Biggest plates in the Biggest Little City
Ever had a hunger so insatiable it seemed possible to eat a burger as big as the plate it’s served on? Or a burrito the size of a forearm? Well, for those who are looking to pig out in the Biggest Little City or channel their inner Joey Chestnut, here are some eateries that serve up some hefty portions and offer food challenges.
Pizza Plus: Super Monster Mondo challenge
This local pizza chain offers the Super Monster Mondo challenge many may have tried but few probably succeeded. The 24-inch, 10-pound pizza costs $39.99 with four toppings, but it’s free if two people can conquer the massive pie within an hour. Winners of the challenge also receive a free T-shirt and a place on the wall of fame.
Western Village: Terminator burger
Inside the Sparks casino, Cafe Bellini serves its legendary 1-pound Terminator burger. It’s topped with three kinds of cheese, lettuce, tomato and Thousand Island dressing and served with a pile of fries. Those who can finish the entire meal won’t get their name on a wall, but they will receive a certificate showing they completed the meal. The casino will not pay the tab if it is finished, but at $9.25, it won’t dig deep into your pocketbook.
The Awful Awful at the Little Nugget
Reno natives or those who have lived here awhile know at some point after late-night shenanigans, you may have ended up here eating an Awful Awful. The Awful Awful burger comes on an onion roll with all the fixings and a generous portion of fries. The restaurant serves other breakfast and lunch items for less than $12, and you definitely will leave feeling full.
Heaping portions at Hash House a Go Go
This restaurant, located inside Harrah’s in downtown Reno, serves heaping portions of food that are a sight to behold, whether it is sage chicken and waffles or a 1-pound BLT. Its items are so big the restaurant was once visited by Adam Richman, the host of the television show “Man v. Food” for an episode. The average price for a meal here is $15.
Giant burritos at Los Gallos Taqueria
Looking for Mexican cuisine in mammoth portions? Look no further than Los Gallos Taqueria in downtown Reno. It serves burritos the size of a forearm, as well as other items like enchiladas and chimichangas that fill an entire plate. The average cost of a meal here is about $12.
Meals at the Gold ’N Silver definitely will fill you up – whether it’s a serving of biscuits and gravy or a tri-tip sandwich, the plate barely can hold the food. The landmark restaurant has been in business for more than 50 years and was featured on the Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.” Meals cost $12 or less.
Huevos rancheros at Peg’s Glorified Ham n Eggs
This is one of the busiest breakfast spots in town. For anyone in the mood for a gargantuan plate of huevos rancheros or corned beef hash, this is the place for you. Peg’s does not shy away from loading a skillet full of food. A meal here will cost $14 or less.