Alpine Bakery in Alpharetta is making the new drool-worthy gluten-free desserts at Cibo e Beve. Chef Linda selected them and thinks they are divine too. Choose from: Death by chocolate, Chocolate with peanut butter mousse, and Chocolate with hazelnut praline.
Brine Modern Seafood Shack at Avalon is ‘the’ place to dine on fresh seafood in Alpharetta. While gluten-free diners can’t indulge on fried seafood, chowder, lobster mac and cheese, or sandwiches, they can have all the cold seafood, entrees minus the pasta, crab and lobster rolls minus the bread, lettuce wrapped tacos, and a variety of tantalizing sides, like slaw, braised kale with bacon, haricot verts with with garlic, soy (gluten-free soy sauce), and chili flakes. I hope they will consider bring in gluten-free sliced bread, hamburger buns, and hot dog buns from local allergen-friendly bakery Pure Knead.
Chick-fil-A has rolled out two new items perfect for enjoying the soon-to-be hot summer nationwide. Starting May 15 until August 19, customers can order a new Smokehouse BBQ Bacon Sandwich and Watermelon Mint Lemonade. The Smokehouse BBQ Bacon Sandwich features Chick-fil-A’s signature grilled chicken along with new ingredients, including bacon coated in a brown sugar pepper blend, colby-jack cheese, green leaf lettuce and a zesty Smokehouse BBQ Sauce crafted specifically for the sandwich. No gluten-free bun yet, so bring in your own or eat it a-la-carte.
Did you know that Cobb Galleria runs a self-operated culinary department. Supported by a full-service kitchen, where all sauces, dressings, marinades, entrees and desserts are made in house, they are more than capable of accommodating multiple food allergies and intolerant. Schedule your next meeting, expo, or party at Cobb Galleria and rest assured knowing the staff has got your food allergy/intolerance back.
A new Dave & Buster’s is open in Alpharetta in North Point Market Center, across from North Point Mall, at 6500 North Point Parkway. They offer a full bar, a gluten-free menu, and hours of game playing options for the whole family. Hours of operation are Sunday – Thursday 11 a.m. – Midnight and Friday – Saturday 11 a.m. – 1 a.m.
There is another reason to head to Krog Street Market. Richards’ Southern Fried has reformulated its fried chicken coating to be free of gluten. This glorious and unexpected change came about because Chef Todd Richards wanted to make sure the chicken was just as crunchy when you got it home as it is at the restaurant. The new chicken blend is made from a combination of corn starch, potato, rice and tapioca flours. And nothing goes in the fryer that contains gluten making the fries a safe bet too. The cornbread, waffle and bun are not gluten-free, but all of the sides are, so you can enjoy a full meal.
Marlow’s Tavern serves up gluten-free cuisine from a dedicated menu, but did you know they used Nima Sensor to create it? Purchased by the R&D department, the Nima Sensor served as the litmus test to ensure staff could manage safe handling procedures during busy times and produce dishes that test negative for gluten. The result is a menu crafted to produce safe and tasty gluten-free cuisine. If you are as sensitive to gluten as I am, speak to the general manager or chef when placing an order.
Atlanta’s first Sweet Charlie’s, a hand-rolled ice cream and yogurt franchise, is set to “roll into Atlanta” Thursday, June 8th. The shop is located adjacent to Superica in Buckhead Court on Roswell Road in north Buckhead. Thanks TonetoATL for the deets.
If you happen to see the Super Tot Truck out and about – stop and indulge. All they make are tots from real potatoes and spices, then top them with scratch-made sauces, hand shredded cheese, local meats, and seasonal vegetables. Nothing goes in the fryer except tots, so they are safe but not all of the toppings are, so ask when ordering.
Table & Main continues to deliver with paleo goodness every Wednesday. Here are the menus for the next two weeks:
June 7 Paper-baked red snapper, asparagus, first-of-season tomato, herb salad, ginger beet relish
June 14, Grilled salmon, spring vegetables, avocado salad, lime honey dressing
Venkman’s is kicking off summer the right way with rosé on tap and seasonal Frosé and Ecto-cooler slushies. Rosé on tap is $8 per glass and the boozy slushies are $7 for a small or large for $9. What a perfect way to stay cool.
Have a safe and tasty weekend!