Friday, July 2, 2010

News & Notes: July 2, 2010

I hope you have the opportunity to celebrate Celiac Awareness night next Wednesday at Citizens Bank Park, as the Phillies take on the first-place Atlanta Braves. Discounted tickets are still available using code CELIAC. There'll be a special gluten-free concession stand at the “Break“ area on the 200 Level in addition to the gluten-free items available at concession stands located throughout the stadium: hot dogs, beer and snacks at the South Philadelphia Market behind Section 128, and Redbridge beer behind Sections 139, 204, 323 and in the Brewerytown stand in Ashburn Alley. Given the Phils' spate of injuries lately, you may even get a chance to play in the game!

A new gluten-free friendly market will be opening in September in the Mt. Airy section of Philadelphia, as I wrote this week. The Food For All Market will have prepared foods and locally made baked goods for sale.

Thanks to the folks at the Gluten Free Delaware support group for welcoming me to their recent meeting. Cupcake Heaven in Wilmington (2117 Concord Pike, 302-426-0270) graciously supplied the group with two trays of fabulous vanilla and chocolate cupcakes. Owner Drew Hurst also sells gluten-free vanilla and chocolate cake, chocolate chip cookie and brownie mixes. He is mindful of cross-contamination concerns.

Home Grown Cafe in Newark (126 East Main Street, 302-266-6993) offers a gluten-free menu.

There are several restaurants in the First State serving gluten-free beer. Wilmington's Domaine Hudson (1314 North Washington Street, 302-655-9463) has St. Peter's Sorghum Beer, while the BBC Tavern & Grille in Greenville (4019 Kennett Pike, 302-655-3785) carries bottles of Green's Discovery Amber Ale.

The Wilmington Blue Rocks, Single-A affiliate of baseball's Kansas City Royals, have a gluten-free menu posted at its website. At Frawley Stadium, fans can order rice crispy treats, a hot dog plate (hot dog, salad, chips) and Redbridge beer.

Elsewhere, Copper Fish in West Cape May (416 Broadway, 609-898-1555) has gluten-free pasta.

Is it odd that there's no fish on the Feeding Frenzy Café menu at Camden's Adventure Aquarium? There are, though, several gluten-free options: grilled chicken made to order, baked potato with assorted toppings, chili (seasonal), and fresh fruit cup, apple slices and veggie sticks (celery and carrots).

Sauté, in the Queen Village section of Philadelphia, has closed, reports the Philadelphia Inquirer. The restaurant hosted a celiac awareness dinner back in March.

In Wayne, Christopher's now offers gluten-free rolls, flatbread and hot dog buns.

Through the end of July, P.F. Changs is offering free lettuce wraps with an entree purchase. Submit your e-mail address at the restaurant's promotion page for a coupon.

The Handcrafted Cookie Company in Phoenixville (24 South Main Street, 484-921-4934) makes both gluten-free and gluten/dairy/nut/egg-free chocolate chip cookies, sold on location and online. The bakery takes precautions to avoid cross-contamination.

If you haven't been by Sweet Freedom Bakery lately, you must try their new donut varieties. Call ahead for availability. We ate them too fast to take a picture!

And now a word from our sponsors. It's time to announce the monthly gluten-free specials, all of which are "free standard shipping" offers on orders over $50.
Get free shipping on all orders over $30 from Glenny's with coupon code SHIP30 through July 31. Glenny's gluten-free products include Organic Brown Rice Marshmallow Treats, Oatmeal Cookies, Fruit & Nut Energy Bars, low-fat Soy Crisps (except multigrain) and Spud Delites potato crisps.

GF Meals is offering 10 percent off for first orders with code CELIAC. The company offers items such as Chicken Tenders, Turkey Burger Macaroni, Home-Run Slider Burgers, Meatballs, Crusty French Rolls, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and Chocolate and Vanilla Frosted Cupcakes.

I'll leave you this week with a picture of a sign I saw in the window of a resale shop in Center City. With school out, it must be a summer clearance!

Have a great holiday weekend!
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