Great Buns back to fill void


Here's some good news for Ruth Steffen, other readers looking for fresh-baked hamburger and hot-dog buns and anyone looking for fresh baked goods on the east side of the valley: John Bisci Sr. e-mailed that Great Buns Bakery, which burned a few years ago, has reopened at 3270 E. Tropicana Ave.

Bisci's note was preceded a few days by an announcement from the Madonias, who own Great Buns, noting that the three-generation family-owned bakery rebuilt its 25,000-square-foot facility. The phone number is 898-0311. The west-side location at 8320 W. Sahara Ave. remains open. ...

For Al Wichrowski, Renee Gascon said Guarana Brazilian soda is available at Rincon de Buenos Aires, 5300 Spring Mountain Road, and Gascon and Steve Kroska both suggested Brazilian Novelties, 5636 W. Charleston Blvd. Kroska added that some Latino markets, such as King Ranch Market and Supermercado del Pueblo, also carry it. ...

For Carol McElroy, who's looking for Bush's Chili Magic in traditional mild, Dana Gibson and Terry Tefertiller both suggested she contact the company at www.bushbros.com or 865-558-5445, with Gibson adding, "This is how I have been getting it for a year."...

For Maxine Tano, who's looking for restaurants that sell gluten-free food, Amber R. Collins e-mailed to recommend Carrabba's Italian Grill, 10160 S. Eastern Ave. in Henderson and 8771 W. Charleston Blvd.; Bonefish Grill, 10839 S. Eastern Ave. in Henderson; Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, 8721 W. Charleston Blvd.; On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina, 5630 Centennial Center Blvd.; Romano's Macaroni Grill, which has three locations in the valley; P.F. Chang's China Bistro, which had multiple locations in the valley; and Outback Steakhouse, which has three locations in the valley (and whose parent company owns Carrabba's, Bonefish and Fleming's). ...

For Richard Bautista, who's looking for Frank's Hot Sauce with Lime, Ray Moreton e-mailed that the Original Sunrise Cafe, 8975 S. Eastern Ave., has it as a condiment on the tables and sells bottles of it as well. ...

More on chocolate-covered espresso beans: Frances Hoffman said they're also available at Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Markets, of which there currently are 13 stores in the valley, with more to come. ...

Reader requests: Tom Zuppa is looking for Yuengling Lager beer. ...

Ron Misenor is looking for packaged puff pastry that is free of trans fats. ...

Greg Abbott is looking for a local source for Vidalia onion steak sauce that's bottled in Georgia. ...

Timothy S. Flynn is looking for a butcher or meat market that sells sugar-cured whole pork bellies -- preferably with the rind or skin still on. ...

Faith Elkman is looking for Smart Balance Spray. ...

Joel Holzman is looking for Vienna Beef Sticks. ...

Elsie Sims is looking for lemon-flavored gelatin. ...

And Ray Neveu is looking for Gardetto's Toasted Garlic Rye Crisps. ...

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