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A Carnival Of Culinary Curiosity Rolls Into Reno For Yelpstronomy’s Fourth Year

Come one, come all! Yelpstronomy’s Carnival Of Culinary Curiosity rolled into town for one night, and one night only. For the fourth year in a row, Yelpstronomy left attendees amazed and amused once again. Check out what Yelpers had to say about the event here and read on for more!

Yelpers lined up outside The Discovery to get under the big top for an evening exploring the science and art of food and drink, with a classic carnival twist! Our waiting guests were wowed before doors even opened as Asylum Sideshow spread a serious case of cooties and shared their freakish hidden talents. Not only did they bring the creepy crawlies, they brought their whole “dysfunctional” family. Dysfunctional? Maybe. Entertaining? Definitely! Lines to get inside aren’t as boring when there’s fire breathing and contortionists involved.

Of course, we promised culinary curiosities, too. From upstairs to downstairs, Yelpers packed The Discovery to see what creations our great local businesses would have to share. Pickle salsa? Yes. We had that courtesy of Nevada Brining Company. Pork belly and tongue stew aka Bolito Misto? Yes! Calafuria came in strong with this surprisingly delicious dish! But the one that stole hearts and minds and left worlds rocked had to be the Rock Candy Short Rib by Washoe Public House’s Chef/Owner Bret Moseley and Sierra Meat and Seafood. We know several of you had seconds AND thirds!

Don’t forget about the carnival games and treats! Every carnival has ’em and there was no shortage at ours. We had your your classic cotton candy thanks to Bright’s Delights, sno cones from Stylos Party Entertainment, and some insanely delicious gourmet popcorn from Jack’s Popcorn! But wait, there’s more!  Have ya heard of gin infused candy apples? Yes, they are real and we had some courtesy of Pignic Pub & Patio’s Annalisa Suarez and her neverending creativity. For libations on the go, The Terrace Lounge at the Peppermill Resort brought all the frosé popsicles your heart could desire. Consider us loyal members of team frosé now.

Thanks to all our awesome local businesses and cool Yelpers we raised more than $9,000 to help The Discovery to keep on making learning interactive and fun for kids and adults in our community. We’re already planning what next year will look like and can’t wait to share with you all soon!

Our friends and sponsors: 1864 Tavern, Amplified Entertainment, Asylum Sideshow, Beer NV, Bright’s Delights, Butcher’s Kitchen, Calafuria, Celebrations Party Rentals, Chef Ben Deinken, Coffeebar, Folk Kombucha, Holey Schmidt, Homegrown Gastropub, Homegrown Gastropub, IMBIB, Jack’s Popcorn, Nevada Brining Co., Noble Pie Parlor, Peppermill Resort Spa Casino, Pignic Pub and Patio, Pitch Black Printing, Pizza Collective, Pola Poke Bowls, Seven Troughs, Shannon Balasz Photography, Sierra Gold Seafood, Sierra Meat, The Union, Under the Rose, Washoe Public House, Wedge On Wheels,  Whispering Vine