We are a gluten free family. We do not eat anything with wheat products or gluten in it. This is possibly the hardest thing to do while growing up in a meat, bread, and potatoes generation. This all started when The Wife kept getting sick after eating. After a massive amount of research she cut out gluten for a couple of weeks and she started to feel great. I did what any man would do at that point. I will cut gluten out of my diet as well, because who am I to eat all of this great stuff in front of her and The Brookie while they can not have it. I didn't think I had a reaction to gluten, but when I cut it out of my diet I started feeling different. I used to be tired all of the time and I had a lot of joint pain that I blamed on the military years.
One of the biggest things that I missed the most was a big, super awesome burger. It's an American staple for the summertime. Light the grill and put meat on it. It almost seems too easy, but what about the bun? I have found my new best friend. It's a restaurant called "Red Robin"! We were having trouble finding a good place to eat out that had gluten free options, so on a random thought I called the Red Robin Burgers in Springfield, MO. They have gluten free options! As I looked at The Wife like a kid on Christmas morning.
This is the first in a series that I will come back to about gluten free restaurants in Springfield and most of these places are nation wide, so give them a chance. There ARE options at most chain restaurants for gluten free eating.