Apr 09

Hancock Gourmet Lobster Company’s Gluten Free Mac and Cheese


Founded in 2000, Hancock Gourmet Lobster Company is a specialty food business that offers all natural, high quality gourmet lobster and seafood specialty products that are ready to serve— making Maine lobster more accessible to consumers. The test kitchen is located in Cundy’s Harbor, Maine’s oldest commercial lobstering village, and a production and fulfillment center is in Topsham, Maine, just a few miles away. In June 2012 Hancock Gourmet Lobster Company introduced a gluten free lobster mac and cheese. As the importance to accommodate dietary restrictions and preferences became more prevalent in the food industry, they enthusiastically stepped up to the plate to offer a variety of gluten free products. The company now offers a new gluten free version of their famous, award-winning Lobster Mac and Cheese! Last month I… Read More »

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Apr 03

Restaurant Review: The Barking Crab & a new menu featuring gluten free options

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Boston’s Iconic Waterfront Seafood Shack Introduces New Chef and New Menu to Kick Off its 20th Anniversary Year The Barking Crab restaurant, Boston’s beloved seafood shack, went back to basics this past year, paring down its menu and reemphasizing its commitment to serving fresh, local seafood prepared with a “hook-to-table” sensibility. Now, the Barking Crab has completed ‘phase 2′ of its reinvention with a new executive chef, Joshua Brown, along with a new menu—just in time to celebrate its 20th anniversary year! ABOUT THE BARKING CRAB & “20-YEARS” Opened in Boston in 1994 as an outdoor summer seafood shack, an adjunct to Neptune Seafood & Lobster Fish Market, the Barking Crab now stands in the gateway to The Seaport District of Boston, a much loved stop on The Boston Harborwalk. Offering a unique on-the-water dining experience—outside on the back deck under the tent… Read More »


Mar 27

Product Review: Nada Bits Gluten Free Breadcrumb Substitute


Just a hint of crunch and flavor can turn an ordinary meal or snack into an exciting, fun eating experience. Nada Bits are evenly crushed, gluten free, nut free, sodium free, and cholesterol-free corn tortilla chip crumbs that can be used as a breadcrumb substitute to coat, top or layer. Nada Bits are super versatile. Available in two flavors, original and lemon, these crunchy, corn chip crumbs liven up soups and chili, put a crunchy spin on salads and add crunch to desserts. The ways to use Nada Bits are endless; try them as a crust, in cobbler, as a breadcrumb substitute or as a gluten-free mac & cheese topping too!  See more recipe ideas for great ways to use Nada Bits! Nada Bits were first introduced in April 2013… Read More »

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Mar 19

Bella Sun Luci Sun dried tomatoes Review & Giveaway

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Founded in 1987, Mooney Farms is a third generation, family-owned company rooted in quality, integrity and family values. Located in Newman, CA, Mooney Farms tomatoes are sun dried in California’s most advanced dry yard. Mooney Farms uses premium ingredients to create their line of healthy Mediterranean inspired products. From sun dried tomatoes to olive oil, pasta sauce, and risotto, the Bella Sun Luci line has a variety of products to offer its consumers. Money Farms was kind enough to send me their line of Sun Dried Tomato products to try, including: Sun Dried Tomato Halves with Extra Virgin Olive Oil with Italian Herbs Julienne Cut Sun Dried Tomatoes in Olive Oil with Italian Herbs Sun Dried Tomato Pesto with Whole Pine Nuts Bruschetta with Italian Basil Sun Dried Tomato and… Read More »


Mar 10

Experience Tesca’s Wine Grotto & Gluten Free Menu Options


Recently BEELINE held a contest and I won the grand prize—an exclusive dinner at Tresca’s romantic Wine Grotto. WOW is right! This was much different than your typical night out. It was an experience like no other. Jeremy and I were treated to a 4-course meal seated at one of the most exclusive and romantic tables in Boston. Tresca, located in the North End, has one private table in its Wine Grotto, secluded from the rest of the restaurant and other diners. We felt like we were dining in our own private restaurant. The Sommelier was incredibly helpful in helping us pick the perfect wine to pair with our meal. He was incredibly knowledgeable about Italian wines and after discussing our likes and dislikes (honestly, I don’t really dislike anything… Read More »

