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B&M Baked Beans turn up across the valley

Baked beans are one of those regional foods for which substitutions generally are not acceptable — and sometimes that extends to the packaging. Van and Karen Bohrer are looking for B&M Baked Beans in 16-ounce cans, preferably in the northwest, and their fellow Taste of the Town readers found them all over the valley.

As one Andre’s restaurant departs, expect two more

Joe Marsco, managing partner of Andre Rochat’s restaurants, said the group will open a restaurant in the southwestern valley by the end of the year, and they’re also planning a project downtown. The Andre’s at Mandalay Bay is expected to close Wednesday.

Gold Spike reaching out to downtown hipster crowd

The Gold Spike has morphed into a sort of extension of the nearby Zappos headquarters, with “co-working” space during the day and plenty to do at night, including Geeks Who Drink Trivia Night and Down & Derby disco skating parties.

Takes some looking, but readers find birch beer

Crowded off the supermarket shelves by newer flavors and what seems like a million variations of Coke, those old-favorite soft drinks still strike a chord with many people, including Gerald Garnett, who’s looking for birch beer. And his fellow Taste of the Town readers have sources for him.