Taste of the Town: Elusive kringle pastry easiest to find online


Sometimes, although it may seem difficult to believe, a food item may not be available in this melting pot of a city of ours.

Case in point: kringle. When I recently received a query from Nancy Clark I wasn’t optimistic, since this has been a frequent request over the years. Then again, you never know when a kringle bakery is going to pop up, or some enterprising Wisconsin ex-pat is going to start importing the flaky ring-shaped pastry.

At any rate, I have three online recommendations from Taste of the Town readers. Patty Scheller Krysiak, a native of kringle-stronghold Racine, Wis., recommended BendtsensBakery.com (262-633-0365) and www.OHDanishBakery.com (800-709-4009), the latter of which also was recommended by near-Racine-native Rochelle Estill, who also recommended www.Kringle.com (800-432-6474). …

For Nell Ward, who’s looking for turkey and chicken necks for a dog’s raw-food diet, Ron Lutz of The Butcher Block, 7625 S. Rainbow Blvd. and 6440 N. Durango Drive, emailed that he carries both as well as backs, and can order breast cages. …

More on Sorelle creamy-garlic salad dressing: Fran Abbott emailed to add that besides Glazier’s, it can be found at some local farmers markets, where you can meet the sisters who make it, or at their website, www.SorelleLV.com (702-339-5243 or 702-688-0644).

READER REQUESTS

Tony Thurber is looking for a local source for New Jersey-style pork roll. …

Dennis Hughes is trying to find out if Homepride bread is still available locally. …

Sam Chinkes is looking for a local source for yellow split peas. …

Edith F. Gurdzynski is looking for a local Greek restaurant that serves pasticcio. …

And Ramon Arellano is looking for a local source for Chorizo de Bilbao, Spanish sausage originally from Bilbao, Spain.

Readers?

NEWS FOR FOODIES

Here’s a sweet way for kids to get their spook on: Megan Romano, chef/owner of Chocolate &Spice Bakery, 7293 W. Sahara Ave., will present a hands-on Halloween treat-decorating class for kids from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday. It will cover cake and marshmallow pops and sugar cookies; it’s $20 per child, which includes refreshments. Parents must be present during the class. For registration, email Megan@ChefMeganRomano.com. …

The third annual Harvest of Hope, benefiting Communities in Schools in Nevada, runs from 5 to 9 p.m. Nov. 1 at Cashman Center, 850 Las Vegas Blvd. North. The event in support of the dropout-prevention program will include food by nine restaurants at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, plus beverages, live and silent auctions and live music. There also will be the Little’s Lounge with kid-friendly activities, a pop-up arcade by Insert Coin(s) and a candy bar by the Sugar Factory. Tickets are $350 for reserved seating, $250 for general admission and $100 for children. Go to www.CISNevada.org. …

Brew Local! a festival showcasing Nevada craft brewers, is from 3 to 7 p.m. Nov. 2 (with VIP entry at 2 p.m.) at Village Square, 9400 W. Sahara Ave.

Proceeds will benefit the Firefighters of Southern Nevada Burn Foundation. Tickets are $30 general admission online or $40 at the door; VIP tickets are $40 online or $50 at the door.

For tickets, go to GoVillageSquare.com.

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