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Rice Pudding at Katz

Posted: May 10th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Restaurant Reviews | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Rice Pudding at Katz

Last night, to celebrate our 19th anniversary, I took my beautiful and charming wife to see The Grapes of Wrath at Zachary Scott Theatre. The performance was truly amazing and the final scene was heart-wrenching in its raw, exposed humanity.

My wife had had a very busy day and had not eaten much, so she was hungry after the performance. We decided to stop at another nearby Austin icon, Katz. (Long time residents will immediately picture Marc Katz yelling his slogan on TV. Katz never closes!) A New York style Jewish deli is not the most likely place for someone with celiac to go. However, the waiter was extremely helpful and attentive. He went back to the kitchen and confirmed with the cooking staff that the rice pudding (a wonderful treat!) had no gluten in it. Just rice, cream, sugar, cinnamon, and strawberries. I had coffee and rice pudding while my wife enjoyed something more substantial.

While my perennial favorites like their bagels with cream cheese and lox and their massive and wonderful reuben sandwich are now off-limits to me, had I been hungry for something more than dessert, I had the impression from my experience with the one dish that they were more than willing to take the time to work with me to find something I could eat. Have I mentioned lately that I love living in Austin?