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10-12-2011, 02:59 PM #301
For pho, I have to plug Asian Noodles in the Costco shopping center on Plumb. By far, my fav in the area. Much better than 777.
Sup is fucking rad. Love the staff there too. Rubicon Deli rocks too.
For some reason, I just can't get into the Chocolate Bar though. It's a dessert bar...with just ok dessert. Meh.
Ceol - Probably the most unpretentious Irish bar I've ever been too in the States. It's also owned and run by a great group of people who also love to ski. Rad place.
St. James Infirmary - Probably my fav. Great drinks, rad beer selection, good peeps, nice roof deck during the summer, etc. Can appear to be too cool for school when you walk in, but the place is actually pretty chill. They have random small bands roll through pretty frequently too. Oh and their opening a restaurant/brewery soon.
Strega - Nice little place with fresh squeezed greyhounds. Bonus points for when they buy ruby reds. Good drinks, pool table, couches, chill.
The Chapel: tiny, awesome bar tenders, great booze and beer selection, etc. They mix a mean drink there. Standouts include their bloody mary and I had a great pisco sour there.
And there are a ton of other places, but those top my list.
Back to food...
Be sure to check out:
Old Granite Street
5th St Bakehouse
Pie Face Pizza (really good and open super late)
Peg's Glorified Ham N Eggs
The Stone House (awesome breakfast, hit or miss dinner)
LoLou's"I knew in an instant that the three dollars I had spent on wine would not go to waste."
10-12-2011, 04:15 PM #302
I see we moved on from that little teaser of snow very quickly.((. "The joy I get from skiing...
.)) That's worth dying for."
.)) -CR Johnson
10-12-2011, 05:32 PM #303
I can taste hollandaise on my tongue right now, and my mouth is watering.
Peg's is good(ish) but overpriced for Reno, IMHO.
It's funny because I live basically across the street from the Nevada Museum of Art, and most of these places are walking distance. That or I bike past them all the time.
So if hollandaise = squaw and sriracha = alpine, does the merger mean that squawlpine is spicy hollandaise? I hope so, because I've made it and it's delicious.
I think I'm going to start a Reno/N.Lake/Truckee call out thread (I've searched and don't see one), because I've been here two years and have yet to meet anyone from here. At least not here, some people maybe in Utah like Splat, but yea...
10-12-2011, 05:39 PM #304
Riding bikes this weekend. Should I send you a PM?
10-12-2011, 06:37 PM #305
I have to call Epic Fail on your part! You only have yourself to blame for being out here for 2 years and not connecting with anybody.
I'm just a part-timer (up in the mountains 6 months a year) and without fail I manage to hook-up with RF, Corky, Arty50, Jim S., JLA415, Gone2Alpine, Splat, and other locals with quite a bit of frequency and usually without any prompting (it's almost impossible not to run into somebody skiing at AM or Squaw or SB or even NS). This thread will be teeming with call-outs once the season really kicks into high gear, both with Reno/Truckee/N. Lake locals and Yay Area Weekend Warriors (Sinecure, TheFrush, The Dad, Storm Day, Turx, Cinders, and way too many other's to shout out/recall off the top of my dome).
My suggestion to you, in lieu of another thread, is to just set-up a Reno based meet/greet (kinda like what Splitter did here with his photog exhibit, which drew the likes of Corky, RF, SnowHot, and Flexon Phil outta their abodes and into downtown Reno for an evening). Once you do that then you just swap #'s with the folks you gel with and go from there. Honestly, most of my connecting with folks like RF, Corky, JLA, G2A, etc. comes from us calling one another, FBing, or texting rather than barking out here (i.e. we met through here, swapped numbers and then when something local comes up we just holler via alternate methods). If it's something we think the general multitude will be into, then we post it here (i.e. TGR/MPS premiere, Splitter's photog exhibit, mass gathering at the Chamois, etc).
Again, it's up to you (that would just mean another thread I would have to keep up on and cross-post in!), but I'd vote for you hosting a Reno/N.Lake Tahoe meet/greet BBQ pre-season shindig in the next couple of weeks...or pick a watering hole and organize a shindig (though, I will have to say, you might find it hard to drag N. Lakers down to Reno for the evening and vice/versa).
You'll also find that some folks just don't want to hang out outside the forums (yes, it happens). There are quite a number of TGR faithful that aren't really into meeting up outside of schussing on the hill or exchanging witty reparte here in Cyberland, which is fine. That's why I usually like to ski with someone first and then go from there. If you connect on the slopes then chances are you'll connect for apres and other activities. That said, I sure as sh!t ain't giving my number to Raccoon Face...why the f@#k would I want to hang out with him on a regular basis?
"Man, we killin' elephants in the back yard..."
10-12-2011, 06:45 PM #306
I'd go biking but my bike is a POS and is really only fit to commute to UNR and ride around downtown. Grad students don't usually have money for new toys, unfortunately, and I'm really trying to save up for new skis (my current pair is the original NKO from 2002ish). Yea, whine whine whine. I know.
10-12-2011, 07:31 PM #307
Anybody else buy the stupid cheap triple threat pass through pinchit? Pulled the trigger before it sold out, hoping it's legit...
