Taste of the Town: Readers help point a path to potato pancakes


If you’re a fan of potato pancakes, you understand why they could become a point of symbolism in a classic novel such as Erich Maria Remarque’s “All Quiet on the Western Front” — and why Taste of the Town reader Marion Hennings is looking for them. In typical fashion, her fellow readers have tips to report.

Valerie Weinberg clearly is an aficionado; she recommends the “‘good thin ones” at the Original Pancake House at 4170 S. Fort Apache Road, the medium ones at one of the multiple locations of Blueberry Hill and the thick ones at Weiss Restaurant, Deli and Bakery at 2744 N. Green Valley Parkway in Henderson. Joyce Hambacher also recommended the Original Pancake House, Aimee Stephens also recommended Weiss, and Sharon Bateman recommended Jamm’s at 1029 S. Rainbow Blvd.

And for those who’d prefer to prepare them at home (but without all the grating), Gloria Meyers recommended those at the Kosher Experience inside Smith’s at 2211 N. Rampart Blvd., along with Trader Joe’s and Costco. …

For Claudia Wolt, who’s looking for a local restaurant that serves halibut fish and chips, Sue Tharaldson, Jan Visser and Ginnie and Jack Wiseman said it’s available at the Big Sur Oyster Bar at South Point, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South. …

For Gail McFarland, who’s looking for low-sodium products, Gail Stivale said Albertsons carries Health Valley organic no-salt-added soups, displayed with the regular soups. And Thelma Bernard emailed that Whole Foods Market, which has four stores in the valley, carries a variety of products, as does Sprout’s Farmer’s Market at 3365 E. Tropicana Ave. and 4020 S. Rainbow Blvd. She added that most Smith’s stores have them on their natural foods aisles, and that Fresh &Easy carries some, too. And Bernard included a tip: Empty unsalted chips into a bowl and sprinkle with salt-free or low-sodium seasoning. …

More on broasted chicken: Chad Vendette, marketing director for The Broaster Co. in Beloit, Wis., emailed that the company now has iPhone and Android apps that help find the nearest location of a broasted-chicken outlet, with directions and contact info. Search for “broaster” on iTunes or the Google Play Store. …

More on rye flour: Steve Michaelson emailed that WinCo at 6101 N. Decatur Blvd., which “has an impressive bulk foods department,” carries it among “just about any kind of flour you can think of.” There’s another WinCo at 80 N. Stephanie St. in Henderson. …

MORE READER REQUESTS

Steve Karp is looking for unsalted whipped butter in a tub. …

Mitch G. Burns is looking for bulgur wheat — “the coarse-ground, long-cooking kind,” adding that the five-minute type “just won’t do.”…

Ash Yadev is looking for gyro meat, for making gyros at home. …

Vicki Shulson is looking for Liquid Dill, which she said is popular in Wisconsin and Michigan. …

Jean Miller is looking for Armour precooked breakfast sausages and Aunt Jemima coffeecake in the bake-in box. …

And Darlene Clark, who lives in Mesquite and sometimes shops in St. George, Utah, is looking for Quaker Oatmeal to Go and Hunt’s Chili Beans. …

Readers?

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