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ton casmo Jun 3, 2005 02:33 PM

staying at the el dorado to see reba. anywhere good to eat in walking distance??

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    RevrendAndy RE: ton casmo Jun 3, 2005 04:32 PM

    There's an excellent vietnamese restaurant called Golden Flower. Great spring rolls, shrimp on sugar cane skewers, and any crispy noodle dish.

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      janet of reno RE: ton casmo Jun 3, 2005 04:33 PM

      You might try the La Strada restaurant within the El Dorado. Reliable italian. Known for their mushroom raviolis. Golden Flower on 5th has decent Vietnamese, inexpensive. The Nugget for their Awful-awful (big, sloppy, good hamburger.....). Enoy

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        Steve Timko RE: janet of reno Jun 4, 2005 12:13 PM

        I second Janet's recommendation for La Strada in the El Dorado. Can be a little spendy. And as someone else pointed, the El Dorado generally has good food. The Awful Awful is in the Little Nugget under the Reno arch and rates as a Chowhound must. A well-known Bay Area Chowhound, Yimster, gave Kokopelli's sushi bar in Circus Circus a favorable review. I linked to it below.

        Link: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

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          kathrynsummer RE: Steve Timko Dec 11, 2006 05:15 AM

          La Strada is fabulous!!! It's the best Italian I've had outside of Italy.

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        jlawrence01 RE: ton casmo Jun 3, 2005 07:09 PM

        All of the Eldorado restaurants are better than average. Unfortunately, the quality of the food did not spread to its neighbor the Silver Legacy where the meals have been generally disappointing.

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          kmarquez RE: ton casmo Nov 19, 2006 10:25 PM

          Just a block from Harrah's, towards the river: La Familiglia, sophisticated authentic Italian, great bar, lively atmosphere. 180 E. First Street. Reservations a good idea. Also, a new place, about a mile from donwtown: Sezmu, 670 Mt. Rose Street. sezmurestaurant.com. Fabulous food/bar.

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            janetofreno RE: kmarquez Nov 20, 2006 04:17 AM

            Sezmu????? Never heard of it!!! What kind of food? Cross street? Details, details!! (and I'll check out the website!)

            BTW, while I was downtown today to go to the movies I noticed a new tea house/bar in the Arlington Towers...looked like a nice place for a drink or a glass of wine...anyone tried it yet?

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              entrelaw RE: janetofreno Nov 28, 2006 12:25 AM

              Sezmu is a wonderful followup to the tragic disappearance of Truffula, which was singularly the best meal I have ever had in Tahoe. I highly suggest making a reservation, and experimenting with the unusual on this menu. This chef is divine, wines exceptional, and the desserts are worth saving room in your belly for.

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                kathrynsummer RE: entrelaw Dec 5, 2006 10:01 PM

                Apparently the chef at Sezmu was a chef at Truffula, according to the website.

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                myrnatheminx RE: janetofreno Nov 30, 2006 10:38 PM

                Yes, its a nice place---great tea but also a nice bar at night.

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                  JBerton RE: janetofreno Dec 27, 2006 07:05 PM

                  Ah, Sezmu! Excellent. We're admitted SF food snobs, and finding such a place in Reno was a real treat. Outside the casinos--good. Next to a 7-11--weird. But once inside, all good.

              3. nancyhudson RE: ton casmo Nov 20, 2006 03:04 AM

                i second la famiglia - gets you out of the casino environment. great food.

                1. janetofreno RE: ton casmo Nov 20, 2006 04:24 AM

                  OK, about Sezmu: according to the website the chef was formerly at Plumpjack, so this must be the place someone mentioned as soon to open. My husband says that its in the location that used to be Bec's custard....(several blocks west of Virginia...).

                  Since they have small plates, a concept I enjoy, and its near my house, I'll definitely have to check it out soon....

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                    stromboli RE: ton casmo Nov 20, 2006 04:35 AM

                    Walk a few blocks down by the river on West St. to Beaujolais Bistro. Great food and a good Kermit Lynch wines.

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                      myrnatheminx RE: ton casmo Nov 30, 2006 10:37 PM

                      All good but for Vietnamese go to Saigon Pearl on Second in the El Cortez Hotel. Excellent! Can't say it enough.

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