Do You Want To Party?!

61 Comments 15 July 2008

What would you think if Friedman’s closed down their restaurant to the general public on a Sunday afternoon just for us?

I recently spoke with Vanessa Phillips and she offered to pull some strings in order to have a special little CeliacChicks party at Friedman’s.  She also wants to make gluten-free potato pancakes and gluten-free french fries for us!  Yup, you read that right, the restaurant will clean out their fryer for french fries and also make special gluten-free potato pancakes for the day.

Here is the proposed menu:

Appetizer: (choose one) Split Pea Soup or Ceasar Salad with gluten-free croutons

Entree: a smaller sized sandwich than the usual (uh, before you whine, the usual size is HUGE and could easily feed two people) with your choice of Reuben, Turkey, Pastrami or Egg Salad. All sandwiches will come with a choice of fries, potato salad or a potato pancake.

One drink


Gus’ Pickles .

…and a fun goodie bag for you to take home.

This is well over a $30 value for the cost of $25, not including the tip, if we can fill the place.

I also would like to set it up similar to the Pala event where you can mingle in one area of the restaurant, but you don’t have to mingle if that’s not your thing. I think one reason why we had such a great turnout at Pala (along with it being free, great food, and great atmosphere) was because people had a choice to socialize, just enjoy their food with their own little posse, or by themselves.

This is a really nice gesture as well as a very good value, so I thought I’d run it by you and then let you decide.

"Power To The People"  is ringing in my ears now.

So let me know if you want to do this in the comments below. If we get a huge response then I’ll move forward and officially plan this with Vanessa.

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61 Comments so far

  1. 1
    anne says:

    yes, please! gus’s pickles put me over the top.

  2. 2
    lauren says:

    Yes! sounds soo good!! we would have three or four with us!

  3. 3
    Michele says:

    I would definitely come into the city for that! It would be great to meet other people from the area with Celiac!!

  4. 4
    Michele says:

    Yes! My kids and hubby will be there!

  5. 5
    Val says:

    I will come and I will bring my boyfriend. just tell me when and i’m there

  6. 6
    Emily says:

    That would be cool

  7. 7
    Betty Popp says:

    I am new to being GF and just realized DUH I shouldn’t be eating french fries cause they’re fried in the same oil as the other stuff!!!! I will come – I obviously have a lot to learn from all of you!

  8. 8
    erica h says:

    WOW! A GF menu at a kosher-style deli! Sounds great! I’d love to try the food, especially french fries! I never eat ff because of the cc, so count me in! When is it?

  9. 9
    UWS Guy says:

    I’d definitely be interested. I’ve been once and the sandwich (pastrami/corned beef) was delicious!

  10. 10
    lisa says:

    Yes, sounds great. would like to meet other gf people

  11. 11
    Sara says:

    hi I would love to come!

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