Category Archives: Restaurant Reviews

Due North

Every year since the Midwestern Gentleman and I met, we have taken a late-summer vacation on the North Shore of Lake Superior in Minnesota.  We’ve been particularly excited about this year’s trip, because we secured a phenomenally beautiful, hike-in campsite on … Continue reading

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Eating Gluten-Free in the Phoenix Area

I enjoyed a brief vacation at my mom’s new place in Arizona last week, and it was a treat to eat out at several restaurants which can accommodate gluten-free diners.  I tend to have more confidence in restaurants that specify … Continue reading

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Daawat 2013: An Indian Feast with A Philanthropic Mission

Last weekend, for the second year in a row, the Midwestern Gentleman and I were delighted to join friends to attend Daawat, a fundraising event sponsored by the Iowa State University student group “Sankalp.”  For the past 17 years, Sankalp … Continue reading

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Eating Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free in Kansas City, MO

On Week 6 of the Elimination Diet, I decided to add nightshades back onto the menu so our long weekend in Kansas City, MO, wouldn’t be quite so difficult to negotiate culinarily.  I was still avoiding gluten, dairy, and corn … Continue reading

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Bombfire Pizza

For my day job as a book and paper conservator, I recently attended a weekend-long continuing education workshop at the Campbell Center for Historic Preservation in Mt. Carroll, IL.  The program’s director encouraged workshop participants to join her for dinner … Continue reading

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Holiday on the North Shore: Two Harbors, MN

Something happens to me when I get as far north as Duluth, MN.  Driving from Iowa, we take 35 N to get to the North Shore, and at Duluth we get our first glimpse of Lake Superior.  The sight of … Continue reading

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Weekend in Santa Fe: Part II

The second day of our weekend in Santa Fe was as crazily jam-packed as the first.  After a fortifying brunch of fresh fruit and jalapeno-cheese quiche at the Inn on the Paseo, we started the day with some museum time.  … Continue reading

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A Rainy Weekend (?!) in Santa Fe, NM: Part I

We dodged between the rain drops, so to speak, during our weekend visit to Santa Fe, New Mexico.  A friendly shop owner informed us that the unusual May cold front and rain had swept into northern New Mexico from Iowa.  … Continue reading

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