Maria’s : Authentic Mexican Food

Reno has come a long way from being just a crossing point of the Truckee river to becoming “The Biggest Little City In The World.” Reno’s nickname is a result of the wide range of cosmopolitan amenities in a city of its relatively small size. And a cosmopolitan city always invites more diversity, which in turn adds value to the city’s culture. Over the course of time, my goal is to try and explore as many cuisines in Reno as possible and map uncharted restaurants (google doesn’t count) so more people know about the awesome treats that Reno has to offer.

En route I-80 west, off Verdi, I stumbled upon a board that read “Maria’s Authentic Mexican Food.” I’ve tried Taco Bell, Del Taco and all these other fast fomariasod chains that offer “Mexican Food”, no offense, I do like what they offer, but trying the real deal’s been on my list for a while now. And what better place to run into than a family owned, locally run restaurant with the head chef himself being the owner of the place?
Continue reading “Maria’s : Authentic Mexican Food”

Shawarmageddon, Reno’s Very Own Shawarma Joint

Shawarma has always been one of my favorite wraps to binge on. For the Shawarma virgins, Shawarma (Arabic: شاورما‎ / ALA-LC: shāwarmā;) is a Levantine Arab meat preparation, where lamb, chicken, turkey, beef, veal, carabeeVertically_rotating_roasted_lambf, or mixed meats are placed on a spit , and may be grilled for as long as a day. Shavings are cut off the block of meat for serving, and the remainder of the block of meat is kept heated on the rotating spit. Shawarma can be served on a plate (generally with accompaniments), or as a sandwich or wrap.

When I was told that Reno has its very own Shawarma joint, that was it, Shawarmageddon  was my next place on the list.  Continue reading “Shawarmageddon, Reno’s Very Own Shawarma Joint”

Reno, The Biggest Little City In The World

Reno, the biggest little city in the world, more like the tallest midget? This “little city” has more to offer than one can imagine. Being a casino town, it never shuts down. It’s always full of life, be it downtown or around the University of Nevada,Reno . The only time that I have seen it slowing down a little is during the snow storms, which by the way, ends with painting the whole town white, the best time to experience Reno’s true beauty.

Surrounded by the Sierra Nevada, one can enjoy it’s scenic views from almost all parts of the city. Located less than an hour away from Lake Tahoe, perfect for a weekend getaway with your friends or family and less than 200 miles away from Sacramento, Oakland, San Francisco or San Jose to get some sun and enjoy the Californian weather. It’s location makes it even more prefect. Continue reading “Reno, The Biggest Little City In The World”