Friday, September 4, 2015

News & Notes: September 4, 2015

There's a mass-market replacement for the discontinued gluten-free Kellogg's Rice Krispies. Malt-O-Meal has reformulated its Crispy Rice cereal by removing barley malt from the ingredients so that it's now gluten free. Look for new packaging noting the gluten-free status, since there are still older versions still in markets. Other gluten-free Malt-O-Meal cereals include Fruity Dino-Bites and Cocoa Dino-Bites.

In other cereal news, Barbara's Bakery has produced a limited-edition, gluten-free Pumpkin Puffins cereal made with gluten-free oats.

Gluten-Free Living magazine reports that General Mills has discontinued gluten-free Chex instant oatmeal after launching the line a year ago. Disappointing sales are the reason behind the move. The decision does not affect gluten-free Chex Granola Mix.

Look for gluten-free Cream of Rice Instant To-Go Mixed Berry Hot Cereal making its way to markets.

Kriti Sehgal, the owner of Pure Fare and Agno Grill in Philadelphia, is aiming to launch her as-yet-unnamed Asian concept the week of Sept. 15 next to Pure Fare in Rittenhouse Square (119 S. 21st St.) the week of September 15. Like its siblings, the menu at this takeout-only shop will be entirely gluten free and will feature street-food fare.

A Latin-influenced vegan restaurant, Bar Bombón (133 S. 18th St., 267-606-6612) debuted last week in Rittenhouse Square. The arepas, all of the tacos, and most of the sides are gluten free. Note that the kitchen's fryer is used to prepare non-gluten-free items.

The grand opening for the newest Seasons Pizza location in Wayne, Pennsylvania (369 W. Lancaster Ave., 610-687-3100) is slated for Sept. 8. Gluten-free pizza is available at all outlets.

Reader Jill M. let me know that Tony P's Pizza on the Ocean City Boardwalk (984 Boardwalk, 609-398-8669) serves 12-inch gluten-free pizza pies using ingredients from the walk-in refrigerator. The crusts come in their own pan and are sliced with a clean cutter.

The Perfect Cup Cafe in Hockessin (7460 Lancaster Pike, 302-239-9118) offers gluten-free pancakes, French toast, waffles and bread. Separate utensils and cutting boards are used to prepare gluten-free sandwiches and salads, and the grill and waffle iron are cleaned for gluten-free orders.

Also in Delaware, the Hooper's Island blue crab cakes at the new 99 Sea Level in Bethany Beach (99 Hollywood Rd., 302-539-0299) are gluten free and other dishes are available. (Hat-tip to reader Beth S.)

Paladar Latin Kitchen's Grilled Skirt Steak Churrasco
Among the gluten-free-friendly restaurants at the King of Prussia Town Center, slated to open in Fall 2016, are Brazilian steakhouse Fogo de Chão, Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar [menu], Old Town Pour House [menu] and local stir-fry chain Honeygrow, according to the Philadelphia Business Journal.

Lincoln Financial Field - home of the Eagles - will offer gluten-free concessions throughout the NFL season, which kicks off next week.

If you follow me on TwitterFacebook and Instagram, you know that the Gluten Free Philly gang recently went to Chicago for a long weekend. You can read about our Windy City gluten-free finds at my blog post at Gluten-Free Living.

Have a great holiday weekend!

- Michael

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