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Posted: 11/19/2008 1:22:59 PM EDT
Just found out i will be flying to Reno tomarrow, never been before.  whats the good places to go to or eat at.


Thanks
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 1:25:32 PM EDT
My wife and I flew into Reno on the way to getting married at Lake Tahoe.

We weren't impressed, we got back to Reno early before our flight home, so hit one of the casinos to have breakfast.

It seems very seedy compared to Vegas and Tahoe.
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 1:28:09 PM EDT
About 45 minutes fronm Reno - Right outside of Carson - Moonlight Bunny Ranch.
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 1:28:22 PM EDT
Santa Fe or Louis' Basque Corner.

My preference is for the Santa Fe, but it definitely is a little harder for the uninitiated in Basque food.
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 1:30:18 PM EDT
Originally Posted By capnrob97:
My wife and I flew into Reno on the way to getting married at Lake Tahoe.

We weren't impressed, we got back to Reno early before our flight home, so hit one of the casinos to have breakfast.

It seems very seedy compared to Vegas and Tahoe.


i'm guessing it has something to do with THE WHORES.

Link Posted: 11/19/2008 1:32:04 PM EDT
For breakfast, I really like this place:

Black Bear Diner
2323 S Virginia St
Reno, NV 89502

For lunch or dinner:

Claim Jumper
4905 S. Virginia Street
Reno, NV

If it's still around, I loved Mi Casa Too for Mexican, and actually know/knew the owner.
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 1:32:37 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/19/2008 1:34:17 PM EDT by Lon_Moer]
This is right at the Reno airport, this weekend. http://bigrenoshow.com.
There's also the National Auto Museum
 
 

 
 
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 1:33:13 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/19/2008 1:34:52 PM EDT by JGTmaverick]
Used to live there... so here goes...

The Nugget Buffet in Sparks....The Nugget
The Steak House at Western Village (Prime Beef) Sparks
Louis Basque Corner in Reno


If you want higher end:
Adeles in Carson City
Rapscallion in Reno off of Wells
La Strada in the Eldorado Reno
Make sure you hit the gun show at the Grand Sierra formerly the Hilton
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 1:36:17 PM EDT
Originally Posted By SHIVAN:
For breakfast, I really like this place:

Black Bear Diner
2323 S Virginia St
Reno, NV 89502

For lunch or dinner:

Claim Jumper
4905 S. Virginia Street
Reno, NV

If it's still around, I loved Mi Casa Too for Mexican, and actually know/knew the owner.


OOhh, my favorite was the one on old 40....
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 1:38:21 PM EDT
Originally Posted By JGTmaverick:
Used to live there... so here goes...

The Nugget Buffet in Sparks....The Nugget
The Steak House at Western Village (Prime Beef) Sparks
Louis Basque Corner in Reno


If you want higher end:
Adeles in Carson City
Rapscallion in Reno off of Wells
La Strada in the Eldorado Reno
Make sure you hit the gun show at the Grand Sierra formerly the Hilton


What happened to the Adele's in Reno? Used to be like at Virginia and California, or something.
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 1:38:57 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/19/2008 1:41:17 PM EDT by JGTmaverick]
Black Bear Diner and the Claim Jumper are also good picks!
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 1:40:05 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/19/2008 1:40:57 PM EDT by JGTmaverick]
Adeles in Reno closed down some time ago.
I went there for an office party and it was great!
It was on South Virgina just before California St.
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 1:55:18 PM EDT
Say hello to the deputies for me.
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 2:05:16 PM EDT
Big +1 on Black Bear for breakfast type food

If you feel like a good steak I go to Ruby River and have always been happy


The gun shows can be hit and miss. I havent been to one since this last price retardedness so it might be interesting

If you do go to the gunshow  at the grand sierra they have a driving range on the backside that you can hit balls into their pond. Good way to kill some time.


Other than driving around in the desert I cant think of much else

Other than shooting I am a pretty boring person


Link Posted: 11/19/2008 2:09:52 PM EDT
I can't remember, but  what casino has the AWFUL AWFUL!  So damn good.
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 2:13:38 PM EDT
I hate itty bitty air port there.
The seafood place at the atlantis hotel is really good
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 2:28:09 PM EDT
Originally Posted By crush_opposition:
I can't remember, but  what casino has the AWFUL AWFUL!  So damn good.


The Nugget.
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 2:37:46 PM EDT
thanks for the replys guys  keep'em coming.
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 2:38:06 PM EDT
Originally Posted By ALASKANFIRE:
Big +1 on Black Bear for breakfast type food

If you feel like a good steak I go to Ruby River and have always been happy


The gun shows can be hit and miss. I havent been to one since this last price retardedness so it might be interesting

If you do go to the gunshow  at the grand sierra they have a driving range on the backside that you can hit balls into their pond. Good way to kill some time.


Other than driving around in the desert I cant think of much else

Other than shooting I am a pretty boring person




+1, this was fun

Link Posted: 11/19/2008 3:03:08 PM EDT
Food:

Atlantis Buffet is currently THE BEST in the area.

For good Mexican, Beto's next to Saint Marys on 5th street downtown. Mi Casa Too on 4th is also good as is El Borracho on Virginia.

Mels in the Sands has the best burgers in town, unless your idea of a great burger involves 12oz of grease and wading through crowds of Oakland denizens.

For BBQ, The Oakland Style BBQ joint on Wells cannot be beat.

