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Hot dog! Readers find buns

The good news: We may have solved the mystery of the whereabouts of hot dog buns like Woolworth’s used to serve, which are being sought by Sandra Ashenmil. Mike O’Brien noted that they were the New England-style split-top buns so many readers are searching for, “grilled on both sides and then the hot dog was served in it.”


ARA Pizza and Pasta Bistro, Las Vegas Convention Center, 3150 Paradise Road, received 13 demerits Aug. 25. Violations included employee observed not following proper hand-washing procedures. GRADE: B

Piano quintet kicks off UNLV season

The 5 Browns, a quintet of sibling pianists from Utah, breezed through classical and more contemporary works Monday in the opening concert of the Charles Vanda Master Series at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Readers spill the beans

No barbecue is complete without baked beans, and with our nearly year-round barbecue season in the valley, it’s fortunate there’s a ready source of Heinz Vegetarian Baked Beans for Sandra Gersh.

Upward Bound Burgers

Hubert Keller didn’t intend to start the Las Vegas upscale-burger craze.

Bazzini Barbera

Wine: Bazzini Barbera

French chef tempts with burgers, shakes

Classically trained French chef Laurent Tourondel, who did a stint at a three-star restaurant in New York and at Caesars Palace, gives the traditional American sandwich gourmet treatment at the BLT Burger in The Mirage, 3400 Las Vegas Blvd. South.

Belly clam search a success

I finally have good news for all of the readers out there — and believe me, there are lots of you — who are looking for whole-belly clams.

Recipes to the Rescue

Readers share favorite ideas for quick weeknight dinners.