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Elevation Burger
7810 Wormans Mill Road
Frederick, MD 21701


5.0 Palms
5.0 Palms
Burger restaurant with gluten free options in Frederick, Maryland

Reviewer: DC_Celiacs from DC/MD/VA,
Reviewed on Apr 12, 2013

It's a new fast-food style restaurant in the Wegman's complex on the North end of Frederick. It has delicious organic grass-fed beef burgers, and hand cut shoestring style fries that are in a dedicated peanut oil fryer. Extra toppings are delicious, but everything except lettuce and tomato is an additional charge. Good quality ingredients if you are in a hurry and looking for that kind of food. I am told that their ice cream and shakes are out of this world, but have to go when I can share it with someone, because that much dairy will do me in :) FYI: don't even bother asking about both veggie burgers here -- they are loaded with soy sauce, wheat, and soy. Definitely not gluten free fare. If you are questioning any ingredients at all due to other allergies, the cashiers will immediately hand you an ingredients list card for all items in the restaurant. The print was large enough that I didn't have to hold up the line to get my readers out too, bonus! They get an A+ in my book for that style restaurant.
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Ghana Cafe
1336 14th Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20005


5.0 Palms
5.0 Palms
Everything gluten free at this restaurant in Washington, DC

Reviewer: DC_Celiacs from DC/MD/VA,
Reviewed on Feb 22, 2013

I just wanted to share a good experience at Ghana Cafe on 14th Street near Logan Circle. The restaurant is very casual, and it was not at all crowded on a Monday night (3 tables, including ours). The owners (a Ghanian couple) took our drink and food orders and answered our questions. NONE of the dishes have gluten (or dairy) in them. Ghanians do not use wheat or dairy at all in their cooking, and this restaurant is authentic. So there is really no concern with cross contamination which is always a huge comfort for me. They do serve beer which of course has gluten but the food is all safe according to the owners. I had the "Red red" - fried plantains and bean stew with a side of spinach and pumpkin seeds. It was delicious. My dining companions all had the Jollof with either goat or chicken and they all loved it. My husband who is hard to please said after 2 bites, "Why have we not been coming here more often? I could eat this goat all day!"

I've read complaints on yelp and elsewhere that the service is slow, and maybe it was, but it really just felt more relaxed. We were able to take our time, have a drink, enjoy our food, and linger for a little while after dinner. They did come to check on us a couple of times but otherwise left us alone to enjoy our meal. We will definitely be going back!
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Chef Tony's (formerly Visions Restaurant)
4926 Saint Elmo Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814


5.0 Palms
5.0 Palms
Highly recommend this restaurant in Bethesda, MD for gluten free dining

Reviewer: DC_Celiacs from DC/MD/VA,
Reviewed on Jan 29, 2013

We went on Friday night before a concert up the road at Strathmore. Having never been there and having seen mention of gluten free options on their website, we opted for the tasting menu. Boy was that a good idea! I told our excellent waiter that I was Gluten Free but my husband was not and we proceeded to get 6 courses of really good food - only some of which were specifically modified to give me a Gluten Free option. I got cucumber slices to enjoy the cheese sampler to start - hubby got pita bread which he said was a very tasty. This was followed by calamari (his was fried, mine was in a garlicy sauce) - I would have sworn before I went that I did not like calamari but this was delicious.

The grilled Cesar salad, cod and chorizo stew, and beef brisket didn't seem to need any adjustments since we ate from the same plate. His dessert was cheesecake, mine was a perfectly nice creme brulee (which I honestly didn't need given all I had already eaten!)

At the end of the meal, Chef Tony came out of the kitchen to check on us and make sure I was happy with the Gluten Free options.

I don't know that I could eat 6 courses again but I certainly will go back.
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Chima Brazilian Steakhouse
8010 Towers Crescent Drive
Tysons, VA 22182


5.0 Palms
5.0 Palms
Gluten free at Brazilian Steakhouse in Tysons Corner, VA

Reviewer: DC_Celiacs from DC/MD/VA,
Reviewed on Jan 10, 2013

Our family has eaten at Chima. We've never had a problem with gluten and I'm very sensitive. I've even eaten off of the large salad bar which I usually never ever do. But they run a tight ship there and attend to the food. The rolls were always gluten free but not dairy free. I believe they are either the Chebe brand or something like it. No nutritional value but tastes good. But then again going to an all you can eat steak house is not something to do everyday. I always let the staff know however so they can take care to inform me what is safe as we go. They will bring lots of little dishes to the table so ask about those. SUBMITTED BY A MEMBER OF THE DC CELIACS SUPPORT GROUP http://www.dcceliacs.com

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The Cheesecake Factory
2900 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22201


1.0 Palms
1.0 Palms
Not a good gluten free experience at Cheesecake Factory in C

Reviewer: DC_Celiacs from DC/MD/VA,
Reviewed on Jan 04, 2013

I know that this location has gotten a bit of a reputation for not being the most consistent, but I took my chances for a family member's birthday lunch as it was the desired location of said birthday boy. Warning: they have a dirty kitchen. I was very clear in the need for Gluten Free meal, stated it was a health concern, etc. A special waitress came over and took my order, and she was very confident in that my request of "plain broccoli and baked salmon" was something that the kitchen could "absolutely" prepare. This gave me confidence. I was 4 bites into said broccoli when I discovered pieces of wheat pasta on the plate, hidden in the pile of broccoli -- not full pieces, but 4-5 two inch pieces of pasta that had clearly fallen off of dirty utensils in the kitchen. The manager apologized and then told me how careful they are; that broccoli is steamed away from the pasta. I told him that the precaution makes no difference if you use pasta crusted tongs to plate the dish. Even without the health concern (and I am sensitive, so the tummy is still not right), I found it disgusting that pieces of old food for another person's meal landed in mine. BEWARE. SUBMITTED BY A MEMBER OF THE DC CELIACS SUPPORT GROUP http://www.dcceliacs.com

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