In no specific order:
1) In-N-Out (Reno, Nevada)
My third In-N-Out experience was the best. We arrived a little early and was waiting for ’em to open at 10:30am. We quickly realized… they were open before 10:30am! This was great because I had to catch a flight and who doesn’t like to eat at a spanking clean, practically empty In-N-Out? Service was friendly and personal.
I got the double double animal style with a strawberry shake and fries (which were unfortunately disposed of to catch the flight). Next time, I want a Neapolitan shake.
I have to eat Shake Shack soon to compare the burgers. Say what you want, but In-N-Out is hyped up even more because it’s not available in most of the country.
2) Capisce (Zephyr Cove, Nevada)
We had a charming group dinner here. It was a quick ride from the South Lake Tahoe “village”. This is a friendly family-run restaurant with great service and reasonably priced dishes with huge portions. There was live Spanish guitar playing! I will eventually write a Yelp review for them. No photographic evidence… but I liked my spicy pasta and minestrone soup.
3) Driftwood Cafe (South Lake Tahoe, Nevada)
Brunch is one of my favorite meals. I came here twice, once for lunch and once for breakfast. Cute spot for anyone staying near the village.
For lunch, I had a half order of the Carolina Connection — potato pancake topped with grilled ham, over-medium egg, and sausage gravy… and a buttermilk biscuit. Sausage gravy always reminds me of my dorm breakfasts. This was delicious and a half order was perfect.