Eating in Reno – Spring 2015

I don’t even know where to start – we ate out so much the in last three months! I’ll just make a list and try to remember the highlights.

Jazmine – An Asian restaurant with lots of options, but we had sushi. It was good, especially the ones they sear with a torch.

Sushi from "Jazmine"

Sushi from “Jazmine”

Kimmie’s Coffee Cup – Super cute place for brunch.

Salad from "Kimmie's"

Salad from “Kimmie’s”

Lucky Beaver Bar and Burger – Small casino/bar in Reno with great food specials.

Slides from "Lucky Beaver"

Slides from “Lucky Beaver”

Reno Provisions – Another restaurant by chef Mark Estee, but cafeteria style.

Reno Provisions

Reno Provisions

Flowing Tide Pub – another bar in our neighborhood with good happy hour specials.

Chicken Tacos from "Flowing Tide"

Chicken Tacos from “Flowing Tide”

Twisted Fork – love this restaurant near our house. The beet ravioli is to die for and they have a cocktail with bacon in it!

Drinks from "Twisted Fork"

Drinks from “Twisted Fork”

Super Taquería – awesome burritos.

Burrito from "Super Taqueria"

Burrito from “Super Taqueria”

Centro Bar & Kitchen – new upscale restaurant in Reno from the same chef as La Vecchia. Can’t wait to go back.

Lamb tacos at "Centro"

Lamb tacos at “Centro”

Uncork’d – their ratatouille is the best!

Ratatouille at "Uncork'd"

Ratatouille at “Uncork’d”

Miguel’s – new location (Summit Mall) of this established Mexican restaurant in Reno. We went there for Cinco de Mayo with friends and although they were extremely busy, they did a good job.

Cinco de mayo at "Miguel's"

Cinco de mayo at “Miguel’s”

BJ’s – we went there for Mother’s Day. Great avocado spring rolls and, of course, we had to have a Pizooki (their cookie with ice cream dessert).

Avocado Egg Rolls from "BJ's"

Avocado Egg Rolls from “BJ’s”

My Thai – restaurant in Tahoe that I went with a friend and her newborn daughter. Really good Pad Thai.

Spring Rolls from "My Thai"

Spring Rolls from “My Thai”

Silver Peak Restaurant – although I had been to the Silver Peak downtown several times, this was my first time at the midtown location. Lovely terrace. Then crafted cocktails at Z Bar was calling us.

Drink from "Z Bar"

Drink from “Z Bar”

Sierra Gold Casino – this place near our house has a 50% off pizza special every night. Always full and always delicious.

1/2 off Pizza at "Sierra Gold"

1/2 off Pizza at “Sierra Gold”

Tahome Gelato – one of my Spanish students started this little booth in Tahoe and served this bark-like gelato. The presentation is super cool as they make it right in front of you, but it was also very tasty and refreshing. They don’t have a specific location but participate in several Farmer’s Market.

My student making Gelato at the Ski Run Farmer's Market

My student making Gelato at the Ski Run Farmer’s Market

Oyster Bar – a small bar at the Hard Rock Café in Tahoe that serves creole food. I loved the oyster and the fiancé, who is picky with his New Orleans inspired food, loved the gumbo. Surprisingly authentic.

Bouillabaisse from "Oyster Bar"

Bouillabaisse from “Oyster Bar”

More: Birthday 2015

My birthday this year fell on Memorial Day, so we had a barbecue at home to celebrate – burgers and hot dogs! One of our friends had a selfie stick and we took lots of pictures. Although it had rained for three days straight that weekend, the afternoon of my birthday was beautiful!

Now, the real treat was what the fiancé did for me the day before: he cooked a whole complete meal for me. We had shrimp scampi, salmon cakes, filet mignon with blue cheese sauce, and he took me to Twisted Fork for dessert. To end the day, I had a warm bubble bath and relaxed with a magazine and port wine.

But wait, the birthday celebration didn’t stop there. Since the weekend of my birthday the weather wasn’t good, we waited to spend a night in Tahoe to celebrate even more the week after. We started with drinks at my old job, the restaurant 19 on top of Harvey’s and then we had dinner at Edgewood, by the lake. Beautiful views and incredible food.