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Art & Soul – Capitol Hill

April 7th, 2009 30 Comments

We decided to check out the much-acclaimed Art and Soul on Capitol Hill over the most recent Restaurant Week, which, I hate to admit was in February. It was Wednesday night so it was pleasantly busy but not completely packed. We started with cocktails and I had an absolutely divine Vermont maple syrup-infused martini that [...]


Gluten Free Crust at zpizza in Arlington, VA? Not yet…

January 22nd, 2009 1 Comment

We stopped into the California-born zpizza franchise on Washington Blvd. tonight (caddy corner from Tallula) to “see” for ourselves about their gluten-free friendliness. Note, that this is not so unrealistic: the zpizza corporate Web site touts the chain’s gluten-free options. Just visit the home page – you’ll see the ad.
The reason I felt like I [...]

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To gluten or not to gluten? That is the risky question.

January 17th, 2009 1 Comment

This weekend, while visiting friends in Williamsport, PA, we decided to venture out into sub-zero temperatures for some good diner grub. Our trip took us to Williamsport’s newest greasy spoon - the Five and Dime on Pine St. The bright atmosphere was welcoming and the promise of homemade hot chocolate seemed to make the trip worthwhile.
I ordered my standard – [...]

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GF Chutzpah: “I want to speak to the manager”

January 23rd, 2008 27 Comments

Brandi’s rant (You’re celiac… how about a sandwich?) reminded me of an article that I read recently in New York Times Magazine by Paul Mercurio called, “Consumer Man.”

“I’m one of those people who yell at store clerks. Not just any store clerks, but the ones who are rude, incompetent or indifferent. In other words, all [...]

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24 Hour Food Log

January 17th, 2008 39 Comments

I heard twice in the last 24 hours that gluten free can’t be done. Words and phrases like “impossible” and “it’s in everything” peppered these conversations. To that end, let’s review what a log of what a glutie consumed in a 24-hour window this week and you tell us if it seems like we eat [...]

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