Thursday, December 16, 2010

Hog wild pit BBQ

Last night my family went to hog wild BBQ.  BBQ is something I have really missed.
I know we have Jack Daniels BBQ sauce and Chili's ribs but it's not authentic.  Hog wild was really good.
They knew about the allergy and said they served lots of celiacs.   They seemed to know what they were doing.
I did have a concern about the modified food starch in the BBQ sauce but I feel fine the next day.  I had amazing  ribs and brisket.  My mouth is watering remembering.  The baked beans were also awesome.

On another note, how awesome is it to live in Wichita and have celiac?  We really do have a ton of options.

We have about 4 stores for groceries.  We have tons of places to eat.  We just need a bakery!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Jason's Deli

My wife and I recently went to Jason's Deli.  They have a gluten free menu and even gluten free Bread for the sandwiches.  It is not too crumbly or dry.  It mostly tastes like bread.  Make sure you give them a try.  I really enjoyed it!

And seriously you can't go wrong with the ice cream at the end. you can have milk. d'oh.

Five guys on the East side

There is a new five guys burgers and fries.  They fry the fries in a dedicated vat.  They can give you a burger with no bun and its super tasty.  I have gone 4 times in the last two weeks.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

New gluten free mac and cheese

Annie's has a new gluten free mac and cheese.

When  I heard my wife bought it on sale I was so fired up!  It looked just like velveeta.
Sadly it tastes just like it.  I would pass on this one since it is so expensive.

In other news I just realized how little I update this.  I have a ton of awesome stuff and will be better at updating.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Hu Hot safety advice

Hey guys,
We went to Hu Hot (Mongolian grill) yesterday and learned that they have rice noodles in the back.  One of our biggest fears there is how often the gluteny noodles fall in the with the rice noodles but if you tell them you have an allergy then they are awesome to bring out fresh ones just for you.

The rest is at your own risk but this helps.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Rubio's fish taco's made from home gluten free

Ok, I love Rubio's fish tacos and I had to find out how to make them or I would die of reverse lead poisoning. I found this recipe on but tweaked it for the celiac patient. If you are a Kansas person you may tell me, "Dale, you are a freak, that sounds gross." My response is "You are gross and once you try it you will love it and crown me king of something." By the way If you want to make these like Rubio's you have to buy the awesome tortillas by "Porklyand" at

12 pieces (1.5 oz each) of mild tasting fish (Rubio’s™ uses Pollock but any cod will work.  I am cheap so I used cheapo tilapia which was okay)
12 Corn tortillas
Vegetable oil for deep frying. Amount will vary depending on your fryer.
1 Cup all purpose flour (I use gluten free pantry.  It's cheap)
1 Cup beer. (Use Bard's gluten free or redbridge)
Garlic powder/onion powder to taste. Start with less and add as you like.
Black Pepper to taste. Start with less and add as you like.
1 Cup of Rubio’s™ White Sauce  (Half mayo and Half yogurt)
3 Cups of finely shredded cabbage/ or lettuce

1.Combine the flour with the garlic powder and black pepper. Mix this with the beer and let it sit for an hour.
2.Wash the fish in water with a bit of salt or some lime juice then dry it completely.

3.Heat the vegetable oil to 375 degrees. You can check the oil temperature by dropping a 1″ cube of bread and watching for it to float. If it takes a while to float it’s not hot enough. Don’t overheat the oil or your batter will burn and the fish won’t cook.
4.Vigorously whisk the batter before dipping the fish. This will help make the batter lighter and crispier.

5.Dip the fish into the batter and immediately into the hot oil. Cook until golden brown, turning as necessary.

6.While your frying the fish, begin warming your tortillas. The best way to do this is to heat them on a dry hot skillet until hot. Place the hot tortillas in a tortilla warmer and keep covered. (seriously though, the microwave is fine.)

7.add salsa. (I like to blend together tostito's salsa to make it more like Rubio's.) 

1.Place a warm tortilla on your plate.

2.Place a piece of the fish on the center of the tortilla.

3.Spoon a small amount of the white sauce over the fish. Be liberal with it, but you don’t want it to drip out while you’re eating. You can add cheese too.
4.Spoon some of the salsa over the fish.

5.Put a small handful of the cabbage on top (I prefer lettuce)

6.Squeeze a wedge of lime over the top

8.Fold up the tortilla and enjoy.  Seriously if you don't like this your taste buds are made of stone and you are an idiot.    :)

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Five Guys burgers and fries! It's amazing, no lies.

I had this for the first time in North Carolina and was excited to hear they were coming to Wichita. 
I had been told in the past they could make a wrap for you, however, they were unable when I got there.  However that does not stop me from telling you to throw down whatever trash you happen to be eating right now and eat at five guys right now!  The meat is amazing, you can pick the toppings which are all free sans bacon. 

However the real kicker is the fries.  They are made in a dedicated frier and are gluten free. They have mega portions and sweet tea.  Please go there and request one on the east side of town.  They told me they will hope to build one on the East side sometime at the end of this year.  Hooray!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Red Robin left me whistling

I have eaten at Red Robin a couple of times recently and have been suprised at how well they treat me.  They know about celiac and they are very careful.  They don't do anything crazy like making gluten free buns, but they are still kind and knowledgable.  They use a dedicated frier for the fries and the burger wrap was pretty well done.  Fries.  Seriously.  I love fries.  Just make sure to ask for no seasoning on the burger or fries. 

Also we have struggled going out recently because of our daughter, Faith and finding a baby sitter.
If you like loud places, or have kids its perfect.  If you would like a nice quiet evening, go elsewhere.

Also, I will soon pot a recipe I tried out to make for Rubio's Fish Taco's.  I miss them some thing terrible and so attempted to make them myself.  It could not have turned out better.