Find large pasta shells at Italian delis

Al Bianco is looking for large pasta shells and also pre-stuffed frozen shells, and fellow readers point out that he need look no farther than a neighborhood Italian deli.

Alan Alaimo e-mailed to suggest Roma Deli, 5755 Spring Mountain Road, and LaDuca’s NY Italian Deli, 72 W. Horizon Ridge Parkway in Henderson. (Jeanne LaDuca also faxed to say that the pre-stuffed shells are homemade.) Pamela Moore suggested Siena Italian Bakery and Deli, 2250 E. Tropicana Ave., and Dan Bellina e-mailed that Bianco can find the unstuffed shells at Sunflower Farmer’s Market, which has locations at 3365 E. Tropicana Ave. and 4020 S. Rainbow Blvd. …

For Joyce Hambacher, who’s looking for three-bean salad in a jar, Joanne Schmidt, Lois Kupec, Anita Miscimarra, Norm Lubke and Esther Lynn all e-mailed that if she’s willing to settle for a four-bean salad, Costco carries a good one. …

For Joan Gehrke, who’s looking for fish and chips similar to those prepared at the old Nevada Palace, Rose Rinehart e-mailed to say she doesn’t know what the Nevada Palace version was like, but that The Pit Stop, at 802 Buchanan Blvd. in Boulder City, has "the best fish and chips I have ever tasted."

For Tom Rossi, who’s looking for sourdough rye bread, Larry Serett e-mailed that he gets Goldminer California Sourdough seeded rye at Smith’s at 9350 W. Flamingo Road. …

For Tony Slade, who’s looking for Brooks Rich & Tangy Ketchup, Sharon Kerber e-mailed that it can be ordered from www.Home townFavorites.com (or call 888-694-2656). …

For Stan Shulman, who’s looking for Johnsonville frozen heat-and-serve bratwurst and Italian sausage, Kathleen Ott e-mailed that they can be found at Smart & Final at 10050 S. Eastern Ave. in Henderson and Kmart Supercenter at 10405 S. Eastern Ave. in Henderson. …

More on beef jerky: Cy Saielli faxed to recommend The Beef Jerky Store, 112 N. Third St., which he said has "a mind-blowing selection, including wild game jerky," and Tony and Theresa Aguilera recommended Sun’s Beef Jerky, 3242 E. Desert Inn Road and also at the Fantastic Indoor Swap Meet, 1717 S. Decatur Blvd. …

Reader requests: Lynn is looking for sliced Orowheat Sweet Hawaiian loaf bread. …

Dottie Bailey is looking for a local source for Annaclair candy and maple-sugar candy. …

Nafeesa Sallee is looking for pork brains. …

Joan Basil is looking for wasabi mayonnaise, which she used to get at Food 4 Less and Wal-Mart. …

Judy Sansone is looking for a local source for Health Valley cinnamon-raisin low-fat granola cereal. …

Mary Swift is looking for restaurants that serve cold noodles with sesame sauce, also known as cold sesame noodles. …

And Bruce Merrin is looking for local sources for smoked white fish and Mallomars and a local restaurant that serves spaghetti with chicken livers.

Readers?

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