Time to recap all that the Atlanta gluten-free restaurant, shopping, and dining scene has to offer. This week’s contenders include, restaurant openings, reopening, and happenings, foodie events, new restaurants with gluten-free options, and the addition of gluten-free products to menus:
Support groups information hasn’t been included previously, but there is a new group is starting up in McDonough called Turner Gluten Intolerant and Celiac Friends. The group will meet the last Monday of each month at Turner United Methodist Church, 2957 Turner Church Road. Meetings start at 7 p.m. and last for an hour. For more information, call 770-318-7874.
We now return to our regularly scheduled dining and shopping report:
Good Karma Coffee House is now making danish – real danish in blueberry, apple, lemon, pumpkin, strawberry, strawberry with cream cheese, etc. with vegan options too. They have also pumped up their vegetarian lunch options with the triple stack beet sammy – rubbed baked beets, cranberry horseradish, pickled onions and avocado slices. Double chocolate chip cookies and pumpkin bread with cinnamon icing are also featured in their bakery case. The menu changes daily, so be sure to check their site before heading over.
Madre + Mason is opening on October 1. The new concept from Chef Calavino and Doria Roberts features Latin-inspired Southern cuisine complete with four separate area – a patio, bar, dining room, and lounge – to enjoy a fusion meal, Latin wine, drinks, or lite bites. Chef Calavino is working on adding some exciting gluten-free cuisine to the menu, so stay tuned for more details.
Tuesday, October 13, Oak Steakhouse invites guests to dine alongside local ranchers Andrew and Julie McPeake and the Certified Angus Beef brand® while enjoying a special four-course menu crafted by executive chef Eric Zizka. The menu for the evening boasts some of the best Certified Angus Beef® cuts that will be paired with elegant wines to complement each course. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. and costs $85 per person to attend.. For reservations or more information, call 678-722-8333.
Publix has added Three Bakers Gluten-Free Bakery breads to its gluten-free offerings in its Georgia and Florida stores. Look for their white, rye-style, and whole grains breads in their freezers soon. All of these breads are free of dairy and soy, but they do contain eggs.
Seven Sisters Scones has opened its brick and mortar store in Johns Creek is ready for business. Gluten-free scones, made in a shared environment, are offered daily. Their savory and sweet scones can still be found at the following farmers markets: Alpharetta Farmer’s Market, Johns Creek Farmer’s Market – Newtown Park, Marietta Square Farmers Market, and Roswell Farmers and Artisans Market.
Wristbands relieve Taste of Atlanta attendees from trifling with paper tickets, coupons and cash at this year’s mega-munch out in Midtown’s Tech Square Friday, September 25 through Sunday, September 27. Tap-and-go wristbands are new this year offering attends free hands for enjoying samples from Article 14, Bellina Alimentari, FLIP burger boutique, Gypsy Kitchen, MAX’s Wine Dive, Smokebelly BBQ, Stem Wine Bar, The Big Ketch Saltwater Grill, The Southern Gentleman and Twin Smokers BBQ — over 90 restaurants in all. Tickets are still available online and onsite (for a higher cost), so get yours before they are all gone.
Tin Roof Kitchen in Alpharetta is reopening on October 14 with a revamped menu created by Robyn and Chef Greg DeMichiel. The restaurant closed in May due to constant staffing issues that kept the owner away from her family far too often. Chef Greg DeMichiel is the executive chef and partner in the business as well. Greg and Robyn decided that their style of food and passion for using fresh, seasonal ingredients would compliment each other and the gluten free concept on which Tin Roof was founded.
Have a safe and delicious weekend!