Monthly Archives: July 2013

Squat and Gobble Gluten-Free Crepe Contest

If you live in San Francisco, you’ve probably heard of Squat and Gobble. They are a chain with five locations across the city.

Squat and Gobble sell lots of gluten-containing dishes such as crepes, burgers and sandwiches so they aren’t known to be the most celiac friendly of restaurants, although they do offer some gluten-free items on both lunch and dinner menus.

Known best for it’s savory and dessert crepes, Squat and Gobble are sponsoring a recipe contest for customers to create a fantastic gluten-free crepe which they can use across all of their stores.

Applicants are encouraged to use whichever filling they like in their crepe but chefs would like a fantastic, great tasting gluten-free crepe that can be used with all of the restaurants crepe fillings.

If you’re interested, check out out the rules on the Squat and Gobble website. The winner will receive $300 and dinner for two once a month for an entire year.

Happy Crepe Making!

Celiac Disease Center Opens on Long Island

stony-brook-childrens-300x130Long Island’s Stony Brook Children’s Hospital has opened a new Celiac Disease and Gluten Sensitivity Center. They specialize in diagnosing and treating children who suffer from celiac disease and gluten sensitivities.

The team is led by pediatric gastroenterologists and also includes highly trained nurse practitioners and a registered dietician. Having all of these people with years or expertise and experience of treating children with celiac disease in the one place makes it greatly accessible for patients. In this facility, patients and their families can receive help with diagnosis, treatment, management and support during the often challenging transition to a strict gluten-free diet. Click to continue reading »

Harvester Beer

harvester-gluten-free-beerTriumph Dining recently tried another great gluten-free beer and we were very impressed! Harvester Brewing is a dedicated gluten-free brewery in South East Portland so there is no threat of cross contamination. Ingredients for their beers are sourced locally and everything is naturally gluten-free.

Harvester’s approach to making great tasting gluten-free beer is “don’t start with what you don’t want.” To do this, they use naturally gluten-free ingredients rather than starting with gluten-containing grains and removing the gluten. I think this is a great approach as it leaves me confident that their beer is safe for celiacs to drink. Click to continue reading »

Bard’s Beer

2011-09-20-BardsGFSorghumBeerNo “Beer Week” would be complete without including one of the original and Best selling Gluten-Free Beer…Bards.

While the other beers that we have reviewed take into account brewing styles for a subset of the beer drinking community; Bard makes their Sorghum beer for everyone’s taste.  Click to continue reading »

Dogfish Head Tweason’ale Gluten-Free Beer

This beer is good stuff. Molasses and stone fruit flavors are balanced by strawberries and a malty buckwheat honey. It’s both sweet and  sour.


“It seems as if lots of folks who have gluten-tolerance issues are pining for an interesting beer,” Dogfish founder and president Sam Calagione told us. “While there are a few well-made examples that mirror traditional beer styles, there aren’t any off-centered offerings.”

Enter Tweason’ale. This beer is a joy for the millions of Americans who suffer from Celiac disease can cut back on gluten while relishing the distinction of this very special brew. Click to continue reading »

Triumph Dining launches Gluten-Free Beer Week by blasting off with New Planet Brewing

7393aa84039653fb_New-Planet-6pak_12oz_glass-e1289410543219For the start of Beer Week on the Triumph Dining Blog we had the pleasure of trying three beers from New Planet Brewing in Boulder, Colorado.

Seneca Murley over at New Planet Brewery reached out to us and sent their Treadlightly, 3R Raspberry and Off Grid Pale Ales.

For a long time, the different styles of beers available to the rest of the market have not been easily available for celiacs and other gluten-free drinkers.

New Planet definitely shifts the table toward the rest of theindustry with these three libations. We live in Sierra Nevada Pale Ale country, which is THE local favorite. New Planet’s Pale Ale stacks upwell against Sierra and has an expected hoppy bite that retreats to a smooth aftertaste. One of our reviewers even tasted a hint of scotch flavor.

