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Readers have scoop on apple pie

The Olympics have many of us feeling pretty patriotic these days, so it’s only appropriate that we offer reader suggestions for David Simms, who’s looking for apple pie — specifically, apple pie “that you don’t need a hammer and chisel to cut through.”

John Hillbrook and Shirley Bulava both suggested Pies Unlimited, 9310 Del Webb Blvd. “All delicious, all kinds,” Bulava wrote. (And Treasa Teliska of Pies Unlimited e-mailed to note her apple pies are baked fresh daily and never frozen, and the crust is light and flaky.) Tricia Black recommended the “sweet, soft and delicious, and … reasonably priced” lattice-top apples pies from Costco at 791 Marks St. in Henderson, and Carol Sullivan faxed that the apple pie at Marie Callender’s has “flaky, mouth-watering crust.”…

For Judy McMillion, Sullivan said flat, rectangular garlic bread can be found at Food 4 Less. And Jan Visser suggested the Tandoori Garlic Naan at Trader Joe’s, with the addition of a little butter, grated Parmesan and a run under the broiler. …

For Gladys Adams, who’s looking for Hershey’s Baking Chocolate, Visser suggested the baking chocolate at Trader Joe’s. …

For Pat and Laura Thunhurst, Patrick Verfurth e-mailed that anasazi beans can be found in the bulk section of Whole Foods Market at 517 N. Stephanie St. in Henderson. …

For T. Williams, Kelly Pino-Garcia e-mailed that she buys Chilean sea bass at the Henderson Costco for $18.99 for 11/2 pounds, and Jolene Wise faxed to recommend the Manila Seafood Oriental Market, 1221 E. Sahara Ave. …

For J. Walton, Pearl Prunetta e-mailed that prune butter can be found at Albertsons at 2550 S. Fort Apache Road in either the kosher food section or the baking aisle. …

For Dedra Geran, Bud England e-mailed that Meadow Gold Orange Juice can be found at the Kmart Super Center at 10405 S. Eastern Ave. in Henderson. …

And for those looking for Mr. Pibb in cans or bottles, Tracy Brigida e-mailed that it’s not available that way in Las Vegas, but is sold in cans in Utah. …

Reader requests: Sullivan is looking for Champagne vinegar. …

Cassie Rickard is looking for quail eggs. …

Sue Papen is looking for ajicito peppers, also called aji dulce. …

June McGregor is looking for Meza Sicilian Bruschetta. …

Karen Sharkey is looking for cooking-grade saltpeter, for turning brisket into corned beef. …

Paul Oxman is looking for a local source of first clear flour or clear flour. …

Joyce Klevins is looking for Mister Mustard. …

Sandra Gersh is looking for Heinz Vegetarian Baked Beans, which she used to get at Wal-Mart. …

Sandra Ashenmil is looking for the hot-dog buns that Woolworth used to serve. …

Robert Fong is looking for date pieces in oat flour with no sugar. …

Carol Manzo wonders if anyone knows what happened to Anna Bella restaurant, late of Green Valley Parkway. …

And Beth Molburg is looking for the chef formerly with Art’s Place and the Brick House. …

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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