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For years, said chef Alain Ribiere, customers at Jonathan's American Bar & Grill in Garden City Park had been asking him for gluten-free menu items. Gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley and rye, cannot be digested by people who suffer from celiac disease; other people are allergic to it, and still others avoid it out of a belief that a gluten-free diet is healthier.
So Ribiere went...Read more »
Nicole Lawrence and Kathy Gerdes, owners of FeelGoods Café in St. James, have just renamed their place FeelGoods EdgyBurger Bar. This, even though their new sign isn’t quite ready.
“We were going to change the menu after the first of the year,” said Gerdes. After losing power for a week after superstorm Sandy, though, she and Lawrence decided, after dumping everything, to seize the opportunity...Read more »
The celiac community suffered a blow last July when a fire destroyed the Bellmore facility of Joan’s GF Great Bakes, a leading source of gluten-free breads, muffins, pizzas, bagels and more.
Rejoice then: Joan’s has relocated to Freeport and on Sunday Joan Popkin and her son Ken are opening their doors to show off the new space. “We’ve got about three times the room here,” Popkin said. “We...Read more »