Wednesday, July 30, 2014

On the Road: South Carolina ... Part Three

We’re back from a summer vacation Down South. During our long road trip, we spotted a good number of Jersey license plates in each of our destinations. Along the way, we ate in a number of local restaurants and discovered some great gluten-free meals that were delicious, unique and convenient.

This is the last of a three-part post highlighting our favorite gluten-free finds, and its all about a Jersey favorite: Pizza! 

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Summerville, SC

My fellow travelers were in the mood for pizza, and didn't want to leave our hotel. Being from Jersey, we try to avoid pizza chains, since they typically don't deliver the quality which we've grown accustomed. So, we consulted the front desk for suggestions on "local" shops.

Intending to order a salad (the staple of every celiac when confronted with a lack of gluten-free options), I was happily surprised to notice a small line of type written below the list of pizza varieties offered by Famulari's Pizzeria. For a mere 99 cents more, I could order a gluten-free crust.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

On the Road: South Carolina, Part Two



We’re back from a summer vacation Down South. During our long road trip, we spotted a good number of Jersey license plates in each of our destinations. Along the way, we ate in a number of local restaurants and discovered some great gluten-free meals that were delicious, unique and convenient.

This is the second of a three-part post highlighting our favorite gluten-free finds. Perhaps you’ll have an opportunity to try them too.


Photo/Gluten-Free Garden State
Charleston, SC

Sometimes, you have to pound the pavement to find a good meal, and that's how we discovered Mad River Bar & Grill on North Market Street. Housed in the former Old Seaman's Chapel, this restaurant was within walking distance to the carriage company where we had a tour booked.


Monday, July 28, 2014

On the Road: South Carolina ... Part One



We’re back from a summer vacation Down South. During our long road trip, we spotted a good number of Jersey license plates in each of our destinations. Along the way, we ate in a number of local restaurants and discovered some great gluten-free meals that were delicious, unique and convenient.

A three-part post highlights our favorite gluten-free finds. Perhaps you’ll have an opportunity to try them too.

Photo/Gluten-Free Garden State

Myrtle Beach, SC

The first stop on this culinary recap is Plantation PancakeHouse on Highway 17 North. We found this gem through the Find Me Gluten Free mobile app, and decided to fulfill our wishes for a hearty breakfast before heading out on a river boat tour.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

GFGS Community Calendar: July 2014

As a service to our regular readers and the Celiac community at large, Gluten Free Garden State offers an ongoing list of upcoming events of interest. We feature local happenings, regional events and national programs open to the public. The calendar appears on the second Sunday of each month. Links are posted to Facebook and Twitter using the hashtages #2ndSundaySked and #savetheceliacdate.

We've changed the format for this month to better highlight the local events. Let us know what you think!

Enjoy!

TODAY: Gluten Free EatUP! Market, 1-6 pm, at Freddy's Bar in Brooklyn, N.Y., at 627 5th Ave. A pop-up market, the event is presented by Levine's General Store. It features a dozen local vendors offering their gluten-free specialties for purchase. Highlights include mac n' cheese, baked goods and Bard's Tale beer. 

In the Garden State

Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 6-7: Gluten & Allergen Free Expo at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, Hudson County. Event runs 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days. Parking is free. Go to gfafexpo.com to purchase tickets and obtain additional information.



Orlando Road Trip: Mickey's Very Special Christmas Party

It was Jersey Week in the Orlando area this month, and we were there. We went down to Florida mid-week and stayed for about 10 days, m...