The Human Bean

HB - 3Tired of waiting in line for overpriced coffee? Me too, that’s how I discovered The Human Bean. The Human Bean is a drive thru coffee joint that will save you money and the hassle of waiting in line.

They are a franchised business, but are much cheaper than the average coffee-house chain. Not only are they cheaper, but they also brew some of the best coffee in town.

The Human Bean offers specialty coffee blends, Espresso, Chai Teas, Italian sodas, smoothies and more . They are open from 5am-9pm Monday-Sunday, and have some delicious seasonal hot drinks that will warm you right up.

Their Eggnog Latte is amazing, and so is their Pumpkin Pie Latte. Other holiday favorites are their  Sea Salt Caramel Latte & Peppermint Latte. My go to is the Snowy Mocha, which is similar to Starbucks White Chocolate Mocha, however it tastes much better.

Chocolate Covered Espresso Beans

Chocolate Covered Espresso Beans

A 20 oz coffee at The Human Bean costs $4, and each coffee treat is paired with a chocolate covered espresso bean at no extra charge. Even on their busiest day, I haven’t waited longer than a few minutes for my drink.

The Human Bean has two locations in Reno, one is conveniently located by the mall. This location is my favorite because the girls who work there are super friendly and quick.

Another cool thing about The Human Bean is they give back to the countries in which they have their coffee farms with programs such as the Farm Friendly Direct, see the link here for more information

Their coffee is delicious, and they believe in doing good things for the world. Who knew that buying coffee can have such an affect.

What is your favorite coffee joint in Reno?



Tha Joint

photo 4 (2) Reno, NV has quite an impressive selection for sushi joints. One of my top choices is Tha Joint. Yes its spelled “Tha Joint.” Sounds a little ghetto, I’ll admit the name used to get on my nerves,  however the sushi here is amazing. See the link here for more information

What I like most about Tha Joint is their rolls are not jammed packed with rice.They are thinly sliced with lots of sea food. Some sushi joints make their rolls too thick so you get a mouthful of rice and no fish. At Tha Joint their sea food is always fresh, and their flavor combinations are unique and delicious.

Tha Joint is located in Sparks, NV  and in case you didn’t guess by the title, the decorative theme is jail house.  The sushi cooks wear black and white prison attire, and the wait staff wear black shirts with the restaurants name and hand cuffs on them.

They offer Asian cuisine as well as sushi, and you can substitute white rice for brown.  The service is pretty good, although because the restaurant is kind of small, sometimes when they are busy, it feels like they are trying to rush you out. All you can eat sushi dinner is $22.99, and all you can eat lunch is $17.95

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For appetizers I recommend mussels and Yakiton (cream cheese wonton with seafood) Amazing! It’s always good to try the restaurant’s house roll, theirs is called Tha Joint and is pretty good.  My favorites are Tha Pink Lady, The Whole 9 Yards, Tha Latingo, and Tha Sexy House Wife. I can’t forget to mention Tha Shiznit ha ha.

Try their delectable Raspberry Sake, it doesn’t taste as harsh as plain Sake. It has just the right amount of raspberry flavor with a little punch. For dessert try their Mango Mochi,or you can stick to the classic fried banana and ice cream dessert both are delicious.

Tha Joint has never let me down, they are consistently great every time I visit. Next time you’re in Sparks be sure to check them out, you won’t be disappointed.

What is your favorite Sushi Joint in Reno?