Savvy readers know best food finds

I continually learn from Taste of the Town readers.

For example, I confess to having never heard of Ivar’s Clam Chowder until it was requested by Art Stoughton, but his fellow readers knew where to get it. Erin Collins said it’s available in the fresh-seafood case at Smith’s locations in the northwest part of the valley, and Sally Niederman and John M. Kawano emailed that it’s served at Seattle Dan’s at 8465 W. Sahara Ave. …

For Jay P. Raman, Collins said Vidalia Sweet Onion Relish is available at the Harry & David store at Las Vegas Premium Outlets, 875 S. Grand Central Parkway, and William Golley recommended that sold at Bass Pro Shops, 8200 Dean Martin Drive, which he said is made by House of Webster in Rogers, Ark. …

More on shrimp egg foo young: Joan Weglarz wrote to recommend Golden Dragon at 6120 W. Tropicana Ave., advising readers to order “New York-style.” …

More on sour pickles: Patty Little recommends Van Holten’s pickles from (888-302-2639). …

Here are new reader requests.

Angela Mofitt: Baskin-Robbins daiquiri ice for her wedding;

Shon Smoot: a local source for Tillamook low-fat yogurt;

Ava Sterling: Jeff’s Diet Chocolate Soda and Barrett’s Diet Ginger Beer;

Ray Moreton: a local bakery that makes crumb buns or crumb coffeecakes similar to those Entenmann’s sells in the East;

Anthony Cardella: Marzetti Classic Ranch Dressing;

Carol McElroy: suggestions for the best lasagna in Las Vegas;

Kipp Altemara: Vigo Extra-Virgin Olive Oil;

Barbara Murphy: frozen chicken Kiev;

Steve Michaelson: a local source for good-quality canned ground tomatoes, such as Stanislaus or Escalon 6 in 1;

Kathleen Hazen: beef-on-weck rolls;

Carol Webster: Stella d’Oro Golden Egg Biscuits;

Leonard C. Becker: Blind Robin, or smoked and salted herring;

Minnie Mistretta: Marie Callender’s low-fat biscuit mix, which she used to get at 99 Cents Only;

And Michael R. Frias: a local source for a “good ham loaf like the Amish make in the Midwest.


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 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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