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Entries from November 2008

Food labeling: Chicago Tribune investigation

November 21st, 2008 33 Comments

This morning, I dragged myself out of my apartment and scooped up my copy of the Chicago Tribune on my way to the El, like every morning. But when I sat down and opened up, I was greeted by the “shocking” news of crummy food labeling laws with their front page story dramatically titled, “Children [...]

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Founding Glutie Wins Grand Prize from Women Chefs

November 18th, 2008 33 Comments

Last Sunday, two of the three gluties (Brandi and Brooke) were at the Women Chefs and Restaurateurs’ “Crowning Cuisine” fundraiser at Willow Restaurant. (Mandy, we missed you.) The event was a blast. It was brimming with people and around every corner there were delectable finger-foods and free-flowing wine. Not a lot of the food options [...]

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Asheville Anniversary (Part I)

November 15th, 2008 27 Comments

Okay, gluties – listen up! If you are considering relocation because you’re tired of life in a gluten-free-unfriendly locale, consider Asheville, NC – the most gluten-free-friendly place I’ve ever visited! If you are considering a vacation, this is the place, dear readers. It is paradise.
My husband and I dreamed about a fabulous 5-year anniversary on [...]

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Obamapalooza was not GF, but was still totally awesome

November 11th, 2008 20 Comments

Washington, D.C. is normally the center of the political universe, but as I type right now, the street behind me is blocked off to allow for a certain motorcade to arrive at the Federal Building in Downtown Chicago. Last week, I had the pleasure of having a ticket to THE event of the season: OBAMAPALOOZA. It was incredible, moving, exciting, and all those warm and fuzzy things.

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Restaurant Week August 2008 – Review (2 of 2) – Indeblue

November 4th, 2008 29 Comments

BETTER LATE THAN NEVER – Indelue is date night at its best. It’s smack downtown in Gallery Place (or Penn Quarter). The dining experience is fun, a sort of multi-phased adventure, the dining room is warm and inviting and the food is complex and tasty without being hard to understand.
The bar is stark, lean and [...]

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