Chef Mark Estee of Campo is a devout defender of Reno's food scene—even in the casinos. "Some locals hate on the casinos, but they are key to Reno making a comeback. I embrace them." Here, he shares his top picks for a full day of eating both inside and outside of the gambling spots.
"Süp in the MidTown district is the best. The food is delicious and from the heart. I always get a cup of crawfish gumbo and the Reno Deli Sandwich, which is loaded with pesto, salami, tomato, aioli, spinach, provolone and hot peppers on toasted sourdough bread." stockpotinc.com
"La Ferme in Genoa, Nevada is a favorite getaway outside of Reno, where the French-inspired country food is always spot on. I love to order any of the chef's soups: a parsnip one I had recently had a perfect velvety texture. I always end a meal there with cheese plate and some sticky wine. And I like to stop by the Genoa Bar and Saloon - one of Nevada's oldest bars - for a drink before dinner." lafermegenoa.com, genoabarandsaloon.com