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. Continue reading “Celiac Disease Center Opens on Long Island”

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. Continue reading “Harvester Beer”

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. Continue reading “Dogfish Head Tweason’ale Gluten-Free Beer”