Reno’s reputation of being Las Vegas’ ugly sister is coming to an abrupt end. We have talked about the “Renossance” in our newsletter before, and the burgeoning art, foodie, outdoor living, and high-tech vibe going on the city. Case in point:
Clint Jolly, Chef and owner of Great Thyme Catering in Reno, just won Food Network’s “Chopped: Impossible Restaurant Challenge.” Chef Jolly beat out 400 top chefs from around the country.
These contests test the chef’s abilities and creativity by tasking them to produce a course using random and unrelated ingredients. Chef Jolly had to create a main dish using pork belly, turnips, ras el hanout (a North African spice blend) and cherry pie filling.