For a fun experience dining out this summer, try one of the regularly scheduled food truck events in the Reno area. Coronavirus issues have diminished, so these events should be almost normal.

Food truck gatherings are in the evening around dinner time and give you a chance to choose from among a huge variety of quality eats. Depending on which event you attend and which trucks are in attendance, you might be able to get pizza, grilled cheese sandwiches, Mexican food, Oriental dishes, BBQ, burgers, seafood, ice cream, drinks (both soft and adult), and lots more.

Food truck gatherings have other attractions besides food and drink. For example, Reno Street Food in Idlewild Park is next to the big playground for the kids.

To learn more about food truck activities, refer to “Food Trucks and Food Truck Events in Reno and Sparks.”

Two local museums that happen to have in-house stores are offering post-Thanksgiving special deals on their outstanding merchandise.

At the Museum Store at The Discovery, you’ll find an excellent selection of the smartest toys, games, gadgets, apparel, puzzles, science kits, and more. This sale is on Friday, November 27, 2020. It’s 30% off everything in the store from 7 a.m. to 12 noon, then 20% off everything from noon to 5 p.m. Admission is free.

Over at the Nevada Museum of Art, items in the Museum Store are 10% off from November 27 to 29, 2020. This includes both in-store and online shopping. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The members-only holiday sale is November 19 – 20, 2020

Thanksgiving Day and weekend in Reno / Sparks area is coming up and we have a variety of family friendly events and activities to choose from. However, due to the coronavirus, this isn’t going to be much like previous Thanksgivings. For example, the popular Scheels Turkey Trot is now a virtual event and Reno’s ice skating rink will not open for this winter season.

Even so, if you don’t want to go through the work of cooking up a big Thanksgiving dinner, you can eat out for Thanksgiving at one of our local hotel / casinos or restaurants.

Black Friday on the day after Thanksgiving is pretty much not really happening this year. Holiday sales have been underway for a while already. However, if you must, try to spend your dollars by shopping local, thereby supporting your friends and neighbors and keeping your dollars circulating right here rather than seeing them leave town.