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 […]

Bakery Interview: Flour Craft Bakery

I had the chance to connect with Heather, owner of Flour Craft Bakery, up in San Anselmo, CA. Flour Craft is a dedicated gluten free bakery and cafe. Heather has been gluten free for the past fifteen years, way before there were any decent gluten free products on the market. She baked everything from scratch […]

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 […]

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, […]

Product Review: Ginny Bakes Cookie Mix

Have any of you seen the cookie mix by a relatively new company in the gluten free world, Ginny Bakes. Ginny’s uses organic gluten free ingredients, which is a big plus for me. They own a certified gluten free kitchen in Miami, FL where all cookies and mixes are made. Ginny Bakes sells both cookies […]

Flour Chylde Bakery: Gluten Free Goodness

A good friend of mine discovered a gluten free bakery, Flour Chylde Bakery, at her local Sunnyvale Farmer’s market.  I love these new gluten free discoveries. I obviously am a creature of habit. I go to the same Farmer’s Market in Campbell every Sunday, never varying to explore other markets. Well, I learned my lesson […]

Restaurant Interview: Gluten Free at Town, Nola, and Milagros.

Today I journeyed up the Peninsula to visit Executive Chef Jeremy Cheng from the Avenir Restaurant Group (ARG). ARG owns Town in San Carlos, Milagros in Redwood City, and Nola in Palo Alto. The restaurants have widely different themes: Town features steak and seafood, Nola features Cajun inspired cuisine, and Mlagros features modern Latin cuisine. […]

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