The food I’ve devoured from Reno is (thankfully) gone from my system. Until my next visit, I only have these photos to remind me what I’ve eaten.
The Nugget known for its Awful Awful burger. This monster actually has a slogan: it’s awful big and awful good. The Nugget has a few locations in Northern Nevada but the Reno site has more character even if the eating space is the size of a hallway. The diner is almost always busy and open 24 hours. (Makes you wonder how they ever get any cleaning done.) Even if you lost all your money, the food here are cheap and plentiful. The Awful Awful runs about $4.50, and the pancake special (which includes two hotcakes and eggs) is a only $.99. There’s a price range for everyone.
The Pneumatic Dinner
Kind of an artsy place located in downtown Reno on the second floor of the Truckee River Lodge. I suspect the people that work here are mostly students from the nearby University of Nevada, Reno because they are all young and sporting a tattoo. Food is good and health-conscious. There are plenty of caffeine drinks. The deadliest of them is The Godzilla which includes of six frozen shots of espresso with sweet cream that’s blended together.
Chocolate Nugget Candy Factory
This candy heaven is located between Reno and Carson City. A good place to get chocolate, toffee, taffy and other sweets. Or just free samples.
Boxer, a desert horned lizard, found in the surrounding areas of Reno. He was only slightly larger than a half dollar and warmed up quickly hence him opening his mouth to let off some heat. I kept him for a full day.