Reno/Lake Tahoe burger report (with pics!)
I was in Reno/Tahoe for 4 days in late September...[img][/img]
in just just the first day I sampled 3 burgers!
I also enjoyed buffets, and Mexican food, but this is the BURGER forum, so here are the BURGERS!!!!
first pic below is Snowflake Drive in, South Lake Tahoe, CA
snowflake drive-in burger
snowflake drive-in, south lake tahoe, ca
opened Claimjumper burger
Claimjumper burger.... Reno, NV
a regional chain, with most locations in southern California, with a few in NV, and AZ, and CO... very good burger; great place for a chain . Great salad bar (except this particular location did'nt have any salad bar.
claimjumper restaurant, reno, nv
Juicy's Burger, Reno, NV below
this burger was just okay; did'nt really "woo" me...
strange cooking method, as it was cooked so well on this one side, but the other side was not "crusty" looking, just kind of boring looking.[img][/img]
there are 3 Juicy's locations (one in Reno, one in neighboring Sparks, and one in Carson City (on the way to Tahoe). Burgers did'nt live up to their "giant" name... as in Juicy's Giant Burgers...
it was a bustling place, where you ordered at the counter, and they called your number when your order was ready. I sat at picnic tables outside, although there was plenty of indoor seating, as well...
this was my favorite burger! It was from Izzy's Burger Spa, outside the Jim Kelley's Nugget Casino located on the north shore of Lake Tahoe (Crystal Bay, NV). I love the way the burger blended so perfectly with the toasted roll, and condiments...
next is the Char Pit burger, Kings Beach , CA (below)
it is just a few miles from the north shore Lake Tahoe casinos...
I love the "ambience", and while the burger was pretty good, I enjoyed the "Izzy's burger spa" one even better; it was juicier, and fresher tasting, but yet still cooked thoughout..
I hope you enjoy looking at these burgers as much as I've enjoyed posting them!
I suddenly have a craving for a big charbroiled juicy cheeseburger!!
ellen in AC area