The Ascuga family has, alas, decided to sell the Nugget to a New York casino management company. Although the announcement has all of the nice soft words about no layoffs or changes, we rather expect that once the transaction closes, the new owners will gut the place, close the places we liked, and otherwise turn the place into a clone of their other properties. Consequently, we hope to go there as much as we can the next few months to make what may be final visits to some of our favorite restaurants in the Reno-Sparks area.
Because of the dinner expedition (and being in our nicer outfits), we did not get our major grocery shopping done, so this afternoon we'll return to Reno to do so. But that also gives us a chance to go to John's Oyster Bar and have their shrimp pan roast again.