Tough on plaques

Welcome to this week’s Reno News & Review.

We’ve heard from a few local businesses that they’ve been approached by parties attempting to sell them Best of Northern Nevada plaques—supposedly associated with our readers’ poll, the results of which we published a couple of weeks ago.

If you or your business receive a communication from a firm representing itself as being associated with Best of Northern Nevada and attempting to sell you plaques, please disregard it. These companies are not associated with the RN&R or our contest. We don’t sell plaques. We give awards to the winners at our annual Best of Northern Nevada party, the details of which are pending.

And if you’ve been approached by one of these outfits, feel free to send us their contact information, especially addresses, so that we can send them cease and desist notices.

That said, we can appreciate the desire to purchase something special to commemorate such a prestigious victory. One option: how about one of the original artworks by Best Of artist Jeff Rogers? You know, all those great science fiction-themed illustrations that appeared alongside the results?

Pitch Black Printing Co., 1108 California Ave., will host an exhibition of Jeff’s pieces created for the Best Of issue. He’ll also have some prints and pins for sale. The opening reception is Sept. 2, starting at 6 p.m., and it’ll feature music by the Thermites, and food from Nom Eats, winner of best food truck in this year’s poll.

(And that’s a well-earned win. Nom Eats is delicious. I’m about the furthest thing from a vegan, and I crave their meatless grub on the regular.)

So, don’t spend your money on one of those phony plaques. Buy an original piece by a great local artist instead. Accept no substitutes.

Brad Bynum