A quick search of this site revealed an interesting fact earlier today: the word “hamburger” is never mentioned in an article, and the word “burger” only comes up in connection with one post. Evidently, we haven’t been pursuing good old-fashioned American cuisine around here enough, so we tried to remedy this deficiency this afternoon by going to the ever-popular Larkburger in Boulder, which offers a gluten-free bun that opens the entire menu (with the exception of a single item – a red chili that is made with beer) to those with a gluten intolerance.
It’s great when a personal interest (funny movies) can be incorporated into the hard business of writing about gluten-free food (in this instance, gluten-free frozen yogurt): In the film Tropic Thunder, Ben Stiller is cast as Tugg Speedman, an actor who takes on the ambitious role of Simple Jack in a movie of the same name. (So, that means that a fictional character in a film – Tugg Speedman in Tropic Thunder – plays the role of another fictional character in a film within a film – Jack in Simple Jack.) When Jack’s mother dies, he offers this gem of line: “Goodbye mama, now you can have ice cream in heaven! I’ll see you again tonight when I go to bed in my head movies. But this head movie makes my eyes rain!” Jack’s key contention is that there will be ice cream in heaven, and while we can’t be sure of this claim, we can be sure that another delicious treat, frozen yoghurt, is available at a heavenly place: Ripple Pure Frozen Yogurt, a mom-and-pop store owned by Boulder locals that has tons of gluten-free options to choose from.