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Toronto Day 2

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The dorm in the day time

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The train or whatever it is called that we took to RBC in the morning.

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We had a very informative meeting with two members of investor relations at RBC and presented them with a commemorative Nevada coin.

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They have a great view from up there.

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Mike and I did a little wandering for about an hour.

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We toured Steam Whistle Brewery. It was a shame watching that guy pour out all of that perfectly good beer.

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Walked checked out this cool retro game store on the way back to the dorms.

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And ended the day with some 3-3 down the street from the dorms.

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Monday Night Karaoke

Nothing says party quite like getting all of your friends together and going out for some good old fashioned karaoke. The Brew Brothers bar inside The Eldorado has taken karaoke to another level. On Monday nights at 10:00 Brew Brothers has karaoke with a live band.

My roommate her sister and I decided to check out the live karaoke at The Brew Brothers last night. Apparently ladies get a free drink on weeknights  which helped start the night off right for my roommate and her sister.

The karaoke

karaoke brew brothers eldorado reno nevadaAs we walked in, someone could easily have told me that Cher herself was up their singing “Believe”. As the night went on I was sorely reminded of the reality of karaoke as a couple proceeded to butcher “Time of Your Life” from Dirty Dancing. The pain continued through a terrible rendition of “Purple Rain” by Prince. Half the fun of karaoke though is watching people turn once loved classics into humiliating displays of drunken singing.

The band consists of an eclectic group with guitar, bass, keyboard, drums, and the host. With the exception of a few vocalists, the bad sounded pretty good. On the floor they had a bubbly lady walking around, talking to people, and giving them a song list and sign up sheet. Although the crowd was a bit light, because it was the day after St. Patrick’s day, they managed to keep some energy in the air.

The menu

brew brothers eldorado reno nevadaOne of my favorite things about The Brew Brothers is of course the brews. The Brew Brothers offers eight different micro brews. My favorite beer is their IPA. They also offer a full menu of liquor and an assortment of Ferrari-Carano wines.

If you come to The Brew Brothers earlier they offer a full food menu as well. The only thing I have eaten their is their delicious pizza, but they also off a variety of appetizers, salads, burgers, sandwiches, various entrees, as well as mexican food.

The bottom line

I usually have a great time at The Brew Brothers and Monday nights are no exception. They combine a fun atmosphere with delicious drinks. Next time you are looking for something to do on a Monday night give The Brew Brothers a try. What are some of your favorite karaoke spots in Reno?

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What’s Brewin at the Brewers Cabinet

 

A friend mine just flew into Reno for the weekend for his Birthday. In celebration, 2 other friends and I decided to take out our friend to dinner at The Brewer’s Cabinet. The Brewer’s Cabinet is a nano-brewpub designed with the idea of creating fresh, exciting and unique beers. The Brewer’s Cabinet also offers a fresh local menu with an emphasis on quality ingredients.

 The atmosphere

As we entered the restaurant we were kindly met by a young lady who promptly found us an empty booth to sit at. Our waiter promptly came over to great us as well as serving each of us a glass on water in a mason jar. I began to look around and noticed that the whole restaurant has a very earthy feel. Everything from the booths, to the bar, to the walls are all made from well finished planks of wood. Behind the bar, the kegs of beer are propped up horizontally on-top of the counter. The outdoor patio was currently closed, but their is a small bay door that opens when the patio is open.

Drink selection

For drinks The Brewer’s Cabinet offers a full bar including beer, wine, and liquor. At the table their is a drink menu, but the rotating menu of home brewed draft beers are on the wall by the entrance. Being a fan of hops, I could not resist ordering their imperial IPA “Twenty One”. The “Twenty One” had a strong bitterness to it, and also allowed for the malt flavors to enter as well.

The food

Goat Cheese Pasta DishFor an appetizer we ordered the tater tots. Of all the things to order I couldn’t figure out why we ordered tater tots at a restaurant like this… until I tasted one. The tater tots are actually made by frying balls of mashed potatoes. They are then glazed in a special sauce, ketchup, green onions, and then topped with a fried egg. It is an interesting and tasty twist on an old classic.

For the main course we got two orders of the Agnolotti Pasta, a B.C. Burger, and an order of the Beer Battered Artichoke Hearts. The B.C. Burger comes with applewood smoked bacon, San Jouchinn cheddar, and roasted garlic mayo all between a pretzel bun. The artichoke hearts are lightly battered allowing the true taste of the moist artichoke heart to come out. The Agnolotti Pasta is stuffed with wild mushrooms and goat cheese and is topped with peas and roasted squash in a lemon butter sauce. I ate the Agnolotti Pasta and found it to be quite flavorful and not overly heavy.

The bottom line

Overall The Brewer’s Cabinet is an enjoyable place to spend an evening with great service coupled with both tasty food and beverages. For four people our bill was just under $100. SoSu.TV has also done a great video review of The Brewer’s Cabinet. If you have been to The Brewer’s Cabinet please let me know how your experience was.

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