Rue Cler: Traditional French Bistro

Just off Highway 70, tucked inside a wooded 16-acre lot with a pond, The House at Gatewood offers a taste of home (as you always wish you could cook it!), and also that feeling of being away on vacation in the home of someone gracious.

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”

Tropical Picken Chicken – A Taste of the Tropics

Update: As of March 2018, this restaurant has come under new management. I sincerely hope the menu options and quality will not change as a result, but I should offer the disclaimer that what is posted here may not reflect what is available in the restaurant. Where: Tropical Picken Chicken – Wake Forest, North CarolinaContinue reading “Tropical Picken Chicken – A Taste of the Tropics”

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”

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”

Agno Grill: 100% Gluten-Free Eatery in Philly

This is my 100th post on “Sweet Tea & Wheat-Free”. Though this blog is dedicated to the quest for Gluten-Free food in the South, I want to share a restaurant from north of the Mason-Dixon line because this establishment is 100% Gluten-Free. Where: Agno Grill, 2104 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103. GF Menu: Yes. EverythingContinue reading “Agno Grill: 100% Gluten-Free Eatery in Philly”

Sage Vegetarian Cafe: Naturally Delectable

Where: Sage Vegetarian Cafe, 1129 Weaver Dairy Rd., Chapel Hill, NC 27514 GF Menu: YES!  I am pleased to update this post to tell you that the regular menu at Sage Vegetarian Cafe now contains a visual guide to safe dining. Separate symbols on the menu indicate a vegan item, an item with vegan options,Continue reading “Sage Vegetarian Cafe: Naturally Delectable”