November – December 2015

Issue Cover November – December 2015

What’s Inside

Gold & Silver Pawn Shop

Gold & Silver Pawn Shop RICK HARRISON MAKES PAWNING THE STAR OF VEGAS. BY MEGG MUELLER Not all reality TV stars are the same. While some become household names due to poor behavior or their dating and fashion choices, others become famous for being genuinely entertaining. Rick Harrison falls into the latter category. He is the owner of ... read more

Harolds Club

Harolds Club RENO’S WILD WEST CASINO EXPERIMENT LEAVES LASTING IMPRESSION ON GAMING. BY DORESA BANNING The giant, $60,000 mural that once hung over Harolds Club’s South Virginia Street entrance in Reno now stands in front of the Reno-Sparks Livestock Center as an homage to this pioneering Nevada casino. The 70-foot-long, 35-foot-tall paint ... read more

Kingston for a Day, or Three

Tiny town serves as a perfect base for middle-of-Nevada roadtrip. BY MEGG MUELLER & ERIC CACHINERO There's a funny conundrum travel writers often face. We're tasked with discovering little-known gems and encouraging readers to feed their wanderlust and emulate our adventures. Except, we really don't want any of you to go to Kingston. OK, ... read more

Lone Eagle Grill

Lone Eagle Grill LAKE TAHOE’S CELEBRATED DINING STAPLE IS ANYTHING BUT PREDICTABLE BY MEGG MUELLER Life is short; eat dessert first. — author uncertain Vanilla ice cream laced with toffee chips; a moist, gluten-free buckwheat brownie; and an expertly flambéed secret-recipe merengue towered atop an intricate molasses drizzle. Take a mom ... read more

Nevada 150 Legacy Projects

The Silver State's Special Birthday Brought Lasting Changes. BY ERIC CACHINERO Sesquicentennial. The impossible word is back. Not in the sense that we’re celebrating Nevada’s 150th birthday all over again, but that reverberations from the yearlong celebration in 2014 are continuing to echo throughout the state. Nevada’s sesquicentennial c ... read more

Thirsty Nevada

Breweries and distilleries old and new steep spirit in the Silver State. BY NELLIE DAY & ERIC CACHINERO Suds, booze, brew, hooch, firewater…the list goes on. Many Nevadans love their alcoholic beverages. And though the days of running illegal moonshine across the Colorado River to buyers in Arizona are long gone (we think), there are othe ... read more

Tour Around Nevada: Elko

Expectedly, this northeastern town is home to everything unexpected. BY MEGG MUELLER Great expectations can sometimes lead to disappointment; no expectations can create a sense of boredom. Go ahead and toss both those notions out the window, if you please. This is Elko we’re talking about. “We were a cow town, a railroad town, and a sh ... read more

Elko: Expect the Unexpected

One more day. It’s something many vacationers and travelers wish they had, but seldom take even when they do. It’s no secret that we’re all busy, and getting back home a day early can make getting ready for the week that much easier. But staying just one more day can mean the di.fference between a quick glimpse and a comprehensive experience. ... read more

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