Saturday, July 26, 2014

Eat (Drink) Local Guide

Your Guide to Reno-Tahoe’s Best Dining

CARSON CITY

Café at Adele’s When you step inside the beautiful, historic home in which Adele’s resides, you are enveloped in a charming space. Open since 1977, the restaurant features talented fourth-generation chef Charlie Abowd. You’ll find waffles, crêpes, and more for breakfast; meat from animals that were sustainably raised, humanely treated, and free-range on the lunch and dinner menus. Other choices include seafood, steak, pasta, duck, lamb, and more with a focus on organic, sustainable, and local ingredients. Breakfast 8 – 11:30 a.m. weekdays, 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. weekends. Lunch 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. daily. Dinner 5 – 9 p.m. Mon. – Sat. and 4 – 8 p.m. Sun. Lounge menu until 10 p.m. Fri. – Sat. 1112 N. Carson St.; 775-882-3353; http://www.Adelesrestaurantandlounge.com 
Plan: B Micro-Lounge This contemporary performance lounge is what a true listening venue should be. Focusing on local artists, original music, and acoustic quality, Plan: b has become well known as a musician-friendly venue where the area’s best musicians release their latest compositions and lyrical creations. All genres of music are represented. Performances Wed., Thurs., Fri., and Sat. Hours vary. Inside Sassafras: 318 N. Carson St.; 775-887-8879; http://www.Planbmicrolounge.com
Sassafras This independent “chalkboard-style” restaurant has the luxury of offering an ever-changing menu that reflects locally available products and a variety of different cuisines. It’s best described as eclectic — you will not be able to find its signature creations elsewhere. Sassafras commits wholeheartedly to freshness by using whole foods; local farms, breweries, wineries, bakeries, and coffee roasters; and organic products whenever possible. Open 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Mon – Sat. and 4 – 9 p.m. Sun. 318 N. Carson St.; 775-887-8879; http://www.Sassafrascarsoncity.com

CARSON VALLEY

JT Basque Bar & Dining Room This Nevada institution embodies Old World Basque culture in the American West. Feast on savory steak, lamb, chicken, or seafood entrées. Pace yourself. The multi-course, family-style meals are plentiful. Voted Best Basque Restaurant in the Carson Valley for over a decade running. This historic locals’ favorite is festive, family-oriented, and fun. Locally sourced specials include Carson Valley grass-fed beef, locally raised lamb, and rabbit dishes. We serve Winnemucca potatoes and Yerington onions. Local food by local people! Lunch 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Mon. – Sat. Dinner 5 – 9 p.m. Mon. – Fri., 4:30 – 9 p.m. Sat. 1426 Hwy 395, Gardnerville; 775-782-2074; http://www.Jtbasquenv.com and Find the restaurant on Facebook.
CRYSTAL BAY/KINGS BEACH (NORTH LAKE TAHOE)
The Soule Domain Step inside a charming log cabin to enjoy a rustic, intimate, and romantic evening. Brothers Charlie Soule, chef/owner, and Steve Soule, dining room manager, have operated the restaurant since 1985. The menu is eclectic, diverse, and reasonably priced and includes sustainable, local, fresh cuisine with creative twists. Open at 6 every night. 9983 Cove St. (next to the casinos on Stateline Road); 775-833-0399; http://www.Souledomain.com 
FALLON
Pizza Barn A Fallon institution since 1978, the Diedrichsen family-owned restaurant features four different styles of pizza, with the introduction of its new flatbread pizza, a delicious, light alternative. Each pizza has its own original dough recipe made from scratch and five fresh cheeses blended daily. The salad bar carries several homemade dishes. Many of the ingredients are from local farms, including grass-fed ground beef from Albaugh Ranch. Pizza topping options range from pepperoni to pine nuts, artichoke hearts to zucchini, and are almost endless. It’s a popular place to bring the kids and party packages are offered. The restaurant is big enough to just hang out with friends in a sports bar atmosphere with nine TVs. Enjoy several microbrews on tap, plus wine. Credit cards and cash are as welcomed as you are. Open daily at 11 a.m. 1981 W. Williams Ave.; 775-423-7155; http://www.Pizzabarnnevada.com

