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hungryandy Feb 14, 2010 08:51 PM

Hi, this is my first post.

My wife and i love to go out in Greenville and Anderson, SC, but my wife has Celiac's, and cannot consume gluten. She loves Pizza and Italian food, but we have no idea if there are any places we can try. Any suggestions?

Also, we would like some authentic Mexican food locally as well. We miss the tastes we had on our honeymoon in Puerta Vallarta.

Happy dining, and Thanks!!!

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  1. goodhealthgourmet RE: hungryandy Feb 14, 2010 09:50 PM

    here are some web links that may help:
    http://www.glutenfreeregistry.com/glu...
    http://www.celiachandbook.com/southca...
    http://www.city-data.com/forum/greenv...
    http://celiacdisease.about.com/od/soc...

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      LBD RE: hungryandy Feb 17, 2010 12:04 PM

      I can't help with any specific recs for the area but it should be pretty easy to find a place that serves authentic tacos- soft (hopefully fresh) corn tortilas, some griddled meat, cilantro, and onions. It's the Americanized Tex/Mex places that you have to watch out for.

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        Naco RE: LBD Feb 17, 2010 12:22 PM

        Yeah, look for something that has "taqueria" in the name. Otherwise, a somewhat counterintuitive rule:

        If they have "restaurante" or "restaurante mexicano" in the name, it's probably Americanized. If they have "restaurant" in the name, it's probably more traditional.

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          LBD RE: Naco Feb 18, 2010 01:26 PM

          If there's a "Speedy Gonzalez" or "Special Lunch #" then that's a good sign it's not really authentic Mexican. I have found though that more places like this have started putting a few authentic offerings on their menus. Hungryandy, what specific dishes did you have in PV? There's a lot of regional variations in Mexico. There were a few things I had in and around Merida, Yucatan last year that I haven't even seen in the places that generally cater to immigrants.

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            Naco RE: LBD Feb 18, 2010 04:23 PM

            Yeah, you don't see much Yucatecan food around. There's a place in Raleigh that has cochinito pibil, but that's all that springs to mind.

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              LBD RE: Naco Feb 18, 2010 07:39 PM

              Jibara? I had theirs, not bad. La Vaquita has it, the owner is from Veracruz which is close to Yucatan. If I could only find panuchos here.

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                Naco RE: LBD Feb 19, 2010 02:17 AM

                No, I was thinking of Fonda y Birrieria Jalisco, near the Wal-Mart off Wake Forest Road.

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