Celebrating the Stinking Rose

Garlic lovers everywhere made the trip to Truckee’s La Vieille Maison. Imagine it’s the late 1970s, and West Coast culinary royalty visit a legendary Truckee restaurant. Which one? La Vieille […]

Dive & Dumplings

Watering holes along Reno’s most iconic highway. What’s in a name? If you’re a dive bar called Abby’s Highway 40, maybe your name says it all. Or maybe not, since […]

A dash of history

Excavating one of the Comstock’s classiest saloons. If you equate the word archaeology with “dusty snooze,” this column may wake you up. The dig could be happening right in your […]

In a Crunch

Reno’s own Circus Potato Chips ruled the snack world of its day. It’s football season and, for many, chip-and-dip season. Guac and corn chips may be the standard now, but […]

A Fish of Their Own

The Pyramid Lake Paiutes’ cui-ui. Maybe you’re like me and enjoy a game of trivia, especially when the questions are about Nevada. So here’s one for you: What fish is […]

Kitchen Adventures

Renoites’ search for cooking schools of yore. We’re bombarded daily by videos showing how to prepare food. Through television, YouTube, and endless online posts, we can learn how to tackle […]

Bon Vivant of the Comstock

Lucius Beebe left his mark here as well as across the national gastronomic scene. The name Lucius (aka Luscious) Beebe may not ring a bell unless you’re a railroad buff. […]

King of Kitsch

Uncovering Dug Picking’s tiki life and brothel decanters. It seems somewhat ironic that Dug Picking, a larger-than-life figure in Carson City for many years, would end up being best known […]

Chop Suey Noodles

Restaurateur Yee Bong was key part of Carson City’s Chinatown. Sometimes an image or a photograph captures my imagination and leads me on the trail of an interesting story. The […]

Reno’s fish stories

True tales of seafood markets. ’Tis the season of traditions: Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and fish. Fish? In many countries, eating fish at Christmas is a beloved custom. Italy’s Feast of […]