I was told of this website/mobile app last night. Although it is flawed in that it bases all of its information on consumer opinion and each of these opinions is based on a different need. I mean someone whose allergy is not as severe as a throat closing up is not going to necessarily need quite as much attention paid to their allergy as someone who does. Also unfortunately, none of us know what exactly is going on in the kitchen away from our tables. However, this app is at least a step in the right direction. I know DC Healthy Bites is working to create a database where the restaurants are sharing their menu information and are rated on their awareness and attention to handling consumers with allergies.
The word is out there and maybe someday we can all go to a restaurant and order without worrying. In the meantime, what tools do you use to find safe dining experiences?