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Apr 21, 2013 10:40 AM

Picnic supply ideas?


I'll be taking a trip to Valley of Fire and wanted to get some recommendations on places I can go beforehand to pick up some picnic supplies. Suggestions on what to buy are also welcome, thanks.

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  1. Where are you driving in from?

    There is a Lin's grocery in Overton. Swing through Overton, continue on via the Northshore road to the back entrance of the Valley of Fire.

    While in Overton check out the Lost City Museum.

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      I forgot to say I'll be coming from the strip.

    2. Well then, what do you consider picnic supplies? Basket, and wares, or the food? For me , picnic memories were things like cold fried chicken, and Mom's fabulous potato salad, but everyone is different.

      Up Sahara ave. is a Mariana's Latin market where I get some of my produce. Produce in LV is spotty, sometimes it is good, sometimes it is not since everything is shipped in from all over. There is also a Mariana's just off Cheyenne blvd off the I-15 as you are headed out of town. When I venture into the big city - I live out near the Valley of Fire- I hit Mariana's, Cardenas, or Marketon for my fruits, and veggies. I don't get meat usually, unless I have a cooler due to the distance.

      all 3 are within 3 miles of each other. Cardenas, and Marketon are 1/2 mile apart, and right off the I-15.

      If you are looking for more deli type options, others may be able to answer that. I usually avoid delis in favor of making my own.

      Once you leave LV there isn't anything till you hit the Paiute Indian reservation turn off for the VoF.

      Take PLENTY of water, it has been hitting the 90's already, and with the low humidity (single digit) it is very easy to becone dehydrated without realizing it. If you are thirsty , you are not drinking enough. Bring more than you think you will need.

      Have fun! It is a beautiful park, and voted one of the best in Nevada.

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      1. re: BIGGUNDOCTOR

        Thanks for the recs, I'll check them out. I was mainly looking for food ideas. I forgot about fried chicken, any suggestions on places to pick up good fried chicken?

        1. re: PorkyBelly

          Flavor Flave opened a fried chicken joint that is supposed to be pretty good. Don't know the address.

          Some of the fried chickens at the supermarkets are actually pretty good too.

          Man, it's been so long since I have been on a picnic it's hard to remember al the things we used to take. Most of what I attend now are potlucks where we get all kinds of different dishes.

          1. re: BIGGUNDOCTOR

            Flavor Flav's House of Flavor is to be avoided at all costs. The food is bland and way over priced. Most of the time they do not have the food in stock that is listed on the menu.