I can’t believe I just discovered a gem in my own backyard! We have a local pub here in McLean that impressed me.
McKeever’s is a little place with a great, big response to food allergic patrons. When my son was ready to order his burger and fries, we asked our usual litany of food allergy questions:Can you check the bun’s ingredients for sesame seeds?; What kind of oil do you use for french fries?; Is there any concern of cross-contamination in the frier?; etc…
The waitress waved over the manager and both ladies informed us that not only was everything assuredly safe, but that the restaurant’s owner shared similar food allergies. At that, my sons perked up! The owner uses dairy-free butter (begin hallelujah chorus) and fries their food in safe vegetable oil. In fact, after a customer began frequenting their restaurant with different food allergies, they began keeping a book listing all the ingredients in all their food, including those from each of their suppliers (Cue the choir of angels!).
McKeever’s staff is not only knowledgable and serious about food allergies, but they respond with a smile. If you go, you’ll likely see us there!