Friday, June 3, 2011

News & Notes: June 3, 2011

We spent Memorial Day weekend visiting my brother and his family in Maryland, and our trip concluded with a visit to D.C. to watch the Phillies beat the Nationals last Monday. (I hasten to point out that it was the last time they've won as of this writing.) I'll be sharing our weekend dining experiences in a future post.

The Betty Crocker gluten-free recipe contest I wrote about on Tuesday is open through the end of June. In conjunction with the contest, I'm giving away Betty Crocker and Bisquick gluten-free mixes to a reader. Just add a comment to the original post or at the Gluten Free Philly Facebook page by Sunday evening about where you find the best selection of gluten-free groceries.

Reader Nadina F., who volunteers at the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness, wrote that she enjoyed a safe gluten-free meal at The Pub of Penn Valley in Narberth (863 Montgomery Ave., 610-664-1901). The restaurant also serves Redbridge.

Glenside's Trevi (21 E. Glenside Ave., 215-884-9100) offers gluten-free pasta, while Marcello's in Marlton (300 E. Greentree Rd., 856-596-0984) has gluten-free pizza and pasta. At Marcello's ask that separate cheese and sauce be used for the gluten-free pies.

Fresco Pizza and Grill in Newtown Square (228 S. Newtown Street Rd., 610-356-4171) has 12-inch gluten-free pizzas, each in an individual pan.

A postscript to last week's mention of Fare, the new restaurant in the Fairmount section of Philadelphia. All of the menu items made with bread crumbs - such as mushroom cakes and chicken meatballs - are made with gluten-free crumbs.

I posted links to updated gluten-free menus for Philadelphia's Alma de Cuba, Filomena Cucina Rustica in West Berlin and Avalon's Seaglass at the restaurant page. Seaglass, located at the Golden Inn, has added gluten-free pizza and cheese steaks.

Thanks to reader Amy P., who let me know that Gluten-Free Goodies Galore, a new bakery, has just opened on the outskirts of Long Beach Island in Manahawkin (657 E. Bay Ave., 609-661-9286).

Locally-made Mompops are low-calorie, dairy-free frozen treats that come in more than 20 flavors. They're available at several locations throughout the western Philadelphia suburbs, including Mom's Bake at Home Pizza in Thorndale. A tip of the hat to reader Sarah L.

The Grain Exchange's baked goods are now at Whole Foods in Jenkintown and Princeton, McCaffrey's in Yardley, Princeton and West Windsor, Small World Coffee in Princeton, Bunn Natural Foods in Southampton, and Earth Foods in Buckingham, Pennsylvania. has several gluten-free items on sale this month, including Kellogg's new gluten-free Rice Krispies. Add an additional 15% savings with a Subscribe & Save order, which includes free shipping. The sale prices are good through June 30.
Speaking of Amazon, Gluten Free Philly posts are now available on Kindle devices. You can get a 14-day free trial subscription.

300-level group tickets are still available for Celiac Awareness Night at the Phillies on July 8. Place your order by June 8.

That's all for this week. Have a great weekend!
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