Sep 07, 2013
A few months ago, my boss was telling me about a trip he made to San Diego with his family. He was driving around San Diego and for some reason he began reminiscing with his wife about some of the crazy things he used to do as a "lad" in Manchester, U.K. It got him to thinking about those crazy college days and how he and his friends would go out and party all night. Right about the time they thought the night, er, morning, was coming to a close, there was only one more stop to make.
You see, in the U.S. , we all have that greasy, belly-filling delicacy that we love to hit up at 3:00 a.m. after a night of drinking and partying. Some people prefer to hit the late-night taco stand, or slither in to a fast food joint. Reno, in particular, has its own little places that people love to hit. It really all depends on the location of your “party.” If you’re downtown, there are probably two places that people love to hit. One is down the street (and I won’t mention their names in this blog – they’re really nice guys and the food is fantastic, but this is about us – the Cal Neva…you…me), the other is right here at the corner of 2nd and Virginia Streets in downtown Reno at the Club Cal Neva. We’ve got everything from $5.99 prime rib to $3.99 breakfast specials. But somehow, we’re feeling like that just isn’t enough.
Alas, I digress.
So my boss was reminiscing an all of a sudden he had the urge for a Doner Kebab. A Doner Kebab is a traditional lamb, Harissa, and vegetable delicacy invented in Turkey and brought to the United Kingdom. It’s served in a pita roll much like the traditional Gyros only a little spicier. He was able to locate, through the friendly little phone vixen, Siri, six different places in San Diego that served Doner Kebabs. This brought him to the realization that Reno has barely heard of this little roll of awesomeness and has definitely been missing out.
When he returned to Reno, he immediately went to work on adding the Doner Kebab to the already stellar menu at the Casino Grill located on the first floor of the Virginia Street side of the Club Cal Neva. Needless to say, it is now a fixture at this little snack bar that is open 24-hours a day.
You really should give a Doner Kebab a try the next time you find yourself on the downtown corridor. I have to admit, I was a little skeptical until I had one of these delicious pitas. They’re only $5.99 and served 24-hours a day (unless the Casino Grill is closed for cleaning which is NEVER on the weekends).
By the way, if you’re not into the spicy stuff, Doner Kebabs do come in a milder version and you can also get yourself the traditional Gyros if you would like.
Stop on in and try one and then come back to the blog and leave your thoughts on the first ever Doner Kebabs served in Reno.
In the meantime, have a great weekend, we’ll talk again soon.