GRAEAGLE

Longboards Bar & Grill The restaurant at Plumas Pines Golf Resort offers a casual resort menu by day and fine dining each evening. Longboards serves contemporary, fresh, and local cuisine with Italian and Pacific Rim expressions; fresh fish; succulent meats; house-made pastas; breads; and scrumptious desserts. The wonderful wine list, honored with the Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence, is complemented by afull bar with an extensive selection of regional microbrews. Guests enjoy panoramic views and attentive service. Ask about weddings on the picturesque bluff, reception catering, and golf-and-dinner packages. Check the calendar on the website for special events. Open from noon daily May 1 – Nov. 1. 402 Poplar Valley Road; 530-836-1111; http://www.Longboardsbarandgrill.com

HOPE VALLEY

Sorensen’s Country Café Tucked away on the eastern edge of the spectacular Hope Valley is this adorable resort and its full-service restaurant. Enjoy specialties such as Mary’s natural chicken with a gremolata topping, fresh and wild fish, New York steak, garden-fresh salads, and homemade desserts such as house-made bread pudding and a wonderful berry cobbler. Accompany your meal with a fine wine or beer. Breakfast 7:30 – 11 a.m. (until noon on weekends). Lunch 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Dinner 5 – 8:30 p.m. 14255 Hwy 88; 800-423-9949; 530-694-2203; http://www.Sorensensresort.com
INCLINE VILLAGE
Big Water Grille Nestled in the mountains of Lake Tahoe, the Big Water Grille has spectacular panoramic lake views that are among the best around. Enjoy a martini in the lounge, a glass of wine on the deck, or a fine dining experience in the dining room. Chef Chris Daniel will be sure to impress with his fresh/seasonal menu. His southern background gives the California Bistro menu a welcome twist. Choose from an extensive list of wines from around the world as well as a signature martini, cocktail, or craft beer. Bar, lounge, and deck open at 4:30 p.m., dining room at 5:30 p.m. Wed. – Mon. 341 Ski Way; 775-833-0606; http://www.Bigwatergrille.com
KINGS BEACH
Tahoe Central Market The grocery store/deli’s local owners and employees are passionate about providing the community with the freshest, local, organic produce and products. Their selection includes homemade sandwiches from the gourmet deli, daily soups, outstanding organic juices from the juice bar, an exceptional selection of beer and wine, grass-fed beef, wild game, fresh seafood, and much more. They are genuinely committed to working with and using locally sourced, family-owned suppliers. While you shop or dine on-site, enjoy amazing views of Lake Tahoe and choose from produce that comes from the farm to you, overnight! Open 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily. 8487 North Lake Boulevard; 530-546-8344; http://www.Tahoecentralmarket.com
OLYMPIC VALLEY (SQUAW VALLEY)
Mamasake Enjoy this popular, Cal-Asian restaurant for tasty, fresh sushi, sashimi, nigri, as well as cold and cooked tapas. Mamasake uses the finest ingredients prepared in a flavorful, creative, and healthy way. The restaurant uses an eco-friendly seafood provider and relies primarily on sustainable products. In addition, most of its menu items are organic, as well as gluten, antibiotic, trans fat, refined sugar, and hormone free. Mamasake has many vegetarian and vegan options as well, and is GMO free. Open 11:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. daily. Happy Hour 3 – 5 p.m. daily until the mountain closes. The Village at Squaw, 1850 Village South Road, Ste. 52; 530-584-0110; http://www.Mamasake.com
