Monday, July 20, 2009

Have You Met GFRAP?


While I'm trying to figure out how to pronounce GFRAP as a word, let me tell you a little about it. The Gluten Free Restaurant Awareness Program has created a super helpful gluten free restaurant finder online. Actually, it's been around for a couple years, but I didn't know about it, so you may not either.

For people who are gluten free, eating out can be a bit of a chore. First you research the restaurant online. Then, when you can't find enough information, you call every other gluten free person you know to see if they have any more information than you do. By this time (if you're anything like me) you've been snacking on crackers to regulate your blood sugar and are full, making the whole idea of eating out a mute point.

No longer, my friend! The GFRAP gluten free restaurant finder makes this a thing of the past. you can search by zip code, restaurant or type of food and instantly you have a list of places that are committed to making gluten free eating out easier. It's amazing!

The problem is, apparently a lot of restaurants have not heard of this site either. There are several places that I eat that are not on the list. The solution? Suggest to your favorite eating establishments that they add themselves at http://www.glutenfreerestaurants.org/chef.php
This is mutually beneficial in that we of the gluten free community get a better listing of the choices available to us, and the restaurant gains more customers.

Thought for the day: I'm pretty sure that GFRAP cannot be properly pronounced by human lips. It is, however, and African bullfrog greeting.

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