Go See The Unbelievables at the Eldorado

The Unbelievables Christmas Extravaganza is an awesome show for adults and kids alike. The show headlines Sara and her dog Hero from America’s Got Talent so it was hard for me not to draw comparisons with other tv shows, movies and broadway shows. The host was a comedic Ryan Seacrest-type with a touch of Joel…

Review: Key and Code Escape Rooms

Reno has been fortunate to have a number of new escape room businesses pop up the last few years, and we have a great new one at Legends in Sparks, called Key and Code. I had an opportunity to check out Key and Code thanks to a Yelp Reno event. If you aren’t familiar with…

Review: KiwiCo Crate

Do you remember playing outside for hours with nothing more than a stick when you were a kid? As a boy, I could make that stick a sword to battle pirates or a light saber to battle Darth Vader or a “shooter” (as my daughter says) to be a cowboy. But, it seems, part of…

Fallon: Adventure, Beauty, and Community

Nevadans are intensely proud of our state and heritage. Our intense pride seems odd to newcomers and outsiders.  Nevadans love our state on a level that maybe only Texans can understand.  Try mispronouncing our state name for a quick demonstration. Being a Nevadan also means that you know that there is more to Nevada than…

Review: UFC Gym Reno is Open For Business

I’m going to skip the preaching about Nevada’s obesity problem and Nevada’s childhood obesity epidemic and cut straight to the point. The UFC Gym Reno is now open for business. That is right, a UFC Gym. In Reno. Think jiujitsu, boxing conditioning, kickboxing conditioning, traditional weights, functional fitness, punching bags, and exercise equipment in a…

Review: The Illusionists Present Adam Trent

Not much is more magical to young kids than, well, magic. Throw in a live magic show with awesome lighting and wonderful music and the kids are in absolute heaven. Our family caught The Illusionists Present Adam Trent at the Eldorado Reno and walked away with memories our family will cherish forever. This show is…

Canfest – Reno Dads Night Out

“We have one goal: to give canned beer the spotlight it deserves.” Dads are people, too. And we sometimes need to go out and not be Dad for a few hours to recharge our father batteries. This will ultimately make us better, more patient fathers… in theory. So that’s what four of us Reno Dads did…

Meet the New Circus Circus

If you’re a Reno native like I am, chances are pretty good you spent some time at Circus Circus as a kid. So, you may feel like you’re familiar with what’s inside. But, what you may not know is that Circus Circus is currently undergoing $50 million in renovations (along with Silver Legacy and Eldorado),…

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…

Review: Great Basin Brewing Company’s Ichthyosaur Expedition Party

[Editor’s Note: The Reno Dads team received free admission to this event. The admission included a free beer. You really should consider joining our team!]  A “true” Nevada knows certain obscure things about our great state that normal folks wouldn’t even care to know. Our State Song, for one. Our state animal, the Desert Bighorn…

Review: Toytopia

I thought the new exhibit at the Wilbur D. May Museum, Toytopia, was going to be a perfect fit for the kids. Boy, was I wrong… this exhibit is amazing for kids and adults alike! (see what I did there?) So, what is Toytopia? It’s nearly $100,000 worth of toys that take you on a trip down nostalgia…

Review: Josef’s Vienna Bakery and Cafe

Reno is a unique place to live and, for the foodie, is becoming a more phenomenal place to call home each day. Mid-town has blown up in recent years with new, locally owned restaurants as has the area around the River. These places are popular, well-advertised, and supported by all of Reno. Today, I want…