Taste of the Town: Readers find fish and chips, Holland rusk and Pepper Plant sauce


Here’s a ringing endorsement: After S. Goodman wrote in to ask for reader recommendations for restaurants that serve fish and chips with a light batter, preferably on the west side of town or on the Strip, Ann Brown faxed to recommend Lakes Lounge at 2920 Lake East Drive and added that her father eats them there at least once a week. Dave Levesque recommended Lazy Joe’s at 7835 S. Rainbow Blvd. and Ruth Jagodzinski recommended McMullen’s Irish Pub at 4650 W. Tropicana Ave. …

For Ed Ferguson, who’s looking for The Pepper Plant Original California-Style Hot Pepper Sauce, Carol Farina emailed that she spotted it at Ace Hardware at 541 Nevada Highway in Boulder City and that she’s ordered directly from The Pepper Plant in Gilroy, Calif., at 408-848-5520, or www.ThePepperPlant.com. …

For Stephen Salchenberger, who’s looking for Holland rusk, Jan Visser emailed that it’s available at Vons at 2511 Anthem Village in Henderson, adding, “You can find it in the cracker aisle and better get a couple since they do not always have them.”…

For Joan McMaken, who’s looking for buckwheat pancake mix, Lani Lacombe reported spotting it in the natural-foods section at Smith’s. …

For Pinki Appleman, Colleen Sams reported finding red and green maraschino cherries at Albertsons at 2650 W. Horizon Ridge Parkway in Henderson. …

More on amaretto creamer

Karen Hadrick said Coffeemate Liquid Creamer in that flavor is available in the refrigerated section at Albertsons at 2910 Bicentennial Parkway in Henderson. …

After a recent story on guacamole, Roy Hayes emailed his own version with the subject line, “No, no, no, no, no!” explaining, “Adding a lot of other flavors kills the flavor of the avocado. Best served on a sandwich on fresh-baked sharp sourdough bread. Maybe with alfalfa sprouts.”

ROY HAYES’ GUACAMOLE

1 very ripe avocado, verging on being over-ripe

Small amount of finely chopped red onion

Very small dash of lemon juice

Very light sprinkling of garlic salt

Mix together and serve. …

MORE READER REQUESTS

Richard Kennedy is looking for a local source for Spudnuts. …

Leonard Leone is looking for a restaurant that serves neck bones in tomato sauce. …

Anne Duggan is looking for a local restaurant that serves beer-battered fried oysters. …

Melinda Orlando is looking for Hoffman House Shrimp Sauce. …

Skip and Mary Ann Harouff are looking for a local restaurant that serves sloppy Joes and one that serves an eggs and lobster scramble. …

Suzie Taylor is looking for a source for frozen sausage ravioli — Rosetto or another brand. …

And Maine native Dave Berry is looking for B&M Baked Beans in the jar instead of the can, adding that the ones in the jar are smaller and have a more pronounced molasses flavor. Coincidentally, I have a letter from Anna Rothwell, who spotted them at Annie’s Good Old Days Store, which can be reached at www.GoodOldDaysStore.com, or (877) 226-5388. Any other sources? …

Readers?

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