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Jazz Night is Back—Social Distancing Style w/KWNK and UNR Music Program

We know you missed it, we did too…. but Jazz Night is back ala live video + radio frequency style starting tonight Sept. 16th 2020! Tune in tonight at 7pm to our Facebook live video or crank up KWNK 97.7 to hear Hans Halt, Julien Knowles & David Gervais jam out

By Laughing Planet Cafe Reno

Published:September 16, 2020

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Reopening Guidelines: Dining Room and Patios

First off: Let’s remain kind to one another—we’re all humans living through 2020.

When it comes to reopening our dining room and patios, we prefer to err on the side of caution for the safety of our guests and staff. We appreciate your patience and hope you order online or over the phone.

By Manny Becerra

Published:August 13, 2020

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LP University Re-Opening Aug. 24th!!! 🌯🥗🎓🦕💯

Here’s the deal friends, we’re re-opening our University location later this month on the 24th — the first day back for UNR faculty, staff & students for the academic fall semester! To begin, we will re-open for takeout only. We’re still fine tuning the flow of how everyone will come by LPU to pick up […]

By Laughing Planet Cafe Reno

Published:August 06, 2020


Black Lives Matter

Laughing Planet believes in equality, honesty, integrity, and inclusivity. We are deeply disturbed by the recent events in our country. The tragic deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Amaud Arbery and countless others at the hands of law enforcement, along with the systemic disenfranchisement of communities of color is a horrifying reality that must […]

By Laughing Planet Cafe Reno

Published:May 31, 2020

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Future Visions of Food, Culture and Community

The last episode of Thought on Tap for the semester was conducted online as a podcast given the COVID-19 pandemic. We now have it available for anyone who wants to stream it—check it out here! Transcript of the podcast can be viewed here. More about this episode Discussion was facilitated by Bretton Rodriguez (Lecturer of […]

By Manny Becerra

Published:May 23, 2020

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Aiming to Re-open May 5th

Hey Friends, quick note to share that we’re aiming to reopen our Midtown Reno spot on May 5th for delivery and take-out pending guidance from local and state officials. When the time comes, hop on over to our online ordering system to place your food order in advance and pick it up. Stay safe and […]

By Laughing Planet Cafe Reno

Published:April 19, 2020


LP University Location Temporarily Closed

Hi family,  These are uncertain times for all of us and we feel the collective weight of this experience. We’ve always done our best to show up for our community when and how we can, and we will continue to do so—but for now, given the current circumstances we’ve made the decision to close our […]

By Manny Becerra

Published:March 19, 2020

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Humankind. Be Both.

Update as of April 18th, 2020: Aiming to Re-open May 5th for Delivery & Takeout Update as of March 19th, 2020: University Location Temporarily Closed We don’t take this lightly! School closures might sound like a dream to some kids, but they throw a wrench in the system for kids participating in meal assistance programs. […]

By Laughing Planet Cafe Reno

Published:March 14, 2020

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Do Good: Karma Box is Up at LPU

Our Karma Box is up at the Laughing Planet University location at 941 N. Virginia St., Reno, NV 89503. The community initiative revolves around the following idea: if it’s empty, fill it. If you need it, it’s yours. If it’s empty, fill it. If you need it, it’s yours. Karma Box is a community initiative […]

By Manny Becerra

Published:February 14, 2020

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Future Visions of Sex and the Body

Mark your calendars! One week from tonight, on Feb. 13th, we welcome our friends back from the University of Nevada, Reno’s Core Humanities department, including YOU, and others from the community for a discussion on the “Future Visions of Sex & the Body”. As always, the show kicks off at 5:30 p.m. at our University […]

By Manny Becerra

Published:February 13, 2020

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Laika Press Gives Jazz Equipment a Personal Touch

LP’s Jazz Club’s drum set equipment recently got a personal upgrade from the fine team over at Laika Press. Jazz Jam is every Wednesday @ 7:30 p.m. Also, every other weekend, our community radio friends, KWNK, live stream our jams on their frequency 97.7 FM. You can listen to the archives on their website. About […]

By Manny Becerra

Published:January 16, 2020

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Finals Burrito Week is Returning 🌯📗✨

At LP, we value success in school. We want to help students in any way we can. Healthy food supports progressive brain power! So, we made the Spinach & Black Bean Burrito into tween size for only $3 during Finals Week, Dec. 11th – 18th. Come on by!

By Manny Becerra

Published:December 08, 2019

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Global Flavors, Local Ingredients.

We're committed to the neighborhoods that surround our restaurants, to local food growers, and to the highest quality incredients we can find. Fresh, local, healthy and delicious! Learn more about our guiding pillars.