• About Kelli

    Learner, teacher, doggy lover, crafter, camper, wannabe geek. Learning to navigate the real world - of restaurants, grocery shelves, potlucks and parties - with a gluten sensitivity.

    Restaurant Review: Finnish Bistro

    by  • November 11, 2013 • Restaurant Reviews • 0 Comments

    The incredible House "Salaatti" (Salad) at Finnish Bistro in Como neighborhood, St. Paul. Read the full review on TwinCitiesGlutenFree.com!

      My friend Barbara tipped me off to the GF menu at Finnish Bistro when they offered a Living Social deal about a week ago (be sure to read both sides for all the GF choices – it’s formatted kind of weird as two separate PDFs on their site).  I missed the deal, but...

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    Restaurant Review: Chianti Grill

    by  • November 6, 2013 • Restaurant Reviews • 0 Comments

    GF spaghetti straw & hay at Chianti Grill, Roseville, MN. Chianti Grill has a GF menu with a wide selection of wonderful pasta dishes. Read the full review on TwinCitiesGlutenFree.com!

    We enjoy Chianti Grill in Roseville (they also have a Burnsville location), usually with my in-laws.  The service is fantastic and the atmosphere always pleasant.  There is a great Sunday brunch spread, but it doesn’t have too many GF items on it.  Last time all my fellow diners got the brunch buffet and I ordered off the...

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    Restaurant Review: Buttered Tin

    by  • October 30, 2013 • Restaurant Reviews • 3 Comments

    Daily special hash with smoked trout at The Buttered Tin in St. Paul. Read the full review on TwinCitiesGlutenFree.com

    On this dreary October evening, with our first *gasp* snow in the forecast, I am remembering a sunny Sunday morning about six weeks ago, lolling around on the sidewalk as we waited our turn at a quaint table at The Buttered Tin in downtown St. Paul.  Lovely wait and worth it! I had an...

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    Restaurant Review: Shish

    by  • October 23, 2013 • Restaurant Reviews • 1 Comment

    A beautiful spinach omelet from Shish. Read the full review on TwinCitiesGlutenFree.com

    Surprise!  Shish has breakfast!  And I can’t believe how many people seemed to know that – it was busy in there! I had a yummers spinach omelet with rosemary potatoes and fruit (pass on the toast, no GF sub available).  I chose this because it had pine nuts – am a total sucker for...

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    Restaurant Review: Golden’s Deli

    by  • October 20, 2013 • Restaurant Reviews • 0 Comments

    Golden's Deli Review on Twin Cities Gluten Free

    After our glorious morning at the St. Paul Farmers’ Market, we were pretty hungry, and my friend Adam recommended we hit Golden’s Deli, right across the street.  What a wonderful Bohemian treat of a place!  The hodgepodge of tables and chairs, the funky variety of art, the variety of loose leaf teas, high industrial...

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    Fast Food: Panera Bread

    by  • October 16, 2013 • Fast Food • 0 Comments

    Panera Review by Twin Cities Gluten Free

    Reminder:  I do not have Celiac disease – sometimes I might be willing to take a risk on a place that someone else maybe shouldn’t, and it’s up to you to decide for yourself. I’ve eaten at Panera a handful of times since going off gluten.  It’s not my top choice, because there’s a...

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    Fast Food: Jersey Mike’s

    by  • July 27, 2013 • Fast Food • 0 Comments

    Jersey Mike's "sub in a tub." Almost all their sandwich combos are GF and they make them into this delicious salad. Twin Cities locations in Blaine, Woodbury, St. Anthony Village, Coon Rapids and in Mankato as well.

    A relative newcomer to the Twin Cities scene, it looks like Jersey Mike’s has been around for quite a while in other locales.  We tried the new Blaine location, and as of this post, there are also locations in Woodbury, St. Anthony Village, and Coon Rapids and down in Mankato.  St. Louis Park is...

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    Dessert Review: Cupcake

    by  • July 27, 2013 • Dessert Reviews • 0 Comments

    Moist, rich Michelle Obama cupcake at Cupcake on University Ave. in Minneapolis. Also enjoy macarons (all GF) and a GF Lemon Blueberry cupcake.

    Cupcake is a delightful little coffeeshop, bakery and light meal location on University Ave. in the Prospect Park neighborhood of Minneapolis.  Bryce and I popped over there tonight to enjoy a cupcake each.  I ordered the Michelle Obama, a GF fudgey delight with a moist cake and almost too-rich-to-handle frosting.  That said, I’m not...

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