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Readers come to the rescue for olive fan

Oh, those pesky olive pits. Yes, they seem to give the olives more flavor, but getting rid of them can be a rather delicate situation. No wonder Sue Heiselman is looking for pitted kalamata olives, and luckily, five readers have come to her rescue.

Kathi Turner said they’re on the olive bar at Smith’s at 5564 Camino al Norte and at 2255 E. Centennial Parkway, both in North Las Vegas. Gerrie Kalicki suggested Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market, which she said carries “the best products in town.” Anita Miscimarra suggested Costco and Trader Joe’s. Rae Christakos suggested Albertsons at 7271 S. Eastern Ave. And Chris Jensen, owner of Village Meat & Wine, 5025 S. Eastern Ave., said he carries them. …

For the Hebrew National deli mustard Heiselman also is seeking, Christakos and Turner both suggested Albertsons. …

For Tony Ludlow, Jensen said he also carries tarragon mustard. …

For Andy Kaye, who’s looking for smoked Hungarian sausage, Paulette Schaeffer and Al Wirtzbaum recommended the Budapest Deli at 6380 S. Eastern Ave., and Leo Kertz suggested the International Marketplace, 5000 S. Decatur Blvd.; the deli at Cafe Heidelberg, 610 E. Sahara Ave.; and the Polish Deli, 5900 W. Charleston Blvd. …

For Mary Lounsbury, looking for reader suggestions for the best bread pudding around, Evelyn Mayfield suggested the loaf “that is moist and full of the good stuff (raisins, vanilla, the works)” and sold at Freed’s Bakery at 4789 S. Eastern Ave. and 9555 S. Eastern Ave. And Suzette Scott wrote that the best she has found is at the buffet at the Golden Nugget, 129 Fremont St. …

More on herring fillets in sour cream: Donna Alper e-mailed that the best are found at Bagel Cafe, 301 N. Buffalo Drive, adding, “you can get as much cream and/or onions as you want,” and Beverly Miller suggested Smart & Final, or Smith’s at 10616 S. Eastern Ave. in Henderson. …

Reader requests: Scott is looking for old-fashioned horehound candy. …

Pat Caspary is looking for a local source for spicy crab apples, which her mom used to serve on holidays. Or she’ll settle for fresh crab apples, so she can make her own. …

Christine Johnson is looking for restaurants that are serving pumpkin soup this fall. …

Ree Beni is looking for an Italian beverage called Chinotto. …

Rodger Maxwell is looking for Genova Delicatessen Meat Ravioli, which he said is carried by Safeway in Northern California. …

Lindsay Howard is looking for white queso dip. …

Herb Steege is looking for the Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate Chunks that he used to get at Trader Joe’s. …

Mary Kirschenbaum is looking for a local source for Chiavetta’s BBQ Marinade. …

Melba Siggeirsson is looking for Mrs. Paul’s frozen peach pies, which come two slices to a package and which she used to get at Albertsons. …

And Barb Allen is looking for Aunt Jemima Buckwheat Pancake Mix or Whole Wheat Pancake Mix.

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.

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