Tuesday, October 27, 2009

LI Restaurant Week '09- Maize Cantina has GF options!

Maize Cantina is participating in this years Long Island Restaurant week.
They will be open from Nov. 1st to the 8th for the event. Reservations are recommended. The price fix for the LI Restaurant week is $24.95. Many of their items are gluten free, (according to their website 90% of the menu is GF!) the waiters know which menu items are, or they check with Chef Michael. (My favorite are the Papusas!)

You can see their menu at: http://www.maizecantina.com


Maize Cantina
1141 E Jericho Turnpike
Commack, NY 11725-3010
(631) 864-2777

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

bare naked bakery in East Meadow has GF items!

*UPDATE: 6/2010- Bare Naked Bakery has now moved to it's own location- in Bellmore- see post http://www.glutenfreeli.com/2010/07/bare-naked-bakery-lis-1st-full-gluten.html all about it! *



From my Newsday Article I have been contacted by many fabulous people!


Among them was Bridget from Bare Naked Bakery, which is located inside Friendly Farms in East Meadow. I stopped by the bakery on Sunday and was pleasantly surprised! The Gluten-free selection on hand that day was a pumpkin pie (which I quickly snagged up!), chocolate chip cookies, pumpkin cookies, pumpkin loafs, banana-peanut butter loaf (which my husband loved!), cinnamon raisin bread, brownies and muffins! I took almost one of everything!! The pumpkin pie was great, as were the pumpkin cookies! The cinnamon raisin bread was really tasty too (It reminded me of when I was able to eat gluten- the Milleridge Inn cinnamon raisin bread! YUM!) and the banana-peanut butter loaf was good as well- nice and moist! The bakery section is open Thursday through Sunday and they get deliveries daily on those days. On Saturday’s they have their GF Chef on hand to give out samples of items such as vegetable quiche and corn chowder! I am looking forward to going back and getting a fresh bagel next week! Their items are baked in a dedicated gluten-free kitchen- and baked with farm fresh ingredients from Friendly Farms! They have Holiday Baskets and special orders available!

bare naked bakery
516-809-7370
Now located in Bellmore, on Merrick Road.






*UPDATE: Bare Naked Bakery has now moved to it's own location- in Bellmore- see post http://www.glutenfreeli.com/2010/07/bare-naked-bakery-lis-1st-full-gluten.html all about it! *


Monday, October 12, 2009

Ruby's BBQ in East Meadow has a Gluten-Free Menu!

Ruby’s Famous BBQ Joint in East Meadow now has a GF Menu!

The pit master at Ruby’s Famous BBQ Joint in East Meadow created a gluten-free menu because a relative of his has Celiac Disease! I visited there two times and each time was not disappointed!! For an appetizer, we ordered potato skins… These potato skins were loaded with Mashed potatoes, cheese, sour cream and we toped it off with BBQ chicken! They were huge and delicious!! After eating 1 and ½ of these (my husband and I split them) we were so stuffed, but I still had a whole meal coming! I tried the BBQ beef Brisket which came with two sides, I picked sweet potato mashed potato, and baked beans. The entire dish was fabulous!! The BBQ sauce is great and it was all very reasonably priced! The second time we went, I got pulled chicken (same sides! I LOVE the sweet potato mashed!) which was great as well!! If you are in the East Meadow area- stop by this lovely new BBQ place!!
Here is a link to their GF menu: http://www.rubysfamousbbqjoint.com/images/rubys_glutenfree_menu-wo.pdf

2367 Hempstead Tpke
East Meadow, NY 11554-2027
(516) 280-6657
http://www.rubysfamousbbqjoint.com/