Taste of the Town: If you’ve got the dough, they’ve got your malasadas


Whatever form they take — doughnuts, beignets, zeppole, churros or fritters — we sure love our fried dough, and that would include malasadas, being sought by Tom Sullivan. And as usual, his fellow Taste of the Town readers have suggestions. Tom Walsh emailed that they’re available at Island Sushi &Grill at 9400 S. Eastern Ave., near Serene Avenue. And Karen Muir recommended L&L Hawaiian Barbecue at 1900 N. Buffalo Drive near Lake Mead Boulevard. There are at least eight other locations in the valley. “They aren’t Leonard’s, but, hey — they aren’t five hours away on Oahu, either,” Muir added. …

For Bea Shepard, Ruth Horschmann emailed that Lipton’s Cup a Soup, cream of chicken variety, is available at Winco at 80 N. Stephanie St. in Henderson; there’s another Winco at 6101 N. Decatur Blvd. And Linda Butterfield wrote that it can be ordered by calling (800) 372-0240. …

More on ham salad: Darlene Nix emailed that HoneyBaked Ham stores still sell “a good one” made in-store several times a week, with samples often available. And David Sheppard, general manager of the HoneyBaked store at 1112 S. Rainbow Blvd., emailed to tell me the same, adding that it’s available in both pound and portion sizes. There also are stores at 1533 W. Sunset Road in Henderson and 6331 Centennial Center Blvd. …

MORE READER REQUESTS

Nix is looking for a local source for Who Knew cookies, which she used to get at Wal-Mart and Vons. …

Evelyn Austin is looking for a market that sells escargot in cans, which she used to get at Bristol Farms in California. …

John Noyer is searching for small cans — 8.5 ounces — of Del Monte lima beans. …

Penny Hauser, who’s new to the area, is looking for Perdue Oven Stuffer Roaster chicken and Perdue Chicken in a Bag, seasoned and ready to cook, which she said were staples of her family “back East.”…

And Joan P. Goldman is looking for Blanchard &Blanchard Spicy Ketchup with Horseradish, which she purchased last year at a local supermarket. …

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NEWS FOR FOODIES

The fall version of the twice-annual Las Vegas Restaurant Week is coming up, returning Aug. 22-28. It’s a benefit for Three Square food bank for which local restaurants have created prix-fixe menus that will be priced in a range from $20.14 to $50.14, with a flat donation of $4, $5 or $6 going to help end hunger in Southern Nevada. Since it started in 2007, Restaurant Week has raised more than $800,000 for Three Square. For a list of participating restaurants, their menus, prices and amount that will be donated, go to www.HelpOutDineOutLV.org.

The kickoff event for Restaurant Week will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 21 at Caesars Palace’s Mesa Grill, which sold the most designated prix-fixe menus during the last five Restaurant Weeks. Proceeds of the event, which will include a toast to the restaurant’s 10th anniversary, also will be donated to Three Square. It’s $75; for tickets call 702-731-7778.

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