|Delicias will serve gluten-free arepas at its new location|
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Meanwhile, Market East Asian restaurant Aqua is opening a second city location at 120 S. 15th St. in the next few weeks. The new branch, which will also have a gluten-free menu, will be take-out and delivery only. I posted a review of the original sit-down location last year. (Philly.com's Insider column broke the news on the Delicias and Aqua openings.)
Frankie's, the Italian option at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino (1131 N. DuPont Hwy., 302-674-4600), now offers gluten-free pasta.
Gennaro's in Hamilton (4613 Nottingham Way, 609-587-4992) has pizza and pasta, while Bistro Romano in Philly's Society Hill neighborhood (120 Lombard St., 215-925-8880), will prepare pasta upon request.
Relative to other parts of New Jersey, Salem County isn't exactly a gluten-free hotbed, but Franco's in Pennsville (185 N. Broadway, 856-540-0777) has a number of choices for diners, from pizza to spaghetti, penne and stuffed shells. The kitchen prepares those items separately.
In Doylestown, Genevieve's (34 E. State St., 908-797-6743) offers gluten-free bread for sandwiches, while Jamie Hollander Gourmet Foods in nearby New Hope (415 S. York Rd., 215-862-9809) can make 11 different sandwiches with gluten-free poppy seed rolls.
Red Robin's new location at the Cherry Hill Mall (2100 Rt. 38) opens on Monday, Dec. 2. The restaurant is running a sneak-preview celebration next week with free meals during the employee training exercises. RSVP through this link.
First Draft beer column here at the blog with a review of naturally gluten-free Glutenberg beer out of Canada.
Glutino has a holiday-themed snack hitting stores now - yogurt-covered pretzels sprinkled with mint. (Several Facebook readers have spotted these at Whole Foods.)
Herr's has introduced a limited-edition flavor of its Rippled Baked Crisps.
COOK (253 S. 20th St., 215-735-COOK) is a fully-equipped, 16-seat kitchen-classroom where guests can enjoy meals made by Philadelphia-area culinary professionals. Nutritionist Genevieve Sherrow will lead two classes there next month: Gluten-Free Pies, Tarts & Quiche on Saturday, Dec. 21 and Gluten-Free Breadmaking on Saturday, Dec. 28. The classes cost $75 each.
Have a great weekend, happy Hanukkah and wonderful Thanksgiving!