Friday, December 14, 2012

News & Notes: December 14, 2012

Near the famous Cowtown Rodeo in Pilesgrove, Salem County - the country's longest continuously running rodeo, by the way - is the Wagon Wheel Restaurant (1162 Rt. 40, 856-769-3200), which just debuted a gluten-free menu. The options include ravioli, stuffed shells, gnocchi, chicken parm and burger/sandwich buns.

Teresa Caffe in downtown Princeton (23 Palmer Square E., 609-921-1974) has gluten-free penne.

Nearby, New American bistro Patriots Crossing (1339 River Rd., 609-737-2780) can accommodate gluten-free guests. Thanks to reader Michele H. for the tip.

Since there are so many Penn State students and alums in the Delaware Valley that travel to State College, I thought I'd pass along reader Matt B.'s heads-up that Original Italian Pizza in nearby Burnham (105 S. Logan Blvd., 717-242-0143) has gluten-free pizza, chicken tenders, fries, potato skins and salads.

After more than 50 years in Trenton, the famed DeLorenzo's on Hamilton Avenue is moving out of the city. The owners, who serve Still Riding's gluten-free pizza, are relocating their shop to 147 Sloan Avenue in Hamilton Township early next year.

Cheeseburger In Paradise has closed its Exton location, leaving the Newark, Delaware outpost as the only one in the area.

The recently remodeled Acme market in Newtown Square (3590 West Chester Pike, 610-353-8018) has a dedicated Dietz & Watson gluten-free deli.

Acme and other local markets are now carrying Bold Organics' gluten-free/dairy-free pizzas, which I reviewed in Tuesday's post.

I've seen gluten-free tostada shells before, but recently spotted tostada bowls for the first time at the ShopRite on Evesham Road in Cherry Hill. Produced by Smokewood Foods under the Rio Rancho brand, the bowls are made with a blend of corn masa, navy bean and rice flours.

Products from the all-gluten-free Amaranth Bakery in Lancaster are now available at the Marlton Whole Foods market (940 Rt. 73 N., 856-797-1115).

Please thank the restaurants and bakeries featured on the blog's new "Where to Eat and Shop" page for supporting Gluten Free Philly by patronizing those businesses. Be sure to check back regularly for specials offered by them - right now, for example, diners can get $2 off a gluten-free pizza at The Tomato Bistro in Manayunk by mentioning or printing the listing. If you own a business listed on that page and would like more information on featured listings, please email me.

Have a great weekend!

- Michael
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  1. The Acme GF deli counter... I visited the one in the Main Line. Its a separate small deli case and cutting area, situated right in the middle of the section where the larger deli area transitioned into the prepped food counter (sandwiches, pizza). Very decent variety.

    Unfortunately, they don't have any Gluten Free bread options to get a sandwich made... which seems like an easy addition. I would think going through the trouble of allocating space, a dedicated meat case and slicer is probably the hardest part! Keeping some GF bread or rolls around for lunchtime sandwiches should be the easy part.

    Actually, it was odd that they did not have any Gluten Free bread on the shelves. Repeating my point.. but a lot of discussions had to take place to allocate for a GF deli, and then not have any GF bread in the store? Basically inviting people to make another stop at a health store.

    So I made the suggestion having GF bread in the deli, on the Acme site. Found myself in an email thread of store and regional managers. What started out as "That sounds like a great idea", seemed to die as the thread quickly trailed off.

    I'll have to stop back in and see if they went ahead with my suggestion.