1. Kristy K. James
    September 27, 2013 @ 4:05 am

    Oh, don’t envy me, Kathie…that is the only place in town that I know for sure I can get gluten-free food.

    I did think I had it made for Mexican food. There’s a Chipotle restaurant in the mall in Lansing, and I was excited to try it. The only thing that’s supposed to have gluten is their flour tortillas, so my daughter and I stopped in for tacos. But when I saw them putting the corn tortillas on the SAME warmer as the flour tortillas, I cancelled my order. Yeah…um…no thanks.

    There is an Outback Steakhouse in Lansing, too…and I understand they have a gluten-free brownie…so I may try that someday. I’ll just hope the service is better than what you got.

    It’s a shame that their employees are so inept. Gives them a bad name, not to mention the servers probably get lousy tips.

    I’m nervous about sending food back, so I’d have probably just said to charge me for the salad and soda. I like steaks fairly pink in the middle. Not blood red…but close. And one day at a restaurant, mine came out so well done and tough, I had no intention of eating it. So the waitress took it back. Twenty minutes later I muttered something about it taking so long it was probably going to be raw. And I wasn’t far off. It looked like all the cook did was slap it on the grill, count to ten, flip it over, count to ten again and put it on the plate. When I cut into it, it was as red as the stuff you see in the meat department at the supermarket. I told the waitress to just charge me for the salad, potato, roll and soda. I wasn’t eating that steak either.

    So after that, if I don’t get what I order, I do without. I wouldn’t put it past cooks to spit on my food (or worse). Yes, I’m paranoid. I watched too many episodes of 20/20 and Primetime Live. 🙂


  2. Kathie Thompson Juliano
    September 26, 2013 @ 11:59 pm

    I so envy you, we only had 2 safe restaurants in town that do Gluten Free, Outback and Sonny’s BBQ, we took my parents out to dinner tonight at Outback, we haven’t been there since June because the last 3 times we went the service was lousy but we had really big parties 8-16 so I put it up to that. Well tonight was worse and I didn’t think that was possible. The messed up both Mother’s and my plate, the poor servers reading off the ticket “pork tenderloin, green beans and mashed potatoes” except the sauce was supposed to be on the side and the plate had no potatoes, at all. Mine was no sauce and a baked potato, no veggie. They got the veggie and potato right. So we sent them back. Hers came out ok my second one was pork, mashed and beans but “it’s gluten free” Yippee, the manager is assuring us as I am waiting for attempt number 3 that I don’t have to worry, they take gluten free very seriously, ah Ok, but you can’t get the order right and I’m supposed to trust you? I finally got the plate and I didn’t get sick but now I’m down to one safe place to eat in town.


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