PlumpJack Café Eat well. Enjoy thoroughly. Return often. PlumpJack Café is widely regarded as Lake Tahoe’s premier dining destination. Fine dining and exceptional wines are in the restaurant’s heritage, and staff members love to share their passion with guests. Under the guidance of executive chef Wyatt Dufresne, PlumpJack’s menu changes each season so that the chef can take advantage of the bounty of fresh produce available locally. The award-winning wine list provides the perfect complement to your meal. Renowned winemakers join PlumpJack throughout the year for wine dinners and special events. Libation specials and food accompaniments offered daily. Check website for updated summer hours of operation. 1920 Squaw Valley Road, Olympic Valley (at Squaw); 530-583-1578; http://www.Plumpjackcafe.com
RENO
1864 Tavern This quaint tavern with Battle Born history and pride offers craft cocktails made with fresh ingredients (try the lavender lemon drop made with vanilla, and local lavender and honey or the Pahranagat Punch created with whiskey, Champagne, fresh lemon and orange juice, mint, and freshly ground nutmeg served Fridays and Saturdays); local beers, wines, and spirits (including Tahoe Blue); and even non-alcoholic juices blended daily (some choices include the Carson with carrot, apple, orange, kale, and ginger and the Sparks with beet, apple, lemon, honey, and ginger). The owners invite you to come celebrate Nevada. Open 9 a.m. – 11 p.m. Mon. – Thurs., 9 – 2 a.m. Fri., 3 p.m. – 2 a.m. Sat., and 3 –11 p.m. Sun. DJ Trivia 7 – 9 p.m. Wednesdays. 290 California Ave.; 775-329-1864; http://www.1864tavern.com
4th St. Bistro For dining at its finest, visit this charming restaurant that features seasonal, local, organic, and sustainably farmed, raised, and ranched ingredients. Diners will find Niman Ranch meats (beef, lamb, and pork), Sonoma County Poultry “Liberty” Duck in a delectable duck confit, wild and in-season seafood, vegetarian selections, and many gluten-free dishes. Acclaimed 4th St. Bistro chef Natalie Sellers — a member of the Chef’s Collaborative, Women Chefs and Restaurateurs, and Slow Food — sources organically whenever possible from small producers, and believes in humane animal husbandry. She serves fish from sustainable and wild populations that are not endangered. Prepare to settle into a comfortable space reminiscent of a French country house and be treated to impeccable service and a Wine Spectator award-winning wine list. Dinner 5 p.m. Tues. – Sat. 3065 W. Fourth St.; 775-323-3200; http://www.4thstbistro.com
Ampersand The bar has been brought to life by the owners of Noble Pie Parlor in Reno, under the cardinal code of a friendly neighborhood bar with a touch of pop elegance. Featuring fresh, seasonal, craft cocktails using lesser-known worldly spirits, fresh squeezed juices from local fruit, exotic mixers, house-made simple syrups, bitters, and shrubs. (You’ll find classic cocktails, too.) The owners showcase a rotating lineup of draft beers, including craft brews from local breweries and selected bottles of beer and cider. The bar also includes a foosball table, pool table, funky art, a jukebox, and bar bites such as deep-fried Danger Dogs (bacon-wrapped Caspers hot dogs with house-made Voodoo relish) and veggie spring rolls. 100 N. Arlington Ave., Ste. 102; 775-284-0840; http://www.Facebook.com/ampersandreno
Atlantis Steakhouse Proudly serves Allen Brothers’ dry-aged USDA prime cuts chosen for their superb quality, marbling, and flavor. Unsurpassed service and ambience are second to none. Recipient of AAA Four Diamond award and Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence. Dinner served at 5 p.m. Wed. – Sun. Reservations recommended. Inside Atlantis Casino Resort Spa, 3800 S. Virginia St.; 775-824-4430; http://www.Atlantiscasino.com/edible
