Friday, September 30, 2016

News & Notes: September 30, 2016

Revolutions, a rock-and-bowl complex just opened in the Fishtown section of Philadelphia (1009 Canal St., 267-348-0544) offers gluten-free items at its Burger & Beer Joint eatery, as noted on the menu. Options include the Pig in a Bucket appetizer, two salads, and burgers and sandwiches on gluten-free buns. A sister location in Bethlehem (3717 Route 378, 484-935-3001) has a different menu but also has gluten-free choices.

Also in Bethlehem, the dinner menu at Emeril's Chop House at the Sands (77 Sands Blvd., 877-726-3777) lists items that can be prepared gluten free.

In nearby Allentown, the fast-casual Wok Box (818 W. Hamilton St., 484-350-3160) maintains a list of gluten-free ingredients for rice and noodle bowls. Request that gluten-free orders be prepared with separate utensils and cookware. (Thanks Melissa D.)

LaScala's Pronto in Mt. Laurel (4040 Dearborn Circle, 856-234-5400) serves gluten-free pizza prepared with separate ingredients and bakeware.

Irish pub Rí Rá, located at The Quarter at the Tropicana in Atlantic City (2801 Pacific Ave., 609-348-8600) notes gluten-free options on its menu.

Honeygrow's newest location has opened on the campus of Temple University (1601 N. Broad St., 215-279-7823). Many of the salads and stir-frys there can be prepared gluten free; just request fresh cookware and utensils.

A second Rehoboth Beach outpost of grandpa (MAC) (18756 Coastal Hwy., 302-313-4751) is now open for business. There, you'll find gluten-free mac-and-cheese.

Opening in the spring at Philadelphia's venerable Reading Terminal Market (51 N. 12th St.) is Fox & Son, which will serve gluten-free corn dogs, coated with a rice flour batter and cooked in a dedicated fryer.

Several gluten-free-friendly restaurants in Philadelphia recently closed: Serafina on Rittenhouse Square and Maoz on Walnut Street, which served gluten-free falafel, have called it a day.

The Pop Shop's location in Medford, New Jersey (1 S. Main St., 856-975-6888) is hosting a gluten-free buffet and recipe swap on Wednesday, October 19 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. There'll be grilled cheese, chicken fingers, French toast, fries (all prepared separately) along with an ice cream bar. Tickets are available online for $25 per person.

Truly Spiked & Sparkling hard seltzer, which I first wrote about back in April, has introduced a new flavor: Sicilian Blood Orange. All styles are naturally gluten free and have 100 calories, one gram of sugars and 5% ABV per serving.

My recap of last week's Expo East food show in Baltimore highlighted many new gluten-free products that are making their way to store or online sales.

The current fundraising drive for advocacy organization Beyond Celiac features a matching-donation offer for both new and past contributors through the end of October. Also consider joining the group for a reception in suburban Philadelphia on October 13.

Have a great weekend!

- Michael

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