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Taste of the Comstock set for Sept. 20 in Virginia City


Taste of the Comstock is Sept. 20 in Virginia City.

VIRGINIA CITY, Nev. — Grandma’s Fudge, Red Dog Pizza and the Bucket of Blood evoke memories for anyone who has been to Virginia City, a historic community 25 miles south of Reno. It’s hard to visit the town without indulging in a sweet treat or a cool drink at one of its iconic spots. Experience many of them at Taste of the Comstock, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 20, when you can get a one-day ticket to more than 20 different Virginia City restaurants, bars, shops and more.

“It’s not only about great food,” Deny Dotson, Virginia City tourism director, said. “While you’ll definitely get that, this event allows people to sample everything we have to offer on the Comstock, all in one day. From candy to fine dining and from a Bloody Mary to offerings at our bed and breakfasts, it’s a different dine-around event that is based in our historic culture.”

Tickets, $20 in advance or $25 the day of the event, include a wrist band and map to all participating locations where samples of the best and most unique fare are available. Locations include the Mackay Mansion, Core at the Cider Factory, Mustang Ranch Steakhouse and many more. To purchase a ticket, click here.

“For someone who has never been to Virginia City, this is the perfect event to come see what we’re all about,” Dotson said. “And for those who’ve been here often, they might discover something completely new.”

For more information on Taste of the Comstock and Virginia City, see VisitVirginiaCityNV.com or call the Virginia City Tourism Commission (VCTC) at 775-847-7500.

A short , 45-minute drive from the Reno-Tahoe International Airport takes visitors to one of the largest historic districts in the United States — Virginia City, Nev. Come experience this mining “boomtown” as it was in the 1800s. Step back in time while visiting the numerous historic buildings, saloons, churches and museums or take a mine tour or even ride a real steam train. The Comstock Adventure Pass offers the best value with discounted attraction packages. For lodging, event calendar or a Comstock Adventure Pass, go to VisitVirginiaCityNV.com or call 775-847-7500. The Visitor Information Center is at 86 South C Street.

Chris Moran
Chris Moranhttp://travelnevada.com
Chris Moran has lived in Reno since 1996, and currently works at the Nevada Division of Tourism as a public relations specialist. She is a former editor and writer at the Reno Gazette-Journal, and has a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of California, Berkeley. Her hobbies include skiing, hiking, reading, photography, coffee and coffeehouses, and exploring Nevada. Check out her blog at www.ChrisinNevada.wordpress.com.




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