My family is back home, in Michigan, after a great trip to Las Vegas. We arrived Sunday, August 4. As I mentioned, my work put us up in the Aria, Monday through Wednesday. We then over to the Palazzo and stayed Thursday through Sunday..Who stays eight days in Vegas? We had a great time. We saw Cirque du Soleil Ka (loved it) and went to the Neon Museum (a highlight of our trip) and saw many other things. It was a wonderful work visit and vacation. I will give you a run-down of all of our restaurant visits. NOTE: I have Celiac Disease as do our daughter and our oldest son, both of whom were with us on the trip. Our son and I are both extremely sensitive. He usually knows when he gets glutened within an hour. My wife has non-Celiac gluten sensitivity and usually knows right away. I am very sensitive but it can take a number of hours for me to know that I've been glutened.
Mon Ami Gabi: Steak Frites for me; Chicken Dinner for my wife; Onion soup for our daughter; chocolate mousse for everyone. The food was incredible and no one got glutened.
Monday: Breakfast for me at the Aria buffet. The chef came out and gave me the grand tour. He was really good and I ate safely. Cucina (Aria) by Wolfgang Puck for dinner: the staff there was exceptional; I don't remember what we all ate but I know that the three of loved our food and no one was glutened.
Tuesday: Aria breakfast buffet for me. No issues. Cucina for lunch with my wife and daughter; great food and no one got glutened. I ate at a work reception catered by the Aria. The food was great. I did not get glutened however they had a mix-up in my food and actually gave me something that had gluten in it but the chef caught it right away. We were in their convention center.
Wednesday: breakfast, lunch, and dinner for me were at the Aria convention center. No problems. My wife and daughter ate at PF Chang's at Planet Hollywood and had no issues.
Thursday: Yardbird Southern Table for late lunch with my wife and daughter. The food was amazing and we did not get glutened. Our son arrived late afternoon. The four of us had dinner at El Segundo Sol. The food was amazing and no one got glutened. None of us ever got glutened the whole trip. So, I'll stop saying that.
Friday: late lunch at Yardbird. We all had the fried chicken, fries, brussels sprouts and sweet tea (same as the previous day). Our son loved it. We were very full and went to Mon Ami Gabi for creme brulee, chocolate mousse, coffee, and wine for a light dinner.
Saturday: Strip Burger for a late lunch. Food was really good. Hecho en Vegas for guacamole and the tomato salad and chips and salsa. We really enjoyed it. It was nice that it was super close to Ka.
Sorry for all of the details. I thought you might appreciate the proof points --> two Celiacs for 8 days; 1 non-Celiac gluten sensitive; 1 Celiac for 3 days. none of us had issues and we all loved our food experiences. We don't have these sorts of options around home. It was a real treat for us.
Thank you for your tips. It really helped.
Received this wonderful letter and recap from some who had written me prior to visiting Las Vegas, asking for a few recommendations...check out HIS recommendations following his visit!
Email Received 8-28-19
Are you gluten-free but still experiencing symptoms? Then THIS Celiac Study from AB Clinical Trials might be for YOU!
The CeD-LA-3001 study is for adults at least 18 years of age who have been diagnosed with celiac disease and are still experiencing symptoms despite following a gluten-free diet. The purpose of this study is to see if the study drug reduces symptoms of celiac disease when taken with a gluten-free diet.
Do you qualify for the study? Check out the list below...
If you are interested in finding out more, contact Ranjel Mandoza of AB Clinical Trials via the contact info below!
AB Clinical Trials
2110 E Flamingo Rd., St. 103
Las Vegas, NV 89119
Telephone No. 702-233-4700
There is a new study being conducted here in Las Vegas, and they are looking for participants. Here is the information I received via a few emails (I just combined the emails here for ease of reading), along with a scan of the brochure:
"My name is Rachael Sanman & I work for Dr. Atoya Adams in Las Vegas. We have a clinical trial currently enrolling new patients for a new, subcutaneous injection for patients with Celiac Disease...This study is the first of its kind - it uses an injection given twice per week (in our office for the first 12 doses, then a combination of at home & in office visits for the remaining injections) with the intention of increasing the threshold of reactivity when exposed to gluten & potentially to restore clinical tolerance to gluten....For this study, they need to have been diagnosed via biopsy, but having the blood test results is hugely beneficial as well. We will also need a copy of their medical records. If by some chance we cannot get the blood test result & the pathology report, the sponsor has been allowing participation if the patient can get their physician to write a letter confirming their diagnosis."
