The Village Pub’s Farm to Table Dishes Makes Gluten Free Dining Easy

The Village Pub in Woodside, CA is on my short list to visit on my next date night. Although the restaurant has “pub” in its name, this is misleading. The Village Pub is an upscale farm to table style restaurant that opened back in 2001. One of my favorite things about this restaurant is its […]

Level Two Steakhouse at the Oakland Marriott Tosses Out the Gluten!

Something incredible has happened at Level Two Steakhouse in the Oakland City Center Marriott. Level Two was converted to a certified Angus steakhouse two months ago. Strangely enough, it is the only steakhouse in Oakland. And even better news: Executive Chef Tony Kzaz has challenged himself to toss all gluten out of the kitchen while […]

Pizza Antica at Santana Row Has a Dedicated Gluten Free Pizza Oven!

I love Pizza Antica in Santana Row.  They take gluten free precautions very seriously, and for that I am grateful. I recently caught up with their Executive Chef Bradley Ceynowa. When asked what drew him to become a chef, he told me that he always loved to cook. At one point in his life, he […]

E & O Asian Kitchen Has a Gluten Free Menu with a Big Variety

I recently had the privilege to interview Executive Chef Sharon Nahm of E & O Asian Kitchen up in San Francisco.  She attended the California Culinary Academy, and has worked as a chef for the past seven years. She joined the E & O Asian Kitchen in order to pursue her love of cooking Asian […]

The Top 6 Questions to Ask When You Order Gluten Free Pizza

I have spoken to a lot of pizza restaurants touting gluten free pizza lately. You may have seen my post about the Top Ten Crazy Things Restaurants Have Said To Me.  I write a gluten free blog and I am building a database of restaurants that outlines the safe gluten handling practices by Bay Area […]

Eddie Papa’s American Hangout Really Understands Gluten Free Dining

Eddie Papa’s American Hangout is a “must” try if you are in the Pleasanton, CA area. Owner/chef Ed and his family are gluten free at home, so they really understand how to take care of gluten free customers the right way in their restaurant. Keep an eye out for the next post with his popular […]

Park 121 in Sonoma Has Tons of Gluten Free Options

Today I had the pleasure to talk to Executive Chef Bruce Riezenman, owner and chef of Park 121 in Sonoma. Bruce is considered one of California’s leading authorities on wine and food pairings. Bruce owned a catering company for over 25 years. When I asked Bruce what inspired him to open a restaurant, he told […]

Restaurant Interview: Pennini’s Ristorante Italiano

(After my article on cross contamination and pizza restaurants, I wanted to write up a pizza restaurant that takes cross contamination seriously. This restaurant takes a lot of the necessary precautions to keep their gluten free customers safe.) Pennini’s Ristorante Italiano is located in Moraga, CA.  When I called and spoke to the owner, Pat, […]

Restaurant Interview: Gluten Free at Cafe Rehoboth

Update – Unfortunately, this restaurant has closed down. Feel free to try their Misir Wot recipe on this blog. How long has it been since you could eat injera? You know, that wonderfully thin spongy bread that comes with flavorful Ethiopian food piled on top? For me, it has been well over two years. My […]

Restaurant Interview: California Cafe

Today I had the pleasure of interviewing Executive Chef Leo Lopez, of California Cafe, to discuss how he provides safe and delicious gluten free meals for his diners. Executive Leo Chef may have only taken the helm of California Cafe’s kitchen in Los Gatos, CA five months ago, but he has been thinking about how […]