Taste of the Town: Mama Mancini's meatballs found at Whole Foods


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Steve Epstein is looking for Mama Mancini’s Meatballs. Fellow readers Ken Wolt and Stephen Salchenberger reported finding them in the frozen section of separate outlets of Whole Foods Market, which has four stores in the valley. Wolt said they’re available there in beef or turkey, but Salchenberger added, “Despite their jaunty radio jingle, I would not buy them again.” …

For Mary Halwix, who’s looking for creamy garlic salad dressing, Karen Galowitch reported finding a brand called Sorelle at Glazier’s Food Marketplace, 8525 W. Warm Springs Road. Noting that it’s made by a pair of Las Vegas sisters (“sorelle” being Italian for “sisters”), she added, “It is excellent and reminds me of a salad dressing served in restaurants back in the day.” …

And for Gayle Percell, who’s looking for Dixie Fry, the Jensens at Village Meat &Wine, 5025 S. Eastern Ave., emailed that they carry it. …

More on Pearson’s Original Salted Nut Rolls: Bob Nathanson said they’re available at Dollar Tree at 4055 S. Maryland Parkway.

MORE READER REQUESTS

Phil Miller is looking for Smucker’s — or another brand — mixed-fruit jelly. …

Bev Greer is looking for sugar-free orange marmalade without orange peels, and Gruyere cheese, cut in triangles and wrapped in foil, packed in a round cardboard box. …

Jo Anne Crain is looking for a local source for hull-less popcorn. …

Rosemarie Messina is looking for cream of rice cereal. …

And Susan Piccolella is looking for Dr. Oetker’s cake glaze in dark chocolate. …

Readers?

NEWS FOR FOODIES

More than 35 local chefs and restaurants will participate in Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation, scheduled for 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 17 at Rain at the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. The event will include food samplings, wines and signature cocktails, plus live and silent auctions. Aimed at ending childhood hunger, Taste of the Nation benefits Three Square food bank, Catholic Charities of Las Vegas, UNCE Chefs for Kids and Project Mana. Tickets, which are $100 for general admission or $125 for VIP (with entry at 6:30 p.m.), call 877-268-2783 or visit www.TasteOfTheNation.org. …

Christ Episcopal Church, 2000 S. Maryland Parkway, will host its 42nd annual Lobster Fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 19. The lobsters are $16 live or $18 steamed in advance (by Oct. 18) or $18 live, $20 steamed at the fair, subject to availability. The event also will offer clam chowder, Mexican food, sourdough bread and beer and wine, plus auctions and merchandise booths. Call 702-684-7746 or visit www.LobsterFair.com. …

And Easter Seals Nevada will host its third annual Cheers to Chocolate from 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 19 at Tivoli Village, 440 S. Rampart Blvd., with an array of chocolates and wines, live music and a silent auction. Tickets are $40 in advance or $45 at the door; go to www.CheersToChocolate.com. …

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