Egg On in Reno/Tahoe

Humpty Dumpty once sat on a wall. Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. And great it was! Right onto some delicious plates of food you can find to satisfy that eggy craving anytime of day. Here are some of our favorite spots celebrating all things eggs.

Scrambled for breakfast

Looking to start your morning off with a protein-packed meal? Head to Verde Mexican Rotisserie in South Lake Tahoe for a tasty breakfast burrito filled with your choice of meat, cheese, eggs, roasted chipotle sweet potatoes and sour cream. At Crème Café in Midtown, they have the best scrambles around. LA Bakery is the place to go in Carson City for wraps and bagel sandwiches — the LA special wrap includes scrambled eggs, bacon, cheddar cheese, organic spinach, roasted bell pepper and onion with sundried tomato pesto sauce. The perfect way to fuel your body for the rest of this egg-filled day.;;

Fried for lunch and dinner

Make any entrée better with a nice, golden-eyed fried egg placed atop. Ace High Saloon & Smokehouse in South Lake Tahoe knows what they’re doing with the delicious, gooey yolks crammed inside the toasty buns on their burgers. For a little egg on the outside, McP’s Irish Pub serves a monte cristo with sourdough stuffed with turkey, ham and cheese, then egg-battered and grilled to perfection. Yum!;

In south Reno, Twisted Fork is a steak-lover’s dream with their cowboy ribeye — a nice cut of meat served with fried egg, asparagus, mushroom and white cheddar mac and cheese, and romesco sauce.

Confectionary for dessert

Satisfy that savory-sweet tooth with a little goody from Levi’s Pies in Reno. Their lemon meringue is the perfect end to any meal. And you’ll be supporting a great local cause while you’re at it. Looking for a treat in Tahoe? Evan’s American Café Gourmet has the best chocolate raspberry crème brûlée. At Northstar, stop by Euro Snack for a piping hot Belgian waffle or crepe.;;

Frothy for cocktails

This eggalicious menu wouldn’t be complete without a nightcap! Head to Pignic Pub and Patio in Reno’s Rivewalk District for an awesome Fallon fizz, created for Noble Pie Parlor Midtown (an awesome pizza place), this drink combines local Frey Ranch gin, Meletti Limoncello, fresh lemon juice, simple syrup, egg whites and fresh basil. It’s a really pretty cocktail. In Truckee, Moody’s Bistro, Bar & Beats offers a few creatively white foam-covered concoctions such as their pisco sour. @pignicpub;

Whether you pick a breakfast burrito, monte cristo or crème brûlée, make your trip to the Sierra the yolkiest it can be! And, don’t forget to thank any chicken farmer you might see. Happy eating!


By: Heidi Bethel