I recently attended a lecture given by a doctor on the state of health care in America and what all of us, patients and the medical industry, could do to make changes happen. Pretty heavy stuff. The friend I attended with agreed with me that we should stop for a cocktail on the way home. Somehow we ended up stopping for a light meal and a cocktail at NoRTH.
I had the Strawberry and Goat Cheese salad, which was on a bed of baby greens and topped with avocado and toasted hazelnuts. Our server confirmed with the chef that my choice was indeed gluten-free after I ordered and also shared with me that the chef had gluten-free pasta available should I want a heartier meal.
My friend ordered the Grilled Artichoke with lemon aioli. I avoided the aioli, but did try the artichoke. It was delicious. I’m guessing it was steamed prior to being grilled.
Service was great at NoRTH and I felt like my dietary restrictions were nicely handled. Our server went to the effort to confirm my order with the chef without me asking her to do so. I’m adding NoRTH to my list of small chain restaurants that I will visit again!
Update 2013: Since writing this post, I have dined at NoRTH several times. I’ve had pasta safely and when I last asked, they were using Heartland gluten-free pasta. My meals have always been delicious and the staff seems very well-educated in handling gluten-free requests. This is one of the only places in the KC area I feel comfortable eating pasta.