Monday, February 23, 2009

GFRAP Welcomes Friedman's Lunch

Also Adds LI BBQ to Roster

The recently revamped Friedman's Lunch at Chelsea Market is the latest NYC restaurant to join the roster of the Gluten-Free Restaurant Awareness Program (GFRAP). Friedman's offers deli-style breakfasts, lunches, and early dinners daily, with plans to add gluten-free brew, according to Celiac Chick Kim. That should go especially well with the restaurant's crispy herbed French fries and crunchy homemade potato chips! In the meantime, you can always get a can of Dr. Brown's Cel-Ray with your order. Just take note that there may well be a surcharge for any gf breads—including a gf roll and a gf "rye"—ordered with your meal.

Friedman's participation in GFRAP is not coordinated with a local group, but the restaurant is at least the third in the program that is connected to the Phillips restaurant family, which also has a hand in the Asian GFRAP restaurants Lili's 57 and Lilli and Loo.

In other GFRAP news, Long Island's BBQ joint Smoking Sloe's (847 Fort Salonga Road, Northport) is also on the roster. The restaurant's gluten-free menu includes soups and salads as well as ribs and a melt-in-your-mouth wrapped chocolate brownie from Centerport's Azure Chocolat, recently featured in Newsday and mentioned in The New York Times.

Smoking Sloe's participation in GFRAP is in cooperation with the Suffolk County Celiac Support Group (GIG).

And remember, folks: GFRAP welcomes your feedback—positive and negative!

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