Batch The world is changing and people are becoming more health conscious. Batch provides the perfect baked goods for your dietary needs. You’ll find organic, gluten-free, vegan, and paleo cupcakes; brownies; cookies; and scones. Open 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Mon. – Sat. 555 S. Virginia St., Ste. 104; 775-336-1622; http://www.Batchcupcakery.com
Beaujolais Bistro Settle in for satisfying country French cuisine in a welcoming neighborhood bistro. You’ll enjoy a cozy environment, knowledgeable wait staff, and an excellent wine selection of American and French wines. Dinner from 5 p.m. Tues. – Sun. 753 Riverside Drive; 775-323-2227; http://www.Beaujolaisbistro.com
Bimini Steakhouse Savor hardwood-grilled steaks, chops, and seafood in an unparalleled atmosphere. The restaurant was awarded the 2013 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. Open 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. Sun. – Thurs., 5:30 – 10 p.m. Fri. – Sat.; Reservations recommended. Inside Peppermill Resort Spa Casino, 2707 S. Virginia St.; 775-689-7111; http://www.Peppermillreno.com/dining
Bistro 7 Gourmet fare; amazing wines; specialty cocktails; a full bar with a vibrant happy hour; a sleek, modern setting; and delicious catering combine to make Bistro 7 the place to be in South Reno. The patio is open for summer! Lunch 11:30 a.m. Mon. – Fri. Dinner 5 p.m. Mon. – Sat. Happy Hour 3 – 6:30 p.m. 7111 S. Virginia St.; 775-851-9463; http://www.Bistro7reno.com
Bistro Napa Experience innovative small plates and entrées, a raw seafood bar, and playful desserts complemented by a 4,000-bottle wine cellar. Recipient of Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence. Social Hour 4 – 6 nightly. Dinner served from 5 nightly. Reservations welcome. Inside Atlantis Casino Resort Spa, 3800 S. Virginia St.; 775-335-4539; http://www.Atlantiscasino.com/edible
Bowl Dining at Bowl is like finding a gem in the rough, or discovering that unexpected restaurant while traveling. The food is global, rustic, and made from scratch. Located within the West Street Market, Bowl has a casual/marketplace atmosphere and serves fresh, clean food in nothing but bowls. Open 5 – 9:30 p.m. Wed. – Sun. In the West Street Market, 148 West St.; 775-327-4443; http://www.Thatbowlrestaurant.com
Bricks Restaurant & Wine Bar Exceptional cuisine by chef/owner Steve Budija and expert wine pairing make this restaurant a Reno highlight. One-of-a-kind in its incorporation of wild game dishes (featuring elk, buffalo, and venison) and fresh seafood, this restaurant is anything but ordinary. With two private dining rooms, Bricks is a perfect place for a party or an intimate meal. Dinner 5 – 9 p.m. Mon. – Sat. Bar opens 4 p.m. Mon. – Sat. 1695 S. Virginia St.; 775-786-2277; http://www.Bricksrestaurant.com
Briscola Enjoy the rich experience of this family-style Italian eatery, featuring fresh pastas and assorted entrées, a comfortable setting, and affordable prices. Dinner 5 – 9 p.m. Tues. – Thurs., 5 – 10 p.m. Fri. – Sat. Inside Grand Sierra Resort and Casino, 2500 E. Second St.; 775-789-2587; http://www.Grandsierraresort.com/dining/fine-dining/briscola
Brothers Barbecue This family-owned mobile barbecue company recently opened a brick-and-mortar location on Wells Avenue. Enjoy Texas-style, dry-rubbed, and wood-smoked barbecue pulled from two generations of family recipes. Enjoy beer and wine on premise. Brothers Barbecue’s mobile barbecue-smoking trailer serves lunch and dinner for events and catering around Northern Nevada as well. Open 10:30 a.m. – sold out or 8 p.m. Mon. – Sat. 463 Roberts St.; 775-384-3547; http://www.Brothersbarbecue.net and Find Brothers on Twitter and Facebook.
