Taste of the Town: New Jersey-style pork roll a popular treat


Wow.

Talk about a regional favorite. After I posted a query from Tony Thurber, looking for New Jersey-style pork roll, his fellow Taste of the Town readers responded en masse.

Karen and John Costa, Lois J. Savage, Michele Dates, Rich Torres, Gail Stivale, Ann DeMacedo, Lareen Lemin and Paula Rachlin all said they’d found it at various Smith’s stores. The brands seem to vary somewhat from store to store — Taylor or Case’s — and at most of the stores you can purchase a whole roll or have some sliced in the deli. Kathy Love and Howard Pratschler reported finding Taylor at Glazier’s Food Marketplace, 8525 W. Warm Springs Road, and Dee Kline and Paulette Juryn found it at the commissary at Nellis Air Force Base, for those who have privileges. Macedo, who lives in St. George, Utah, said she also found it at Harmons Neighborhood Grocer.

And a few side notes: Savage added that she also finds Eastern favorites Lebanon bologna and scrapple at Smith’s at 10616 S. Eastern Ave., and Pratschler added, “If your readers would just camp outside of Glazier’s for anything from back East, they’d be ahead of the game. We make the trek from Bullhead City, Ariz., once a month.” …

More on kringle: Three readers took exception with the assertion in last week’s column that kringle isn’t available in Las Vegas. Mark Dushoff, Grith Nussbaumer and Kristine Petersen Maly all recommended Chef Flemming’s Bake Shop at 7 S. Water St. in Henderson, where it’s available on Danish Scandinavian Day, which is the first Saturday of each month, or by special order. Call 702-566-6500.

MORE READER REQUESTS

The Costas are looking for ground veal patties, which they used to get in the frozen-food department at Sam’s Club. …

Debbie Lettis is looking for Duncan Hines angel-food cake mix. …

Joan McMaken is looking for a local source for blue corn, to make New Mexican dishes. …

Maureen Quintal is looking for a local source for Rinderwurst, a German sausage made with oatmeal and allspice, that she used to get in Chicago. …

And Michael S. Breault Sr. is looking for a local restaurant, preferably not south of the Strip, that serves pescatore, also called frutti di mare, where the seafood has been removed from the shell, because “I’m tired of getting my hands messy holding on to seafood shells and using a fork to pull the meat out only to get tomato sauce spattered on my clothing.”…

Readers?

NEWS FOR FOODIES

The Sons of Norway Desert Troll Lodge will have their traditional meatballs and lutefisk dinner at 5 p.m. (doors open at 4 p.m.) Saturday at the Elks Lodge at 1217 Nevada Highway in Boulder City. In addition to lutefisk and Scandinavian meatballs, dinner includes pork roast, potatoes, vegetables, lefse and homemade Norwegian cookies. Aquavit will be available at the bar. The dinner is $20 for adults, $5 for kids ages 5 through 12. There also will be raffle and door prizes. For tickets, call Dave Nelson at 702-294-9911 or Vikki Renneckar at 702-617-8898.

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