Friday, June 27, 2014

News & Notes: June 27, 2014

This week, Delaware and New Jersey beach towns are the places to be to eat gluten free. Options at The Penguin Diner in Bethany Beach (105 Garfield Parkway, 302-541-8017) include omelets, French toast, breakfast sandwiches, wraps, Cuban sandwiches and fries. Gluten-free items are marked on the menu. Just down the block, The Frog House (116 Garfield Parkway, 302-539-4500) kitchen staff prepares gluten-free pancakes on a separate part of the grill and serves crab cakes.

Bethany mainstay Sedona (26 Pennsylvania Ave., 302-539-1200) can accommodate gluten-free diners, grilled eggplant and scallops are among the gluten-free options at nearby Patsy's (121 Campbell Place, 302-537-2433). Other items can be modified.

In Ventnor, The Ladle of Luv (7307 Ventnor Ave., 609-822-5683) serves many prepared gluten-free foods to-go and also has a small seating area for freshly made meals. The gluten-free menu includes wraps, burgers, crab cakes, quesadillas and mac-and-cheese. (I reviewed next-door neighbor Salt Ayre Bistro in Tuesday's post.)

Nonna's Trattoria in Ocean City (755 Asbury Ave., 609-840-6440) is now serving gluten-free pizza and pasta.

Stuey's Juice Bar & Bistro in Wildwood (5302 Boardwalk, 609-522-4440) offers pancakes, sandwiches, smoothies and other gluten-free items. (Hat tip to reader Melissa D.)

New American Twenty Manning Grill on Rittenhouse Square in Center City Philadelphia (261 S. 20th St., 215-731-0900) notes gluten-free and gluten-free-ready options on its dinner menu. (Non-gluten-free items may be prepared in the fryer.)
In Chalfont, Lucas Pizzeria (3324 Limekiln Pike, 215-997-8500) prepares its gluten-free pizzas using separate ingredients, utensils and bakeware. reports that gluten-free-friendly Harvest Seasonal Grill is adding a location in November at the Moorestown Mall, next to Distrito, which is set to open on July 8.

By the end of the year, Aldi intends to reintroduce the most popular items from its recent limited-time Live GFree private-label product line, which I wrote about back in May. Select stores in Chicago, Minnesota, Pittsburgh, Baltimore and New York will continue to carry the line for the remainder of 2014.

The Gluten-Free Certification Program and the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness have announced that McCormick has become one of a growing number of GFCP-certified companies with the introduction of a new line of gluten-free recipe mixes. The offerings, which are priced the same as the traditional varieties, include TacoChiliTurkey Gravy and Brown Gravy mixes. (Thanks to reader Mark M.)

The newest gluten-free meals from Evol Foods are Panang Curry Chicken and Sriracha Chicken, both available at Whole Foods markets.

The new Gluten-Free 1-to-1 Baking Flour from Bob's Red Mill, made in a dedicated facility, is a blend of whole-grain brown rice flour, whole-grain sorghum flour, sweet white rice flour, potato starch, tapioca flour and xanthan gum. It enables bakers to follow any baking recipe and directly replace the amount of traditional wheat flour called for with the new flour. The 22-ounce bag has a suggested retail price of $9.45. There's a downloadable $1-off coupon at the company's website.

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Have a great weekend!

- Michael

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  1. Found the McCormick GF Taco and Gravy Mixes at the Walmart in Deptford NJ on Cooper Rd.