We’ve gotten in the habit of going to Reno every few months or so, for better or for worse. (For the record, I do really enjoy going…but my wallet doesn’t always agree!) We usually hunker down at Silver Legacy and don’t really leave, but during this weekend trip in July I ventured out into Reno to see what I could see.
For breakfasts, I took a tip from my cleanse in March and brought smoothies, keeping them in the cooler.
The “Great International Chicken Wing Society Cookoff” happened to be going on right outside the hotel while we were there.
While I wasn’t interested in any wings for obvious reasons, I did find this roasted corn, which I sprinkled with Cajun seasoning and lime juice and ate while I walked to my next destination.
Freeman’s Natural Hot Dogs!!! This cute little restaurant was recommended to me after my first trip to Reno, and I was finally able to make the 15 minute walk to the shop.
I ordered a regular veggie dog with chili and cheese on a sprouted wheat bun, and a Boont Amber Ale. The hot dog was fantastic, and so worth the extra effort of leaving the casino. They serve both veggie and regular options, so it’s a great place for mixed company. Next time I can make it to Freeman’s I want to try one of their specialties, perhaps the Bun Burner?
On a side note, I was impressed with downtown Reno. The casino area is kind of run down and sad, so this view was welcomed.
A weird/cute fish-shaped bike rack.
And a whitewater park right in the middle of the city!
That night, I may have played my favorite nickel slots game, Kitty Glitter! I love how the cat on top looks at you with disdain while you play.
Also, we gave each other A’s tattoos while watching the baseball game. This is Dave’s arm, because nobody needs to see a close-up of my pale, white shoulder!
I started the next morning with another smoothie.
And a soy latte. Actually, I start every morning in Reno with this soy latte from the coffee shop in the hotel.
And then we decided to go to the brunch buffet before leaving town. Luckily for me, there were more than just brunch foods available.
Plate 1: salad, marinated mushrooms, corn salad, broccoli and fruit
Plate 2: nopales salad, pinto beans and rice, spring rolls, stir fry and tots. Can’t resist the tots.