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Thursday, April 19, 2012
Foodie Events in NYC
Many people who are gluten-free would be reluctant to attend food events that aren't catered to their specific dietary needs. Me? I welcome these invitations. Even if I don't get to eat much at these events for fear of gluten containing foods or cross contamination, attending these events gives me a chance to meet chefs and restaurant staff face to face to talk about gluten-free dining. Making these in-person connections is invaluable to me. Often, I follow-up with an email or a meal at the restaurant and the staff remembers me as the gluten-free girl and I am fine with this reference.

There are two fun events coming up in May that I am planning on attending. Neither event has confirmed which participants are gluten-free, I think they are nervous to put any GF claims out there since the events are busy and they don't want to be held liable. As the events get closer, I will update you with my gluten-free discoveries.

Queens Taste 2012
The Queens Economic Development Corporation and lead sponsors Citi and Fairway Market invite you to Queens Taste 2012, the borough's premiere networking and culinary event. At least 50 restaurants and other food purveyors will provide delectables to more than 1,000 attendees, including some of the most powerful and best-connected Queens residents. The cuisine will feature everything from sweet to savory, Asian to Italian, and crunchy to creamy. But it will all be mouth-watering.

Date: Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Time: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. (ET)
Location: Citi Field's Caesars Club
123-01 Roosevelt Ave., Flushing
Cost: $100 per person; $185 per couple
Buy your tickets here

Queens Taste Gluten-Free* Participants
Beyond Kombucha
Brewla Bars
Sweet Silk
Krumville Bake Shop
Spicy 'N Sweet
McClure's Pickles

*I cannot guarantee that any of these participants are 100% gluten-free. I am only basing my list on visiting their website. On the flip side, Krumville Bake Shop is a gluten-free baked good shops and has been a proud supporter of the NYC Celiac meetup group over the past few months!

The Great GoogaMooga
The Great GoogaMooga, the food, drink and music festival coming to Brooklyn’s Prospect Park this May 19th and 20th, reveals details about Extra Mooga today, its all-inclusive, paid ticketed experience. Set in a beautiful wooded area of the park, Extra Mooga is a festival-within-the-festival and offers an unprecedented intersection of food, drink, music, comedy. The Extra Mooga program includes 20 different events per day in the way of culinary seminars, music performances, cocktail demos, wine and beer tastings, and theme parties as well as over two-dozen specially curated menus.

Get excited! Free tickets are available and registration begins on April 24th!

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