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  1. Mary
    February 24, 2014

    Aw yeah, this makes me both hungry and homesick for Reno! Skip the casino buffets (and you want to based on some of the stories I’ve heard from friends who waitressed there) because there are so many better locally owned places to eat.

    Besides Pegs and the Basque Hotels, other great old school places I love (good food, decent prices) are the Gold & Silver, Half Way Club, Coney Island Bar, & the Nugget’s Awful Awful.

    There’s also been a boom in the past 5-6 years of people moving back to town after working in the restaurant industry elsewhere because in Reno they can afford to open a place and have family/friends help. Two places I wish were in Sacramento are Sup (who make the most amazing soup I’ve ever had in my life) and Sisters Cafe (mom and 3 daughters serve breakfast/lunch and brunch out of an old house, including themed dinners. Just thinking about them is making me wish I could haven some of Sup’s tomato soup or Daughter’s Cafe’s Dutch Baby. And both places are small/family operated so it’s frequently family style sitting and a lot of just chatting with both the staff and other customers. The prices are also very reasonable for what you get and as another friend has said: “I always feel like they make this amazing meal just for me, which I couldn’t attempt on my own at home, and it comes out to $10-12.

    The Hub is run by some friends of mine and while I haven’t drank there, they’ve made me some pretty amazing cups of coffee on road trips/camping. Bebo is also a great coffee place who source from a place down in San Francisco called Josuma. Again with the difference in cost of living between Sacramento and Reno, the prices for Bebo’s coffee (don’t know how much the Hub charges) is also pretty amazing compared to what you’d pay for a comparable level of quality down here. I think that the dudes from Hub know the team at Temple, so there is some back and forth discussion between them.

  2. Mary
    February 24, 2014

    Ha, I also just saw you included Kitty Glitter. Which no joke, I was the Technical Writer for that game at one of my jobs in Reno.

  3. Becky
    Becky
    February 25, 2014

    I will def. take some of these recommendations next time I’m in Reno. Wow, I am in awe that you worked on Kitty Glitter. That is an amazing name.

  4. Mary
    February 25, 2014

    If you loved Kitty Glitter, you gotta try its parent game Enchanted Unicorn! I forgot to mention two other places:

    1. Dish cafe. The owner Nancy Horn is a great gal (and her mom runs the regional food bank) and she’s been on Guy Fieri’s show. The only drawback is that they’re strictly a M-F and breakfast-lunch only joint so not open on the weekend.

    2. The basement steakhouse in Harrah’s, which is the actual old school ambiance and quality Arthur Henry’s is trying to replicate. It’s a time capsule of what Nevada casinos used to be like back in the day of the Rat Pack. Plus table side service with all the food cooked for you by the server and their assistant, which is like being at a magic show.

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