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Some folks just relish neon-green condiment

You might think a condiment that glows a never-seen-in-nature neon color would be an unpopular item. In that case, you’d be woefully mistaken, because bright-green relish is a required topping for a traditional Chicago hot dog. And this week, fellow readers tell Mike Smith where he can find it.

Dori Kelley, Frank Drewniak, John Vena, John Brisbois and Alice Collette all recommended Glazier’s Food Marketplace, 8525 W. Warm Springs Road, with most of them adding that Glazier’s also carries such other Chicago-dog requisites as Vienna Beef hot dogs, poppy-seed hot dog buns, celery salt and sport peppers. Kelley said to look in the deli section, near the hot dogs.

And Scott R. Stephens found the relish at Windy City Beefs ‘n’ Dogs, 7500 W. Lake Mead Blvd., as well as the hot dogs and buns. There’s now a second Windy City location, at 7006 W. Charleston Blvd. …

For Nadine Zarganis, Diane Smart and Gloria Castricone emailed that they found Kraft Philadelphia spinach-and-artichoke-flavored cream cheese at Vons. …

For Chris Devine, who’s looking for Hummel hot dogs, Mary Ann Cimino and Betty Lepore emailed that the best bet is to take along an empty suitcase on a trip back east and bring ’em back frozen, or ask family and friends to ship them. Lepore also suggested calling the company at (800) 828-8978 for overnight shipping. …

More on walleye: Carol McElroy and Peg Wytrwal both recommended The Greens at 2241 N. Green Valley Parkway in Henderson, and Wytrwal also recommended The Blue Ox, which has three locations in the valley. …

Here are more reader requests:

Stephens: Wyler’s lemonade drink mix (not light);

Ginger Fein: date preserves, for making date bars;

Cade Walley: Nature Valley Almond Crunch bars;

Ilene Farr: root beer syrup;

Richard Lynch: La Brea Jalapeno Cheddar Bread, which he used to get at Smith’s and Albertsons;

Fennie Sheffield: green apple syrup;

Eva Mikutowicz: birch beer and Aceto Imported Balsamic Vinegar with a two-diamond or higher rating;

Sharon Weisse: blue-crab claws in a market, or as restaurant takeout;

Angie Dail: a restaurant, other than Church’s, that serves good fried okra;

Patricia Houseworth: a local source for Little Gem or Baby Gem lettuce;

And Elisabeth Fuller: Weetabix Minis Chocolate Chip Cereal, which she used to get at Vons;

Readers?

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