10-12-2011, 07:51 PM #308
Speaking of overpriced, how about SqueezeIn. I saw the prices on the menu one day and said no thanks. You can get a damn good omlette for 1/2 to 2/3rds of that price anywhere else in town.
Two months ago, I used to live just down the block from you. One of the things I miss is being able to walk almost everywhere...especially when drunk.
Ok, back on topic. Is there any snow up high still or is all pretty much gone?"I knew in an instant that the three dollars I had spent on wine would not go to waste."
10-12-2011, 08:02 PM #309
When I left Truckee for SF on Monday there was still snow up on high, but it was raining like a mofo, so I am curious as to how the pelting affected what was still lurking.
I'mma bet that hitting up Mt. Lola or anything on Carson Pass (i.e. Roundtop, The Nipple, Forestdale Divide) would still be on point for some post 2010/2011 season turns/pre-2011/2012 turns..."Man, we killin' elephants in the back yard..."
10-12-2011, 08:25 PM #310Registered User
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10-12-2011, 08:57 PM #311
Anyway, I'll be looking around at Squaw/Alpine for any of the various stickers and on here for any gatherings. Back to skiing / food stuff...
El Paisano over on Oddie is pretty good for papusas and the rest of the huge menu has been good so far.
Taste of India down on Moana is pretty tasty too, and the lunch buffet is CHEAP.
I've heard that 4th St. Bistro is excellent (but expensive!)... I've delivered eggs to them from a local farm north of Reno I was farmsitting, and it seems like they really do use as much local stuff as possible.
Lincoln Lounge is... cool on weeknights when it isn't mobbed with hipsterish types. I enjoyed when we had post-colloquium biology department gatherings here. It's also non-smoking, which is nice.
I guess it was just food stuff.
10-12-2011, 09:22 PM #312
Forgot to mention, in regards to food, a week ago Monday me'n Vets were at the Log Cabin in KB. Noticed a rather prominent sticker on the front door extolling the fact that the restaurant had been featured on Rachel Ray. It was standing room only, too (on a Monday!).
Then on Friday I found myself at Squeeze In in Truckee. I agree with Arty that it is a bit overpriced ($9 for pancakes!?!?!). Noticed that they had a rather prominent sticker on their door stating "As featured in Bobby Flay's Throwdown". I went home, Googled it and found the Throwdown. Naturally BF went head-to-head with an omelette. Guess what? He smoked Squeeze In...that's gotta hurt (plus they had the restaurant, the one in Reno, packed with local supporters/regulars).
My dining out in Reno has been somewhat limited. I've hit the Silver Peak Brewery a few times, hit up this tapas joint that the folks who own Ceols own (super cute waitress was a super cool bonus when I was there last summer) and have been to a hole-in-the-wall Italian place (Corky would know the name), and have been to Great Basin Brewery, as well. Have also done the all-you-can-eat-lobster at Boomtown, which is kind of worth the price of admission as long as you are on the receiving end of some lobsters freshly pulled out of the steamer..."Man, we killin' elephants in the back yard..."
10-12-2011, 09:26 PM #313
10-12-2011, 09:44 PM #314
10-12-2011, 10:32 PM #315Registered User
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while we are talking about breakfast in Reno,
y'all going to Peg's and Squeeze Inn are doing it wrong.
Corned Beef Hash, well, the goods is in Carson at the Cracker Box. But, some solid greasy spoon action is at Jack's in Sparks on Victorian.
A little more expensive, but a whole lot of good, is the chicken fried steak (or anything with gravy) at PJ's on Wells.
10-12-2011, 10:59 PM #316
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10-13-2011, 12:19 AM #317
10-13-2011, 10:37 AM #318
I'm a fan of Super Burrito (I80@McCarran in Sparks)
10-13-2011, 10:43 AM #319
10-13-2011, 12:30 PM #320
Champagne Sunday brunch at Sterlings. Filets, pork chops, crab legs, omelettes, ... it's making me hungry just thinking about it!
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10-13-2011, 07:49 PM #321
^^^ I may be in touch if you wanna go to this this Sunday...
SQUALPINE ROLE CALL!!!
I am having issues with Rose right now, nothing big, but I have the ability to buy a pass to SquAlpine because Rose has not charged me yet. I can't decide what to do. So...
Who skis at these places a bunch, because if I don't get the Rose pass I want to make sure I will have some peeps to ski with. I will be trying to ski mid week half days Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, and weekends (Sundays until March). Anyone going to be around then?
I guess what I'm asking is what is your ski schedule?
Thank you for your time,
10-13-2011, 08:53 PM #322
...Remember, those who think Global Warming is Fake, also think that Adam & Eve were Real...
10-13-2011, 09:41 PM #323
I teach Monday and Tuesday, but every other day is fair game. I'm planning to take the free casino-squaw bus occasionally... seems like a reasonable deal if you're willing to be up there all day.
10-13-2011, 11:00 PM #324
I may also plunk down on the Boreal night pass. $129 and it's good 7 days a week from 3pm - 9pm...always good for some ice schralping, groomer steezness, and terrain park hoo-haa (plus on powder days there's always plenty of fresh to be had given that most folks spend their time in the park).
"Man, we killin' elephants in the back yard..."
10-13-2011, 11:43 PM #325
But in a nutshell...every non-school day from Halloween through June...mostly at Alpine.