Friday, May 13, 2016

News & Notes: May 13, 2016

While we were in southern Delaware last weekend for a youth baseball tournament, I discovered several new gluten-free finds in the area. Nalu Surf Bar in Dewey (1308 Coastal Hwy., 302-227-1449) has a gluten-free menu comprised of wraps, tacos and protein entrees, while across the street at Rusty Rudder (113 Dickinson St., 302-227-3888), many seafood items on the buffet are gluten free, as are several a la carte options listed on the menu.

In Lewes, Striper Bites (107 Savannah Rd., 302-645-4657) notes gluten-free items on its menus, but be aware that the buffalo wings are prepared in a shared fryer.

At Crabby Dick's in Rehoboth Beach (18831 Coastal Hwy., 302-645-9132) and Delaware City (30 Clinton St., 302-832-5100), the restaurants keep a gluten-free guide on hand. Acceptable options include steampots, seafood and salads.

Elsewhere in Rehoboth, The Fresh Market is opening on June 8 in the Rehoboth Gateway Shopping Center on Coastal Highway.

Grotto Pizza recently opened another Delaware location, this one in Middletown (315 Auto Park Dr., 302-314-9500). All outlets offer gluten-free pizza.

The new Millstone Cafe at the Brandywine River Museum of Art in Chadds Ford (1 Hoffman's Mill Rd., 610-388-2700) has a selection of gluten-free, dairy-free and vegetarian options.

Reader Michaela B. let me know about a new gluten-free- and vegetarian-friendly restaurant in North Wales called The Green Fork & Local Roots Market (115 S. Main St., 267-217-7997). Breakfast choices on the varied menu include pancakes, French toast and flatbreads; at lunch, there are wraps and salads, and burgers, pasta and proteins are available at dinner.

Recent area gluten-free-friendly business closures include Parlor in Ardmore, Isabella in Conshohocken and Sweet Christine's Bakery in Kennett Square.

Aldi Markets are once again celebrating Celiac Awareness Month with a slew of new and returning house-brand LiveGFree gluten-free products. Among the items debuting this year are General Tso's Chicken, two frozen-fish entrees and a white chocolate chip cookie mix.

Two of the newest flavors added to Toufayan’s line of baked gluten-free pita chips are Smoked Chipotle and Caramelized Onion. Toufayan released the first gluten-free pita chips last year with three flavors: Sea Salt, Chile Lime and Salted Caramel.

South Jersey's famous Classic Cake is now selling a gluten-free double chocolate cheesecake at local supermarkets, including the Ravitz ShopRites in Camden and Burlington counties.

The 2016 World Beer Cup took place last weekend, and winners in the Gluten-Free Beer category were Glutenberg for its India Pale Ale (Gold) and Lapsang d'Automne (Silver) and New Jersey's own Departed Soles for its-black-and-tan-like A Dark Night (Bronze). In last Tuesday's post, you can read about two gluten-free beers from Burning Brothers Brewing.

NJY Camps is once again hosting a Gluten-Free Family Camp Weekend in the Poconos. The event will run from June 10-12 and provides a family getaway with a private cabin, including pools, lakes, ropes courses, art shops, family entertainment, kosher gluten-free meals (made in a dedicated kitchen), day camp for kids and programming for adults. The cost is $275 per adult and children under 18 are free. Registration can be processed online.

Have a great weekend!

- Michael

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