If anyone has any questions, they can contact Rachel directly at email@example.com
I was contacted by a research coordinator at the University of British Columbia at Okanagan named Alissa Smith who is helping run a study looking at the experience of living with celiac disease among diagnosed North American YOUTH. They are looking for participants between the ages of 12-25, diagnosed with Celiac Disease (they do not have to follow a strict GF diet to participate) to complete two online questionnaires that will take less than 30 min to complete (as a bonus, those who participate will get entered into a drawing to win 1 of 8 $50 iTunes cards).
Data collected is for research purposes only and will remain confidential. The study is being funded by the Kelowna Chapter of the Canadian Celiac Association. If you know someone who would be willing to participate, PLEASE have them contact Alissa at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About a month ago, I was contacted by Dr. Jen Marone, a chiropractor and health professional located right here in Las Vegas, who also happens to be gluten intolerant, asking if I would be interested in sampling her new ULTIMATE PROTEIN BARS. Not only are they gluten-free, they are also vegan, soy-free, corn-free, high in fiber, non-GMO, and low in sugar, with no artificial flavors OR preservatives!!! On top of all that, they are packed full of a bunch of healthy superfoods, like quinoa, kale, spinach, and pea protein. Sounds too good to be true, right?!?! That's what I thought. But, shockingly, they actually TASTE GREAT too!!!!!
And because of all that whole food goodness, they keep you feeling full and satisfied for a long time. The bars are super smooth and creamy; and, best of all, there is none of that weird after-taste, like you get with so many other "healthy" protein bars out there. Even my husband, who does NOT have to be gluten-free, LOVES these bars!!
Right now, there are 2 flavors available via their website: "Double Chocolate Almond" and "Double Chocolate Peanut Butter," and Dr Jen mentioned that they are in the process of prototyping even more flavors that will hopefully be available soon!
Be sure to check them out and let me know what you think! :-)
Hey everyone! Wanted to let you know about a fantastic new option for GLUTEN-FREE PIZZA here in Las Vegas that just opened! It’s called My Pie, and it’s located in the Centennial Shopping Center at 7930 W Tropical Pkwy #130, 89149. Went for the first time last night, and it was AWESOME!
Got to meet the owner, Robert Lee, and spent a lot of time talking with the general manager, Buddy Wagner, who was a former sous chef on the Strip and is very knowledgeable regarding gluten-free and the concern for possible cross-contamination. We went over their process when you ask for a GF pizza (AND you let them know it’s because you have Celiac or an allergy, and not just because of a preference), and I was really impressed with the procedures they’ve put in place. They changed their gloves, had separate screens for the GF pizza dough (the gluten-free dough is kept SEALED until it’s used), had special wooden paddles used only for GF pizza, had one pizza sauce bin that is ONLY used for GF pizza, got made-to-order toppings from under the counter (instead of the ones on the line) just to be safe, cooked the GF pizza a bit longer than the regular pizza (5-min as opposed to 2-min at 800 degrees, knowing, as we all do, that sometimes GF crust can be soggy and chewy in the middle if not cooked enough), etc, etc!! I was super impressed with everything, and the pizza was REALLY good! They even carry a gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free brownie you can get for dessert (it’s definitely not sugar-free though, which is probably why it tasted so dang AMAZING)!!! LOL And all the prices were really reasonable...even with the $2.25 up-charge for GF crust, my pizza was just over $10. That’s it!!! All sauces (except for Alfredo) are gluten-free, as well as all their toppings (except for the obvious meatballs).
