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June 8, 2006

Restaurant Provides a Gluten-Free Menu

People who have a hard time finding something to eat in a restaurant can breathe easy at Beyond the Grain.

The West Des Moines eatery, which has six employees and seats 42, specializes in foods that can be tolerated by people with gluten allergies, vegetarians and diabetics. The restaurant has a full menu, including pastries, pizza, sandwiches, pasta and seafood.

Customers can order breakfast, lunch and dinner, or pick up baked goods to go.

Una Morgan opened Beyond the Grain in December with business partner Natalie Kepford.

Morgan, 50, has a food allergy. Kepford, 42, does not, although she and Morgan have been friends a long time. Morgan said Kepford understands what it's like to have what Morgan calls "the affliction."

source: desmoinesregister.com

Posted by David at June 8, 2006 1:36 PM