Granite City Food & Brewery

My family had a wonderful experience at Granite City Food & Brewery located at Legacy Village in Lyndhurst last weekend. We were able to speak with a manager and chef about our tree nut, peanut, milk and egg allergies.  Upon entering the restaurant, the host had a complete ingredient list for every meal at the host stand and to put us more at ease talked to the chef right after handing us these lists.  The chef on duty had a shellfish allergy himself and offered to either take pictures or bring to our table any packaging from items we were interested in ordering. My children were thrilled to eat hamburgers wrapped in tortillas and steamed veggies.  We will definitely be dining there again soon!

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School Pilot Program

 

Excited to announce that NEOFAN and Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital presented a pilot food allergy prevention and management program at Hawken Lower School. About 50 staff members attended the presentation given by Dr. Leigh Ann Kerns, Rainbow Allergist and NEOFAN’s medical advisor. We are reviewing the feedback and making changes for additional pilot programs this fall. Our ultimate goal is to have an informative and well received program that can be shared with schools across Northeast Ohio.

Thanks to Leigh Ann Kerns, MD, Elizabeth Honold, Amanda Liptak, RDN, Sherry Mendelsohn, Amy Przeworksi, PhD, Lauren Unke, and Joyce Wald for all of your input.

Stay tuned!!!!

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Connect with Food Allergy Parents

Connect with food allergy parents in your area…

As we know, it is hard to live with food allergies.  Sharing challenges, comparing notes and learning new tips from other food allergy parents can help.  The following parents are helping to build connections in their area.  Contact them directly to find out more and also look for NEOFAN emails about their get togethers.

Hudson, Cuyahoga Falls, Stow, Kent, Streetsboro, Twinsburg and Macedonia

contact Lauren Unke (skater@womanlake.com) 216.773.0255

Strongsville, Brunswick, Medina, Hinkley, Richfield, North Royalton and Broadview Heights

contact Amanda Liptak, RDN (Registered Dietician) amandaliptak@ymail.com 330.441.1706

 

 

 

 

 

Shuhei Restaurant

Dining Experience

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Our family recently enjoyed a birthday celebration in a separate dining area at Shuhei Restaurant in Beachwood. They were very accommodating to our nut, milk and egg allergies.  When making the reservation, our needs were clearly stated.  Upon arrival, we spoke to the chef, manager and our waitress. They allowed us to bring in our own birthday cake and were gracious about all of our needs.

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Positive Dining Experiences

Noteworthy News

Applauding allergy accommodating restaurants and other food venues

Please let NEOFAN members know about places where you and your family have had fun, positive eating experiences. Did a manager or chef spend extra time with you?  Did a chef explain processing and handling procedures? Were they happy to provide product labels and ingredient lists? Were your servers educated about food allergies and able to assist with food selection?

Please email info@neofan.org with your positive dining experiences for fill out our form and they will be posted to our blog. Understand that we cannot use comments that guarantee a particular place or food will be safe for others. Sign your email with your name or as anonymous.

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Please remember that posted comments are solely opinions of individual experiences.  NEOFAN does not promote any particular food venue.  It is always your responsibility to determine if a food venue is safe for you and your family.