Posts Tagged ‘gluten free menu’

“Welcome to Moe’s!”

Posted in Mexican Restaurants, Restaurants on January 28th, 2011 by Betsy – 6 Comments


Moe’s just released a new menu, with clear ingredient and allergen information.  Unfortunately, they don’t offer corn tortillas, but their bowls look yummy.  Corn chips aren’t gf but you could always bring your own.  (Just don’t share your salsa or guac with the rest of the table!)  All of the meats are GF, as well as beans and rice, and lots of toppings.  Click here for more information about their new menu and clarification on gluten-free items.  Always make sure to ask servers to change their gloves when making your dish.

Moe’s is a great place to go for a quick and easy dinner.  Have you tried Moe’s new menu?  What are some of the highlights?  Did employees seem knowledgeable?  Never hesitate to ask to talk to the manager for clarification!  Better safe than sorry.

Celebration Dinner at Wisteria Restaurant

Posted in Atlanta, Restaurants on October 22nd, 2009 by Betsy – Be the first to comment


Last Friday David and I went to Wisteria Restaurant to celebrate.  What were we celebrating?  We found out that night before that David passed the Bar exam.  Woohoo!  David’s officially licensed to be a lawyer and I’m so proud of him and all of the hard work he put into preparing for the Bar.

David and I ate at Wisteria last spring with our friend’s Joel and Mary Stuart and we loved it.  We decided it would be a great place for our celebration.  We made reservations for 8:30 on Friday and when we arrived, the place was packed.  It was clear that some of the earlier reservations were taking a little longer to finish their meals than anticipated, but the bar did a great job serving drinks and we were quickly seated and well taken care of by the wait staff and the manager.  Based on the attention we received that night by our waiter, you would have no idea how busy they were.  She was helpful and never appeared rushed or frazzled.

I told our waiter that I had celiac and she quickly got me the gluten-free menu.  This was one of the best gluten-free menus I’ve ever seen at a restaurant.  Wisteria’s GF menu is exactly the same as their regular menu, but it puts a full circle next to the items that are completely gluten free and a half-circle next to the menu items that can be made gluten free, with some changes.  How awesome is that?  This way I knew exactly what I could have and got to choose from many options instead of just asking the waiter about a couple.  It also made me feel very confident in the chef’s knowledge and understanding of gluten free.

David and I definitely indulged and enjoyed the evening of delicious food.  I ordered the sweet corn chowder for an appetizer; I just had to go without the fried crawfish, which I didn’t mind.  For my main course I got the Herb Crusted Rack of Lamb with mashed potatoes, roasted asparagus, wild mushrooms and red wine jus.  Delicious!  The lamb was cooked perfectly and I couldn’t resist a meal that comes with mashed potatoes.  The entire dish was naturally gluten free.  David ordered the shrimp and grits which was also gluten free, so I could eat some of his too.  The grits were perfect.

For dessert, we ordered three of their ‘small bite desserts.’  David chose the carrot cake, which sadly was not GF, but we also got the crème brulee and pomegranate ginger granita.  Both were gluten free and tasty.

Thanks Wisteria for going to such lengths to clearly mark and label your gluten-free dishes.  I felt like I had so many options to choose from at Wisteria so I’ll definitely be back to try some of my other choices.


Wisteria Restaurant

471 North Highland Ave. Atlanta, GA 30307
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Posted in Restaurants, Washington DC on November 12th, 2008 by Betsy – 2 Comments

The husband and I discovered that Firefly (in Dupont) is gluten free friendly last winter. We called ahead and when I arrived at the restaurant, the chef had created a special menu for me on which he crossed out the dishes that I could not have. I was left with many delicious options to choose from. Now Firefly actually has a gluten free menu and every time the husband calls to make reservations, they have in their computer that I cannot have gluten.

Even if I didn’t have celiacs, I would still love Firefly and its food! The atmosphere at this small restaurant is warm and not too loud. The decor is very cool and there’s even a tree in the middle of the restaurant. You can order off the menu in the bar or the restaurant and there is a nice wine selection. The wait staff is very friendly and helpful. They always tell me what specials I can and can’t have as well and they’re always willing to change the dish so that I can get what I want.

My absolute favorite thing on the menu…the mini pot roast. This dish is cooked so perfectly that it falls apart in your mouth. The sauce is gluten free and the mashed potatoes that it comes with, so not a thing has to be changed.

I just checked the Firefly website and they now have a GF menu posted online:
(The bold items are the ones that are GF.)

Also of note about the menu, the Truffle Fries are totally gluten free because they’re not fried in contaminated oil! So, if you’re craving fries, Firely is the place to go! I’ve never had the grits…they say they’re gluten free but I would ask about the bacon before I order them. Next time I’ll inquire about those!

If you want to try Firefly, you should definitely make reservations because the restaurant is small and a popular spot for many DC folks.
Firefly: 1310 New Hampshire Avenue
NW Washington, DC 20036

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