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Mar 04

Gluten Free Menu Options at Del Frisco’s Steakhouse // Seaport


On Saturday I attended a complimentary lunch at Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House with Blog and Tweet Boston. Del Frisco’s was born more than 20 years ago and embodies the rich tradition of the classic American steakhouse, with impeccable chef-driven cuisine, an extensive award-winning wine list, and unparalleled hospitality. The Boston location is nestled in the Seaport District at Liberty Wharf. Featuring spectacular harbor views, a sprawling waterfront patio, and a grand circular bar, the sleek, modern main dining room is flanked with deep booths, private and semiprivate dining rooms. The entire restaurant is skirted with jaw dropping display of wines behind glass. Upon arrival we were immediately greeted by a friendly staff. At the bar we were treated to samples of two of Del Frisco’s most popular drinks:… Read More »


Feb 13

Restaurant Review: Skipjack’s Best Fresh Seafood Gluten Free Menu

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Located in the heart of the Back Bay, Skipjack’s has devoted itself to serving the freshest seafood from around the world. Skipjack’s was named after a type of tuna that is indigenous to the Pacific Ocean and known for tenacity and strength.  Owner Jeff Senior chose the name to reflect his vision of a restaurant renowned for its aggressive pursuit of the highest quality products, while keeping prices affordable. Skipjack’s offers a gluten free menu with interesting and varied selections for seafood (and even non-seafood) lovers. The portion sizes are quite generous; you definitely get a great value for your dollar. While the menu is not inexpensive, the prices are fair and certainly much better than some of the overpriced trendy, but mediocre, places on Newbury Street. The gluten free… Read More »

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Jan 09

Restaurant Review Gluten Free Options at Jerry Remy’s Sports Bar in Fenway

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Sports bars are one of the hardest places to find gluten free options. Has this ever happened to you?  You meet your friends at a sports bar, ready to cheer on your favorite team, and there’s nothing you can eat. Well, you can usually find a bed of iceberg lettuce and a glass of water, but what’s the fun in that? You’re hungry too and you wish you could eat what everyone else was eating… Well imagine my excitement when I learned that Jerry Remy’s Sports Bar & Grill recently unveiled a gluten free menu (in addition to a vegetarian and vegan menu). The menu isn’t just salad and bun-less sandwiches. The gluten free menu includes appetizers, sandwiches, burgers (with buns!), pastas, and much more. Update (April 10, 2014): Jerry… Read More »


Jan 03

Crab Cakes and Remoulade Sauce Gluten Free & Dairy Free


These gluten free crab cakes are easy to make and have all the flavor of traditional crab cakes. Crab Cakes 16 oz jumbo lump crab ¼ cup green onion 1 red pepper, finely diced ½ onion, finely diced 1 celery stalk, finely diced 1-2 teaspoons minced garlic 1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard ¼ cup mayo 2-3 Dashes Tabasco sauce Juice of 1 lemon 1 Tablespoon Chili Sauce 1 box Glutino Gluten Free Vegetable Crackers 1 Tablespoon olive oil 1 Tablespoon Old Bay Seasoning Salt and pepper to taste Heat 1 Tablespoon Oil. Sauté vegetables until translucent. Let vegetable mixture cool completely. Finely grind the crackers in a food processor. Once cooled, mix the vegetable mixture with the crab, green onions, mayonnaise, mustard, lemon juice, Tabasco, chili sauce, Old Bay, salt and… Read More »


Dec 30

Restaurant Review: Gluten Free Menu at Bonefish Grill Burlington, MA

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Bonefish Grill opened it’s first Massachusetts location in Burlington on November 11, 2013. This Florida-based chain features a variety of seafood items, including shrimp tacos, fish burgers, Chilean sea Bass, grilled rainbow trout, and grouper, and the menu also has non-seafood items such as chicken and steak. Bonefish Grill offers guests unique fresh fish from all over the globe that is hand picked, inspected, and cut daily, and then wood grilled to perfection. Fueled by their mutual passion for fish and adventure, Bonefish Grill’s founders set out to create a unique dining experience- one that would take the mystery out of fish for people who didn’t eat it very often, and yet provide further mystery for the truly adventurous. Bonefish Grill has a gluten free menu that features everything from… Read More »

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