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    Melissa @ Gluten Free For Good

    This is as it should be. Look at the publicity that chef and restaurant are getting for doing it right. I’m glad you had a great night out and I think it’s super important to acknowledge (promote) these folks. I have a restaurant here in Denver that totally caters to my GF needs. I rarely go out, but when I do, I go to DUO Restaurant in the groovy Highlands area of Denver. I love it and I’ve never gotten zapped. Life is good!
    Melissa
    PS How about we provide the links to our favs on your Facebook post? Would that be alright. OR, let’s do a blog hop where we each feature our favorite restaurant (short post) in our city and make it into an blogging event? What do you think, GD?

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      Gluten Dude

      LOVE the idea Melissa. I will post something this week and ask for submissions for people’s favorite gluten free restaurants, with explanations of how they do it right and links to the restaurant website. Everybody wins!!

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    Sue in Alberta

    Wow!!!! Now THAT’S accomodating! I’m guessing it’s “clean” too as you’d know by now. You got to partake in a social meal AND come away feeling good! Isn’t it great to have a go-to place that’s
    safe? I only recently found such a spot here in Edmonton called
    “Noorish” and it means so much to know that these places actually exist, doesn’t it.

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      Gluten Dude

      They are few and far between Sue but they are indeed keepers.

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    Phyllis712

    Cool!!! I know where I’m going next time I’m in Princeton :)
    Thanks GD!

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      Gluten Dude

      Look me up when you get here :)

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        Phyllis712

        You got it, Dude! I don’t know when it’ll be, but I’ll definitely let you know when I do. Thanks for sharing this with us!

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    Jersey Girl

    I had the opposite happen to me saturday night…thin crust pizza place in town, separate ovens, prep spaces for the GF pizza. Certified gluten free.

    It was bleeping awesome. I needed a few minutes to myself afterwards.

    Then, the next day at a birthday party with my nine year old, i needed a whole lotta minutes to myself. Motherbleeper.

    grrrrrrrr….

    Jersey Girl

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    Claudia

    Glad to hear that Gluten Dude! So far I have only ventured to chain restaurants with a gluten free menu. Didn’t get sick. Going to celebrate a friends birthday soon. He said to pick out a gluten free friendly place and good to go. Yay! Hope you had something good.

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    IrishHeart

    I am so happy you had a great dining out experience. Kudos to the restaurant for being so gluten-free savvy!

    And I agree with Melissa’s idea about posting some restaurants on your blogs. .I’d be delighted to add a few restaurant “kudos”and shout-outs to those who get it right!

    I’ve been having some great meals while traveling. I am not at all getting hit or suffering any ill effects (and you know I’d be in deep doo-doo if that happened–as it would put me down for a week).

    Find Me Gluten Free is a wonderful resource. More often than not, a high end restaurant is the best bet and I have had some great chats with chefs and managers. Most people are very accommodating and if we are polite, but firm in our requests, we can almost always get what we need. (we’ve all been zapped, but mostly, it goes well if we choose wisely)

    I did have one funny waiter in the Keys named Joe who made me laugh every time because he teased me with “yea, yea, no gluten… blah blah blah!”….and then, he whispers to me “We don’t really give a shit, you know” while smiling at me. (He was only kidding. We had a blast with this guy. I did have to school him on not letting the GF rolls touch the gluten ones, though. He took it well. The next time–he brought separate baskets. ;) ) The menu and the restaurant’s policy statement from the chef told me they “get it” (if I could post it, I would)…..and every meal was fantastic.

    Life is very, very good! :)

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      Gluten Dude

      So glad to hear Irish!!!

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    Bernie

    Yay to a menu with choice and a successful night’s dining! I agree that we should get our heads together on the places to go. Happy to add to the UK’s GFOKUK list for any one heading our way. ;-)

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    Michael

    Now that is a great example of customer service! I hope the risotto was tasty – sure sounds good!

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    Pixie

    So glad to hear you had a good experience, Dude!

    The Mr. and I have found a restaurant that does it right here too!
    They have a special menu, the manager comes and speaks with you and double checks your order with the chef. Then personally brings the food out to make sure nobody accidentally contaminates the plate. The guarantee against cross contamination. Everywhere else I’ve been to has a disclaimer at the bottom of their menu saying cross contamination isn’t their fault and they aren’t liable. This place doesn’t. The funniest thing is that it’s part of a chain… there are 4 in this city and this is the only location that has this kind of allergy policy.

    The last time I was there, I was in a group and my friends had ordered a plate of sweet potato fries. The server came over to refill and was incredibly concerned – she thought I might have been eating the fries and wanted to make sure I knew that they were not gluten free.
    I just feel very cared for as a consumer when I eat there. It’s definitely taken a bit of the bite out of CD.

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      Gluten Dude

      Embrace that place…it’s a rarity. So glad you have it.

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    GF Canada

    That is a good feeling GD when they understand and care. When in Victoria Aug. 2010, went to Irish Times and next door restaurant, lots on menu to choose from and gf beer. Bringing sleeping bag next time and will hide under some table. I still haven’t tried my hotmail account yet. Must get that working this week.

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    Adam Bryan

    This is awesome man! It’s always great to see restaurants go above and beyond just to make your GF dining experience just a little bit better.

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  12. 12

    Easy Spy Review

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    Heather

    I actually ate at Triumph in Princeton a week ago and had a difficult experience but for different reasons. I feel safe eating off their gluten free menu, but it does frequently change. My 2.5 year old has Celiac as well and that was the sticking point. Everything available last week was very spicy or was just a plain burger. I guess I can’t complain if we didn’t get sick but I’ll have to take this one off my list until he’s a little older. :/

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