• Twigs Tavern & Grille

    5 starsOctober 13, 2013

    401 6th St SW, Rochester, MN 55902

    Twigs has a varied menu that includes gluten free appetizers, warm gluten free bread, with an impressive number of side dishes and entrees. Twigs has a dedicated fryer and they go to great lengths to avoid cross contamination. The food is so good, you'd never know it's gluten free. I just wish that the Twigs Restaurant was available in other cities, and they would educate restaurants throughout the United States. Restaurants could learn a lot from Twigs, as many advertise a gluten free menu, when they don't really have a gluten free menu in the least. What many restaurants have, is a standard gluten filled menu, with key ingredients, that will be excluded when serving gluten free customers. These under serving restaurants, rely heavily on salads, and serve entrees, burgers and sandwiches without the requisite bread. Well, that's not a gluten free menu! These underperforming restaurants, fail to plan at all! They exclude the crackers that should come with the dip, and exclude the bun that should come with the burger. They toss a salad and omit the wheat dusted nuts, cheeses and traditional croutons,. They cook the fish, meat, or vegetables and omit the marinades, dry rubs and sauces. They make a stir fry dish without the soy sauce! Omitting the flavorful glazes, condiments, soups and basting sauces, will result in a dry and tasteless meal. This is just laziness, as gluten free marinades and soy sauces are easily purchased by restaurants through local suppliers, or the Internet. Customers who are gluten free deserve a complete and varied menu. It just takes a little consideration, preparation and planning. Check out Twigs, as they prepare very good food for gluten free, and unrestricted diets as well. You'll feel so welcomed and appreciated, as customers agree it's a great place to enjoy a wonderful GF meal. You'll be so glad you did!