CAVA: Bowled Over

There is a buzz surrounding a new restaurant in Chapel Hill called CAVA that offers quick and affordable seasonal meals. The motto posted on their menu is “Food that fills you and fulfills you too” with their focus on “Greek and Mediterranean cooking in a casual modern setting”. Where: CAVA,¬†Village Plaza, 79 S Elliott RoadContinue reading “CAVA: Bowled Over”

Al’s Burger Shack: The Best Burger I’ve Ever Eaten

Hello, Dear Readers! It’s been a long time, but we have reasons to reconnect and to celebrate. Having twins might have taken me out of the restaurant-visiting circuit for a bit, but this busy gluten-free mama is back in blogging action and ready to eat out. As of November 3rd, 2017, this blog has receivedContinue reading “Al’s Burger Shack: The Best Burger I’ve Ever Eaten”

Posana Restaurant: Hyperlocal. Sustainable. Dedicated Gluten-Free Kitchen.

Where: Posana Restaurant. 1 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801 GF Menu: YES! No “GF” markings are necessary; the entire food menu is Gluten-Free. From the bar, they also offer several bottled “Gluten-Reduced Beer” options. (For a good explanation on the distinction between labeling beers Gluten-Free vs. Gluten-Reduced, visit this page from Craft Brewing Business.) WhatContinue reading “Posana Restaurant: Hyperlocal. Sustainable. Dedicated Gluten-Free Kitchen.”

Primal Food & Spirits: 100% Gluten-Free Kitchen

Update: As of mid-April 2019, Primal has permanently closed its doors. To read more about this news, visit this post at Durham’s Gluten Avoidance Society. ¬† Where: Primal Food & Spirits, ¬†202 West Highway 54, Suite 107, Durham, NC 27713. Primal is located in the Southpoint Crossing Shopping Center, on the corner of Highway 54Continue reading “Primal Food & Spirits: 100% Gluten-Free Kitchen”

The Pig: Pork and Pickles

Where: The Pig Restaurant, 630 Weaver Dairy Rd., Chapel Hill, NC 27514 GF Menu: Yes! You can view their online menu here. What I ate: GF BBQ Plate with cole slaw, pickles, and potato salad. Mom ordered a GF BBQ Sandwich, also pictured here. How to order it: The menu is clearly marked with “GF”Continue reading “The Pig: Pork and Pickles”

Saxapahaw General Store: GF Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Happy New Year! In the spirit of adventure, and trying new things, let’s drive west of Chapel Hill to visit Saxapahaw, NC. Saxapahaw is a happenin’ little hamlet with music (The Haw River Ballroom in Saxapahaw’s Historic Cotton Mill), a seasonal farmer’s market, and locavore food that garners the attention of The New York Times,Continue reading “Saxapahaw General Store: GF Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner”

Acme Food & Beverage Co.: Gluten-Free Skillet Cornbread

Where: Acme Food & Beverage Co., 110 E Main Street, Carrboro, NC 27510 GF Menu: Yes. Though items are not currently marked on the menu posted on their website, they are clearly noted with gluten-free symbols on dine-in menu. When I contacted Acme about their gluten-free options, the General Manager, Stephen Murtaugh, offered these importantContinue reading “Acme Food & Beverage Co.: Gluten-Free Skillet Cornbread”

Lantern: A Light on the Hill

Where: Lantern, 423 West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27516 Lantern, located in Chapel Hill, NC, is one of Gourmet America’s Top 50 Restaurants. Chef-owner Andrea Reusing was the 2011 James Beard award winner for Best Chef in the Southeast, has given a TedX talk on collaborating with small farms, and has written a newContinue reading “Lantern: A Light on the Hill”

Catch: Has Me Hook, Line, and Sinker

Where: Catch, 6623 Market Street, Wilmington, NC 28405 When you dine at Catch, you are in for an exquisite culinary experience because Chef Keith Rhodes was named the 2011 Best Chef of the Southeast, he was a NC James Beard Semifinalist, and has been on Top Chef. Gwyneth Paltrow visited Catch in July 2012 forContinue reading “Catch: Has Me Hook, Line, and Sinker”

Margaret’s Cantina: Organic, Local Fare Since 1993

Where: Margaret’s Cantina, 1129 Weaver Dairy Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 (Located in the Timberlyne Shopping Center.) GF Menu: Yes! “GF” is clearly marked on the menus. What I ate: Sopa Seca Picosa (Spicy Mexican Lasagna) from the Dinner Menu + House Sangria How to order it: Refer to the menu markings of “GF” forContinue reading “Margaret’s Cantina: Organic, Local Fare Since 1993”