ISTOCK: Peking duck is being served at Grand Sierra Resort and Casino to celebrate the Year of the Tiger, which begins Feb. 1, 2022.

On Feb. 4 and 5, Grand Sierra Resort and Casino, 2500 E. Second St., is celebrating the Chinese New Year (which begins Feb. 1) with dining specials.

At The Grand Buffet, the Year of the Tiger spread features whole roast pig, Peking duck, longevity noodles and other dishes. Cost: $49.99, $23.99 children 5 to 10. At RIM Asian Bistro, there’s a four-course prix fixe menu that includes stir-fried prawns and asparagus in black bean sauce. Cost: $58. Hours/details.

Eating, drinking and viewing options for Super Bowl LVI

VANCEFOX.COM/PROVIDED TO RN&R: The Crystal Lounge in Grand Sierra Resort and Casino is one of the ticketed venues for viewing Super Bowl LVI at the property.

The Super Bowl is Feb. 13. All gatherings are 21 and older.

Grand Sierra Resort and Casino:  GSR is offering seating in The Grand Buffet beginning 2:30 p.m. Feb. 13. Cost of $100 per seat (for tables of two or four) covers all-you-can-enjoy stadium food; unlimited soft drinks, coffee, tea and beer; and one voucher for a house alcoholic drink.

In the Crystal Lounge, seating begins 2 p.m. for couches for four ($300). In William Hill Sports Book, seating begins 2 p.m. with tables for two ($250) or four ($500). On the Race Book side, seating begins 3 p.m. for parties of two ($100) or four ($200).

Folks viewing the Super Bowl in the Crystal Lounge, Sports or Race Books, or other on-site locations, can order delivery from the property’s California Pizza Kitchen, Grand Café and Round Table Pizza. Visit

Details/tickets for all options.

Nugget Casino Resort, 1100 Nugget Ave., Sparks:  Folks can view Super Bowl LVI in the Grand Ballroom, with stadium food and bottomless beverages (spirits, beer and non-alcoholic). Tickets: $85 plus tax and fees.

Folks also can attend the Game On Viewing Party at the property, with stadium food and bottomless Budweiser and Bud Light beer. Tickets: $70 plus tax and fees.

Details/tickets for both events.

February food and drink classes presented by TMCC

ISTOCK: Espresso making will be covered in the Feb. 26, 2022, barista class offered through Truckee Meadows Community College community education division.

In February, Truckee Meadows Community College is presenting food and drink classes through its Educational Programs Inspiring the Community (EPIC):

•  Gourmet Holiday Chocolates runs 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 9 and features chocolate history, hands-on truffle making, recipes and ideas for Valentine’s Day gifts. Cost: $59 plus $15 materials fee. Register by Feb. 2;

•  Autoimmune Diet for Health runs 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 17 and covers foods containing protective compounds, the benefits of eating change and how to choose the right anti-inflammatory diet. Cost: $49. Register by Feb. 10;

•  Art of Chinese Stir-Fry runs 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 22 and covers kitchen tools, knife skills, marinating and hands-on preparation of stir-fries. Cost: $59 plus $20 materials fee. Register by Feb. 15; and

•  Be Your Own Barista runs 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 26 and covers espresso shot extraction, milk spinning, specialty drinks and hands-on practicing various coffee making techniques. Cost: $59 plus $10 materials fee. Register by Feb. 19.

In Virginia City, the annual Valentine’s saloon crawl

ISTOCK: The annual Valentine’s saloon crawl in Virginia City takes place in 2022 on Feb. 12.

From noon to 5 p.m. Feb. 12, on Valentine’s weekend, Virginia City Events is presenting its 9th Annual Devil Made Me Do It Saloon Crawl along C Street in Virginia City.

Sampling tour tickets are $25 (plus fees) and cover 11 samples (drinks and treats). Purchase by Feb. 11. A Guilty Pleasure Package is $180 (plus fees) and features hotel room for two, $40 dining credit, two bottles of wine, and buy-one-get-one-free sampling tickets. Purchase by Feb. 4. Purchase/details.


Johnathan L. Wright is the food and drink editor for Reno News & Review. Follow him on Twitter at @ItsJLW or on Facebook personally or at @FoodNevada. Sign up here for the Reno News & Review free weekly newsletter highlighting our most recent stories.

Johnathan L. Wright is the former food and drink editor of Reno News & Review. During his career, Johnathan has won numerous awards for his work, including several Association of Food Journalists Awards...

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  1. I am looking for a special Chinese New Year dinners in the Reno outside of a casino. I have looked online and nada. Do you have names of Chinese restaraunts that will offer celebratory dinners for the New Year. Help!

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