August 16, 2017
Cinnamon-raisin bread is one of the great comfort foods, so we have good news for Francesca Haak, who’s looking for Aunt Hattie’s version. Marsha Yanko reported finding it at the Walmart Supercenter at 2310 E. Serene Ave. Greta Baker and Dale Klabacha found it at Winco, which has stores at 80 N. Stephanie St. in Henderson and 6101 N. Decatur Blvd. Barbara Brooks and Leslie Fox-Priest found it at Albertsons. And Fox-Priest added that Oregon Trail cinnamon-raisin bread, found at Walmart, is “just as good.”
For Peggy Luerssen, who’s looking for Kraft Deluxe Singles in sharp cheddar, Micky Gennuso reported finding them at the Walmart Supercenter at 540 Marks St. in Henderson (adding, “so much better for grilled cheese than American”), and Kara Hierro of Glazier’s Food Marketplace at 8525 W. Warm Springs Road said that store carries it, as well as Kraft Singles 2-percent sharp cheddar and Swiss. And Gloria Castricone pointed out that Smith’s sells Tillamook sharp cheddar slices.
For Carol Jordan, who’s looking for Durkee’s Famous Sauce, CeCi Schreiber said it’s available in the mayonnaise section at Albertsons, and Hierro said Glazier’s carries it as well.
And Wanda Bradford wanted to let fellow Spam fans know about a handy Spam-slicing device she found at spam.com. Turns out there’s a dizzying array of Spam-related merchandise there, including a Hello Kitty musubi kit and a case of 12 cans in different flavors.
More on tahini: William Raley also found it at Sprouts Farmers Market and Trader Joe’s.
More reader requests
Betty Bailey is looking for a restaurant that serves whole-bellied fried clams.
Jerry Otto is looking for a restaurant that serves fresh clams casino.
Chuck Thompson is looking for hot dogs or sausage that don’t contain paprika.
Richard Torres is looking for a market that sells garlic scapes which, as he points out, are not the same as chives.
Linda Lapham is looking for a local source, other than Albertsons, for Lactaid Ice Cream.
And Bob Thompson is looking for a source for frozen or canned caramelized onions.
August 9, 2017
“They’re just like my grandmother’s,” Joan O’Connell said of Ba-Tampte Half Sour Pickles, and there aren’t many tributes higher than that. For Fred Nagy, who’s looking for the pickles, O’Connell and Gerry Kulz found them in the Kosher Experience section at Smith’s at 2211 N. Rampart Blvd. And Sandy Woolf found them at Glazier’s Food Marketplace at 8525 W. Warm Springs Road.
For Hazel Kaye, who’s looking for Postum, Darlene Donoghue-Anekwe recommended Rainbow’s End Natural Foods at 1100 E. Sahara Ave.; a call to the store found they carry a similar product.
For William Anderson, who’s looking for a restaurant, preferably in Henderson, that serves fresh, not frozen, onion rings in a light tempura-like batter, Sharlene Neely recommended the Boulder Dam Brewing Co. in Boulder City.
For Michael Frias, who’s looking for a restaurant that serves Swiss steak, Ann Brown recommended the Coronado Cafe at the South Point, where she said it’s a special on Wednesdays.
And for Paul Gary, who’s looking for “big, round knishes they don’t fly in from New Jersey” from a source other than Bagel Cafe, Weiss Restaurant Deli Bakery or Glazier’s, Marty Auerbach recommended the Kosher Experience at Smith’s, although he said the knishes there are square.
More reader requests
Larry Lewandowski is looking for green goddess salad dressing.
Gary Sell is looking for a local source for Johnsonville Garlic Summer Sausage.
Danny Calico is looking for goat horn peppers in oil, which he used to find on the olive bar at Smith’s.
And Fran Abbott is looking for a local source for Bull’s-Eye Original B.B.Q. Sauce.
August 2, 2017
After I printed a request from Maureen Cooper for reader recommendations for the best tahini, I received three responses from her fellow Taste of the Town readers — with different opinions. Nobody can say food isn’t a personal thing.
Linda McGlasson recommended Tazah brand Tahini Extra, which she gets at Habib’s Persian Market, 2575 S. Decatur Blvd., and said she uses it in her hummus. Barbara Roth, who said she’s Lebanese, recommended Mid East tahini, which she said is available at Mediterranean stores and at the International Marketplace at 5000 S. Decatur Blvd. And Karen DelGrosso emailed that the best tahini is Soom, available at Amazon and soomfoods.com.
