U-Bet you can find syrup

Is it possible to find good, East Coast-style chocolate syrup in Las Vegas? I’m sure some of you saw this coming, but anyway … U-Bet.

In response to Helene Gottlieb’s request, Barbara Red, Donna Venet and Al Bianco said it can be found at Smith’s, while Colleen Sams and Harriet Schreider found it at Albertsons. And this is the sort of detail that makes it easier to find some items: All of the readers said the U-Bet is found in the kosher section. …

For Steve Gall, who’s looking for semicured Spanish chorizo for paella, Ray Moreton suggested El Relampago Cuban Market at 634 N. Eastern Ave.; Vic Martinez suggested King Ranch Market, which has multiple stores in the valley; and Carlos Arceniega suggested Liborio Markets, which has multiple stores in the valley, and (or call 310-539-0455). …

For Sue Burger, who’s looking for Snyder’s Garlic Flavored Pretzel Nibblers, Judy McMillion e-mailed that she gets them at Albertsons at 1650 N. Buffalo Drive and Smith’s at 1421 N. Jones Blvd., and Ruth Jagodzinski said Glazier’s Food Marketplace at 8525 W. Warm Springs Road carries the best local selection of Snyder’s of Hanover products. …

For Joan Gilbert, who’s looking for Campbell’s Beef Noodle Soup, Libby Hoover suggested Mariana’s Supermarket at 4151 S. Eastern Ave. …

Here are more reader requests:

Hoover: a restaurant that serves lamb all year, not just at Easter;

Philip Lindsey: Lipton Carbonated Diet Green Tea, regular or flavored;

Cynthia Brown: green tomatoes and Vidalia onions;

Rick Oster: black raspberry ice cream;

Tenna Pence: Kraft Classics Savory Chicken-Flavored Noodles and Sauce;

Julie Summers: Campbell’s tomato-rice soup;

Penny Reese: kosher dill pickles made without vinegar;

Don Stewart: red wine vinegar in gallon containers;

Sandy Parker: a local source for Blue Runner Red Beans;

Barbara Caliva: Golden Grain marinara sauce in a jar;

Jeanne Heiserman: cut breaded okra;

Bob Callet: Kraft/Nabisco Cheese Nips;

Joanne Klimczak: Seaspoint Farms Dry Roasted Lightly Salted Edamame, and a restaurant that serves chicken wings that are hot, spicy, crisp and dry — not mushy with sauce;

Mark Massegee: cheese taquitos;

Richard Eisenbeis: Snapple apple;

Maryann Worek: Orville Redenbacher’s popcorn with pour-over cheese;

And James Friedrich: Lipton Cup-a-Soup, cream of chicken flavor.


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@ 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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