Last night I met up with a bunch of other Celiac/gluten-free people in Columbus. These are all people that I have met online, either through the blog world or Twitter. It was so great to put faces (and voices) with names and to meet some of their friends and/or family members. Jay at The Gluten-free Post was nice enough to organize this function with Z Pizza for us.
Once we all said “Hello” and sat down, we were given the gluten-free menu to browse over. I was very impressed by the selection of items that were gluten-free. Almost every style of pizza on the menu could be modified to be gluten-free. Heaven!! Also, they offered 2 different gluten-free beer choices!! They had New Grist and Bard’s Tale.
I started off with a Greek salad. I was so excited about all the choices, I totally forgot to take a picture of it! HA! Aaron stayed home with the kids and I brought a co-worker of his who also has Celiac, Lindsay. Lindsay has only been gluten-free for 4 months, so she had yet to experience gluten-free beer. Lindsay & I decided on 2 different pizzas to share. We ordered the Moroccan. (basil, eggplant, mozzarella, feta cheese, pesto & pine nuts) and the Mediterranean (mozzarella, feta, artichoke hearts, roasted peppers, Greek olives, pili pili oil, and oregano.
The pizzas were amazing. There is nothing like beer & pizza. Lindsay said she was “in heaven”! Lots of good sounds coming from the table at Z Pizza last night.
As we were finishing up our chatting & dinner, the staff brought out some cookies for us. We all looked around like wondering if they were gluten-free and sure enough, they were! Coconut Macaroons & Peanut Butter cookies. OMG…they were amazing!! I asked where they got them from and turns out that they make them there! This place just kept getting better & better. This is a definite repeat visit place. THANK YOU Z PIZZA & JAY!!!
After dinner some of us walked a few blocks down to Jeni’s Ice Creams. I have never seen so many unique flavors!! I had to sample several before I made up my mind. I sampled the Sweet & Salty Caramel, Dark Chocolate, Lemon & Blueberries and a Pear & Riesling Sorbet. They were all amazing, but the Dark Chocolate was amazing…so smooth & rich! I got a kids size cup because I was already stuffed like a Thanksgiving turkey. I seriously could have done without the salad, but I had to have it! LOL!
This was a great night! Great company, conversation & food. It was so nice to meet everyone and I hope to see you all again at the next dinner or get together.