Born and raised in Italy, Chef Anthony has made Rino's place what it is today! We tried this place while in Oregon visiting our son and daughter-in-law. The image of the movie is sharp, streaming out of one of the four windows of the original barn red projection tower. So I wanted something with sausage gravy and biscuits, and found the Moneyball to fit that need. This is not a big restaurant. . It was very apparent what the buzz was with Pine State Biscuits Reno. For ten minutes a fire alarm was going off.
My take is that you are getting McDonald's level service and amenities with Hash House A GoGo or Squeeze Inn pricing. You order at the counter, the woman that took our order was very helpful in answering all our questions. The best thing was the biscuits! I found the cinnamon bun to not be that sweet, surprisingly. But the rotation and the line works out perfectly. The Gobfather's biscuits reminded me of stuffing both in texture and taste.
On a late dog-day afternoon, the four screens at El Rancho are the only gaps in a 360 view of a quintessential Nevada sky. Place looks super trendy and cute. I found it more efficient to eat my meal with utensils rather than just with my hands. The Reggie Deluxe, however, was my favorite. El Rancho was no different.
If you're looking for somewhere light, this isn't it. Basically the only other interaction is with the runners. In doing business, El Rancho -- just over a mile from not one but two such theaters -- has to keep up with the latest technology, while also maintaining the wistfulness of a bygone time. The restaurant has great lighting because it is mostly two big glass walls. There was a complete lack of flavor, even with the apple butter and bacon. Food came out a little slow for a 30% full joint, but I suppose thats what you have to expect when everything is house made, fresh. The gravy had broken and was clumpy.
And maybe get some biscuits to go. We grabbed silverware and grabbed our seats. We had planned to grab a late lunch and I was so excited when I found that Pine State Biscuits had opened a location in Reno! The line was out the door this morning but still found a spot to sit. So excited to see one of my favorite Portland spots in one of my favorite towns. We grabbed a menu and considered our options. Their fried chicken is so moist and still so crispy.
Reno's historic Lear Theater goes to performing arts school The prices have risen. We took a moment to enjoy the restaurant itself, with huge glass windows and ample natural lighting shining into a cozy, hip seating area. In fact, in 1993, the El Rancho was scheduled to be torn down and turned into a flea market and indoor theater complex. The screen sat in the corner of the lot, an old photo shows, with nearly a dozen rows for cars arched around the screen. Our Specials change daily for lunch and dinner.
Parking in the back lot is at your own risk. Back then, a speaker was at each car spot and the speakers could hook onto the car doors. The coffee and water are self-serve. I hate to give this place only 3 stars, but I was pretty unimpressed with my meal here. It was definitely busy when we went, with the line going out the door when I arrived. I ordered the Chatfield, which is one of the aforementioned biscuit sandwiches with the addition of bacon, cheese, and apple butter.
The popcorn, they buy fresh on-site. The Food: Their menu features breakfast with a touch of southern cuisine, pies, and biscuits and gravy. They do have a Veggie Reggie with Vegan sausage patty, tofu bacon and cheese topped with shitake mushroom gravy, and you can add an egg. In its almost 70 years, a lot has changed at El Rancho, but a lot has stayed the same. I had their chicken sandwich.
It's just crisp enough outside to opt for a hot chocolate rather than an Icee. The El Rancho closed during the winters but always reopened come summer. Despite the long lines, we managed to find a pair of seats counter-side. They do ask you to bus your spot. Did not think the grits were noteworthy and that was disappointing. There is an option for a second egg, which I will take next time.