Monday, November 11, 2013

Eating Gluten-Free at Macky's Bayside Bar & Grill

Beach Towns

It seems that beach towns are pretty much the same everywhere. Traffic. People. Not enough parking.

Bumper to bumper traffic. Mobs of people. Not enough parking where you need it.

Is this a universal truth? Does it have to be a universal truth?

Could we get this un-universal-truthed? Please?

If we could, there would be benefits for us all. Because we all end up at the beach. Sooner or later. We do.

All that traffic proves it.

It's no different in Ocean City, MD. No, not Joisey. Maryland. On the peninsula. And they have beaches.

Beach. Shore. La playa. Whatever you call it. Everyone goes there. Eventually.

And eventually, all those people want to eat.

And us gluten-free want to eat too. Really, we do.

No funnel cakes. No deep-fried Oreos. No churros. No corn dogs. No soft pretzels.

Not for us. None of those things for us gluten-free eaters.

We need real food. Real, gluten-free food.

Luckily, we found a nice place that has a gluten-free menu and a kid's menu.

Macky's Bayside Bar & Grill on Urbanspoon

Macky's Bayside Bar & Grill

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Glutino Gluten Free Bagel Chips - Parmesan and Garlic

Bagel Chips for Everyone

I have had to learn to look past pretzels and pita chips and bagel chips.

These all have been pushed in recent years as a healthy alternative to potato chips, presumably.

I look past all of them. I can't eat any of them. Not usually. Not the usual varieties.

And despite the intended health benefits of *not* eating potato chips, I can, in fact, usually eat baked potato chips. If I find some available. Any potato chips fried in shared vats of oil are still off limits for me. Of course, I never really know which potato chips come from shared vats of oil. I never know what else was fried in that same oil. Cross-contamination is a very real threat to me.

But back to pretzels and pita and bagels.

I can have these if they are gluten-free.

So, when I find gluten-free bagel chips, I want to try them. I don't find them very often. I don't get to try them very often.

This was one of those rare times that I got to try some gluten-free bagel chips.

Glutino Gluten Free Bagel Chips - Parmesan & Garlic