Friday, March 1, 2013

News & Notes: March 1, 2013

The menu at Beaver Creek Tavern in Downingtown (1350 Bondsville Rd., 484-593-0481) is annotated with gluten-free listings, which include all soups, fries, and various salads and entrees. The restaurant has two gift-certificate deals at

The Main Street Bistro & Bar in Princeton (301 N. Harrison St., 609-921-2779) notes gluten-free items on its menu, which changes monthly.

Dubh Linn Square, with locations in Cherry Hill (482 E. Evesham Rd., 856-520-8312) and Bordentown (167 Rt. 130, 609-298-7100), has a section of its menu carved out for gluten-free options, including a pesto chicken platter, grilled portabella mushroom and Magners cider.

Also in Cherry Hill, La Terrazza (1401 Rt. 70 E., 856-354-1888) has gluten free pasta and entrees prepared separately.

Gluten-free Sweet Note Bagels are now available at two more Philadelphia locations: The Quick Fixx (1511 South St., 267-273-1066) and South Street Philly Bagels (613 S. 3rd St., 215-627-6277). The bagels are being sold on a trial basis at The Kibitz Room in Cherry Hill (100 Springdale Rd., 856-428-7878) and will be added permanently if the sales are there. (Thanks to readers Jared G. and Pam V. for the tip.)

Bobby's Burger Palace at the Cherry Hill Mall will soon have some competition nearby. Red Robin Gourmet Burgers has signed a lease to open a location at the Plaza at Cherry Hill shopping center next door.

I've linked to the current gluten-free menus at Jose Garces restaurants Tinto, Amada, Chifa, Garces Trading Company and Distrito and on my restaurant list.

Another area gluten-free-friendly chef, Peter McAndrews, was featured in my Tuesday post this week.

Two gluten-free-friendly restaurants have closed recently: Buds & Bowls in Lawrenceville and Buonissimo in Blue Bell. Meanwhile, Ciabatta Pizza in Malvern no longer offers gluten-free pizza.

Saffron Road has changed the recipe for its Chicken Pad Thai frozen entree so that it's now gluten free. You can find it and other gluten-free products from the company at Whole Foods.

Have a great weekend!

- Michael

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  1. Called Blue Cat Mexican in Fairmount and assured they would walk me through the menu and can accomodate gluten free. I don't think they took it seriously. Someone reluctantly did go over the menu and told me what I could have. When I asked if they will prepare the items to avoid cross contamination, the woman rolled her eyes was told "well they will do the best they can." I also explained to the waiter about cross contamination, he just shook his head.