We were right. Chili's does have a GF menu with a pretty good list of offerings. It clearly states in many places that not only is gluten contamination possible, it's downright likely in their kitchens. Not knowing how sensitive I am to gluten, I decided to hope for the best. I had black beans, corn on the cob and steamed veggies (broccoli and carrots.) I enjoyed it all.
Until last night. I hadn't realized how much my symptoms had abaited until they returned. I won't go into details. It wasn't awful, but it's sure a lot nicer to live feeling generally good all the time.
So, would I pick Chili's again? Probably. There's no telling if the restaurant was the cause of my contamination, or if I did it myself while preparing PB&J on wheat bread for my 9-year-old or toaster waffles for my 6-year-old. I do have a better idea of my level of sensitivity.