Joel Wasinger



  • Bernice's Bakery

    3 starsSeptember 02, 2015

    190 S 3rd St W, Missoula, Mt 59801

    The staff is friendly and forthcoming. Unfortunately there's almost certainty of cross-contamination so as a celiac I can't risk it. But for others who have less strict needs their stuff looks delicious.

  • Five Guys

    4 starsSeptember 02, 2015

    820 E Broadway St, Missoula, Mt 59802

    Solid franchise with a protocol.

  • Iron Horse Brew Pub

    2 starsSeptember 02, 2015

    501 North Higgins Avenue, Missoula, MT 59802

    They don't have a gluten-free menu and our waitress didn't seem especially informed. After sending her back to check on a couple of things, I feel like management or kitchen staff should have gotten involved. I kept it simple and was okay, but probably wouldn't return. It really doesn't seem like they care about the health of their patrons who need to be gluten-free.

  • Outback Steakhouse

    3 starsSeptember 02, 2015

    2415 N. Reserve, Missoula, MT 59808

    I'm a big fan of Outback, but my experience at this particular restaurant wasn't great. Among other things, we were informed as we went to pay that they don't honor the AARP discount on Fridays and Saturdays. So, yaknow, there's that.

  • Chipotle

    2 starsNovember 18, 2014

    1224 West Hickory Street, Denton, TX 76201

    This particular Chipotle is so-so on the gluten-free.

  • Chiladas Fresh Mex Grill

    5 starsSeptember 28, 2014

    6145 Windhaven Park Trail, Plano, TX 75093

    This is absolutely one of the best places to get gluten-free Mexican, IMO. I don't get the negative reviews. The food is quality, fresh and delicious. I just think it's different from what other folks are used to--which I guess makes sense, because I hate most of those other places. And I'd say it's definitely one of the safest places to eat out if you have celiac disease. I really can't say enough about this place. I love it.

  • Chipotle

    5 starsAugust 06, 2013

    208 N. Market St., Dallas, TX 75202

    Without hesitation or qualification, this is the best Chipotle I have visited anywhere ever. I believe one of the managers has a gluten sensitivity but all of their management is tremendously literate and accommodating. Be sure to tell them of your issue and they will wash their hands, change their gloves and one individual will walk your order through. Plus the staff here is friendly and fast.

  • Snappy Salads

    5 starsJanuary 12, 2013

    5915 Forest Ln, Dallas, TX 75230

    Fresh, healthy, delicious. Amazing staff and management. They understand gluten. Most of the ingredients are naturally gluten-free. What isn't is clearly labeled and segregated. In fact this location seems even better than the others on cross-contamination management. This is our "go to" place.

  • Jason's Deli

    3 starsJanuary 12, 2013

    925 N Central Expy, Plano, TX 75075

    Decent (and aside from gluten, I've always loved this place) but their menu clearly states that it's not for those with celiac disease.

  • TaMolly's Mexican Restaurant

    3 starsSeptember 12, 2012

    3310 St Michael Dr, Texarkana, TX 75503

    If you have a bad experience, please let someone know! :-) Our experience was bad but I am hopeful. Hostess was surly. Staff seemed uninformed. Manager said that they sometimes fry GF foods with floury foods. However I contacted the NFCA and CC'ed TaMolly's. I received a personal email from Bob Strate in which he vowed to correct the problem (which may not have been actual failure of kitchen protocol but the manager's ignorance of it) and I know that NFCA is following up with them. I got emails from two folks at the NFCA and a personal phone call from one of them. I have renewed faith in GREAT Kitchens. I'm willing to believe that our experience was just a bump in the road and look forward to giving them another try. The chips are all we ate (based on a server's assurance; FWIW, they tasted good and were light and crunchy. What we learned from the manager led us to believe that they were likely cross-contaminated. One of the things that Bob assured us is that two out of their five fryers are dedicated gluten-free and 20 feet from the others. My 3-star rating reflects hope more than the actual experience and balances our initial, substantial disappointment with impressive response from corporate. Time will tell.