5 Best Buffet Options In Reno

For a city with a population of a little over 200,000, Reno relatively has a wide variety of options especially when it comes to food. And for all those foodies that are always on the lookout for dining options, there’s no better place to be. We never run out of options here. There are always new restaurants opening up, be it in Midtown or in and around the city. And it just keeps getting an Awful-Awful lot better.

What better way to binge on food and be spoilt for choice than buffets? Reno has a wide variety of buffet options. Too many options though can be overwhelming at times. Which is why I’m narrowing it down to the 5 best buffet options, based on personal favorites and people’s choice. Continue reading “5 Best Buffet Options In Reno”

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Rocky Mountain Oyster Fry- Virginia City

Want to take a ride back in time? Well, it’s just 30 minutes away from Reno! Once the richest city in world, Virginia City’s mining revenue amounted to millions of 12670761_10208077914520871_432287770151302690_ndollars, which would relatively equal billions today.  Just a peek of this tiny town gives you the chills. The classic Victorian-era architecture, the Old West Saloons, the authentic board sidewalks, 19th century homes, the “Haunted” Washoe Club or Grandma’s Fudge Factory (cause who doesn’t like fudge right?). All this in just a cliff-note of what this place has to offer, and riding horse-drawn carriages is a given!

But what got me there was St. Patrick’s Day. Each year this historic town celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with a ballsy festival. The Rocky Mountain Oyster Fry brings more than 3,000 people to sample this “delicacy,” take part in the Leprechaun Bar Crawl and watch the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Continue reading “Rocky Mountain Oyster Fry- Virginia City”

Genghis Grill: Seize Control And Build Your Own Bowl

How convenient would it be if everyone of us owned a restaurant where the only person to blame for insipid food would be the customer? Doesn’t sound real does it? Well, Genghis Grill is one of those places. They say,”There’s only one person in charge at Genghis Grill: You. Seize control and build your own bowl.” Voila to build-your-own-bow1the guy who came up with that idea!

I was greeted by a smiling employee, everybody loves a smile! She then walked me through the process of ordering and how everything worked. I was constantly being checked on, water refilled, polite. All my service expectations were met. Continue reading “Genghis Grill: Seize Control And Build Your Own Bowl”

Thali-Authentic Indian Food In Reno

For a while now I’ve been scouring The Biggest Little City In The World for some authentic Indian food, “Maa Ke Haath Ka Khaana” which is a Hindi phrase for “Mom-made Food.” And finally, after digging around for awhile, I stumbled upon Thali.

IMG_8668Thali offers 100% organic vegetarian food and an experience like no other Indian restaurant in Reno. Its authenticity comes from the owners’ vision of serving completely organic, locally grown food and deliver an authentic experience to their customers. Serj, one of the owners, has pushed the limits by learning and practicing organic farming for a year before stepping into the restaurant business. They buy most of their groceries from the Great Basin Community Food Co-Op , which sells locally-grown food and is community-owned. Continue reading “Thali-Authentic Indian Food In Reno”

Best Nightlife/ Late-Night Hangouts In Reno For Every Day Of The Week

The Biggest Little City In The World has a wide variety of nightlife choices for a relatively small city. Be it Downtown or Midtown Reno, the area brings heat with exotic dance clubs and matchless music venues, raising the bar, literally. Closing times are ambiguous. “Last call?” What is that? Around here, we call the shots!

Reno is on 24/7 and for many people sundown means that the day has just begun. Be it a weekday or weekends, things aren’t very different. Go dancing at clubs like Edge  or Lex featuring today’s hottest music, GoGo dancers and VIP bottle service; The Brew Brothers , located at the Eldorado Casino which is popping on almost any day of the week; or Aura Ultra Lounge, where you can dance the night away while sipping your favorite libations.

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For a more low-key, laid-back nighttime experience, there are many options. Go to Chapel Tavern in Midtown or the classy Death & Taxes. For some local brews and lively crowds you could visit the Sierra Tap House, Brasserie Saint James, The Depot or the Great Basin Brewing Company which is also one of the popular places for food in Reno.

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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?
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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”