Buenos Grill This colorful, family friendly, Baja-themed restaurant is Reno’s best place for fish tacos, patio dining, quick service, and a salsa bar. Enjoy a fresh and unique take on classic Mexican dishes such as fish tacos with mango salsa, steak ranchero taquitos, and coconut-fried shrimp. Great margaritas; wine, beer, and tequila selection as well. Open 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. daily. 3892 Mayberry Drive, Ste. A (at South McCarran Boulevard); 775-787-8226; http://www.Buenosgrill.com 
Campo Handmade pastas, authentic wood-fired Neapolitan pizzas, and in-house salumi are featured at this neighborhood restaurant, just steps from the Truckee River, which was selected as one of Esquire Magazine’s Top 20 New Restaurants of 2012. Pop open a bottle of wine, select from a menu that features organic, farm-fresh produce sourced from local purveyors, and enjoy Reno’s riverfront dining. Or sit back and take in the action of Campo’s lively, convivial kitchen. Now serving lunch, brunch, dinner, and cocktails. Open until 9 p.m. Sun. – Thurs., until 10 p.m. Fri. – Sat. On the bottom floor of The Palladio condominiums at 50 N. Sierra St. (downtown); 775-737-9555; http://www.Camporeno.com
Charlie Palmer Steak Reno’s best steakhouse serves the finest cuts of artisan meats and trademark eclectic wines spotlighting West Coast vintages. Dinner 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. Sun. – Thurs., 5:30 – 10:30 p.m. Fri. – Sat. Charlie Palmer Lounge 4 – 9:30 p.m. Sun. – Thurs., 4 – 10:30 p.m. Fri. – Sat. Inside Grand Sierra Resort and Casino, 2500 E. Second St.; 775-789-2458; http://www.Grandsierraresort.com/dining/fine-dining/charlie-palmer-steak
Chez louie This new restaurant is a French-inspired eatery. It is fun, modern, and affordable, bringing high-class cuisine to a comfortable, friendly, and truly unique setting. Gifted tastemaker and owner Mark Estee complements the cultural fabric of the Nevada Museum of Art by highlighting seasonal ingredients and treating guests, volunteers, donors, and members alike as family. Classic dishes are brought to life from chef Josh Berreman, and general manager Thomas Tenorio works the floor. Open for coffee, full bar, grab and go 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Wed. – Sat. Lunch served 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Wed. – Sat. Dinner 4 – 8 p.m. Thurs. for blackboard specials. Brunch 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Sun. Call for private parties. Inside Nevada Museum of Art, 160 W. Liberty St.; 775-284-2921; http://www.Chez-louie.com and Find chez louie on Facebook and Twitter.
CHI Experience traditional and contemporary Asian cuisine, such as Peking Duck, or delight in seafood from the live aquatic tanks. Sample noodle dishes and an array of appetizing platters as well. Open 5 – 9:30 p.m. Sun. – Tues., 5 – 10 p.m. Fri. – Sat. Closed Wed. – Thurs. Reservations recommended. Inside Peppermill Resort Spa Casino, 2707 S. Virginia St.; 775-689-8889; http://www.Peppermillreno.com/dining
Coffeebar This Italian coffee shop serves organic coffee and espresso, homemade pastries, panini sandwiches, freshly spun gelato, handmade European crêpes, organic loose leaf tea, mate, chai, Italian sodas, beer, wine and more. Inspired by the coffee bars found on every street corner in Italy, Coffeebar was founded on the principles of providing the highest quality coffee and food in a café environment, and that is what Coffeebar staff members strive to do each and every day. But more than just a coffee shop, staff members aim to be a hub for our community: Truckee and the second home in Reno. Coffeebar is a place where people can come together to share, chat, laugh, relax, work, connect and embrace life, all while enjoying the simple pleasure of a cup of coffee. Open 6 a.m. – 10 p.m. daily. 682 Mt. Rose St.; 775-800-1090; http://www.Coffeebartruckee.com
Daughters Café Truly a family restaurant, you’ll find mom Barb in the kitchen and daughters Skye and Bianca in the front of the house. If you like gourmet food and a feeling that you’re eating over at a friend’s house, you will love this café. Open 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Tues. – Sun. 97 Bell St.; 775-324-3447; http://www.Daughterscafe.com