For Nancy Clark, who’s looking for Sacramento Tomato Juice, Laura Gordon, Ann Brown and Dale Klabacha reported finding it at Glazier’s Food Marketplace at 8525 W. Warm Springs Road.
For Iris Torjman, who’s looking for Wheatena, Gordon said she’s seen it at Glazier’s, “but not usually at this time of the year.”
For Shag Shigenaga who’s looking for San Luis sourdough bread, Lisa Cole emailed that, following advice in a previous Taste of the Town column, she tried Trader Joe’s sourdough, and it’s the same as San Luis.
And for Margot Guenther, who’s looking for frozen twice-baked potatoes, Don Barrington said they’re available at Omaha Steaks at 2192 N. Rainbow Blvd., in the Best in the West shopping center.
More reader requests
Gordon is looking for Nabisco Social Tea cookies, and sandwich-size Thomas’ English Muffins.
Peggy Luerssen is looking for Kraft Deluxe Singles in sharp cheddar.
Lloyd Sheaffer is looking for a local source for large sheets of lavosh cracker bread.
And Peter Billitteri is looking for Drake’s Devil Dogs.
July 26, 2017
Sometimes a product is sought as much for its use in recipes as for its original purpose. That tends to be the case with Knorr dry soup mixes, which star in some of the most popular dip recipes around.
Pat McManis is looking for Knorr’s leek, vegetable and French onion varieties, and Pat Ilic reported finding them at Albertsons at 4800 Blue Diamond Road. Van and Karen Bohrer found them at Albertsons at 8350 W. Cheyenne Ave., and Jan Visser at the International Marketplace at 5000 S. Decatur Blvd. Kara Hierro of Glazier’s Food Marketplace, 8525 W. Warm Springs Road, said that store carries them.
For CeCi Schreiber, who’s looking for a buffet that has deviled eggs, Ron Hirschkind and Pat Ducharme said they’re on at Golden Corral at 1455 S. Lamb Blvd.
For all you Hellman’s mayonnaise fans: Glazier’s just got a shipment of it. The manufacturer says Best Foods, which is sold west of the Rockies, is identical, but I know some readers beg to differ. Hierro also said the Canadian version of Hellman’s is on the way.
More on Monte Cristo sandwiches: Janet Fidelman recommended the version served at Jerry’s Famous Coffee Shop at Jerry’s Nugget.
More reader requests
Francesca Haak is looking for Aunt Hattie’s Cinnamon Raisin Bread, which she used to get at Glazier’s.
Lasurer Leverette is looking for a local source for Blazin Blends Memphis Style BBQ Seasoning.
Michael R. Frias is looking for restaurants that serve Swiss steak.
And Marie Fris is looking for a market that sells fillet of sole, or a restaurant that serves it.
July 19, 2017
Napoleons — flaky puff pastry layered with pastry cream or whipped cream, with a glaze on top — are a rare treat, but hopefully not as rare for Janice Giannosa now that her fellow Taste of the Town readers are telling her where to find them.
Belinda King of Pahrump, calling them “my husband, Kenneth’s, downfall,” recommended the Bagel Cafe at 301 N. Buffalo Drive. Gerry Kulz recommended the Bagel Corner Deli & Bakery at the Suncoast. Allen Asch suggested Freed’s Bakery at 9815 S. Eastern Ave. Ann Brown recommended Patisserie Manon at 8751 W. Charleston Blvd. And Marianne McCall recommended Glazier’s Food Marketplace at 8525 W. Warm Springs Road.
For Stephen Salchenberger, Karin Gavin recommended the Orange Roughy Francese at Pasta Mia West at 4455 W. Flamingo Road. Matt Oreskovich recommended the orange roughy served at the Village Pub at 2610 Regatta Drive; there are numerous Village Pubs in the valley. And Brown said he can find orange roughy fresh at Glazier’s.
For Penny Reese, who’s been looking for shredded Swiss cheese, Jan Visser, who said he’s been looking for either shredded Swiss or Gruyere, reported finding a blend of the two at Trader Joe’s at 10345 S. Eastern Ave. in Henderson; there are four other Trader Joe’s in the valley.
More reader requests
Carol Jordan is looking for Durkee’s Famous Sauce.
Hank Osterhoudt is looking for English bacon.
Hazel Kaye is looking for Postum.
And Paul Gary is looking for “big, round knishes they don’t fly in from New Jersey” in spinach, kasha and potato, from a source other than Bagel Cafe, Weiss Restaurant Deli Bakery or Glazier’s.
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