AZ88 Teaches Our Gluten-Free Girl a Lesson
OK. Last week, I learned a lesson in jumping to gluten-free conclusions about a place.
Judy Nichols The gluten-free menu at AZ88 has more than just salads.
When I went to AZ88 The Bar on the Scottsdale Mall with a group of some of my favorite women, and when the waitress fessed up to having no gluten-free beer, I was ready to be sullen and unforgiving. I mean, really, in the entire establishment, there's no place to stash a few bottles of Omission?
For a gluten-freer who likes beer, it's frustrating. It starts to feel like a personal slight.
Anyway, before I got too far into my funk, the waitress returned to hand me a gluten-free menu, complete with appetizers, salads, entrees and desserts.
OK, OK. I'm just a judgmental, knee-jerk, gluten-free snob.
I ordered the Hell's Fire Chips, which consisted of a pile of delicious crunchy housemade potato chips, with melted blue cheese scattered on top and drizzled with hot sauce. Fabulous.
Judy Nichols The Hell's Fire Chips at AZ88 The Bar bring the heat.
And they tasted great with the lovely chardonnay I ordered.
OK. OK. I'll be more patient.
But I think they would have been even better with beer.
No matter. I'll be back to try some of the other gluten-free offerings.
Thanks, AZ88, for teaching me a gluten-free lesson.