November 17, 2012

Gluten Free Brunch at REX 1516 Philadelphia!

The food and service at REX is seriously good! The first time Mindy and I experienced REX was after we cashed in our "Romantic Night Out" change jar and decided to try out a restaurant we'd never been to before.  I had read about REX 1516 on another gluten free food blog.  It's located right across the street from Bob and Barbara's, a great little dive bar that has free live jazz and soul every Friday and Saturday night.  You can catch a meal at Rex, and then enjoy a night getting liquored up on their $5 PBR & Jim Beam shot special, while jamming out with some local music legends.  However, our first night there, we simply enjoyed the great service, amazing food, and chill atmosphere.  I was more than happy with the range of options on their gluten free dinner menu.

Rex has a bit of a southern twang in appearance, with a wrap-around bar in the back, completed by a large TV screen with non-stop classics in black and white.  Brunch at REX starts at 11am.  They had plenty of creative drink specials, and a great GF brunch menu.  I had a hard time deciding between the Huevos Rancheros and the Shrimp and Grits.  I went with the Shrimp and Grits and was very happy I did!  The Shrimp and Grits came with Fried Egg, Roasted Tomatoes, Crispy Pork Belly and Blackened Shrimp.  It was ridiculously good; every bite a little taste of heaven:)

If you have to eat gluten free, and you're anywhere Philadelphia, go to REX 1516 - trust me, you'll be glad you did.

1516 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19146

REX 1516 Philadelphia
Bob & Barbara's Facebook Page


Just So You Know...

The information presented in this blog is intended to educate and entertainment. However, I'm not a medical expert.  I also do not know absolutely everything about Celiac Disease.  What I do know has been learned through trial and error, research, and what has been taught to me by friends who also share my food-related affliction.  Please take the time to do your own research about Celiac Disease and gluten-related issues.  I have a list of links to useful resources along the left-side of this blog. Also, feel free to cross-check my statements. If you find contrary information, please let me know. Thanks so much for visiting Trav's Gone Gluten Free!