Regional favorites sought

As I’ve often said, I continually learn from readers’ requests. Taste of the Town readers have wide-ranging backgrounds and interests, which leads to requests for regional favorites, ethnic specialties and some old-fashioned foods that are tough to find these days. But requests have a tendency to back up, so let’s clear a bunch of them this week.

Greg Franklin: supermarkets that carry breaded pork cutlets;

Jody Wiley: Lay’s Original Light Potato Chips made with Olestra;

Pat Sifritt: Don Bruno Sherry Vinegar, which had been available at Smart & Final;

Joan Fritts: Southern-style pimento cheese spread;

Angie Ferrer: a bakery that makes New York favorites;

George Leaf: pickled peaches and spiced peaches;

Karla Nolan: Kinder Happy Hippo biscuit/cookies;

Earl Hoy: Mrs. Paul’s frozen scallops;

Martha Schulman: Breyers Butter Almond Ice Cream;

Verna McFeely: Pappy’s Seasoning for meat, fish and poultry, which she used to find in California;

Nancy Kinder: Brummel & Brown Creamy Fruit Spread in Simply Strawberry, which she used to find at Wal-Mart and at the commissary at Nellis Air Force Base;

Dee West: 100 percent tangerine juice;

Carmen Cuellar: local sources for Community Coffee and Mrs. Renfro’s Habanero Salsa;

Kathy Carroll: a local bakery or store that will slice bread extra-thin;

Tom Reynolds: codfish and potato cakes;

Hazel Meckley: Silver Floss sauerkraut, which she used to get in Pennsylvania;

Marion Beal: Tones Seafood and Salmon seasoning;

Edith Gurdinski: powdered horseradish, “not wasabi”;

Beth Stehlik: a local source for Czech or Polish food;

William Martino: Taco Bell boxed complete taco dinner kit, which he used to find at Vons and Wal-Mart;

Virginia Barron: pear preserves, jam or jelly;

Erin Neff: Rita’s Water Ice from Philadelphia, which isn’t shaved ice but “creamy and delicious and filled with fruit,” and Yuengling Lager;

Karen Groberski: a restaurant, preferably in the Henderson area, that serves sweet and sour cabbage soup, and a chocolate-cake-and-vanilla-ice-cream roll, from the freezer of a local supermarket;

Larry DuCharme: Canadian pea soup, dry or canned;

And Leanne Schroer-Motz: reader recommendations for good Sicilian pizza, “medium crust, lots of cheese, zesty sauce, lots of meat … not your regular N.Y. or Chicago pizza as available here.”


Submit information to Heidi Knapp Rinella, P.O. Box 70, Las Vegas, NV 89125-0070. You also can send faxes to 383-4676 or email her at hrinella@ Include your first and last names and, if emailing, 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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