Dorinda’s Chocolates With award-winning recipes and delectable artisan chocolates, Dorinda’s has just what you need for any memorable occasion. Located in downtown Reno, the extraordinary and exquisite shop offers hand-crafted, personalized chocolate confections, ranging from award-winning sea salt caramels to chocolate fondue to French drinking chocolate, all of which can be enjoyed overlooking the Truckee River from a cobblestone patio. Ask about wine and chocolate pairing, coffee and chocolate pairing, and tasting single-origin chocolate events. Visit www.Facebook.com/dorindaschocolates  to follow its events. Open 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Sun. – Thurs. and 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Fri. – Sat. 727 Riverside Drive, Ste. E; 775-432-2024; http://www.Dorindaschocolates.com
Franz’s Backstube The Austrian café offers cakes and pastries in addition to a lunch menu, gelato, and drinks. Eat a chicken salad sandwich or a specialty quiche for lunch followed by a croissant with raspberries and a latte. For breakfast enjoy fine espresso, coffee, and delicious teas. Or try a variety of its desserts ranging from strawberry tarts and walnut strudel to flavorful gelatos. Don’t forget this bakery has a wide array of delicious holiday desserts. Open 7 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Tues. – Fri., 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sat., 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. Sun. – Mon. 3882 Mayberry Landing; 775-624-2921; http://www.Franzbackstube.com
Great Full Gardens Café & Eatery Enjoy menu items from mostly organic and local sources as well as all-natural meats at this new café. Indulge in the greatest-tasting vegan and gluten-free selections as well. Gino the Soup Man soups available on site. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. Mon. – Sat. 555 S. Virginia St.; 775-324-2013; http://www.Greatfullgardens.com
Heritage Opening in May 2014, Heritage is an urban hotel restaurant that offers a fresh approach to dining. Renowned chef Mark Estee draws from local history for inspiration using a custom-made wood-fired grill and rotisserie. Open for lunch, dinner, or a cocktail from the bar. Inside Whitney Peak Hotel, 255 S. Virginia St.; 775-398-5400; http://www.Renoheritage.com and http://www.Facebook.com/heritagewph 
House of Bread Step inside this bakery and enjoy the aroma and taste of all-natural, preservative-free breads made from the heart. Choose from more than 30 varieties of sweet and savory breads, including raspberry rolls, challah, jalapeño cheese bread, pumpkin chocolate chip bread, zucchini bread, squaw bread, honey whole wheat, and cinnamon twists. Breakfast and lunch sandwiches are available for pickup. The establishment even offers wholesale service to restaurants. Open 6 a.m. – 6 p.m. Mon. – Fri., 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sat., and 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Sun. 1185 California Ave., Ste. B; 775-322-0773 and open 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. Mon. – Fri., 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sat., and 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Sun. Plumgate Shopping Center, 530 W. Plumb Lane, Ste. A; 775-336-2336; http://www.Houseofbread.com
Hussong’s Cantina-Taqueria The storied history of the oldest bar in Mexico has come to Reno. Known for its playful atmosphere, Hussong’s Cantina is THE birthplace of the Original Margarita and serves up a full menu of tasty twists on Baja Mexican cuisine. Open 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. Mon. – Fri., 10 a.m. – 11 p.m. Sat. – Sun. Breakfast 10 a.m. – noon Sat. – Sun. Happy hour 3 ­– 6 p.m. Mon. – Fri. Inside Silver Legacy Resort Casino; 407 N. Virginia St.; 775-329-4777; http://www.Silverlegacyreno.com/dining/hussongs-cantina-taqueria  
Kokopelli’s Sushi Kokopelli’s is Reno’s sushi destination. Nestled inside Dos Geckos Cantina, Kokopelli’s serves all your favorite nigiri, long rolls, hand rolls as well as signature Kokopelli’s rolls such as the Ceviche Roll, the Gecko Roll, and the Basil Salmon Roll. All sushi is prepared fresh by expert chefs and can be enjoyed a la carte or all-you-can-eat at the sushi bar. Enjoy sushi and delicious Mexican food at the same table as part of the Two Menus, One Table with Dos Geckos Cantina. Can’t choose between fresh sushi or delicious Mexican? Now you don’t have to! Open 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. and 5 – 9 p.m. Mon. – Fri., 11:30 a.m. – 10 p.m. Sat., and 11:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. Sun. Inside Circus Circus Reno, 500 N. Sierra St.; 775-329-0711; http://www.Circusreno.com
