Bialy stocks in bloom

Mel Brooks fans know of the character of Max Bialystock in “The Producers.” What they may not know is that Bialystock, in Poland, is the origin of the bialy, a chewy roll with onions on top that’s a singular treat, and one being sought by Taste of the Town reader Eileen Wolf. So there’s a little trivia, and a touch of Brooks humor.

At any rate, Andrea Drasner and Libby Casolari recommended the Bagel Cafe at 301 N. Buffalo Drive as a bialy source (or a source of bialy stock?), Michele Bonelli recommended Bagelmania at 855 E. Twain Ave., Marie Villareale recommended Great Buns Bakery at 3270 E. Tropicana Ave. and Jan Visser suggested Bread & Butter at 10940 S. Eastern Ave., adding that they’re not always available, so it’s best to call ahead. …

For Bob DePasquale, who’s looking for Northeastern-style crumb buns, Drasner also recommended the Bagel Cafe. …

For Jo Marie Ferraro, who’s looking for a bakery that sells Italian pastries similar to those from the now-closed Albina’s, Doug Nuccitelli recommended Bakery Magic at 4110 S. Maryland Parkway and Ann Brown and Casolari recommended Siena Deli & Trattoria at 9500 W. Sahara Ave. …

And for Bob and Sally Harnish, Colleen Sams reported finding Aunt Jemima’s coffee-cake mix at Albertsons at 2650 Horizon Ridge Parkway in Henderson, Howard Chatt found it at Glazier’s Food Marketplace at 8525 W. Warm Springs Road, and Connie Webb spotted it at Food 4 Less at 4001 S. Decatur Blvd. …

More on lobster bisque: Toney Hudson recommended the Chuckwagon Restaurant at the Longhorn Casino at 5288 Boulder Highway, reporting that it’s served there about once a month on a Friday, and Chatt said it’s served on the salad bar at Texas de Brazil in Town Square at 6533 Las Vegas Blvd. South. …

More on Senate Bean Soup: Rose McKie reported finding it at Albertsons at 8410 Farm Road. …

Here are more reader requests.

Tom Zwick: an Italian sausage grinder (sandwich) and pork green chili, both in the style of Pueblo, Colo.;

Eve Novak: a source other than Whole Foods Market for Glowing Green Smoothies containing spinach, kale, collards, chard or other living green plants;

Antoinette Bourque: Barilla pastina, which she used to get at Vons, and Ronzoni pastina;

Bob Corsale: a barbecue restaurant that serves smoked turkey breast;

Bar Killins: Pepperidge Farm thinly sliced white bread;

Joe Darro: a restaurant that serves eggs with Italian sausage for breakfast;

And Una Perrine: Bestlife spread, which she used to find at Wal-Mart.


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