Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Bellini at Sterling's inside Silver Legacy

Marching along through summer, I was fortunate enough to attend the brunch at Sterling's inside the Silver Legacy.

At $40 a head, it's the priciest drink that I didn't actually pay for, but to be fair that comes with the best brunch buffet I've ever had in my life.

There are so many things to eat there, but their specialty Bellini is delightful.  It's made with champagne and peach nectar, it is almost like the non-slushy version of the wine slushy at the Marketplace Wine Bar, but with higher quality booze.

It's very fancy there, so make sure to bring your big boy pants and brunch and do some major adulting.

Sterling Seafood Steakhouse inside Silver Legacy
407 N Virginia St, Reno, NV 89501
Open 7 Days a Week--Opening at 5 Daily
Sunday Brunch 9AM-2PM

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Campo Pop at Campo

Summer time, a view of the river, good food and great drinks?  Must be Campo!

While I was helping out with a video shoot, I was able to try the Campo Pop, their popular brunch drink.

Simply put, it is heaven.  It's made from their homemade limonello, homemade strawberry mix, and Prosecco.  It's light, airy, and you could drink a million of them before realizing that you can no longer get out of your chair.

The cherry at the bottom is booze-soaked heaven, and if you've read anything of mine before you'll know that I adore snacks with my drink.

The bartender Anthony made these so well, and it was his first day behind the bar!  So go visit him, ask for this drink, and tell him he has beautiful eyes!

50 N Sierra St
Reno, NV 89501
Monday-Friday 11:30 AM-9PM
Sunday 11:00 AM-9PM

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Summa Summa Summa Time at Rawbry

It's been awhile, but with my summertime drink series, I figured I had to come down to Rawbry since I hadn't tried one of their smoothies yet.

I went before a rehearsal to Malvolio, which was co-written by local playwright Rachel Lopez.  Rachel actually bought this drink for me, so thank you so much!

Because I'm not really down for bananas in anything, and because of it being the dead of Summer, I chose the "Summa Summa Summa Time" which had almost every berry you can think of, Bee Pollen (?!?), Honey and Coconut Water.

It was super tasty and if someone shoved one my way I wouldn't hesitate to drink it.  Because it is Rawbry, I'm sure that it is made with all the best ingredient.  In fact, the cashier was very happy we liked it, because it was her recipe.

At the end of the day though, it tasted the same as something I would get at Java or Keva Juice.  Don't get me wrong, I like those...but there is more smoothie for the price.

The Basement
50 S. Virginia St
Reno, NV 89501
775 384 3468

Satruday-Sunday 10AM-6PM

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Wine Slushy from The Marketplace Wine Bar

As summer continues to press down on us with it's oppressive heat, I'm seeking out cooler drinks.

At The Great Western Marketplace sits the Marketplace Wine Bar.  It's beautifully designed and looked like it just grew out of the floor of this building.  Inside the building there are small businesses with various things for sale, one of those businesses being the wine bar.

With prices comparable to Total Wine, you can buy wine and take it home, or you can enjoy by the glassful.  They also have tons of craft beers, and the bartender Tony is a total joy.  Sometimes 90% of a bar is how well you get along with your bartender, and I'd come back just to chat with him.

Along with a partnership with Sierra Nevada Scoops for an Adult Root Beer Float (with Not Your Father's Root Beer), they also offer a "Wine Slushy" that changes flavors from week to week.  The week  I was there the flavor was peach.  Tony uses a different white wine and combines it with peach puree in his slushy machine.  The mix was perfectly balanced and delicious, despite me feeling a little silly slurping through a straw in a wine glass.  Maybe I spent too much time in Vegas, but it seems like it should be in some kind of sippee cup.

I bought some wine that I will be reviewing later, but for now you should head down to the wine bar this Friday, as they have live music from 5-7.

The Marketplace Wine Bar inside Great Western Marketplace
Friday 11:00 AM-7:00 PM
Saturday & Sunday 11:00 AM-5:00 PM

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Tahoe Sunrise from @1864 Tavern

It's been awhile since I've been to 1864, and as my friend was having a daiquiri, I decided to also reach a little outside my wheelhouse and try something a little...fruity.

The Cap Morgan really made this drink as boozy as possible, but the rest was like drinking out of the bottom of someone's fruit salad.  Maybe that is because the ice is slushy and the pureed strawberries just make it so hard to get to the actual liquid in the glass.

In the end I wouldn't order it again, but everyone in my party that ordered it loved it. 

The search continues!

1864 Tavern
290 California Ave, Reno, NV 89509
(775) 329-1864

Monday3:00 – 11:00 pm
Tuesday3:00 – 11:00 pm
Wednesday3:00 – 11:00 pm
Thursday3:00 – 11:00 pm
Friday3:00 pm – 2:00 am
Saturday3:00 pm – 2:00 am
Sunday3:00 – 11:00 pm

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Cappuccino at @MagpieRoasters

Magpie is in a location so unassuming, at first I didn't even realize there was a coffee shop there.  There is just an adorable Magpie printed on the side of on the counter facing street-side, and some to go coffee bags littering the counter top.

The menu is very bare bones, and leaves you helpless unless you really know something about coffee.  I don't, so I panicked and ordered a cappucino.

It was still a little too much coffee tasting for me, but it looked beautiful!  For not really enjoying lattes, I really enjoy a good latte art!

The service was great and the location convenient, and despite the lack of a sign on their door, many people were sitting around enjoying beverages, from hipsters to young moms.

Because it is near where I do Saturday Yoga, I'm sure I'll be in again!

Special thanks to Sue Kephart for buying this drink for me!

Magpie Coffee Roasters
1715 S Wells Ave, Reno, NV 89502
(775) 393-9442
M-F 7:00AM-5:00 PM
S-Su 8:00AM-5:00 PM

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Half Past 5 at Silver Peak

Maybe it's the Elderflower Liqueur, the Sweet Vermouth, or maybe even the orange bitters...but this drink is 10 kinds of amazing.

It honestly feels like the best after work drink of all time, it is so aptly named.  It tastes sweet, rich, fruity, and above all...super boozy. 

It's kind of perfect.  It tastes grown up, and the perfect drink for unwinding after a hard day.

So, like all great loves, is has already been lost.  They recently changed up their cocktail menu, and this masterpiece is gone.  Next time I'm there I'm going to ask if they have it anyway, and hope to reconcile soon.

Silver Peak Restaurant and Brewery 
124 Wonder St
Reno, NV 89502

Open Sunday-Thursday 11:00 AM- 10:00 PM
Friday and Saturday 11:00 AM-11:00 PM
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