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For all you wine lovers out there, this week is DC Spring Wine Fling Week! Restaurants across the DC area are celebrating their wine programs by offering special pairings, tastings, flights etc along with dinner specials. Check out the list I've compiled below of restaurants with gluten-free menus that are participating in this program. Hopefully you can partake in the wine tasting fun this weekend!
Joe's Seafood Prime Steak and Stone Crab (Washington DC)
M Street Bar and Grill (Dupont Circle)
Ovvio Osteria (Merrifield)- Offers gluten-free pastas and pizzas
Pizza Vinoteca (Arlington)
Ruth's Chris Steakhouse (Dupont Circle, Convention Center and Fairfax locations)
Wildfire (Tyson's Galleria)
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Has anyone tried the new gluten-free Girl Scout cookies yet? I got my new Toffee-Tastic ones today from a troop set up outside the Giant by my house and have to report they are pretty tasty. I had been previously disappointed because they were not listed on any of the sheets I'd seen from Girl Scouts selling. The troop leader told me today that the leaders could only get them by pre-ordering them for these types of sales to the public. So if you'd been looking like me, try asking at one of the set-up tables with Girl Scouts selling. 😃
Looking for a great deal and some tasty gluten-free eats? Northern Virginia Restaurant Week is coming up from March 23-30th.
Check out these restaurants with gluten-free options participating.
American Tap Room (Their Reston location)
Big Bowl (Reston)
Il Fornaio (Reston)
Melting Pot (Reston location)
Mon Ami Gabi (Reston)
Morton's Steakhouse (Reston)
Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar (Tysons Corner/McLean)
Seasons 52 (Tysons Corner/McLean)
Tavern 64 (Reston)
Trummer's on Main (Clifton) Mention allergy and chef will make accommodations
Were you aware that you could qualify for a tax break because you follow a gluten-free diet? Unfortunately, it's a complex deduction that requires a lot of work. But if you're willing to put in the time and effort, you are entitled to the return. All you need to do is:
Probably too late for most of us this tax season, but definitely something to keep in mind for next year. Yay, for extra money in the pocket!
It's that time again! Time for another fantastic Wildfire Gluten-Free Tasting experience! Wildfire is hosting a gluten-free dinner paired with a gluten-free beer tasting on Friday March 27, 2015. The Executive Chefs will present four custom gluten-free courses, each paired with a gluten-free beer and hard cider from New Planet, Bard’s and Angry Orchard.
The event begins with a reception of passed appetizers and the first pairing at 6:30 p.m., followed by the seated dinner at 7:00 p.m. and is priced at $50.00 per person plus tax (gratuity not included). For more information or for reservations, please call Amanda or Erika at (703) 442-9110.
Grilled BBQ Shrimp Skewers
Crispy Chicken Nuggets
orange chili glaze
New Planet Gluten Free, Blonde Ale
Grilled Miso Glazed Sea Bass
braised bok choy, ginger soy, sticky rice
Tomato Glazed Meatloaf
brown butter mashed potatoes
Bard’s Tale Gluten Free Beer
Cinnamon Sugar Doughnuts
vanilla bean ice cream
Angry Orchard “Crisp Apple” Hard Cider
I'm a stay at home mom and writer who has been living in the NOVA area for the past nine years. I love to shop and I love good food. I'm hoping that combo will pay off as I seek out the best gluten free food in the NOVA area. Enjoy!