Taste of the Town readers crave cabbage rolls. So, reader Beverly R. Villeneuve sent in this recipe for unrolled cabbage rolls.
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Once again, Kerry Simon has proven that he’s adept at reading the zeitgeist, with Carson Kitchen in the Fremont East District in downtown Las Vegas.
When reader Alice Boyd contacted me for an Italian anise cookie recipe, the hunt was on.
I heard from readers after the closing of Viva Mercado’s. And I heard from readers when a reopening was in the works, at Village Square. Since the restaurant opened in November, I’ve heard nary a peep. And why might that be? My guess is that their mouths were full.
Taste of the Town readers follow their noses to find limburger on both sides of the valley.
We were craving a lobster roll at the Tides Oyster Bar at Green Valley Ranch Resort, but the restaurant now is Tides Seafood & Sushi Bar, and the lobster roll is history. But the place holds promise — as soon as the kitchen staff gets a better grasp of the new menu.
Stuffed cabbage and cabbage rolls are homey, comforting and, for many of us, reminiscent of childhood, but kind of a pain to make. But never fear; fellow Taste of the Town readers have suggestions for Bob Schaffhauser, who’s looking for them.
Are Du-par’s pancakes the best in the country? I wouldn’t say that, because I haven’t tasted every pancake in the country. But they’re pretty darned good.
Whatever form they take — doughnuts, beignets, zeppole, churros or fritters — we sure love our fried dough, and that would include malasadas, being sought by Tom Sullivan. And as usual, his fellow Taste of the Town readers have suggestions.
Frank & Fina’s Cocina appeared to have but one server on the evening of our visit, along with a troupe of assistants. But that unusual arrangement meant that the service was not as smooth as it should have been.
Readers provide a recipe for watermelon rind pickles and find watermelon ice. Still no luck on maple ice cream with bacon bits.
When Guy Fieri’s American Kitchen & Bar opened in Times Square a couple of years ago, The New York Times ran a review that became famous for its snark. Yeah, we’re not going to do that.
There are, it appears, a lot of fans of hearty, old-fashioned B&M Baked Beans out there. When Roberta Shulman contacted Taste of the Town in search of the beans in 16-ounce cans, which she used to get at Albertsons, several of her fellow readers replied almost immediately.
Sometimes it’s not only best, but also easiest, to just make something yourself.
The July winemaker dinner at Spiedini at the J.W. Marriott, 221 N. Rampart Blvd., will feature wines by Lionello Marchesi and will begin at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday (July 22). With an entree of Sicilian-spiced duck breast with red wine risotto, the four-course dinner is $69. Call 702-869-8500. …
Clearly, Fremont East isn’t having all the fun in downtown Las Vegas.
Buckwheat pancakes, Bubbies sauerkraut and frozen clams casino make the list of cravings that have readers hunting this week.
Johnny Mac’s is an old-fashioned bar and grill, much as you’d find in metropolitan areas in the North. And yes, that’s a good thing.
OK, we get it: Taste of the Town readers love Village Meat & Wine. We already knew that; over the years, the independently owned shop at 5025 S. Eastern Ave. has frequently been recommended by readers to their cohorts searching for fairly obscure items.
Pasties in Las Vegas? Nothing new there. Cornish pasties, the meat-and-vegetable-filled pastries? Those would seem to be less suited to our city in the 21st century than the tassel-and-sequin-adorned accessory worn by “dancers.” And yet here we are with the Cornish Pasty Co.
Minnie Mistretta agrees with fellow Taste of the Town reader Mary Gabriel’s preference for water in 8-ounce bottles.
If you’re a barbecue fan, Fox Smokehouse BBQ is definitely worth a stop, even if you don’t live in Boulder City. It’s no wonder Fox’s has pretty much flown under the radar. Not only is it tucked away in one of the quietest areas of Clark County, it’s off the beaten path even for Boulder City.
August L. Darata emailed with what might seem like a prosaic query. “Whose sausage is the ‘taste of the town?’” I know there’s plenty of Italian sausage being made in-house at numerous delis, butcher shops and other markets across the valley, and I know my own favorites. But in the spirit of this column, I thought I’d turn it over to the readers for suggestions.
Rx Boiler Room’s Bacon-Wrapped Bacon-n-Egg may be the quintessential dish for our times.
Leave it to Taste of the Town readers to ferret out a source for an ostensibly obscure item. For Ginger McGraw, who’s looking for dried canellini beans, they have several local sources.