... or maybe $#!t list is more like it...
Let's face it... there's some places that claim to have gluten free options but their waitstaff and preparation leave much to be desired. Education is very simple and I'm happy to help, but some of them just don't see how vitally important it is to provide a safe meal to us.
- Rustico Pizzeria (Third Ward, Milwaukee)
The monthly Gluten Free Get Together group ate here and had lots of issues, including many people getting sick and very rude customer service.
- Wolf Peach (formerly "Roots", Brewers Hill/Riverwest, Milwaukee)
The food is good - when they get it right. However the staff seems to be inconsistently trained on the aspects of gluten-free eating and cross-contamination. I came here when it was Roots and on the same night, my GF friend and her husband were dining there as well (we ran into each other in the line for the restroom). Her husband had the ribs but their server had told her it wasn't gluten-free. My waiter told me they were safe and I ate them - and got sick. Then we had brunch here once it re-opened as Wolf Peach - I was told the quiche was gluten free but when it came out, it had a crust. I asked if the crust was gluten-free and the waiter checked and said "It's all gluten-free EXCEPT the crust - can you just eat around that?" I had to send it back and got really bland eggs instead. We had a better experience with dinner another visit after this - we ate at the downstairs bar and the bartender/server was very knowledgeable, but I was still nervous... just too "hit or miss".
- Espana Tapas House - gluten-free options (the owner has family that is gluten-free so they are knowledgeable) *however* I have had poor - and extremely SLOW - service here twice and the food is "just good" (nothing awesome) and somewhat overpriced for what you get... just my two cents!