Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Eating out with Celiacs


Eating out is always risky. Mantra of many Celiacs when venturing out in the real world. Who knows who lurks in the kitchen, armed with stupidity and ready to contaminate our meals?
I shiver in my pleather diner booth.
So I make it my mission in life to hunt down the best GF restaurants in my area!
This place is called Morgano's in Middletown, NJ. I heard they were serving Gluten Free Pizza so I went in to get the scoop.
I found a very nice restaurant with plenty of seating. Its casual Italian atomsphere was nice and the whole place looked clean as a whistle. The owner was a nice man who took the time to answer all my questions. I'd definately bring the family there for dinner. (okay, I'd do lunch too)
They have more then just PIZZA! Chicken nuggets! Meatballs! Pasta! Yummmy!
We ordered a pizza to start and it tasted like heaven.
The owner is creating quite a Gluten Free menu with the help of his sister-in-law who happens to be a Celiac. He says he experiments on her ;) She has helped him understand the cross contamination issues and how to safely feed a Celiac. (Thank you sis in law!)
Either way, he makes a great pizza and I'm going back this week to sample some other stuff.
If you're near Middletown, NJ come and check out this great place to dine.
:)
Happy Pizza Day!

2 comments:

Anne said...

Hi,

I live in Middlesex, NJ but travel to the shore area alot in the summer. Where in Middletown is this restaurant? I have not eaten out anywhere in 4 months since being diagnosed. Forever grateful!

Anne

Aimless Writer said...

Anne,
This is on Rt 35 by the Pathmark/Applebee's shopping center. Its kinda on a U-turn behind a bank. There's a little shopping center there with Morgano's and a bar. He's real nice and will make almost anything on his menu Gluten Free.