Reno - Brickies Tavern - a fantastic breakfast
Thanks to Nancy Hudson for this rec. We had breakfast there this morning (breakfast is served only on Saturday and Sunday) and it's one of the best breakfasts we've ever had. We shared chicken-fried steak with gravy,eggs, potatoes and toast. The CFS was big and thick and the batter was perfect. The gravy was amazing. It had huge pieces of sausage in it and was the perfect consistency. Eggs cooked just right and the potatoes were large chunks that had been fried up with some kind of "red" seasoning (I was too busy eating it all to really pay attention to something that should have been noteworthy.) Toast is choice of sourdough or rye; got rye and it actually came out properly brown. All of this for $9. Everything is made from scratch and it shows. They've been around since 1956 and the cook and servers are all old Reno-ites. They make their own corned beef hash which looked terrific and we'll try it next time. Can't wait to try lunch too. Please stop in; it's so, so good. It's at 706 West Second Street at the corner of Washington.
Edit: I neglected to add that the atmosphere is that of a bar. You can sit at the bar where there are video poker machines or you can sit at tables that are at barstool height. There was also a picnic table in the front that is partially screened from the street.
706 W 2nd St, Reno, NV 89503
Had breakfast here again yesterday and were just as pleased as the first time. Got the corned beef hash this time. The portion was HUGE. We always share breakfast and I don't believe a normal person (whatever that is) could eat it all. With three eggs and again rye toast. Since they only do breakfast on weekends, we need to check it out for lunch. There's the basic hamburger stuff but alot of Mexican dishes also.
Had our first lunch here the other day and it wasn't nearly as good as the two breakfasts we had. We shared a chile relleno and chicken enchilada plate with rice and refried beans. The enchilada was fine but just nothing special. The chicken was moist and flavorful. It just didn't sing. My husband had the relleno and we've never seen one done this way. The pepper was wrapped in a flour tortilla. Lots of cheese (maybe too much). They did have great iced tea though! It was just a very plain meal. But we'll definitely be back. Everybody who works there is so nice and friendly and the patrons also.