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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2011 11:09 am 
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Location: Westlock, Alberta
Has anyone had any luck eating out in Edmonton with a child allergic to milk and egg? Anything on any children's menu is pretty much off limits, so I usually just order something for myself that is safe for her and share my meal.

We tried Tony Romas a couple of months ago, but it took over 45 minutes just to order because they don't have an allergy binder and were "too busy" for a kitchen supervisor or chef to come answer our questions. Our waitress had to keep running back to the kitchen between tables to ask if a particular menu item was safe or not and told us it was not possible for her to simply ask the kitchen what would be safe for an egg and dairy allergy and come back to us with a list of safe foods. She also told us the kitchen would not make us steamed vegetables without butter. I should have left after 10 minutes of the nonsense, but it was a Friday night and DD was already starving. Thank goodness we were smart enough to bring some safe food to keep her occupied.

We've also had trouble at Boston Pizza. After ordering ribs, double checking to make sure there was nothing in the sauce that could hurt her, omitting the pasta and flagging them with a dairy and egg allergy, the ribs still came out with a buttery piece of garlic toast sitting right on top of them. I explained the issue to the server and sent them back, but I'm pretty sure he just took the toast off, waited a few minutes and then brought them back out as our toddler screamed in pain all night long. Ugh!!! At least she has never had an ana reaction (knock on wood), but it still sucks to watch your child break out in hives or scream non-stop because her tummy hurts so much.

Please tell me someone has had some luck eating out in Edmonton with these same allergies so we can try again. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

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DD: 2.5 years old, allergic to milk, outgrown egg


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2011 12:04 pm 
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Whilst I cannot speak from personal experience, I know my counsin with dairy, egg, and peanut allergies regularly eats at Outback Steakhouse by WEM.

Otherwise, Chili's has an allergy menu that is kept current:
http://www.chilis.com/en/allergy%20info ... eneric.pdf
You can check the list to see if anything is on both the egg and dairy allergy menus.

Lastly, the fancy restaurant at NAIT has accommodated our allergies before. Call ahead and notify them when you make the reservation. It may depend on who is working the kitchen at the time.

I hope others will have more suggestions for you. If not, let me know and I will ask my aunt and uncle for more places they regularly visit. (I know they eat Chinese a lot, and my aunt is from Hong Kong so she can explain things in their language; I wouldn't recommend it if you only speak English.)

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anaphylaxis to tree nuts and peanuts; asthmatic, dairy intolerant, vegan
other family members allergic to to dairy, egg, peanut, peach, banana, sesame, environmentals


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2011 1:43 pm 
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Location: Alberta
Our family only deals with the egg part of this (sometimes we laugh, cause people get really confused and don't want her to drink milk, etc. When did cows start to lay eggs?) and we have trusted the Keg to keep her safe since she was little like yours.....one incident a few years ago :frightened Thank goodness everything turned out alright. The Keg was very concerned and I don't hold anything against them.......it happens. I was very glad that we react fast to a reaction.
Our favourite location is the old one downtown and if you get Pat to serve you.....well....lucky you. :lol: 8) :wink: He's like family.

We also go to The Outback.

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dd-asthma (trigger - flu) anaphylactic to eggs, severe allergies to bugspray and penicilin,pulmicort
ds-Seasonal, cats and OAS
dh-allergy cats, bugspray and guava, outgrew egg allergy


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 11:25 am 
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We have had luck at Hooters actually. They do carry an assortment of non-breaded wings last time we went and they have an open kitchen so you can actually see how the food is being prepared.

I am sad about your Boston Pizza experience. We have NEVER had a problem there, period. Usually the garlic toast comes on a separate plate so that other people eat it, and it doesn't contaminate FI's food.

We have had hit and miss experience at Outback. They messed up FI's meal three times once and that was a pain.

Someone mentioned Chili's. Don't even bother. We inquired there and while their allergy menu is up to date, their staff is not.

The best advice I can give (as someone who has worked in a kitchen) DO NOT go between 5 and 7 during the dinner rush. That is when most of your mistakes will happen. We never, never go to a restaurant during those times. No matter what day of the week.

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Moi: Pineapples, Turkey and Asthma.
Fiance: Ana. to Dairy, Eggs, Peanuts/Nuts and Horse. Also has asthma.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2011 10:53 am 
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We tried the Skyview (North end) Keg this past weekend and it was fantastic!! Our server was amazing and the head chef who came out to chat with us about safe options was super helpful. The best part was that everyone acted like this was totally normal as opposed to treating us like a pain in the bottom! It was so nice to have a server who seemed to understand the seriousness of it all instead of sighing and rolling her eyes! Oh, and I followed the advice and went at 4pm on a Saturday, which I think helped as well. We'll be back for sure!

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DD: 2.5 years old, allergic to milk, outgrown egg


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