I attended media day for The Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass this morning, and it looks like the food options will be pretty much the same as last year. As far as I'm concerned, that's great news.
The Players has been making an effort in recent years to broaden its food offerings, and that has included many gluten-free options that will be back this year. That will include Corner Taco's food truck, in the food truck court near the 10th hole, and the Winn-Dixie Fresh Cafe, which featured gluten-free sandwiches last year in its booth in the food court behind the 17th tee.
Perhaps the most popular gluten-free friendly venue is the Tacos on 12 stand run by TacoLu near the 12th hole. Players Executive Director Matt Rapp said they are doubling the size of the seating area there because it was so popular last year.
I've complained before about trying to find out gluten-free info for major events, like One Spark last week and Springing the Blues this weekend. I'm not going to events if I don't know I can find anything to eat.
The lack of any information about One Spark basically removed any thought I had of going. I also haven't been able to find any gluten-free information for the Blues fest, but if you read my Times-Union column last week, you know that there are a couple of places within walking distance of the downtown Jacksonville Beach festival. I'm planning on going to V Pizza when I get hungry.
But anyway, I'm so happy to see The Players promoting gluten-free food options.