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Reno bound. Any ideas?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Gutter, Mar 22, 2011.

  1. Gutter

    Gutter Well-Known Member


    Didn't think so.

    I'm headed back to Reno this weekend for the fourth or fifth time in last few years. Done the usual Silver Legacy/Eldorado/Circus Circus circuit, along with Harrah's. Staying at Grand Sierra this time.

    Anything I'm missing out on? Bueller?

    Or do I need to take the 15-minute drive?
  2. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Wait three months, and go to Tahoe.
  3. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Why wait three months? The snow is going to be fantastic this weekend.

    Also the Grand Sierra is one hell of an underwhelming "upgrade." They upgraded it to about 1975.
  4. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    Don't mess with the cops.
  5. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    All the Johnny Cash fans must be at lunch.
  6. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    Sounds like you've been there more often the I have.
  7. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Isn't Reno where they filmed the bowling finale in Kingpin?
  8. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Go get it, skiers.

    Not for mine.
  9. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Second the Awful-Awful. With fries and a vanilla shake. And a bathroom a couple hours later.

    Seems like all the hotels have turned over since I was last there. Grand Sierra was the Reno Hilton, there was a Fitz and a Flamingo and at least one other joint that I can't remember that has since departed.
  10. rmanfredi

    rmanfredi Active Member

    There are a couple of good Basque restaurants near the main strip (Louis' Basque Corner and the Santa Fe Hotel). I prefer the Santa Fe Hotel but both are pretty solid offerings. Veggie soup, beans, stew, steak - all served in a family-style setting that's pretty unique but worth it if you've never done Basque food before. Oh yeah, also red wine and picon punch, a liqueur they serve at the end that seems to be a hit with the old Portuguese men and can be used to strip paint.

    The Planetarium at the University of Nevada is worth a couple of hours if you are into space and science. I've heard the zoo is decent but I've never been.
  11. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    Have you killed a man just to watch him die?
  12. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    Establish a safe word before the first knot is tied. Wait, what?
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