Reno Correspondence – June 2016



Reno Street Food and More

An experience that most people know all too well is the dreaded “Where do you wanna eat?” debate. Well, at Reno Street Food,” a food cart event every Friday from May 20th through September 30th at Idlewild Park, everybody can be food 4 -Charlotte Junehappy. With over 25 vendors, there are plenty of options! The party starts at 5 pm and continues on until 9 pm. We went down to check it out last Friday, and I got an Indian taco topped with all the goods from Muha’s Indian Tacos, while my boyfriend chose to get a pulled pork sandwich and mac & cheese from the Famous Dave’s Truck. Then, we headed over to the Sierra Nevada Cart, where we each tried one of their truly satisfying draft beers. Although it happened to be a really cold night, we still had a blast. I can only imagine what a great time it will be as the weather gets warmer. Everybody seemed very excited to kick off this event and to celebrate the summer with food, drinks, and live music. The couple that runs the Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. cart told us enthusiastically of their plans to set up cornhole games and to create a fun environment for everyone! I was very satisfied with the experience and really look forward to many more Food Cart Fridays at Idlewild Park this summer.

More exciting news: Slide the City is coming to Reno! An epic 1,000-foot water slide will be set up downtown. This event seems like the perfect way to spend the first Saturday in June! It is described as a giant water-themed slide the city 4block party in the city. People are encouraged to bring water buckets, water guns and anything else that can help to get everybody completely soaked! There will be food and drinks, live music and much more. Tickets to go on the slide and more information about the event can be found on the Slide the City website. To top it off, proceeds will go to the non-profit organization Royal Stage, which helps victims of abuse and human trafficking.  What a great opportunity to have fun, stay cool, and support a good cause all at the same time!

nadadada 5Want to be a part of a truly unique event in Reno? NadaDada is it! Every year on the third weekend of June, artists of all shapes and forms get together at participating motels in Reno (including the wildflower Village, Townhouse, and Morris Burner) to create NadaDada. Participating artists rent a room for the weekend and turn it into their own gallery, workshop, stage, or whatever else their artist heart tells them to. The rooms are open for the public and other artists to go check out. Some participants will be selling their work, while others will be displaying their talents, and who knows what else these artists have in mind. Bottom line is NadaDada is truly creativity at its finest! It is a great opportunity to take in a new and unique experience, meet new people, and simply just have fun! This year’s 10th annual event will be held June 16-19. More information on the event itself, the participating motels and artists, and even how to book your own NadaDada room can be found at their official website or on their Facebook page.

As a music junkie, I’d also like to share with you some of the awesome concerts taking place in and around Reno this month. On June 11th  the classic Motown group The Temptations will be playing at Montbleu Resort in South Lake Tahoe, a short drive from Reno. The Opiuo Band (a creative electro-funk band) will be putting on a show June 9th at Cargo in the Whitney Peak Hotel. Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros will be at Cargo on June 12th . Grand Sierra Resort will be hosting The Killers on June 16th, and the legendary horn-rock band Chicago on June 25th.

Charlotte Meeks