State Farmers’ Market Restaurant: Good Gravy!

Where: State Farmers’ Market Restaurant, Raleigh, NC.

GF Menu: No.

What I ate: Daily special of roast beef smothered in gravy with a side of black-eyed peas and collard greens.

How to order it: I asked the wait staff (who are easily recognizable in their authentic blue overalls) whether they make their roast beef gravy with flour. They checked with the chefs and informed me that they only use corn starch to thicken this particular gravy. Wonderful! Because this recipe may change from day-to-day, it’s always a good idea to ask in advance.

What it looks like:

This steaming, hot gravy smelled so delectable, I dug right in and almost forgot to take the picture. So, please, try to imagine this with a little more meat.

The Spicy BBQ Chicken here also proved safe for me. Choose from a long list of side veggies. Skip the ones that are batter-fried (fried okra, fried green tomatoes, etc.), because they, unfortunately, are breaded in a corn + wheat flour combination. Also, (sniff), pass on the hush puppies and dessert. If you can, bring along your own GF bread with you to sop up that extra gravy!

Green Note: For those trying to cut down on their consumption of animals, this restaurant also offers a Veggie Plate of 3 or 4 sides of your choice. See aforementioned note about breaded veggies.

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Published in: on January 31, 2010 at 7:27 pm  Leave a Comment  

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