tommy’s is yummy for your tummy!

On Saturday, February 20, 2010, Tommy’s Pizza & Chicken in North Ridgeville, Ohio (the far west suburbs of Cleveland) hosted a Gluten-Free buffet with three seatings — 1:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m., and 6:30 p.m.

I made reservations for my party of five for the 6:30 seating. We arrived just about 6:00 and were greeted at the door by representatives of the Northeast Ohio Celiac Support Group. They asked us to sign in and also write our information on slips of paper for a door prize drawing (none of us won anything). We were seated at a booth and I stood around and talked to people while the place filled up.

Kim from 1-2-3 Gluten Free was there with all the currently available mixes and samples of baked goods. Yum, Yum! (We have a number of 1-2-3 Gluten Free products featured in our web store — check them out!)

The buffet price was $14.99 for age 10 and up (there was a discount for young children, but since I had no young children in my group I’m not sure what the reduced price was) and included non-alcoholic beverages. Alcoholic beverages were available, including gluten-free beer, at the regular prices. The regular menu was also available for those who didn’t want to partake of the buffet.

The buffet featured a full salad bar, pizza topped about 6 or 8 different ways, fried chicken, jo-jo potatoes, wing dings (2 flavors) and dessert pizza. It was all delicious. The fried chicken was especially fabulous — my gluten-eating compatriots said it was better than KFC.

Mo and I told the owner how impressed we were, and he gave us a kitchen tour. The pizza crust and chicken breading are both made by Domata gluten free flour company, and shipped ready-to-use in 25 lb. bags. (I have to note here, that I have been on the Domata website this afternoon and it’s giving me a hard time about placing an order — says my billing address doesn’t match my credit card billing address. This would be news to the banks that send me bills every month! I have contacted the company and we’ll see what they say.)

All in all, I would say the event was a huge success — sold out, and the food was awesome. I hear they will be doing it again in a couple months, and I’ll be there!

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