Lynn – What’s on the Menu?

April 25, 2010

in gluten free, product review, restaurant

A glorious night of sleep, a morning walk with the dogs, and then the cousins went brunching! Abe was speaking on a documentary panel downtown this morning, so it was just Noah, Maya, and me.

After weighing options like The Cheesecake Factory and IHOP, we decided on a non-chain restaurant that we had never heard of, but had good yelp reviews – Ronnie’s Diner.

Breakfast crowds are always a good sign:

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We waited about 10 minutes before we were seated in a comfy booth. Our server couldn’t have been friendlier. I ordered the buckwheat pancakes with blueberries…

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…they had real maple syrup available for an extra $1.75 but I just used a few packets of these instead. I prefer preserves!

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They weren’t crazy loaded with blueberries, but there were enough that I didn’t feel cheated. I traded a bite of my pancakes with Maya for a bite of her potatoes…it was really just an excuse to try the homemade salsa that was on the table.

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This place was a lot of fun – I’m glad we discovered it! Both Noah and I enjoyed our pancakes (he ordered his with bananas) but Maya wasn’t uber impressed with the eggs benedict (“soggy English muffin”). We’ll have to come back sometime with Abe and try more stuff.

Back to the house for some reading/script studying on the beach. I had some year-old Interviews sitting in my car (I love this magazine but it’s just so darn big that I never get around to reading it).

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In case you’re wondering what that little dog is up to in the background, he’s digging for his ball….

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Sundae got in on some sand action too:

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Now we’re playing more Wii (we started a new game, Okami, last night that Maya is really into) and I’m trying to figure out what to make for dinner tonight. I brought over a bunch of products we were sent to review for the blog:

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This pack of “Just 4 Nuts” from Blue Mountain Organics, a company that specializes in raw, organic, gourmet, sprouted superfoods…

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The 4 nuts would be Almonds, Cashews, Pecans and Walnuts – all soaked, sprouted, and dehydrated – which apparently makes them easier to digest, and tastier too…

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…this Bertolli Four Cheese Rosa sauce courtesy of the Foodbuzz Tastemaker Program

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…and these Oregon Oatmeal cookies from Wow Baking Company

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Gluten and wheat free:

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We’ll see how they end up tasting….

I have a pretty good idea about what’s on the menu but I’m open to suggestions - what do you think I should make?!

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