gluten-free pretzels from popular salty snack purveyor Utz. The pretzels, which come in three styles - Rings, Sticks and Minis - are also free of dairy, milk, lactose, casein and egg. Utz is offering free shipping on the new pretzels through Aug. 31 with promo code GLUTENFREE. Utz is in the process of obtaining gluten-free certification.
Hard root beer is having a moment. As I wrote in Tuesday's post, several popular brands, like Not Your Father's Root Beer, are not gluten free, though one Midwest brewer - Root Sellers - will be expanding distribution of its gluten-free Row Hard Root Beer in the coming months.
Estia Greek Taverna, with locations in Radnor (222 N. Radnor Chester Rd., 484-581-7124) and Marlton (140 W. Rt. 70, 856-596-5500), now has a gluten-free menu. Sister restaurant Estia in Center City Philadelphia (1405-07 Locust St., 215-735-7700) has also added its own version. (Thanks to Kristen of the Garden State of Mind blog for the tip via Twitter.)
Longtime reader Shari S. reported on an excellent gluten-free meal at French bistro A La Maison in Ardmore (53 W. Lancaster Ave., 484-412-8009). Most items on the menu do not contain gluten and others can be modified.
Louie's in Allentown (2071 31st St. SW, 610-791-1226), which often hosts CSA Lehigh Valley Chapter meetings, offers gluten-free pasta dishes.
Tango Restaurant in Bryn Mawr (39 Morris Ave., 610-526-9500) and Brûlée Bakery will collaborate on a special gluten-free dinner at the restaurant on Thursday, Oct. 1.
The all-gluten-free three-course menu will be prepared by Tango executive chef/owner Sam Sheridan, with desserts prepared and plated by Brûlée's Lila Collelo. The dinner will include a choice of six first courses, five second courses, and three desserts, including a gluten-free amuse-bouche selected by the executive chef to start the dinner. Reservations are recommended for the prix fixe dinner ($38 per person; drinks tax and gratuity are not included) and guests must mention the gluten-free pop-up dinner or “Brûlée Bakery Pop Up” when reserving. Seating is between 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Reservations and questions about the menu can be made by calling the restaurant.
Have a great weekend!
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