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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.

Readers find Manhattan clam chowder

We’re receiving requests from readers looking for specific types of soups. Recently it was Gregory Admundson, looking for recommendations for places that serve or supermarkets that sell Manhattan clam chowder.

Farmer’s cheese found in valley

Farmer’s cheese, used to fill pierogies and for other Eastern European specialties, is pretty difficult to find in Southern Nevada, but Taste of the Town readers have spotted it for Gerri Zipser.