As usual, we will plan to go a few more times before we can add them to our recommended RESTAURANT LISTINGS page of our website, but I feel super comfortable saying I was really impressed and I encourage you to check them out!! Please remember, however, that it is not a 100% gluten-free facility, and they obviously have regular pizza and regular flour on site as well. So use your own best judgment knowing your particular issues and concerns. But personally, I thought they took a ton of precautions, and I did not get sick at all (those who know me, know I am quite sensitive to ANY cross-contamination).
Thank you, My Pie Pizza (Las Vegas, NV), and welcome to Vegas!! 😁👏🏻🍕
I received an email this weekend from someone named Tanesia Cross from AB Clinical Trials here in Las Vegas, asking if I could let people know about a new clinical trial they are starting for those 18 and older with Celiac Disease. Please note, I do not have any more information on the actual company or their trial, other than what is listed below, so I cannot specifically endorse your participation one way or another. But, the contact info is below if anyone wants to check into it!
We are a clinical trial office that is geared to providing help to all patients. Dr. Adams and her staff cares for the well being of their patients and will help provide a safe and caring environment. We are starting trials for subjects who have Celiac disease 18 years old and up. Can you add us to your group so that those who need the help and want to participate will be able to contact us. They will need to undergo additional tests and procedures to see if they qualify for the study. This study is to evaluate an investigational medication to measure the safety, tolerability and efficacy of the treatment. As a qualified participant, they will receive all study-related care, study medication, monitoring devices at no cost. They may be reimbursed for travel and other expenses if they qualify.
Ron and I visited an absolutely INCREDIBLE, brand new 100% gluten-free restaurant & cafe yesterday called Adi’s (Adi's Active Nutrition), and I cannot even begin to say enough wonderful things about the place itself, the deliciously healthy food, and the owners!!! “Do yourself a favor and go check this place out!!!”
Pictured here are just a few of the YUMMY dishes we tried. My personal favorites were the Oatmeal (made with GF certified oats, sweet potato, banana, strawberry and natural coconut), the Thai Peanut Sweet Potato Noodle Salad with added Chicken, the Cajun Turkey Sweet Potato Balls with Red Sauce & Oven Roasted Wedges, the Roasted Sweet Potato Quinoa with Walnuts & Seasonal Leaves, and all 3 of their Sweet Potato Toast variations!!!
They are located in the SW at 6496 Medical Center Street, Suite 102 (not far from IKEA), and they are open M-F from 8am-5pm (closed on the weekends). Visit their website at www.adis-lasvegas.com to see all their menu options and the read about James and Adi, the incredible couple who created this fabulous new place!!!!
And PLEASE help us spread the word to anyone else in Las Vegas who needs to eat gluten-free or just wants to have delicious food options that also happen to be incredibly healthy (all-natural, gluten-free, low carb, no added fat, no added sugar, MANY dairy-free options as well...but ALL with tons of taste)!!!!
👏🏻 2 thumbs-up for Adi’s!! 👍🏻👍🏻
Rice & Company features delicious, healthy Asian Cuisine with a modern, fresh take. For me, it's the ONE place on the strip to get the absolute BEST gluten-free Sashimi and Sushi Rolls. The gluten-free menu is not huge, but it's really good. Because they have GF soy sauce on hand, they can also offer GF fried rice with chicken, shrimp, or just vegetables, and they have a gluten-free Singapore Noodle dish that is super-duper yummy!! The GF menu is listed on the Luxor website HERE or you can view a photo I took, the first time I went, of the printed menu here: PHOTO OF MENU (keep in mind, pricing and specific GF items may be different now). If you have any questions while you are there, the Assistant General Manager is named Cindy Gault, and she'll be happy to help. :-)
WHAT TO ORDER (my personal favorites):
HERE'S ALL THE IMPORTANT INFO:
3900 Las Vegas Blvd S. (located on the Mezzanine Level, entrance to Mandalay Place)
Las Vegas, NV, 89109
Mon - Thu, & Sun 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Fri - Sat 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM