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Re: The Reno thread

Post by Nyarlathotep » Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:25 am

Check out the "RENO!!" on this fake Guy Fieri Restaurant menu

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"Popcorn crusted popcorn chicken stuffed inside Guy's Nuthin' Fancy Meatloaf and superbanged in a volcano of Tabasco butter. We pour it into a Lucite heel, smother it with our own special jalapeno sugarbrew, and set it on your lap on a Neon sign. Served drunk and on fire."

That pretty much DOES distill Reno down to a food.
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Re: The Reno thread

Post by Nyarlathotep » Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:26 am

Come to think of it. Guy Fieri is not from Reno, but we should make him an honorary resident anyway
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Re: The Reno thread

Post by Nyarlathotep » Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:31 am

Witness wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:21 am
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Relatively new and I have not tried them. Our most notable local microbrewery is Great Basin, and especially this shit

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I am not a fan of IPAs so I don't care for it though. THey do have other varieties, but this the one I see all over the local area
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Re: The Reno thread

Post by Witness » Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:36 am

He, I find the paleontological beer quite charming. But I agree that most IPAs are horrible, save one or two English ones.

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Re: The Reno thread

Post by Nyarlathotep » Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:40 am

Witness wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:36 am
He, I find the paleontological beer quite charming. But I agree that most IPAs are horrible, save one or two English ones.
We have "Icthyosaur State Park" nearby, which is the origin of it. I'd rather drive all the way out there and look at the fossils than drink an IPA though.
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Re: The Reno thread

Post by Nyarlathotep » Sat Sep 07, 2019 6:41 pm

Virginia City is a nearby ghost town turned tourist trap...
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Re: The Reno thread

Post by Witness » Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:48 am

Columbus Day no more: Reno to celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day on Monday

On Monday, the city of Reno will recognize its first official Indigenous Peoples Day, replacing recognition of Columbus Day. The City Council approved the move in a unanimous vote Oct. 2.

"(C)itizens of Reno join other cities and states in setting aside this day to celebrate and honor the thriving, diverse cultures of the Indigenous peoples in the Reno area," the official proclamation reads in part. "Indigenous Peoples Day shall be the second Monday in October of every year instead of and as a replacement for any official recognition of Columbus Day by the city of Reno."

The declaration is the culmination of a yearlong effort by American Indian Movement Northern Nevada to gain official status for the decades-old holiday. But several members of the Sons and Daughters of Italy, Cristoforo Colombo Lodge 1534, have said they felt blindsided by the resolution.
https://eu.rgj.com/story/news/2019/10/1 ... 943738002/

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Re: The Reno thread

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:14 am

Interesting.

It being Reno, I'm guessing it's a question of the actual prevalence of indigenous people.

I never really got the Italian American Columbus thing. After all Columbus never set foot on what later became the USA.

We have Verrazano for that.

The first to sail under that bridge, except there was no bridge at the time. 8)

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Re: The Reno thread

Post by Nyarlathotep » Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:44 pm

Reno's newest street signs...

And mind you, Virginia Street isn't some little barely traveled residential side street, it's the city's main drag.

Oops! Reno gets unfortunate spelling error on new Virginia Street signs

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