Getting Down in Reno

Last week, Kara and I headed up to Reno to visit my folks.

Here’s a quick look at some of the stuff we found up there…

Upon our arrival, my dad poured me one of his new favorite beers…

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Shock Top Lemon Shandy. If you like wheat beers and lemon zest, this is the brew for you.

Check out what my mom made for us…

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We’re expecting a baby at the end of December. This will be their first pair of shoes.

Now…

My folks have lived in Reno for over a decade, so I’ve gotten to know this town pretty well. Our goal on this trip was to try some new things.

We started off our second day in town visiting a hidden gem at the University of Nevada, Reno…

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Fleischmann Planetarium. They’ve got some pretty cool star shows almost every hour.

Later, we hit up a local favorite for lunch…

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Dish Cafe

I first heard of this spot when it was featured on Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives”.

Here’s what I ate…

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The Cowgirl Panini made of Creekstone Farms Tri Tip, Carmelized Onions, Thyme, Goat Cheese, Dijon, and Goat Cheese Spread on Sourdough. Mad tasty.

The good eats continued when we went to Old Granite Street Eatery for dinner.

Here’s what I had…

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Sweet Bacon Chips. Mmmmmmmm…

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Chilled Asparagus Soup with Crème Fraiche and Watercress. A perfect dish for a hot summer night.

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Wood Grilled Burger with Aged White Cheddar and Potato Medallions. So good!

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Pair it all with the Cascina Valpane 2010 Barbera d’Alba and a beautiful woman, and it’s all good.

The next day was the Fourth of July. After waking up to the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest on ESPN, we strolled around downtown Reno to check out the Wing Fest.

You know I had to sample some…

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Some fantastic Nitro Wings.

That’s how I get down.

Stay Rad,

Jeff

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