Allergic Girl: Interview,

A much beloved Kips Bay / Murray Hill neighborhood restaurant that was on the forefront of gluten-free dining and allergen-awareness here in New York City, Bistango, is opening a second location on the Upper East Side (1420 Third Ave at 77th street.)

I’ve been going to
Bistango for a few years now. I’ve consistently had safe and yummy dinners that were prepared by an allergen-aware staff.  If you’ve been there you may recognize it as the setting for the last scene of my Allergic Girl: Adventures in Living Well with Food Allergies (Wiley, 2011) book trailer.

Last week, I was interviewed by to reflect on the news that
Bistango is opening a second location. A quote:

“[Owner] Anthony is a true restaurateur in that the customer comes first,” she said. “He focuses on what each customer needs and then tailors a menu to that.”

Read the full story here on

I can’t wait to try it out. 

Best of luck to Anthony and the whole Bistango team!


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