About Me

Diagnosed 2010. Used to be a foodie who loved serendipity and trying some previously unknown food in some ethnic hole-in-the-wall cafe. Now -- with celiac disease -- I have trouble even eating out without huge amounts of pre-planning.


  • P.F. Chang's

    3 starsApril 06, 2014

    6801 Fayetteville Street, Durham, NC 27713

    Mediocre, inauthentic chain restaurant. The kind I always avoided (and would have given just one star to) before my celiac diagnosis. Now it's the only place I can get Chinese food other than my own kitchen, so I thank them for that. Thus the three stars. It was the one place that my father and I could go to together before he died.

  • Vimala's Curryblossom Cafe

    5 starsApril 06, 2014

    431 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516

    Fantastic food, very GF aware. Some GF beers as well.

  • Twisted Noodles

    5 starsApril 06, 2014

    4201 University Dr, Durham, NC 27707

    My go-to place for GF Thai food. They can make nearly anything GF, and they do so happily. Excellent food. I can't say enough good things about them.

  • The Refectory Cafe

    5 starsApril 06, 2014

    2726 Durham-Chapel Hill Boulevard, Durham, NC 27707

    Very aware of GF issues. Excellent everyday mid-range eatery.

  • Revolution

    5 starsApril 06, 2014

    107 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701

    Very expensive, classy, and a bit chic-chic. Will accomodate GF.

  • Blue Corn Cafe

    3 starsApril 06, 2014

    716 9th Street, Durham, NC 27705

    This is a very good, mid-range restaurant that tries hard in its own way. Be warned: while they mention a couple of GF items on the menu -- not all of these items are truly GF, because they are fried with non-GF foods. A false GF claim like that is very dangerous -- this is why they only get three stars instead of four -- but there are actually many items they can make GF. The wait staff is knowledgeable and ready to steer you toward or away from something appropriate. The food is very good, but not amazing. Also, I see in the entry above the reviews that they have GF chips. THEY DO NOT HAVE GF CHIPS. Their chips are fried in their own fryers. The wait staff confirms this. So FIND ME GLUTEN FREE needs to revise that.

  • Piedmont

    5 starsApril 06, 2014

    401 Foster St, Durham, NC 27701

    Expensive, high-class and very good food. Very aware of GF issues, and can accomodate many menu items.

  • Geer Street Garden

    5 starsApril 06, 2014

    644 Foster St, Durham, NC 27701

    A great informal dining space with very good food and GF-knowledgeable waitstaff. 1) I had a truly great fish taco (grilled fish, corn tortilla), but there were several more good choices I could have gone with. 2) Even better, my wife ordered the special, which included a local sausage. I asked our waiter if he could find out whether or not it was GF, in case I wanted a bite. To my surprise, he already knew that the sausage was not GF. 3) They have Omission beer!