Friday, July 8, 2016

News & Notes: July 8, 2016

(Photo Credit: Harry's)
With the summer in full swing, we'll start this week with some shore news. At the Tropicana in Atlantic City, Broadway Burger Bar (2801 Pacific Ave., 609-317-4660) has a gluten-free menu that includes buns, while sister restaurant Gallagher's Burger Bar at Resorts (1133 Boardwalk, 609-340-6554) also offers gluten-free buns. The gluten-free menu at Harry's Oyster Bar and Seafood at Bally's (1900 Pacific Ave., 609-431-0092) includes many items from the raw bar as well as salads, fresh fish and broiled crab cakes. (Hat tip to Celtic Celiac.)

In nearby Ocean City, Cousin's (104 Asbury Ave., 609-399-9462) offers a gluten-free menu that includes chicken Parmesan over penne. The gluten-free pasta is cooked separately.

Up the coastline in southern Ocean County, Barnegat's Lefty's Tavern (547 N. Main St., 609-607-0707) notes gluten-free options on its menu, including nachos, fish tacos, chili and salads. Nearby, Captain's Inn in Forked River (304 E. Lacey Rd., 609-693-3351) serves gluten-free pasta along with several entrees.

Before your next Philadelphia-area office lunch, ask your colleague to order from Philadelphia Box Lunch Co. (5070 Parkside Ave., 215-871-0553), which prepares gluten-free turkey, tuna and ham sandwiches made on Udi's bread as well as salads.

The brunch menu at Aldine on Philadelphia's Rittenhouse Square (1901 Chestnut St., 215-454-6529) offers gluten-free pancakes (prepared separately) along with crispy potatoes and bacon prepared in a dedicated fryer. Dietary requirements can be accommodated at dinner as well.

Arugula Ristorante in Chadds Ford (275 Wilmington West Chester Pike, 610-358-0888) offers gluten-free pasta.

The Dickey's Barbeque Pit location on South Street in Philadelphia has closed.

Move over Pringles and Lay's Stax. Australian-based Mamee Snacks has announced the launch of Mamee Stacked Crisps, a line of potato crisps stacked in canisters. Available in Original, BBQ, and Sour Cream & Onion, Mamee Stacked Crisps start shipping to U.S. retailers and distributors nationwide this month and are available now at Amazon.

Pennsylvania-based snack purveyor Utz has a new summery snack: Baked White Cheddar Crab Cheese Balls, seasoned with Chesapeake Bay crab seasoning. A list of the company's gluten-free snacks are posted at its website.

Snack Factory, the makers of gluten-free mini Pretzel Crisps, has added two new product lines. Apple Sticks, Apple Cinnamon Sticks and Apple Strawberry Sticks are crunchy fruit snacks made from Washington State apples (between five and six apples are in every bag), while the company now makes two kinds of gluten-free Tortilla Chips, Sea Salt and Garlic Hummus.

Summer has just begun, but some companies are planning for the winter holidays. Bauli, creator of authentic Italian cakes and pastries, in September will debut a gluten-free panettone, a modern twist on the famous Italian Christmas cake,

Have a great weekend!

- Michael

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