Friday, July 23, 2010

News & Notes: July 23, 2010

The 2010 pro football season is near, which means that I get to defend my fantasy football league championship! Preceding the start of the campaign, of course, is training camp for the players (the athletes, that is, not the fantasy-team managers). Practices for the Philadelphia Eagles begin on Tuesday, July 27. If you're planning to watch any of the action or attend the autograph sessions at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, know that there are quite a few gluten-free options in the area - a list of restaurants can be found in my post from last July.

I posted my first "Dishing With" profile this week - a Q&A with Monica Glass, the pastry chef at 10 Arts Bistro & Lounge in Center City Philadelphia. Monica was diagnosed with celiac disease last year, but doesn't let it stand in the way of creating wonderful desserts. Please drop me a line to suggest other local chefs, restaurateurs or area personalities for a future "Dishing With" feature.

New to the restaurant page is Mazzella's in Wilmington (729 Philadelphia Pike, 302-762-8722), which now serves Still Riding's gluten-free pizza.

Thanks to reader Amanda T., who tipped me to the fact that Teresa's Cafe in Wayne (124-126 North Wayne Avenue, 610-293-9909) offers gluten-free penne for the pasta dishes. The restaurant's sister Bar Next Door serves Redbridge beer.

Latin tapas restaurant Tinto in Center City has updated its gluten-free menu.

The Grain Exchange's Oatmeal Caramel Delight bars, which I wrote about in April, are available in the frozen-foods section of the North Wales Whole Foods. The bakery's cakes and cupcakes are available at The Lucky Cupcake Company in Pipersville (6011 Kellers Church Road, 267-362-5136), and McCaffrey's in Yardley will begin carrying products in a few weeks.

Everyone have a great weekend!
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  1. The owner of Sazon Restaurant would be a good one to have a dishing with segment. Every time I go there, I get an arepa and it always tastes so good. It's my favorite place.