Flavored kielbasa found

Gotta love that kielbasa, the legendary Polish favorite. And apparently readers do, because several of them responded to a query from James Noetzel, who’s looking for a “chunky-garlic” variety.

John Lakkard and Carole LaRocca both suggested The Polish Deli, 5900 W. Charleston Blvd.; John Devlin suggested Pulaski’s Kielbasa from New Jersey at Max Market, 8450 W. Sahara Ave.; and Chris Jensen, owner of Village Meat & Wine, 5025 S. Eastern Ave., said he carries a version that he has been making for more than 30 years. …

For John and Linda Carver, who are looking for meaty ham hocks, Roy C. Pechous suggested Larry’s Great Western Meats, 420 S. Valley View Blvd., and Jensen said he carries those as well. Don Christenson suggested the ham shanks at Larry’s, which he said are meatier than hocks. …

For Barbara Tucker, who is looking for My-T-Fine chocolate pudding, Larry Fafalek suggested she check the kosher sections of local supermarkets. Marion Bott suggested Vermont Country Store at www.vermont countrystore.com (or call 802-362-8460), Joan Dagnino suggested Calef’s Country Store at www.calefs.com (or call 800-462-2118) and Mary Lounsbury suggested My Brands at www.mybrandsinc.com (or call 888-281-6400). …

For Dannie Thomas, who’s looking for restaurants that make Wiener schnitzel with veal and not pork, Rebecca Barton e-mailed to suggest Postrio at the Grand Canal Shoppes, 3377 Las Vegas Blvd. South. …

For readers looking for fresh yeast, Kimberly Roemer e-mailed that she orders it at the Great Harvest Bread Co. location at 10180 W. Tropicana Ave. …

More on fresh mozzarella: Jan Visser e-mailed to suggest an imported product called Mandara, available at Trader Joe’s. …

More on white-iced hearts: John Bisci Jr. e-mailed that they’re also available at Great Buns Bakery, 3270 E. Tropicana Ave., where they’re called elephant ears, and added, “it would be good to call first; at times they run out.” …

Reader requests: Jane Royal is looking for a local bakery that makes butter cakes, similar to those found in the Philadelphia area. …

Robert J. Wiesmann is looking for Damson plum preserves, preferably made with a sugar substitute. …

Julie Cole is looking for whole white anchovies. …

Stan Shulman is looking for Johnsonville frozen heat-and-serve bratwurst and Italian sausage, which he used to get at Smith’s. …

Kimberley McGee is looking for fresh pasta sheets and white truffle oil. …

Marjorie Blease is looking for canned roast beef hash. …

Barbara Rubens is looking for whole whitefish, smoked and filleted. …

Don Smith is looking for Sealtest strawberry sherbet and Sara Lee strawberry shortcake. …

And Estrella Gonzales is looking for any and all brands of sarsparilla beverage.


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