There are weeks when being a celiac advocate, or any kind of advocate I would think, can be a total drag. You put yourself out there and get very little in return.
And there are weeks like this one, when it ain’t so bad.
Let’s take a journey through my week, shall we? It started yesterday and culminates next Saturday.
“You don’t need no baggage, you just get on board.”
Sunday Afternoon: Lunch at Senza Gluten
Mrs. Dude and I made it up to the city…once again. And Mrs. Dude and I made it into Senza Gluten…once again. I’m surprised they haven’t started charging us rent yet 🙂
Not only did we enjoy an amazing meal, we were blessed to have the company of Jemiko (the owner) and Teona (the manager). As I’ve said before, passion about what they are doing oozes out of their souls and I LOVE being around passionate people. I cannot thank them enough for their SAFE restaurant, their FANTASTIC food and their WARM company. Here is a sampling of what we had. Drool away.
Sunday Evening: A Gluten-Free Brooklyn Rooftop Party
What’s better than hanging on a rooftop with a supermoon and a lunar eclipse going on? How about when there is a surprise birthday party and all of the food is gluten-free? Feast your eyes on these goodies, all from Jennifer Esposito and her amazing team. Many thanks my friend for your hospitality and your FOOD!!
Thursday Evening: VIP Blogger Happy Hour
Not sure if you remember, but back in November (no this is not a rhyme), I interviewed the founders of 6SensorLabs, who were working on a sensor that would detect food allergens within a few minutes. The allergen they are starting with is gluten (yay us!). Well…the product is getting close to market and they are having a little gathering of bloggers for a happy hour, which will include wine, spirits and lots of gluten-free hors d’oeuvres from celebrity chef Charles Chen. And most importantly, there will be a demo of the Nima (that’s what they’re calling the product.) I am VERY curious and will give you all a full report.
Saturday: The Gluten-Free Expo in Secaucus NJ
My week comes full circle and ends in beautiful downtown Secaucus, NJ for the gluten-free Expo. The Expo runs both this coming Saturday and Sunday. I don’t make my way to many of these, but since this one is pretty close to home, I figured what the heck. It’s always good to meet up with some vendors and fellow celiacs. Plus my buddies from Udi’s will be there 😉
Seriously, if you are in the area, please stop by. I’ve been to this one in Secaucus a few years back and they do a great job. You can get tickets at 20% off by clicking here. I’ll be meandering about, looking like a lost puppie on Saturday. Find me a be my friend.
I’m already tired 😉