After strolling a portion of the Riverwalk I sought out breakfast, and on the recommendation of an elderly gent I met on the street, I came upon Brickie’s Tavern, a friendly neighborhood dive on W. Second. There I enjoyed the New Year's Day breakfast special, Huevos Rancheros, with a Bloody Mary to wash it down.
Inspirited after a satisfying meal I walked down to the Powning District, where I popped into Dorinda's Chocolates for a sweet treat, and trendy Hub Coffee Roasters next door for a freshly made drip coffee. Dorinda’s Sea Salt Caramel was exceptional! A sale on Peppermint Bark compelled me to buy a bag for Yvonne. Sampled later in the evening, it was not lacking for peppermint flavor that I find so prevalent with many other barks.
I had been on my feet for the better part of five hours and was ready settle down for the afternoon when I spotted the signage for the Polo Lounge in strip mall just south of Mt. Rose St. If you’re driving down S. Virginia, its easy to miss.
Inside I find a classic cocktail lounge, with red leather seats, framed pictures of patrons, friends and family bedecking the walls, roomy booths with tiger manqué upholstered backs, and most surprising of all its a non-smoking establishment – always a pleasure to find in Nevada. I enjoyed a superbly crafted, Worcestershire-laden Bloody Mary before linking up with Yvonne for the ride home.