Milwaukee Summerfest Makes it A Little Easier if You’re #glutenfree

July 5, 2010

I love Chicago and all the festivals that happen around the city every summer BUT I am always disappointed at how little I can eat and drink. Chicago needs to take a page from the Milwaukee Summerfest handbook. I was there on Saturday and could not believe all the choices that worked for me.

Best of all was glutenfree beer on draft. Yes, you heard that correctly—ON DRAFT.

I cannot begin to explain how nice it was to walk around with a cup that held the same beverage as all of my friends. I mean there are only so many times you can get excited about drinking cheap white wine while all your friends are throwing back cold beers. Summerfest doesn’t dissapoint on food either. Not limited to straight fried festival food, there was food from a HUGE array of ethnic restaurants including greek and thai—two of my allergy free (MOST of the time) stand-bys.

Have to give a shoutout to stack’d burger bar as well. I read about them on twitter recently so we stopped there for lunch on our way out to the ‘fest. What intrigued me about the bar was that they had a gluten free hamburger roll and a designated GF french fry fryer. The roll didn’t work for me (milk and mozzerella added in but 100% GF for those of you who are celiac or just gluten free) but the fries were delicious and I can never turn down New Grist in any of it’s forms (bottle or draft).

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