Takeout tabbouli not exotic here

Even in 2011 there are countless cities in this country where you’d be hard-pressed to find fresh takeout tabbouli. But when Lauren Dean sought it in the south part of the valley, readers delivered. Corinne Johnson recommended Palm Mediterranean Market & Deli, 10895 S. Eastern Ave. in Henderson, and Ellen Garland recommended the salad bar at Whole Foods Market, which has four stores in the valley. And Keith Garber emailed that if she’s willing to drive a bit, he recommends Hedary’s at 7365 W. Sahara Ave. …

For Shirley Blyth, Susan Kallen emailed that she found freekeh at the Mediterranean Market at 6020 Spring Mountain Road. …

For Dan Dunaway, Colleen Sams said she found Nucoa margarine at Albertsons at 2650 W. Horizon Ridge Parkway in Henderson. …

For Jack Heierle, who’s looking for Macayo’s Mexican Style Taco Sauce & Chip Dip in hot, Diana G. Abeldt of Macayo’s Vegas emailed that it’s not currently in production, but they’re looking at bringing it back. She added that the mild and medium are available at all four local Macayo’s locations. …

For Vern Sample, who’s looking for Swedish food products, Beth More emailed that Village Meat & Wine, 5025 S. Eastern Ave., sometimes has potato sausage and usually has the brown beans for making Bruna Bonar. …

More on beignets: Matt Sullivan emailed to remind me they’re also served, with sauces, at the Grand Lux at The Venetian and the Palazzo, 3325 Las Vegas Blvd. South, and Nancy Howe said they’re served with ice cream and strawberries at BJ’s Brewery, which has three locations in the valley, and with dipping sauces at Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House at MGM Grand, 3799 Las Vegas Blvd. South. …

More — the last, I promise — on Friday night fish fries: Paul Kimmel recommends the catfish served at Rhythm Kitchen, 6435 S. Decatur Blvd., and The Hush Puppy, 7185 W. Charleston Blvd. (and 1820 N. Nellis Blvd.) …

Here are more reader requests.

Claudia Wolt noted that the fish fries recommended by readers serve cod or haddock and wonders if there are any in town that use halibut;

Kimmel: Campbell’s condensed split-pea soup — not split pea with bacon;

April Simmons: Mrs. Smith’s frozen deep-dish pies;

Cindy Taylor: persimmons, possibly frozen or pureed, for baking when fresh ones are not in season;

Robert Nelson: 2¼-ounce bottles of Heinz ketchup;

Donald Wong: a local bakery that makes Swedish Flop coffeecake, popular in Chicago;

And Donna Knowlton: reader recommendations for places that serve great Swedish meatballs.


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