Monday, May 28, 2012

Gluten Free at the Austin Arboretum

We spent all morning in the car, then this HUGE lunch at the Salt Lick, then we ran around Schlitterbahn, followed by yet more time in the car.  I was nauseous, the kids were dropping, and we just needed a light dinner so we could all go to bed.  Noodles & Company was right next to the hotel and sounded like a good place for the kids.  I figured I would just have a soda.  Not much chance that I could eat anything at a place with a name like "Noodles & Company," right?

I was pleasantly surprised.  Turns out that they have a rice noodle that they can substitute in a number of their noodle dishes to make them GF.  They had a load of disclaimers on the menu about how they can't guarantee there will be no cross-contamination, but they really worked hard to make sure my meal was safe, changing their gloves, using clean utensils, etc.  I had the Pesto Cavatappi (basil pesto, garlic, mushrooms, tomato, wine, cream, and Parmesan) which was the perfect thing for my slightly unhappy tummy.  Nicely spiced, but not overpowering, and very filling.


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