Local Micro Brew and food: Great Basin Brewery in Sparks, and Silver Peak in DT Reno are good spots. Both have AWESOME beer.

There are some good Sushi spots like Sushi Pier II and in the Atlantis.

India Kebab and Curry has an all you can eat Buffet for like 7.99.

We have some great food out here.

Guns/Sporting goods:

Honestly, it is OK. Bizarre Guns on Oddie is better now that it is under new management, and they have some cool toys. Silver State Arms is OK. Scheels in Sparks is a sight to behold unto itself. Cabelas is fun to visit and get a buffalo burger. Sportsmans Warehouse is in town as well. We have a place called the Gun Trader, but it is the joke around town. If they don't carry it, it is because it is "x". (insert BS claim, like "AK's Jam too much, Mini14's are more reliable.")

Outdoors here is great. Lake Tahoe, Ski Resorts, hiking, shooting, golf etc.

Hit the NV Home Town Forum and ask to meet at the snack bar at the gun show... bring ding-dongs.
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 3:04:51 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Toiyabe66:
Originally Posted By crush_opposition:
I can't remember, but  what casino has the AWFUL AWFUL!  So damn good.


The Nugget.


The LITTLE Nugget downtown Reno. The regualr Nugget is in Sparks.
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 3:05:53 PM EDT
Originally Posted By capnrob97:
My wife and I flew into Reno on the way to getting married at Lake Tahoe.

We weren't impressed, we got back to Reno early before our flight home, so hit one of the casinos to have breakfast.

It seems very seedy compared to Vegas and Tahoe.


You must have been drunk the whole time.

Vegas LESS seedy than Reno?
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 3:07:16 PM EDT
The Gun Trader in Reno is full of know-it-all pompus jerks. Stay away from there unless you want to hear him tell you how much whatever your asking for sucks and how much better the Springfield brand is and how PMC ammo is the best. (If he is a stocking dealer for it, he will tell you it is the absoulute best and how whatever brand he don't carry sucks).
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 3:09:22 PM EDT
Originally Posted By mayoroscarmayer:
The Gun Trader in Reno is full of know-it-all pompus jerks. Stay away from there unless you want to hear him tell you how much whatever your asking for sucks and how much better the Springfield brand is and how PMC ammo is the best. (If he is a stocking dealer for it, he will tell you it is the absoulute best and how whatever brand he don't carry sucks).


"Jill Derby is going to take away your CCW permits!!!!"
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 3:13:24 PM EDT
First of all, may God and all his little elves protect you, I live here and it's not that great. Think New Jersey with no trees and tons of meth.
that being said:
mexican: El adobe on virgiinia street.
Italian: La Vecchia or Pierinos.
french: Beujolais on west
sushi: sushi 7 or sushi pier.
titty bar: wild orchid
skip the gun stores and hit the show. if you have to go to one, silver state or carson armory. Big thumbs up.
coffee: java jungle.

Good luck. At least the weather's decent right now.
Oh yeah, stay the hell away from the bars near UNR. Unless you want to wake up with no pants or wallet.
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 6:19:52 PM EDT
Just had a meal at Louis' Basque last weekend, actually. Wasn't bad at all.

I've had good breakfasts at Peg's Glorified Eggs, which is about a 10-minute walk from the city centre.

Not entirely sure where all the hot chicks hang out, but we found a few of them in the Silver Legacy.

NTM
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 6:23:27 PM EDT



Originally Posted By schizrade:



Hit the NV Home Town Forum and ask to meet at the snack bar at the gun show... bring ding-dongs.
I lol'd.




Link Posted: 11/20/2008 2:59:50 AM EDT
Thanks guys      this trip should be interesting
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 3:03:48 AM EDT
Just remember that when you are in Reno you are so close to Hell you can see Sparks.
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 8:10:44 AM EDT
Black Bear Diner SUCKS, do not waste your money there......


PizzaPlus has a good pizza and wings lunch buffet.

Beto's is good for authentic mexican food.

Atlantis has the best casino buffet.

There is In and Out Burgers available in Reno.

Not really any gun shops to bother with, esp Gun Trader, don't bother. There is a Cabelas, and now I believe there is Schiels (SP?) the largest sporting goods store ever.

Link Posted: 11/20/2008 8:18:53 AM EDT
pm sent
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 8:21:46 AM EDT



Originally Posted By schizrade:



Originally Posted By capnrob97:

My wife and I flew into Reno on the way to getting married at Lake Tahoe.



We weren't impressed, we got back to Reno early before our flight home, so hit one of the casinos to have breakfast.



It seems very seedy compared to Vegas and Tahoe.




You must have been drunk the whole time.



Vegas LESS seedy than Reno?


all of Reno is like "off the Strip" in Vegas.



It's only redeeming quality is that you can be on the slopes in 45 minutes.



Link Posted: 11/20/2008 8:41:44 AM EDT
Peppermill Casino have the best dinner buffet.
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 12:48:55 PM EDT
You know the funniest shit about this thread is that a guy asked for decient places to eat,
and someone windes up griping about Frank and The Gun Trader!
I laugh because being a long time resident from there It's pretty much spot on about how they are. I guess It's a Reno thing.

I'm gonna call up some friends and tell em about this cuz they will laugh thier asses off.
Yep, some more disatisfied customers from The Gun Trader - Go figure?
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