Towson State University

Posted on: Mon, 04/09/2007 - 7:06am
Donni's picture
Joined: 11/06/2000 - 09:00

DS is a member of his school's Destination Imagination Team. They took second place (not bad for this team's first year together) in the Regional Competition and will be in the State Competition held at Towson State University.

With all that said, I need to find safe places for the team to eat. DS's allergies are peanut, tree nuts, sesame seed, and chickpeas. Suggestions?

I don't know how much time we will have for either lunch or dinner as I don't know the schedule yet. I've only been told to plan on being there from "sunup" to "long after sundown!"

If anyone is more familiar with the University and close areas, please let me know...all help would be greatly appreciated!

Posted on: Mon, 04/09/2007 - 10:17am
DRobbins's picture
Joined: 07/19/2001 - 09:00

I'm afraid I've never heard of Towson State University, and don't even know which state it's in. But my son just did a similar type of competition (Science Olympiad), and he and his teammates brought their lunches. Could your son perhaps do this, so you don't have to worry about finding safe food?

Posted on: Mon, 04/09/2007 - 11:31am
Donni's picture
Joined: 11/06/2000 - 09:00

Towson is in Maryland.
Yes, I could bring food for our family but it would be better if the entire team could eat together. DS is in 3rd grade and it is becoming important to him to be "like everyone else" so I try...
The Regionals were local and everyone agreed to eat at one of the 4 safe locations for my son. They're hoping we can do it again...( is so social!)

Posted on: Mon, 04/09/2007 - 11:21pm
srujed's picture
Joined: 09/05/2003 - 09:00

There is a resteraunt called Poulet that is probably about 15-20 minutes from Towson. It has been discussed on here before so I'm sure if you search Poulet you will get some previous threads. The owner has a child with nut allergies so they are very allergy aware. We have eaten there several times with PA and EA son and the staff have always been great. I'm not sure about the sesame allergy and other things so you may want to call to check it out. There are tables there to eat at but not many, its main business is carry out food so you may want to call ahead if its a big group and possibly pick up the food and take it elsewhere to eat. I know there are wendy's and mcdonalds and other places like that around there too but I'm not certain of the location. Hope this helps and good luck!

Posted on: Tue, 04/10/2007 - 2:05am
Donni's picture
Joined: 11/06/2000 - 09:00

Thanks...I did think of Poulet as we've been there before--yummy! DS has safely eaten there although he cannot have the breads. Not knowing how much time we'll have, I wanted to have several options available, though. Thanks for reminding me of Wendy's. I'm sure there is one nearby. (Because of the sesame allergy, Wendy's is the only fast food place we can go.)

Posted on: Tue, 04/10/2007 - 9:14am
ceross's picture
Joined: 01/27/2004 - 09:00

Is there a Ledo pizza near Towson? My DD has eaten at several Ledo locations safely (Reston, VA; Leesburg, VA; and Chincoteague, VA). She's allergic to eggs, tree nuts, and peanuts.

Posted on: Tue, 04/10/2007 - 9:23am
pitterpat's picture
Joined: 02/04/2006 - 09:00

Towson is basically Baltimore and there is tons of stuff....all your regular fast food and chain restaurants. If you have some of those you visit at home you might double check with the Towson location and eat there.
A very dear friend of mine lives in Towson and we visited last year. We just ate at places we recognized and all went well.
Good luck in the competition!

Posted on: Thu, 04/12/2007 - 5:09am
MimiM's picture
Joined: 10/10/2003 - 09:00

What about Bertucci's on York Rd? We go there all the time because they are nut free. They also are sesame free. There is plenty of room there for a group. There's also Chipoltle at Hunt Valley or Baja Fresh in Timonium. All safe. Good luck!

Posted on: Thu, 04/12/2007 - 7:07am
Donni's picture
Joined: 11/06/2000 - 09:00

Thanks everyone! I really needed to be able to offer more than one choice so others won't feel obligated to go to "the one safe place," KWIM?
We just received our time slots for the competition and it looks like we will have time for only one meal--late lunch, early dinner.

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