The Hive
April 2013

Check out this month’s 10 most “buzz-worthy” things to see and do in Reno/Sparks/North Lake Tahoe, according to our multi-generational, “What-To-Do Crew”:


The Hive #1

French Food in Reno? Oui, oui!

Have a hankering for Croque-Monsieur and pommes frites (that's French talk for a grilled ham and cheese sandwich with French fries)... or tripe? Then head to Beaujolais Bistro, in the Riverwalk District, for a surprisingly enjoyable meal that is almost as good as a trip to Paris... for a fraction of the price.

http://www.beaujolaisbistro.com
130 West St Reno, NV
(775) 323-2227


French Food in Reno? Oui, oui!


The Hive #2

"The Vault" - A Cool Hangout for Rock Stars

In the basement of the rugged Bizarre Guitar in Sparks, it's not uncommon Santana, Randy Travis, ZZ Top, and other top guitarists are in the midst of a jam session on one of owner/guitarist Greg Golden's 500 specialty guitars; including a 1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard. Any visitor can view his collection and strum a few cords for free - all you have to do is ask!

http://bizarreguitarguns.com/
2677 Oddie Blvd Reno, NV 89512
(775) 331-1001


"The Vault" - A Cool Hangout for Rock Stars


The Hive #3

Reno's Best Burger is... In Sparks!

The Reno Gazette-Journal's reader poll just chose a new king of the burgers: the Monster Burger grilled at Ernie's All American Burger in the Vista Mart gas station in nearby Sparks! Using Texas toast in lieu of buns, Ernie has set a new standard for Northern Nevada burger lovers!

2995 Vista Blvd Sparks, NV 89434
(775) 626-6884


Reno's Best Burger is... In Sparks!


The Hive #4

Learn How Jacob Davis Saved Your Butt!

There's a historic plaque on a pedestal outside the Knitting Factory in downtown Reno that deserves a tad more recognition. Would you be surprised to know that those ubiquitous blue pants that Levi Strauss made famous actually got their start in Reno? Thank you Jacob Davis!

211 N Virginia St Reno, NV 89501
(775) 323-5648


Learn How Jacob Davis Saved Your Butt!


The Hive #5

Rich in Chocolate

Sierra Nevada Chocolate Co. requires a higher cocoa content than the average chocolate treat - it's worth more than gold! Your taste buds will thank you when you bite into the extra rich, cream-based truffles.

http://sierranevadachocolate.com
1286 S Virginia St Reno, NV 89502
(775) 323-2462


Rich in Chocolate


The Hive #6

Too Soul Tea

Don't let the teensy shop fool you, Too Soul Tea Co. carries over 100 teas and blends for any tea-lover's liking. Ask for suggestions from the knowledgeable staff, or sample the "tea of the day" to get hooked on a new "regular."

http://www.toosoulteaco.com
542 1/2 Plumas Street Reno, NV
775-322-2001


Too Soul Tea


The Hive #7

Tune-in and Drive-In

There's something wholesome and charming about tuning into a double feature presentation at the West Wind Drive-In Theater. Overhead, the atmosphere is topped with a star-lit western sky.

www.westwinddriveins.com
555 El Rancho Dr Sparks, NV 89431
(775) 331-3227


Small Venue. Big Talent.


The Hive #8

Good Friends. Good Wine. Good Cause.

Every month, downtown Reno is swarmed with tasting-hungry winos. The Riverwalk District Wine Walk is escalating in popularity at warp speeds, so arrive early this spring/summer to get first pick of the hand-painted glasses.

http://www.renoriver.org/wine.html
(775) 825-WALK


Good Friends. Good Wine. Good Cause.


The Hive #9

Food that's on Fire

Bangkok Cuisine knows Thai hospitality. The spicy sweet and sour papaya salad or peanut sauce is highly recommended, and water-guzzling customers can always expect to have a full glass.

http://thaifoodreno.com
55 Mt Rose St. Reno, NV
(775) 322-0299


Food that's on Fire


The Hive #10

Enjoyable Ongoing Construction

It's no twisted nightmare; The Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum (The Discovery) recently unveiled a hands-on construction center kids love in the museum's Build It! exhibit. The new center's title asks it all, "What Will You Build?"

http://www.nvdm.org
490 S. Center Street Reno, NV 89501
775-786-1000


Enjoyable Ongoing Construction