traditional, the better off you'll be (wouldn't be caught dead putting flour tortilla in a taco, or using cheese in a taco, either). That being said, the language barrier. Best options if you aren't in a major market is probably going to be Chipotle or making it yourself at home. There's plenty of major brands that have corn tortillas. Even gluten-free enchillada sauce. You could always substitute Vegan cheese, its not terrible if melted. Curious - does your son have allergies to Goat cheese?
  9. Mexican?

    Resident Tex-mexican here! Depending on the severity of his allergy, if cross contamination is an issue, you are going to have to find a Mexican restaurant that actually has a gluten free menu. Depending on your location, that may be near impossible or very easy to do. That being said, if cross contamination is not an issue, most real Mexican food is corn based so you should be okay. The more traditional, the better. Stay away from flour tortillas (you would never find a real Mexican taco in a flour tortilla anyway). But yes, you have to be careful with bigger chains because they tend to add flour to make large "corn" tortillas for burritos and other products.
  10. What's Your Favorite Gluten Free Restaurant?

    Mine would be Saltgrass Steakhouse. They even have gluten-free bread for free before your meal comes out. Second choice would be Johnny Carino's - There menu is huge. Much better variety than Carrabas and they have really good gluten-free pasta.
  11. Carrabbas Updating gluten-free Menu

    Still no gluten free pasta. I don't understand the concept of Italian food restaurants with a gluten free menu that don't offer gluten-free pasta. Its insane. I like their Chicken Bryan entree, but with so many other gluten-free Italian options out there, I rarely frequent Carrabbas anymore.
  12. Pizza Hut

    Gluten free pizza is coming to the US from Pizza Hut but I still do not believe it is 100% for Celiac sufferers, although it is supposed to be a better grade than Dominos (bread is made by Udi's and the ingredients are kept separate from their main stock). I don't know why any Celiac sufferer would even be surprised they ended up sick off a Dominos pizza. They have more warnings and disclosures than a crate full of nuclear waste.
  13. Chef That Wants Your Feedback

    I'll have to get that cookbook. I've actually just recently started baking my own biscuits and have finally gotten a really decent mix. I use Pioneer brand country gravy instead of mixing it myself but its not bad at all. As for pancakes and french toast and waffles and the like, I mastered those long ago lol. But sometimes I am lazy and would love to just hit a local restaurant or gasp...God, forbid, a restaurant chain and have a real authentic gluten-free breakfast. I'm looking at you Cracker Barrel!
  14. Texas Roadhouse

    I prefer Saltgrass Steakhouse - they even have gluten free bread before your meal comes out.
  15. Chef That Wants Your Feedback

    Just to second what everyone else has said - I think we all loathe hearing we have to omit sauces or bread or whatever makes the item that item. I for one, don't believe a burger without bread is a burger. It's a slab of meat. Also, if there is a Mexican dish or Mexican styled dish, have options for corn tortillas. Another big pet peeve is restaurants that advertise a gluten-free selection when in fact its just a salad or simple meat and rice combo or anything else that is naturally and normally gluten free. Not only is it lazy, it almost seems like false advertisement. This might be a point of contention for a lot of others with other allergies, but not all of us have egg, nut, dairy allergies, etc. It would be nice to have a mixture of available ingredients, especially in baked goods. Lastly, desert and breakfast are a large black hole for us gluten-free folks. Desert options are almost always limited to cupcakes or some type of flourless fudge/Ice-cream combo (blech!), and that's if we are lucky. And I would kill for gluten-free pancakes, biscuits and gravy, waffles like a regular person.