I recently posted a review of Turner Fisheries on my Examiner site here. About 99% of their menu is gluten-free or can be prepared gluten-free. It's an amazing place with outstanding food, and you should check out my review on the Examiner for more information and pictures!

I was so excited to see The Abbey finally open up around the corner from my apartment. Washington Square is already a great neighborhood full of wonderful restaurants and bars. The staff is very knowledgeable about gluten, but if you're just looking at the menu on your own, you'll assume that you won't have many options.

On a recent visit to The Abbey, I had the mussels sauteed in white wine and garlic. I usually try not to eat mussels very often because they aren't very filling for me, and this proved true again with this starter portion, but I scarfed them down so quickly that I was practically drooling over the idea of getting another plate. The sauce was really light and fragrant, and I imagine that if I were able to eat the fries that came with the dish, the sauce would've been great for dipping purposes.

The food is great, the cocktails are delicious, the staff is beyond friendly, the atmosphere is relaxed, and the prices are affordable and non-guilt inducing. If you haven't been over to The Abbey yet, make sure to get there early or be prepared for a wait...the place is small and always packed!

Location: 1657 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA 02445
Website: http://www.abbeyrestaurant.com
This is my absolute favorite sandwich everyone, so I thought that it was time to share it with all of you...its my version of a club sandwich!

Ingredients:
1. Udi's or Glutino plain bagel
2. Turkey bacon
3. Tomatoes
4. Hellman's Mayo
5. Lettuce
6. Provolone cheese
7. Turkey
8. Ham

It's a pretty simple sandwich, and the only thing that takes time is cooking the bacon and toasting the bagel (if you use Udi's, the bagel doesn't need to be toasted). It is seriously the best sandwich and has the perfect mix of flavors. Sometimes I add a bit of ground dijon mustard as well. Enjoy!
NEBO CONNECTS WITH COLD RIVER GIN FOR GLUTEN-FREE COMBO
For Immediate Release

Nebo, the upscale Italian restaurant and wine bar in Boston’s North End, has teamed up with Maine Distilleries Cold River Gin to provide customers with a new Gluten-Free cocktail and cuisine combo.

Nebo has been offering its customers the option for Gluten-Free dishes since 2009. Now, Nebo has added the perfect cocktail to add to the meal. It’s called the Perfect Pear.

The Perfect Pear is made with Gluten-Free Cold River Traditional Gin, Prosecco di Lunetta and Pear Syrup. The cocktail will be served with Nebo’s legendary Gluten-Free Sausage and Wild Mushroom Ragu over Creamy Mascarpone Polenta.

"We feel the Perfect Pear is the perfect complement to our popular Polenta dish,” says Nebo co-owner Carla Pallotta. “Adding the two Gluten-Free options together helps alleviate some of the worry for those customers who have dining restrictions caused by Celiac Disease”.

According to the Celiac Disease Foundation, roughly 1 in every 133 people has the disease. Some 200 thousand Americans have been diagnosed with (CD), but approximately 97% of those afflicted with the disease are not even aware they have it.

ABOUT NEBO
Opened in June of 2005, Nebo’s central proximity to the city’s most sought after tourist destinations and contemporary chic European atmosphere make it the perfect spot to enjoy a unique and memorable dining experience.

Born in Boston’s culturally rich North End neighborhood, chef/owners Carla and Christine Pallotta stand inspired by their mother’s and grandmother’s classic Italian recipes as well as their travels throughout Italy and other European regions.

Nebo’s stylish d├ęcor, reminiscent of modern Italy, is all natural wood, chocolate suede and brick surrounding a 120 person capacity dining area and full wine & liquor bar showcasing a magnificent marble top, glass shelves and plasma televisions. m-wed 5-11pm, th-sat 5pm until late night.

Visit www.neborestaurant.com