After countless weeks of dieting for the 2021 Legion Sports Fest presented by A.C. Grace Company, it’s time for your cheat meal! Here are the Top Ten Local favorite spots for your post show treat:
The Brewer’s Cabinet – All weekend long 11am- 11:00pm
Everyone could use a nice, juicy burger post show and The Brewer’s Cabinet has just that! How does Bacon Mac & Cheese, Wings, 1/3 lb. burger with a pretzel bun, garlic fries, and a tasty Tri Tip Sandwich sound? Also, for the fall, The Brewer’s Cabinet is serving up a selection of seasonally-inspired brews that will satisfy any palate. The Brewer’s Cabinet Oktoberfest is a clean, malty lager that will inspire of the spirit of Oktoberfest itself with just a few sips. Show your Wolf Pack Pride with their Wolf Pack Ale, part of a special collection celebrating Wolf Pack athletics. And of course, you can never go wrong with the local favorite, Dirty Wookie, an imperial American brown ale with notes of chocolate, toffee and raisin. Stop by for a pint or grab a 6-pack to go.
SouthCreek Pizza Co– Hours vary per the weekend
Of course, Pizza is on our list and you can’t go wrong with SouthCreek Pizza Co.! A local family-owned restaurant serving hand crafted, wood fired, brick oven pizza. Their menu is designed to highlight traditional Naples style pizza. They also offer fresh salads with house-made dressings, charcuterie and cheese boards, small plates and assorted wine and beer.
Ijji Sushi– All weekend long 11:00am-10:00pm
Make some room for All You Can Eat Sushi! That’s right! Reno is known for All You Can Eat sushi joints and Ijji Sushi is a fan favorite! With 4 locations specializing in Sushi, Poke bowls, Hibachi, or Korean BBQ, you will need to be rolled out with all the food in your tummy. You can even call ahead and make a reservation for a large group!
Black Rock Dessert – Friday & Saturday 5pm-10pm
Okay, you know we will always save some room for dessert! Known for their over-the-top and totally Instagrammable ice cream creations, Black Rock Dessert‘s never fails. Try their Cereal Chiller, loaded with your sweet morning favorites, or the Burn S’More, which will transport you to a cozy fireside, to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Batch Cupcakery– All Weekend 10am-6pm
The Center Podium Crew is no stranger to Batch Cupcakery! You will find Cupcakes on cupcakes on cupcakes. At Batch Cupcakery, you can find every kind of cupcake that your heart and sweet tooth could ever desire, and they’re completely organic! They have options that are vegan, gluten-free and paleo, which means everyone can enjoy one of the 75 flavors that they serve up no matter how they choose to consume their mini cakes! Chocolate chip cookie dough cupcakes, marshmallow cream frosting and pistachio cupcakes are some of the unique flavors that are dreamed up at Batch! Order ahead and enjoy after Finals!
Two Chicks– All Weekend 7am- 2pm
Want to call it a night early? We got breakfast covered! Two Chicks is a local favorite with 2 convenient locations in South Reno (South of the Reno-Sparks Convention Center) and Midtown (Reno’s most lively, unique district)! Serving only the freshest ingredients, homemade dishes and elevated comfort food. You can find your breakfast favorites including Eggs Benedict, Biscuits & Gravy, and Apple-Cinnamon French Toast! In the mood for a lunch time favorite? Try one of their specialty melts from your classic grilled cheese to a Simply Sinful with Nutella, peanut butter, marshmallow fluff, and banana!
Squeeze In– All Weekend 7am-2pm
Another Local Favorite! In 1974, a tiny little kitchen started selling omelettes to locals and tourists in historic downtown Truckee California. At just 10 feet, 3 inches wide, and with only 39 seats, guests would literally have to ‘squeeze in’ to enjoy their breakfast at the little restaurant. As the list of omelette options grew, so did the popularity of the restaurant! With 2 locations in Reno and Sparks area, you can find yourself enjoying unique omlettes, fluffy stacks of pancakes, and a bubbly mimosa or bacon Bloody Mary!
Coffeebar Reno –All weekend 6am-6pm
The Center Podium Crew’s favorite! Coffeebar is known for not only being one of the top-rated coffee shops in Reno, but also serious fall enthusiasts. This year, Coffeebar is sporting a tasty traditional Mexican Mocha made with cocoa, espresso, cinnamon, and a dash of cayenne pepper with your choice of milk. Pair your beverage with the gluten-free, pumpkin-flavored donut bites to get a taste of fall. We HIGHLY recommend the Expresso Bars and cookies with a hot latte!
Holey Schmidt Donuts – All Weekend 6:00am-12:00pm
We didn’t forget about the donuts! Holey Schmidt is home to one-of-a-kind decadent donuts that are TO DIE for. From bacon donuts to caramel delights, this shop in the heart of Midtown is bound to make your life a little sweeter. Not to mention, they are definitely Instagram worthy. Take a pic or take a bite whichever comes first. They have limited hours so order ahead for pick-up and enjoy post show and early morning!
DoughBoys Donuts– All Weekend 5am-8pm
Need a more traditional donut? DoughBoys has the lightest and fluffiest glazed raised donuts Reno has to offer. With multiple locations across Reno, you can easily pop in to try their famous blue icing covered Wolf Pack claw, in honor of the University of Nevada, Reno’s mascot, or their rectangular-shaped donut “holes.” Either way, you will most definitely be satisfied.
Reno has many unique restaurants and places to explore. We hope you can enjoy some of our local favorites for your post show treats! If you are interest in even more food and brews, check out some of these helpful links from RenoTahoe!