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.

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Food Without Fear: My Night at Senza Gluten in NYC

July 1, 2015 | 28 Comments

It’s true what they say. You cannot truly appreciate something until it’s taken away from you. Back in the PC days (pre-celiac), when I went out to eat, I perused the menu and ordered whatever I felt like that night. But celiac took that […]

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Nothing for Me, Thanks

April 27, 2015 | 25 Comments

A rare Monday blog post. I’ll keep it short so you can get back to whatever it is you do on Monday mornings to help you forget that it’s Monday morning. Celiac Rule: No one ever said “eating out” has to entail “eating”. Case […]

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Udi’s & Smashburger: A Gluten-Free Disaster

April 9, 2015 | 84 Comments

This is either a story of good intentions gone bad. Or it’s a story of a BS move by a large gluten-free company. I will let you be the judge. This story starts in the Summer of 2014 with the following announcement from Smashburger: […]

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Celiac Disease: A Soldier’s Story

April 6, 2015 | 43 Comments

One quick Dude Note: For those that don’t follow me on Facebook, I had a bit of a scare this weekend. Intense chest pain that landed me in ER. All tests came back negative. Good times. For those that sent me messages of support, […]

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Dear Gluten Dude: I’m Paying $5k for a College Meal Plan that I’m Not Using

April 3, 2015 | 47 Comments

No time to waste today so I’m going right into it. This email is from a mom whose daughter has celiac, is making ALL of her own food at college, yet still has to pay for the $5,000 per year meal plan. Why? Because […]

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I’m Going to a Gluten-Filled Party….and I Can’t Wait

March 20, 2015 | 20 Comments

A few quick hits before I kick off today’s blog post. – Thanks tons for all of your feedback regarding my trip to Cheerios-Land next week. I now have so many amazing questions to ask, they may actually regret inviting me (just kidding…I think). […]

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PF Changs Gets Sued…For Charging $1 Extra …To Keep Us Safe

March 13, 2015 | 41 Comments

When I first started blogging, I had this brilliant idea. I was going to do an exposé on how expensive gluten-free food was. I was gonna go to my local grocery store and take pictures of the prices of regular chocolate chip cookies compared […]

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How to Survive as a Gluten-Free Dude

February 27, 2015 | 24 Comments

Dude note: This article was written by yours truly and appeared in the latest issue of Simply Gluten Free magazine. If you are not a subscriber, it’s a good magazine run by good people. More info here. ————————————————- The gluten-free industry, for whatever reason, […]

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Chipotle Goes Above and Beyond…and Overboard

February 12, 2015 | 73 Comments

We celiacs are a simple bunch. We don’t like to cause trouble. We hate being a burden. And man do we miss eating out and not worrying about getting sick. So when we come to your establishment and kindly inform you that we need […]

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Are McDonald's French Fries Gluten-Free? Does it Matter?

December 30, 2014 | 50 Comments

Dude note: This is not a “Dude on his pedestal” post telling everyone about the evils of McDonald’s. We all know they’re crap. (Yet…my senior year in high school, I ate at least 113 Big Macs. Ahh…youth.) Anyway, what this post is about is […]

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