ATX Gluten-Free News: December 2010

Welcome to another segment of ATX Gluten-Free News!  For those of you stopping by for the first time, ATX Gluten-Free News is a segment I post regularly that lists the businesses, grocery stores, restaurants and trailers for the Austin area that offer gluten-free options or gluten-free menus. Also on the news segments are links to national gluten-free news stories, blog posts I enjoy, and other happenings of ATX Gluten-Free.

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ATX Gluten-Free News: September 2010

Welcome to another addition of ATX Gluten-Free News. Lately I have spent most of my time in the kitchen, but with Austin Restaurant Week approaching, I hope to get out and try some delicious new restaurants. Make sure and stop by Wednesday for the next Austin gluten-free blogger in my new blog series.

Local Yolk: Local Yolk is a new food trailer located on 6th street. They are serving up egg salad sandwiches, made with local ingredients. They offer gluten-free bread.

La Sombra: There has been lots of buzz surrounding this hip restaurant, for good reason. La Sombra dishes up some of the best flavored food in town, and many of their menu items are naturally gluten-free or may be modified. [Read more...]

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. [Read more...]

Spring in a Bowl: Roasted Carrot Pasta with Beets

Amy, from Simply Sugar and Gluten Free, recently asked me if I would like to take part in a series she is doing for “up and coming gluten-free bloggers”. Of course, I was honored to be a part of the series. Amy’s blog has been one of my favorites for some time now. She puts together many delicious recipes that have a healthy twist.

My submission was this beautiful roasted carrot pasta with beets, fresh thyme and goat cheese. It is divine and beautiful to entertain with. Head on over to Amy’s blog to read the entire post I wrote to accompany the pasta.

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ATX Gluten-Free News: April 2010, Part 1

Jason’s Deli is considering bringing gluten-free bread to all US locations. They are asking you to vote on whether you would buy the gluten-free bread. To vote, click here :

The Jason’s Deli by the Arboretum is holding a test run on gluten-free bread. You are able to go there and have a gluten-free sandwich! I am not sure how long the test will run, but hurry before it’s too late!

Frank is offering gluten-free hot dog buns now. All their house made sausages and hot dogs are gluten-free.  They have some gluten-free sides including: waffle fries and the corn cup. [Read more...]

ATX Gluten-Free News: April 2010, Part 2

This post is not an April Fool’s joke. I promise! :)

Things have been pretty hectic in my life recently, mainly with school. I can’t wait to finish this Master’s program! Some good news- I found a local web designer for my new ATX Gluten-Free website. I am thrilled to see the final outcome. My sister, @JennyMeyerArt, is a local artist and had her website overhauled by the same designer. Check it out here: Jenny Meyer Art

There are a few exciting things coming up on the gluten-free front in Austin. Aren’t we blessed to live in such a great city?

Mama Fu’s: A pan-Asian restaurant with several locations in Austin/Central TX, as well as NC, AR, FL and GA. They are set to debut a gluten-free menu this year. Click here to see the full announcement. [Read more...]

ATX Gluten-Free News: March 2010

The first signs of Spring are starting to appear- warmer days (besides the freakish snow storm we had last week!), flowers blooming, birds chirping. It is a beautiful time to be in Austin, Texas. There has been some great news in the gluten-free area of Austin recently. Many places  are becoming more gluten-free friendly. Here are some updates on Austin gluten-free news:

Maggiano’s opened up in The Domain this week. They do not have an actual gluten-free menu, but I was told from one of the people at Brinker International that- the Chefs “take pride in creating meals for people with food allergies and Celiac Disease.” They serve a rice pasta as a substitution and may be able to customize dishes to accommodate those with food allergens, such as gluten or nuts. [Read more...]

A Hand for Haiti eBook + ATX Gluten-Free News: February 2010

Lauren from Celiac Teen (who by the way has some amazing gluten-free recipes!)  recently put together an eBook for Haiti. All proceeds will go to the Canadian Red Cross, which then goes to Haiti to help those in need. The cool thing is that the Canadian Government has agreed to match whatever is made in donations for Haiti until February 12th. Of course, you may continue to donate after February 12th.

I was honored to be a part of this eBook and thought my Balsamic- BBQ pulled pork sandwiches would be perfect for my contribution. There are many gluten-free/dairy-free recipes in this book, as well as non gluten-free recipes. Lots of great information from some of the internet’s best food blogs. Overall, there are 87 recipes from 71 people, WOW! What a great idea Lauren- thank you for being so kind and putting this together.

The minimum donation is $10, but you are welcome to donate more. [Read more...]