“This was hands down the best meal I have had on the road. If you find yourself in Winnemucca, I highly recommend the lamb shank with garlic mashed potatoes — emphasis garlic — with mint jelly. A more tender, falling-off-the-bone shank you may not consume again soon.”
“For generations Reno has been well-known as Nevada’s “Biggest Little City in the World,” but road-trippers with a taste for good food often talk about a tiny town about 2½ hours northeast along I-80.
The Basque community that settled in Winnemucca’s high desert in the mid-19th century is still going strong…The fare at the century-old Martin Hotel is repeatedly praised by foodies on Chowhound.com.
Chefs at the Martin serve tasty meals, including Basque lamb dishes and traditional pork loin solomo, say fans. Established as a rooming house for traffic along the nearby Southern Pacific Railroad, the hotel is listed on the National Register of Historic Places…”