Eating Out

Eating out with celiac disease can be an adventure in fear and trepidation. And many restaurants don’t make it any easier. Is this section, I cover who does it right, who does it wrong and everything in between.

ihop gluten friendly pancakes

IHOP Now has Gluten Fr…………iendly Pancakes

September 27, 2019 | 6 Comments

Remember when Domino’s came out with a gluten-free crust in 2012? Refresh your memory here. They marketed it to the gluten-free/celiac communities, but then added a disclaimer that it may not be safe. But then the National Foundation for Celiac Disease partnered with them […]

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restaurant lies about gluten free meal

What Recourse Do We Have When a Restaurant Lies to Us?

June 6, 2019 | 11 Comments

Maybe it’s just me…or perhaps it’s today’s political culture…but I just don’t find it difficult to tell the truth. More than that, I find it almost impossible to lie. Here’s an example: Dude, how old are you? I’m 43. Really? I’m 53. See? That […]

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dedicated gluten free restaurants in US and Canada

Looking for All Dedicated Gluten Free Restaurants

May 3, 2019 | 327 Comments

Hey everyone. Happy Friday. Unless of course you aren’t reading this on a Friday…then happy [day of the week]. Need a favor from you. We all know it can be a pain in the ass eating out as a celiac or someone with NCGS. […]

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sued for serving gluten

$100,000 Lawsuit for Getting Glutened? C’mon!

April 19, 2019 | 45 Comments

There is a Twitter account called Endless Screaming. Every time he or she tweets, it’s simply: AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!! That’s exactly my reaction to a fellow celiac suing a Las Vegas restaurant $100,000 for causing “permanent injury” after getting glutened. I’ll say it again: AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!! Here’s […]

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can a celiac eat safely at college

A College Listens and Provides Celiac-Safe Meals. Very Cool!!

February 26, 2019 | 3 Comments

Dude note that has nothing to do with this post: I’m sitting at a Starbucks on the corner of 57th and 10th, watching the bevy of activity outside and just absolutely digging living in NYC. —- So one of my Dudette’s is a sophomore […]

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is gluten free food good for you

The Current State of Gluten Free

November 27, 2017 | 13 Comments

(Dude note: The following appears in the current issue of Simply Gluten-Free magazine, a magazine that will not take Cheerios’ advertising dollars. Please check them out.) When I was diagnosed will celiac disease in 2007, I had never heard of the word “gluten” before. […]

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how to day gluten free in the office

The Professional Celiac – How to Deal with Work Related Issues

October 11, 2017 | 25 Comments

I’m blessed in a lot of ways when it comes to my celiac disease. I’ve got an amazing partner in Mrs. Dude who goes above and beyond the call of duty when it comes to keeping me safe. The Dudettes are so understanding and […]

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celiac forced to eat outside

An 11-year-old Celiac is Forced to Eat Outside…in the Rain

July 27, 2017 | 41 Comments

When I was in grade school, we went to Colonial Williamsburg every year for a class trip. Perhaps I was too young to appreciate the history and the culture of the times, or perhaps it’s because I had the emotional maturity of a small […]

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Gluten free at a restaurant

Ordering Gluten-Free at a Restaurant? Listen Up.

April 18, 2017 | 17 Comments

Back in the day, I worked in the restaurant industry for many years; mostly behind the bar but sometimes waiting tables as well. In all the years I worked, I cannot remember one time where someone had a food allergy and certainly nobody ever […]

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celiac nothing to eat

I’m a Celiac Idiot

April 12, 2017 | 20 Comments

For the past few years, we’ve gone to our friend’s house to celebrate Passover. It’s always a blast. Lots of food. Lots of wine. And lots of laughter. Just a great tradition. Even though I’m a (non-practicing) Catholic, it is still one of my […]

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The Gluten Dude App: For a Better Gluten-free Life

Eating out with celiac disease is stressful. The Gluten Dude app lists only restaurants that have been personally vetted, so you can spend less time worrying and more time enjoying yourself.

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I AM NOT someone who embraces this gluten-free craziness. I didn’t find freedom, a better life or any of that other crap when I got diagnosed. With all due respect to Hunter S. Thompson, I found fear and loathing of an unknown world. But if I can share my wisdom, tell my stories and make the transition easier on you, I’ve done my job.

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