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I’m probably a few hours early — depending on when you’re reading this — but I’m taking this opportunity to wish each and every one of you all the best in 2009.

Pulling together always makes trying times at least a little bit easier, and Taste of the Town readers are wonderful about helping each other, for which I and your fellow readers thank you. And now, to get right to reader requests:

Joe Hardy is looking for Honey Nut Clusters, which he used to get at Wal-Mart. …

Mike Lazarski is looking for Lawry’s packaged salsa mix. …

Bob Thompson is looking for a local source for ham base. …

Anne Coming is looking for Red Rose Tea in large boxes of about 8 ounces. …

Jennifer Rada would like to find Polly O Whole Milk Mozzarella Cheese and Polly O Whole Milk Ricotta Cheese, which she used to get at Albertsons. …

Anne McConnell is looking for restaurants in the northwest part of the valley that cook sukiyaki at the table. …

Joan Haden is looking for Thomas’s Date Nut Bread. …

Judi Caro is looking for either Brown Sweet and Low or Brown Sugar Twin, and Paula’s Lime-Cilantro oil-free salad dressing. …

George Walton and Barbara Jacques are looking for Piller’s Pate, which they used to get at Costco, and boxed Carnegie Deli pastrami. …

Jo Bitaut is looking for Moon brand refrigerated sour cream pickled herring. …

Brenda Alapa is looking for frozen field peas with snaps, which she used to get at Albertsons. …

Bobbie Janice Carson is looking for authentic cast-iron-skillet-fried chicken, similar to what she used to get at the Green Shack. …

Dea and Roy Boll are looking for restaurants that serve Italian sausage patty sandwiches. …

Robin Lee Slipock is looking for Mock Peking Duck, which is fried layers of tofu and vegetables pressed flat and served with pancakes, hoisin, cucumbers and scallions. …

Bob Merten is looking for Big City Red Hot Dogs. …

Gloria M. Armendariz is looking for Clausen’s sweet pickle relish, a refrigerated product that she used to get at Smith’s. …

Pete Cychulski is looking for restaurants that serve fried perch. …

Dallas Moyer is looking for a local source for Captain Ken’s Firehouse Baked Beans. …

Sally Weltz is looking for a large bag of Archway Gingersnap Cookies with no frosting. …

Skip Maxwell is looking for turkey and/or beef frozen Golden West tamales. …

Virginia and Pat Calabrese are looking for Freirich or Daisy pork butt. …

Maurice Hoffman is looking for a local source for Yucatan Sunshine habanero pepper sauce. …

Paul Bartok is looking for Mrs. May’s Unique Varieties, and BELA-Olh?o Portugal Lightly Smoked Sardines in Olive Oil. …

And Frank Waldron seeks readers’ advice for stores that have large selections of low-carb and sugar-free items.

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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