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Grapples can be found all over valley

Grapples — apples that taste like grapes — are indeed available in local stores, readers assure Jean Lappin, although she may want to wait a while to get the best of the crop.

Cindy S. Magnussen e-mailed that she found them at Albertsons, 201 S. Stephanie St., Henderson; Kim Michaels suggested Smith’s, 5564 Camino al Norte, North Las Vegas; Ann McDonald found them at the commissary at Nellis Air Force Base; Leni Koliambas suggested Vons, 1940 Village Center Circle, and Smith’s, 2211 N. Rampart Blvd.; Marni Hammargren suggested Smith’s, 10600 Southern Highlands Parkway; Andrea Reed suggested Albertsons, 8350 W. Cheyenne Ave., and some Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Markets; and Eva Armstrong suggested Sunflower Farmer’s Market, 4020 S. Rainbow Blvd. (there’s another Sunflower at 3365 E. Tropicana Ave.). And, "from the horse’s mouth," Jim Brush e-mailed that a relative’s company developed and markets Grapples and the peak season is from mid-September through mid-May, when they can be found at some Vons stores. …

For Jeannette Jarrett, who’s looking for stuffed cabbage, Suzanne Toubin suggested Bagel Cafe at 301 N. Buffalo Drive, Steven A. Richardson said it’s sometimes available at Weiss’ Deli at 2744 N. Green Valley Parkway in Henderson and Joe Kofron said it’s sometimes available at the Sahara Saloon, 3345 E. Sahara Ave. …

For Janece Podrebarac, who’s looking for vegetable flakes, Dean B. Pomerantz e-mailed that the Vegeta brand is available at the International Marketplace at 5000 S. Decatur Blvd., and Mercedes Barris suggested www.A1spiceworld.com (or call 516-801-2132). …

For Joan McMaken, who’s looking for a bakery or other source that sells dessert empanadas, especially pineapple, Pomerantz said they’re available at Mexican markets such as Mariana’s and La Bonita, which have multiple locations in the valley, but his favorite source is Carniceria Guadalajara, 955 W. Craig Road, which carries pineapple, vanilla pudding and guava (there’s another Carniceria Guadalajara at 2162 N. Lamb Blvd.). …

And for Paulette Juryn, who’s looking for fresh or frozen soft-shell crab, Pomerantz e-mailed that the frozen type is available at 99 Ranch Market in China Town Plaza, 4155 Spring Mountain Road. …

Reader requests: Katie Wise is looking for Thin Addictives crunchy cookies, which she used to get at Costco. …

David Raymond is looking for salmon pate by Abba of Sweden, which comes in a tube, sold refrigerated. …

Brand Bostdorff is looking for Dr. Tillisuits Seasoning Sauce. …

Deanna Phillips is looking for Contadina Swiss steak sauce in a can. …

Gerard Smith is looking for Downey’s Honey Butter, original or cinnamon flavor. …

And Connie Walker is looking for Big Red soda in cans, which she used to get at Food 4 Less and Albertsons.

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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