The Raspberry brew is just like the fruit beers made in the Belgium tradition. In fact, we served them to some friends without telling them they were drinking gluten-free beers and no one knew the wiser. It had the sweet taste that many people like, especially on a hot day.

Treadlighty was actually my favorite – I usually like lagers and this met my needs and taste well. It had a crisp flavor and was exactly what I would choose while watching a football game on a cool Fall day.

You can’t go wrong with any of the New Planet offerings and we can onlyhope that they have enough success to allow them to expand their  portfolio of beers to other styles in the future.

Gluten-Free Restaurants in SLC

the pieAre you a winter sports fan? Is Salt Lake City on your short list of places to visit? If so, read on. We came across this list of Salt Lake City restaurants that keep the needs of celiacs front and center.

Any of the Greek-inspired burgers at Astro Burger can be made on a gluten-free bun. Additionally, Astro Burger maintains a separate deep fryer for fries vs. other breaded products, meaning that your fries will never be cross-contaminated with wheat proteins. These gluten-free options are available at all three Astro Burger locations: Draper, South Jordan and Midvale.

The Pie, Salt Lake City’s well-known pizza shop, can prepare any pizza you want with gluten-free dough. It even makes them in a separate kitchen to minimize the risks of cross-contamination.

Another local company, Costa Vida, is gluten-free except for the tortillas and desserts. If you can be happy eating your Mexican food without tortillas then this restaurant is worth a visit. Click to continue reading »

Gluten-Free at Silver Hills Bakery

SilverHills_GlutenFree_OmegaFlax__LargeImagesThe Triumph Dining team recently had the opportunity to try a fantastic new type of gluten-free bread from Silver Hills Bakery located in Abbotsford, British Columbia.

Silver Hills recently began offering a selection of gluten-free breads which are both high in fibre (more than 5g per slice) and vegan. Currently they offer two organic, whole grain, certified gluten-free breads. Gluten Free Omega Flax and Gluten Free Chia Chia.

The Gluten Free Omega Flax bread contains water, organic whole sorghum, organic whole ground chia seeds, organic cane sugar, organic brown flax seeds, organic whole psyllium husks, yeast, organic rice flour, organic vinegar, sea salt.

The Gluten Free Chia Chia contains water, organic whole sorghum, organic whole ground chia seeds, organic cane sugar, organic whole psyllium husks, yeast, organic rice flour, organic vinegar, sea salt.

Both breads are best toasted and taste great topped with anything from peanut butter to hummus to ham and cheese. Click to continue reading »

Glutino Keeps the Gluten-Free Goodies Coming!

Instant-Pancake-MixGlutino products come to the rescue again for the gluten intolerant and celiacs alike with the release of a gluten-free pancake mix! Their new instant mix is packaged in a portable bottle, only requiring the addition of water to make a quick, easy, delicious and SAFE gluten-free breakfast!

Glutino’s motto is to “live fully” with a life free from “can’t” and “don’t.” Their products strive to provide safe meal options to people living a gluten-free lifestyle, whatever their reason is for cutting out the gluten. Their facilities are dedicated to staying gluten-free, so that no celiac has to worry about possible cross contaminants or dangerous additives. Moreover, most of their Gluten-Free Pantry mixes and all of their premium breads are dairy and casein free as well, which is a common problem among the gluten intolerant. Click to continue reading »

Tim Hortons Introduces Gluten-Free Options

timmiesWhen I lived in Toronto back in 2005, I fell in love with Tim Hortons. I couldn’t get enough of their Ice Capps and Timbits. I wasn’t gluten-free back then so I was able to enjoy all the gluten-filled goodies they had to offer!

I haven’t eaten at Tim Hortons since being diagnosed with celiac disease so I was very excited to read that they have recently introduced a gluten-free item to their menu, a coconut macaroon! The Macaroon is certified through the Canadian Celiac Association Certification Program. The CCA’s trademark assures Canadians with celiac disease and gluten intolerance that products are safe to consume. Click to continue reading »