Review: Roundabout Grill

I had the pleasure of taking the family (my wife and two sons) out to dinner at Roundabout Grill (located on the ground floor of the Whitney Peak Hotel in downtown Reno). This is a cool place! When you first look around at the decor, which is on the contemporary side, you immediately wonder if they’re…

Beards, Beers & BBQ

We had a blast sitting down with the father/son combo, Rob and Mason, creators of Beards, Beers & BBQ, a local show about… you guessed it – beards, beers & BBQ. Each episode, they invite a local guest, and this episode was all ours. But, we flipped the script and interviewed Rob and Mason about…

Reno 1868 FC – Interview with Coach Russell

See a different side of Reno 1868 FC head coach, and fellow father, Ian Russell. Reno Dads gets Russell’s thoughts on Reno, fatherhood, and the life of a head coach for Reno 1868 FC. Video courtesy of Lemaire Photography.

Simple Crepes for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is around the corner and I want you to impress the mothers in your life and have fun with your kids. So I’m giving you a very simple to execute crepe recipe to add to your weekend repertoire of breakfast options. Breakfast in bed anyone? The Recipe (yields about a dozen 10″ crepes)…

The Journey of Fatherhood as Told Through 20 Star Wars Quotes

One of my favorite film series of all time is Star Wars. So, to celebrate Star Wars Day this year, I thought I’d share some fatherhood moments as expressed through Star Wars quotes. And no, I didn’t take the easy way out with the “I am your father,” Vader quote (even though I really wanted…

Real Man

Being a real man is hard. First off, can anyone even define what that means? So many forces tug at us to place labels, then once we think we have settled on something reasonable, another force makes us question that. Someone wiser than I once said, “To define is to confine,” meaning that if we…

Oh. Canada.

Unlike some of the other Reno dads associated with this site, I enjoy soccer.  It’s not my favorite sport, it’s not my second favorite, but it’s in the running. This means that while they have their boys at Little League, my son enjoys running around and kicking at or around a ball. It’s already apparent…

Brew Date – A Play Date for Dads

“I think this would be a good time for a beer.” – Franklin Roosevelt upon signing the legislation making April 7th National Beer Day in 1933. I don’t know about the rest of you dads, but it seems the term “play date,” seems to be an exclusive club to which we’re not often invited. So…

The Hunt to Hunt: Part I

This is the first part of an ongoing series documenting an epic quest to become a hunter. Fellow Reno Dads Blog author David and I are in the process of preparing for our first hunt. I’ve decided to share what we learn along the way for any other would-be hunters out there.  Part I Several…

The Disney Women’s March

This last weekend, the live-action rendition of Beauty and The Beast crushed expectations, and opened to an absurd $170M domestically, good for the 7th biggest U.S. opening of all time, and EASILY the biggest PG opening ever. Buried under that incredible headline was the even more shocking number of women who saw this movie.  Now we all…

Participation Trophies: The Great Debate

Kids today… they’re lazy, entitled, underachieving parasites. Why? Sports participation trophies, obviously. These trophies have become the scapegoat for all the problems we have with today’s youth. It makes me wonder what the previous generations blamed kids “softness” on. Rock n Roll? Indoor plumbing? The automobile? The chief complaint is that we tell our children…

The 6 Things You Need to Know to Look Good in a Suit

I remember being on the high school basketball team (go Colts!) and being told that we would dress like men on game days. What does that mean? Well, for most of us, it meant wrinkled slacks, an oversized button-up dress shirt, and a necktie that was haphazardly chosen and fashioned into some kind of knot….