Readers find a taste of Cleveland in Las Vegas


Gotta love those regional brands.

After noticing an item in which the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council named the hot dog served at the Cleveland Indians’ Progressive Field as the best ball-park dog in the country, Roger J. Henning launched a search for Sugardale hot dogs and their traditional accompaniment, Bertman Ball Park Mustard.

Unfortunately, the dog remains elusive, but readers did email with local sources for the mustard.

“As a fellow Ohioan and president of the Vegas Dawg Pound, Cleveland Browns Backers, I purchase Bertman Ball Park mustard all the time for giveaways at our bar,” emailed Denny Crow. He gets it at Village Meat and Wine at 5025 S. Eastern Ave., which also was mentioned by Ed Martin.

And Melissa Brearey had a suggestion if Henning wants to get his dogs ready-made.

“As a former fellow Clevelander, advise Roger Henning to visit the Kopper Keg for all things Cleveland,” she emailed. “Hot dogs slathered in Bertman’s can be enjoyed while taking in Buckeye and Browns games.” There are multiple Kopper Kegs in the area.

The Jensens, who own Village Meat and Wine, also emailed to note that they carry the mustard and added that they also have Cincinnati Chili Mix and Skyline Original Chili in the can — which tells me they don’t know a whole lot about the Cleveland-Cincinnati rivalry. …

For Ellen Garland, who’s looking for Cross & Blackwell date and nut bread in a can, Ruth Jagodzinski emailed that it can be found at www.vermontcountrystore.com, or 800-547-7849. …

And Rosemarie McKie wrote in with a tip for Taste of the Town readers: Noting that there’s a lot of interest in “old-fashioned candy and hard-to-find items,” she sent part of a catalog she’d just received, from Jack’s Country Store Inc. in Ocean Park, Wash. The business, which is celebrating 129 years, lists nostalgic candy (Charleston Chew, Sky Bars), canning and preserving supplies, food smokers and supplies, campfire cookware and more. The web site is www.jackscountrystore.com, or call 888-665-4989. …

MORE READER REQUESTS

Alan Bianco is looking for Cento marinated eggplant strips. …

Jennifer Esposito also is looking for eggplant — eggplant caponata, preferably from a Summerlin source. …

Barb Cowan is looking for barley egg noodles, not toasted, made by Manischewitz or Streit’s, preferably in the Henderson area. She said they usually come in 8- or 12-ounce packages, sold in the kosher section of the supermarket. …

Annie Bartholomew is looking for a restaurant, preferably on the east side of the valley, that serves chow mein made with meat, celery, mushrooms and brown sauce, served over crispy chow mein noodles. …

And, from Pamela Moore: “Rachael Ray has a recipe for sweet, crunchy Belgian waffles, which calls for sugar cubes. Would you believe I can’t find sugar cubes? Every other variation of sweetener, but no sugar cubes. Please help!”…

Readers?

Submit information to Heidi Knapp Rinella, P.O. Box 70, Las Vegas, NV 89125-0070. You also can send faxes to 702-383-4676 or email her at Hrinella@reviewjournal.com. Find more of her stories at bestoflasvegas.com, and follow @HKRinella on Twitter.