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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.

Taste of the Town: Readers come through with broasted chicken sites

For Carole LaRocca, who’s looking for broasted chicken on the east side of the valley, we’ve got nothin’ beyond the previously reported Chilly Jilly’z at 1680 Nevada Highway in Boulder City, which is south, but also sort of east. But for other searchers, Roberta Shulman and Evelyn Laurie reported that the St. Tropez Buffet at the Suncoast, 9090 Alta Drive, serves broasted chicken.

Celebrate National Margarita Day

Here’s another holiday you didn’t know about — but why not celebrate? National Margarita Day is Saturday. The following restaurants are offering deals.

Taste of the Town: Readers spill the beans, pointing way to old favorite

Dave Berry, a Maine native who’s looking for B&M Baked Beans in a jar — which he says are smaller than their canned counterparts and have a more pronounced molasses flavor — has a kindred spirit in Rob Lindley, who emailed that the beans are “an old family favorite for decades.” Lindley and Richard Schilhavy reported that they’re available at the commissary at Nellis Air Force Base, but for those who don’t have commissary privileges, Ann Brown faxed that they’re also available at Glazier’s Food Marketplace, 8525 W. Warm Springs Road. …