ATX Gluten-Free News: May 2010

I have lots of Austin gluten-free news to report this week! I hope everyone is enjoying this wonderful spring time weather. This week is my birthday week, which for the first time in my life, I am not that excited about. Maybe it is because I am getting older? In the past years, I took it as an excuse to celebrate all month-long. This time, I want it to pass as quickly as possible! :)  I am finished with another semester of graduate school and have a month off- a much-needed break. I’ll be spending some time getting my website up and going, catching some gorgeous Texas rays and testing some recipes. I feel like I have too much on my plate. Does anybody else feel that way? I am normally pretty good at budgeting my time but WOW, I have so many projects going on. One in particular I am super excited about. I will be sharing the information on that project soon enough.

My news for this week:

This past week, I was honored to be included in one of my favorite blogger’s,  Living FreeTop Ten Recipes for the week- my Roasted Carrot Pasta with Beets made the list!

I finally updated my About Me section of my blog, make sure and check it out!

Also updated is my Gluten-Free Blogroll and Resources page.

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Lift Cafe has gluten-free breads for sandwiches, as well as gluten-free cookies.

The Edible Earth Trailer, that opened up this month, carries a small variety of gluten-free food items. Their trailer is also vegan.

King Arthur has come out with a line of gluten-free mixes, including: Brownie, Bread, Cookie, Muffin and an All-Purpose Flour mix. They are working on gaining national distribution in many grocery stores, including Whole Foods. For now, you may buy them online: here. I have heard great things about these mixes, especially the AP flour!

Flipnotics carries Food Smarty cookies, a local baking company. All products are gluten-free, some are dairy-free and grain-free. Try the Sesame cookies, they are my favorite! Her products are also available at People’s Rx Westlake and Bouldin Creek Coffeehouse, among other places. Flipnotics also has fresh, vegan, gluten-free soup delivered daily from Casa De Luz.

Iron Cactus has a gluten-free menu.

NXNW has a gluten-free menu.

Have you seen Pei Weis gluten-free menu? Click here.

Corazon has a gluten-free menu.

Gumbo’s in Westlake has a gluten-free menu. I’m going there for my birthday dinner! :)

Matts El Rancho has a gluten-free menu.

Thai Fresh offers many dishes that may be made gluten-free, just ask!

Monument Cafe in Georgetown offers a gluten-free chocolate cake for dessert, as well as a trio of gluten-free custards. One of the custard flavors will change depending on what fruits are in season.

Wyndham Garden Hotel Austin has designed a special area of the hotel for children with autism spectrum disorders. They will offer a gluten-free and casein-free menu also. For more information, click here.

Fredericksburg Farms has started labeling their jelly gluten-free. I buy mine at Breed and Company or Whole Foods. My favorite is the Peach Pecan Amaretto, its delicious!

Bards Beer is finally available in Austin through the distributer Centex. Hopefully we will see this delicious beer in local bars soon!

The Screaming Goat’s tacos and fajitas are available gluten-free (corn tortillas). The seasoning is gluten-free. They also offer Redbridge.

Counter Culture, another vegan trailer, offers several gluten-free items daily. This past Sunday they had certified gluten-free oatmeal topped with fresh fruit and cashew cream. It was awesome!

Toy Joy offers vegan, gluten-free soft serve. Gluten-free cones are also available.

Eastside Cafe has a gluten-free menu.

Craigo’s Pizza has the option for gluten-free pizza on their menu.

Kerbey Lane offers a large gluten-free menu, at all locations.

Maggiano’s in The Domain is running a special campaign called “Eat-A-Dish for Make-A-Wish.” The program runs until May 26 and a portion of proceeds from select menu items will go directly to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central & South Texas in the Austin regional office, for children with life-threatening diseases. Most menu items are available gluten-free. They are very accommodating!

Bona Dea Bread is doing very well with their gluten-free breads and scones. She continues to surprise me with the variety of GF selections every week! To order online for Wednesday delivery, click here.  Bona Dea Bread also has gluten-free baking mixes now! They are available for purchase online, and will also be debuting at the Austin Farmer’s Market, this Saturday May 8.

General Mills announced this past week that they will be debuting a gluten-free Bisquick mix, as well as gluten-free Hamburger Helper soon. They plan to distribute the products to all major grocery stores. For more information, click here.

Macaroni Grill has an updated gluten-free menu. They also have special menus for those who have Shellfish, Tree Nut, Soy, Egg, and Peanut allergies.

The annual Got Guts 5k, that helps support the local Alamo Celiac group as well as raising Celiac awareness, is scheduled for September 12, 2010. Click here for more information. I’ll see you there.

I hope everyone has a great gluten-free week :)

Comments

  1. Kate B. says:

    Have you had good experiences eating GF at Kerbey Lane? I didn’t know they had a GF menu (I can’t find one on their website) and had always assumed it would be the kind of place that would be likely to have serious cross-contamination issues — but I would love to be wrong about that!

    • Hey Kate. I have never had a problem at Kerbey Lane, as far as CC goes. I have never been in love with their food so I do not visit very often, just if I am in a hurry and want something cheap. Their GF menu is not on their website. What is your e-mail and I will forward the menu to you? Thanks- Jess @ ATX Gluten-Free

      • Kate B. says:

        Jess, thank you! You can send it to katharine dot b at gmail dot com. Much appreciated.

        I’m not in love with their food either, but found myself coming home from a show downtown this Friday night and wishing I could stop in for a late-night meal — so it would be lovely to have that option every once in a while. Thanks again!

  2. Hey Kate- I sent you the e-mail. Let me know if you did not receive it. Thanks!

  3. Carrie says:

    The last time I was at Kerbey Lane they told me that they’d pulled the gluten free menu. That was last summer though so maybe it’s changed back again?

  4. Happy birthday Jessica!!

    Kim

  5. Happy Birthday fellow Taurus, mine is this week too!
    I want to come to Austin!!! Sounds like a great place to be gf! We are over in the Albuquerque area and would like to come visiting some day…so far we have only driven through Amarillo on our way to and from the Midwest. It’s on the list – and now I know the source for all the info!

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