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

April 3, 2015 | 45 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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Hey Applebees: We're Celiacs…We're Not Psychotic

December 8, 2014 | 46 Comments

So I blew my back out on Thanksgiving. Not the first time…and won’t be the last time. But it’s been a painful couple of weeks for me. Real painful. Mrs. Dude’s cousin was staying with us for the weekend. He also has a pretty […]

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Some Friendly Advice from a 14-year-old Celiac

December 2, 2014 | 17 Comments

I just woke up from my Thanksgiving food coma. Let me know if I missed anything. While I LOVE getting emails from all of my fellow celiacs, there’s something special about receiving one from someone who’s much younger than I am. It’s a reminder […]

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Sh*t Happens. Don't Let it Ruin the Evening.

November 23, 2014 | 45 Comments

Dude note: As I’m writing this post, I just popped open a pre-Walking Dead Experimental Ale from the good folks at Ground Breaker. All I can say is…oh my. Anyway…I’ve had celiac disease 7 years now (yay me!) In those 7 years, I have […]

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A Gluten-Free Escape to Brooklyn, NY

November 18, 2014 | 26 Comments

Mrs. Dude and I had the honor of being invited to a wedding in Brooklyn, NY this past weekend. The drive in was simple but as we were approaching Brooklyn, it dawned on me that I forgot to pack any pants and I thought…well […]

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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.

Who I am. And who I'm not.

Who I am. And who I'm not.

I AM someone who's been gluten-free since 2007 due to a diagnosis of severe celiac disease. I'm someone who can steer you in the right direction when it comes to going gluten-free. And I'm someone who will always give you the naked truth about going gluten free.

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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