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Good news for cookie dough fans

Otis Spunkmeyer cookie dough often is sold during fundraisers, which leaves its fans in a quandary during the rest of the year. So we have good news for reader Grace Weld and others who are looking for it.

Fran Wilson wrote that the chocolate-chip flavor can be found at Smart & Final at 10050 S. Eastern Ave. in Henderson. And local Otis Spunkmeyer sales manager Ed Manore said 1- and 5-pound packages of chocolate chip are available at some Smart & Final and Wal-Mart stores; businesses can obtain 20-pound packages in 25 flavors by calling him at 649-8591, which also is the number for anyone with questions. …

For Connie Hannon, who’s looking for sweet red pickle relish, Barbra Portman e-mailed that she can find the Mezetta brand at Cost Plus World market, which is at 2151 N. Rainbow Blvd. and 3890 Blue Diamond Road. …

For Janet Oberlander, who’s looking for taco-bowl shells for making taco salads, Pauline Ruhl e-mailed that she has seen the Azteca brand at Wal-Mart Supercenter at 6464 N. Decatur Blvd. Ruhl added that they’re in the refrigerated section and come with cardboard bowls on which you bake them to shape them. And Mary Lou Villalovos e-mailed that she saw Tostada Crowns at Vons at 2667 Windmill Parkway in Henderson. …

And for Lynette Hunter, who’s looking for restaurants that serve lobster thermidor, Ron and Petta Khouw recommend that served at Andre’s at the Monte Carlo, 3770 Las Vegas Blvd. South. …

Reader requests: Terri Trigili is looking for chocolate ice cream with almonds — “not candy- or chocolate-coated almonds, just plain almonds. Similar to Rocky Road without the marshmallows.” …

Sadie Valerio is looking for Cream of Wheat cereal in the yellow box. …

Sandra Ashenmil is looking for hot dog buns like Woolworth’s used to serve. …

J.L. Rogers is looking for smoked chubs. …

Diane Fischer is looking for spicy rare beef noodle soup similar to that served at the now-closed Saigon restaurant. …

Jacob & Norma Kessel are looking for unstuffed olives packed in oil instead of brine. …

Art Grunden would like to find Lipton Iced Tea/Lemonade Mix and Celestial Seasonings caffeine-free black tea bags. …

Tracey Morris is looking for Frank’s Hot Sauce in the Extra Hot flavor. …

Dave Troyer is looking for Douwe Egberts coffee. …

Ruth Sidorowicz is looking for Yorkshire teas, and PG Tips tea. …

Kenneth Cribari is looking for Woody’s Cooking Sauce barbecue sauce. …

Helen Brown is looking for frozen sliced avocados, which she used to get at Trader Joe’s, and 6 percent vinegar. …

And Carol Hagerman and Carmen Oloriz are looking for reader suggestions for local spots that serve good paella; Oloriz also is looking for restaurants that serve good chicken Kiev, and a store that sells Crosse & Blackwell Major Grey’s Chutney.

Readers?

Submit information to Heidi Knapp Rinella, P.O. Box 70, Las Vegas, NV 89125-0070. You also can send faxes to 383-4676 or e-mail her at hrinella@reviewjournal.com. Include your first and last names and, if e-mailing, put “Taste of the Town” in the subject line. Because of the volume of mail received, we can’t respond to each request.

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