05/31/2012
By: queryall
Big Ed's Alley
After doing a quick search for places to eat breakfast in Reno, I was surprised to find a restaurant that I have never heard of before let alone it was rated as top 10 places to have breakfast. I just had to see for myself if their signature chicken fried steak was good enough to warrant such high honors.A short drive from the highway you will find Big Ed's Alley Inn on fourth street down from the intersection of Sutro and 4th. The neighborhood might make some people think twice about going, but I assure that you should think twice and have yourself a meal here.The menu includes a good array of simply named breakfast items that tell it like it is. From the traditional Ham & Eggs, to French Toast, Omelets to their waitress recommended Chicken Fried Steak, their breakfast menu is mostly standard. Since several other reviews mentioned their Chicken Fried Steak and the waitress recommended it, that was my pleasure.While waiting for my food I was impressed upon the little things that make a good restaurant. For starters the dining room was spotless. Ever look up at the air vents and get grossed out by all the yuck that is sticking to the ceiling, not here. If I didn't know better I would have sworn the place just had a major top to bottom fire hose flush out the place. But my trip to the bathroom was a major disappointment with grime on the top of the paper towel holder. Since this was at eye level there was no excuse.Enough about how clean the place is, the waitress proudly brought the food and I dove in with high expectations. The eggs were cooked exactly like I asked for them, which I can tell you has happened about three times in my entire life. The cook took the necessary time to fully cook the whites, while leaving just the yolks fluid. Double thumbs up for that as I know from experience that it takes a much lower temperature pan to get the whites thoroughly cooked and avoid the yolks from becoming hard.The chicken friend steak was topped and was resting on a bed of country gravy, with bits of sausage mixed in. A bit floury for my taste as the rue did not cook long enough to remove the flour taste, but the consistency was excellent and stick to your ribs in a good way. Again the breading on the steak was also a bit too floury. It was seasoned well, but still had a clear flour aftertaste. The meat itself was as tender as 10 thousand whacks with a meat cleaver can do. Not a bit of gristle to ruin the texture. Big Ed's uses quality meats.As for the home fries it went down hill from there. Way down hill as the potatoes were dried out, giving me the impression that they had been sitting their on the grill waiting to be plated for far longer than they should have been. Several potato slices were actually hard. As for the taste, very very good. It was a shame really. I had to eat them all up, just for the flavor alone. I can't wait to go back and get them again. Hopefully next time they will not have waited so long to find a home.The price was on the higher side, but I suspect Big Ed's uses better than average ingredients, so that makes up for the comparable prices as to the legendary Pegs. I can say one thing, Pegs has nothing on atmosphere compared to Big Ed's. I felt at home here, nothing like the two Pegs locations. Something like PJs & Co, but actually more real and less flashy.To sum it up I am going back for sure. I want to try their Ruben for lunch next. So far nearly every restaurant / deli in Reno has proven to have no idea what a Ruben should taste and feel like in your mouth, so lets hope its good.
09/13/2015
By: J S.
Stone Housecafe The
While on a rare visit to Reno, we found this delightful restaurant. Originally, we chose the Stone House Café because they were advertised as having a ‘dog friendly’ patio. We made reservations for lunch for three, plus our two dogs. We were greeted by a friendly hostess, and seated promptly at a nice patio table protected by a large umbrella, shading our table. The food was good, prepared very well and presented nicely. The friendly wait-staff even brought a dog cookie for each of our dogs. We never felt as if the dogs were an imposition to the staff, and felt the dogs were as welcome as we were. Even though we were there for lunch, we had a chance to look over the breakfast menu. It looked as good as the lunch menu, and in fact we were so impressed by it, we returned the following morning for breakfast before we left town. The crab omelet was fantastic, and the food was all prepared exceptionally.This is a fantastic alternative to chain restaurants and mass produced casino food. On our next visit to Reno, we will be back to enjoy the great atmosphere and food.
06/10/2011
By: nicolove
Conscious Cuisine
I stopped in there and was really excited about this place and was kinda bummed when i read the menu. It's not too vegan vegetarian friendly, sure they can substite the chicken for tofu, but there was nothing original on the menu like i was hoping for. They offer an americanized thai food and marinara noodles menu?? I would rather just go to a thai restaurant to get this stuff. I tried a veggie burger, and was seemed like it was deepfried, on a dutch crunch bun with no flavor, a watery tomatoe and a slab of lettuce. no pickles, no special sauce, I had to take it home, blot off the oil, and doctor it up to try and eat it. Dissapointed.
09/25/2014
By: Jon S.
Stone Housecafe The
We ate there for our casual wedding reception. Ambience is amazing, food is great and so is service. HOWEVER the owner is a woman who doubles as a greeter and she is EXCEPTIONALLY RUDE. We sat at the bar and asked to have our cocktails added to the tab, she walked up to the bartender right in front of us and bad-mouthed us to her (she didn't see us there) saying "What are they stupid?! I told them they had to pay for those drinks separately!") We almost left. The rest of the staff was amazing though
10/24/2014
By: Laurie W.
Joseph Pace Construction, Inc
Our architectural firm has worked on five different projects with Joseph Pace Construction ranging from tenant improvements to complete restaurant designs. The projects have always been on schedule, within the client's budget and managed on a professional level. Our firm has had a long term relationship with Joseph Pace Construction and look forward working together on future projects
01/21/2013
By: ace41101
Chili's Grill & Bar
Their service is excellent. Right when you walk in, they tell you, that you can sit anywhere you want. Right when you sit, a waiter/waitress starts you off with drinks. After you order your drinks, they're back in about 40 seconds with your drinks. Then about a minute after, they ask you what you want to eat. The food is really good too. I give it 4/5 stars. Enjoy :)
08/18/2011
By: nicolove
Pneumatic Diner
My favorite veggie diner in all of Reno!! They have an awesome quirky menu with very original options, you won't find anything like it anywhere else. Every day they have fresh baked vegan bakery desserts, and a couple times a week they have a raw special wich is always delisious. Highly recommend to any vegetarian/vegan/health foodie or open minded meat eater.
07/10/2013
By: hondaguy305
Pegs Glorified Ham N Eggs
This place is awesome!!! What a value!!! The food is better than I have had in any Casino breakfast restaurant anywhere in Reno and the waitresses are incredibly friendly. My favorite is Holly. If you really like a great breakfast, you have to try this place. This is my new favorite breakfast place in Nevada!
02/02/2015
By: Esther H.
Lili's Restaurant
We have been going to Lily's for ages and not only is the food wonderful - with no quibbles for substitutions, but everything is served as ordered. The staff there are always nice and always on top of the order, Ice tea is always refilled - as is coffee or water. Try this place, you won't be sorry.
10/24/2014
By: Kymberly H.
Joseph Pace Construction, Inc
Joseph Pace Construction was such a great choice for my small business. They renovated a 5100 sq. space for Independent salon service and the job was stress free for us. The workmanship and design is beautiful. We could not be happier!!! And he finished early!!!I will recommend him to everyone.

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