Please visit my sponsors:
Check out Gluten Free NOVA Girl's latest giveaway opportunity on the giveaway page! 5 lucky winners will win a free gift card to zpizza. These gift cards can be useMake sure you enter so you have your chance to win :)
Another great gluten free pizza offering! Family friendly is definitely a description that comes to mind when one thinks of Cafe Pizzaiola. Walking in you are immediately greeted with high chairs and a cacophony of sounds from children of all ages. They even have stroller parking outside during the summer! So do not go here if you are looking for a romantic date night out. However, if you're looking for some great carry out or are patient enough to brave the crowd, it's definitely worth the ambiance. For starters, their gluten free pizza is a deliciously crunchy thin crust that actually manages to get a doughy texture. I don't know about you, but there are not many gluten free pizzas that I've tried that have managed to recreate that texture. So when I find it, it's definitely worth revisiting. They also offer a wide variety of fresh toppings ranging from the usual vegetables and meats to specialty offerings like smoked mozzarella. Another plus about this place? The incredibly well stocked bar :) Overall, this place should definitely be added to your list of restaurants to try. Enjoy!
Check out my article on my first anniversary dinner. Restaurant Eve treated us like gold :)
DC Healthy Bites is offering a Probiotics Workshop in August. Learn how to make your own ginger ale and pickles. Discover how important fermented foods are to your digestive health and how easily they can be incorporated into your family meals. You can also enter to win some free giveaways at the event. For more information check out the event listing below!
I'm now a staff writer for DCFüd. Check out the Cookbook Review I did this weekend. Enjoy! http://www.dcfud.com/
I have a confession to make. I have lived in the DC area for six years in August, and yet until last week I'd never been to the Capitol Hill area. Crazy huh? Well, luckily this horrible sin of neglect has now been rectified. I was invited to a networking happy hour event last week at Ambar Balkan Cuisine. Ambar is a unique restaurant to check out with interesting decor, drinks and food dishes. If you have an adventurous palate you should definitely go and try it out.
After my husband and I decided to go for a walk to find a place where we could eat outdoors and enjoy the beautiful evening. We settled on this lovely Italian restaurant that served gluten free pasta. Lavagna offers a variety of delicious sounding dishes, all made with homemade pasta on the premises and farm fresh ingredients. Every ingredient they use comes from a local farm or is made from scratch in their own kitchen. This is definitely a restaurant that promotes eating real in a processed world, which always makes me happy to find. They also graciously offer a substitution of gluten free pasta for any of the dishes on the menu. I got a tasty basil pesto with grilled chicken. Great texture and delicious pesto sauce. We got the added bonus of getting to watch the preservation crew stop by and water the plant on the top of the light pole on the sidewalk in front of our table. Surprisingly quite the process with six foot watering cans and such. Quite interesting to watch. Overall, we had a wonderful night and I'd definitely suggest not only checking out the Capitol Hill area, but also stopping in at this delicious Italian restaurant.
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!