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Gluten-free Tweet-Up

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of meeting up with some great gluten-free friends at Panera Bread. Most of us had met up last year at Z Pizza for a gluten-free pizza party. Amy, of Simply Sugar & Gluten-free, was in town visiting family with her husband, Joe. Jay, from The Gluten-free Post was there, as was Mary, from Gluten-free Mary, & her Mom, Gigi and Alison “Chef Ali”, an amazing Glunten-free Personal Chef here in Columbus.

Jay brought his 2 boys along & I brought Hannah. The 3 of them were instant buddies. They all had their Nintendo DS’s or DSi’s. I have to give a special shout out to Jay, as all I heard about yesterday & this morning was how Hannah’s DS was no longer good enough. She now needs a DSi. Thank you. ;) I do have to say that I was very impressed that Jay’s oldest son, Zach, shook my hand when he met me! Very nice manners.

Here are some pics of the group:

Mary & Amy – bloggers or what? Cameras in hand!


Meet, Alison “Chef Ali”


The group: From left to right – front row – Amy, Kim, Alison, Mary. Back row – Gigi, Jay


The kids. They had a great time.


It was so much fun to meet up with these guys. I hope that we can have another tweet-up in the near future! Thanks for taking time out of your day to spend some time with us.


You guys will be so proud of me – I was able to stay out of Trader Joe’s yesterday! This is harder than it seems, as it was literally right next door to this Panera Bread location.

8 comments to Gluten-free Tweet-Up

  • So cool! Sorry I couldn't be there…would've been a long flight! Hopefully I'll get to meet my friends in "real life" sometime!

  • Michelle

    Kim – I laughed when I read the last part of this post. When I saw the picture of the kids and realized at which Panera location you met, I immediately thought that was also going to allow for an easy trip to Trader Joe's. He he! Think our family will have to make a trip there either today or tomorrow. We've run out of several of our Trader Joe's staples. Looks like you guys had a great time!

  • Gigi Golato

    wow, you actually stayed out of Trader Joes! Comgrats! I had a nice time visiting….

  • Gigi Golato

    PS WHY was PANERA, a BREAD place, chosen for a GF tweet-Up/ That Jay needs some advice :]

  • So cool! That looks like a lot of fun =D.

  • Joe is bragging about his picture taking skills…next time we'll make him get in the pic, too! It was so much fun. I have a give-away up today and Slightly Indulgent Tuesday is on Tuesday (of course) so I'm planning to post the pics on Wednesday.

    I had a blast!! Everyone was wonderful – like we've known each other for years.

    Totally wishing Erin could have been there, too!!

  • Kim

    Gigi – that is a good question!!! LOL!

    I wish Erin could have been there, too!

    Michelle – that is too funny!!

    Amy – I am hoping to participate in Slightly Indulgent this week. I have been so busy that I keep forgetting! LOL!! I do have a picture of Joe that I didn't post b/c he said he didn't want to be on the blog. I can email it to you. :) It was so great to meet you guys!

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