La Strada See why the Eldorado’s signature restaurant was named one of the best Italian restaurants in the nation. You’ll find delicious, authentic Northern Italian cuisine. Try pastas made fresh daily in the Eldorado pasta shop, outstanding entrées, and delectable desserts. Don’t miss the famous mushroom ravioli. Buon appetito! Open 5 p.m. Fri. – Tues. Inside Eldorado Hotel Casino, 345 N. Virginia St.; 775-786-5700; http://www.Eldoradoreno.com/reno-restaurants
Laughing Planet Café This quick-service restaurant — opening in June — offers fresh, healthy, and affordable food, using locally sourced, organic ingredients and globally inspired flavors. The menu includes a wide variety of burritos, bowls, salads, soups, quesadillas, smoothies, organic green juices, freshly baked desserts, and more. Diners will find tons of vegan and vegetarian options and a family-friendly environment, and the restaurant’s management is committed to the neighborhood and to local food growers. To serve a healthy, laughing planet: that’s its mission, and why the restaurant does what it does. Visit the website for hours and phone number; 650 Tahoe St.; http://www.Laughingplanetcafe.com
Louis’ Basque Corner Enjoy a fun, engaging communal dining experience you won’t forget at this historic eatery (open since 1967). Authentic, large-portioned, well-prepared Basque dishes include top sirloin steak, roasted leg of lamb, salmon, sweetbreads, tongue, and oxtail stew. Louis’ also is home to the famously powerful Basque cocktail picon punch. This is a great spot for all your holiday parties, whether with the company, family, or friends. Lunch 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Tues. – Sat. Dinner 5 – 9:30 p.m. Tues. – Sat., 5 – 9 p.m. Sun. – Mon. Bar opens at 4 p.m. daily. 301 E. Fourth St.; 775-323-7203; http://www.Louisbasquecorner.com  
L’uva Bella Wine Gallery This premier retail wine shop and tasting bar also carries a wide variety of accessories and gifts for the wine enthusiast. Stop by for a tasting at 6 p.m. every Thursday, or drop by for a fun wine walk on the second Sunday of every month. Gourmet cheese and meat plates are available. The establishment also is happy to host private parties. Open 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Mon. – Sat., 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sun. 13925 S. Virginia St., Ste. 248 (at The Summit next to Dillard’s); 775-851-1110; http://www.Luvabellawinegallery.com
Manhattan Deli A great deli has a New York accent. Featuring authentic deli favorites, including piled-high pastrami sandwiches, bagels and lox, traditional matzo ball soup, Manhattan Cobb salad, famous New York cheesecake, and much more. Serving lunch and dinner from 11 a.m. daily. Inside Atlantis Casino Resort Spa, 3800 S. Virginia St., 775-335-3114; http://www.Atlantiscasino.com/edible
MariCHUY’s Mexican Kitchen Come enjoy delicious molcajetes, healthy jicama tacos, or homemade chile rellenos. You can watch the exciting hustle and bustle of the Midtown district from this sunny, modernly designed spot, which is named after owners Mari and Chuy Gutierrez. Open 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Mon. – Wed., 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Thurs. – Sat. 764 S. Virginia St. (in the Sticks development, near Thoma Street); 775-322-6866; http://www.Chuysmexicankitchen.com
Millies24 Millies24 is Reno’s newest hotspot where guests can enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and plenty of late-night bar action. The down-home coffee shop menu features favorite family recipes, and the Sweet Shoppe & Bakery offers fresh-roasted Eldorado coffee, made-to-order homemade cakes, decadent sundaes and milkshakes, fresh-churned creamy gelato, and more. Open daily 24 hours a day. Inside Eldorado Hotel Casino, 345 N. Virginia St.; 775-786-5700; http://www.Eldoradoreno.com/dining
Mix Cupcake Co. For a sweet treat, order cupcakes made from scratch with the finest ingredients onsite daily. Mix’s menu features 16 delicious flavors — including Peanut Butter Chocolate Blast, Classic Red Velvet, or Pretty Please with a Cherry on Top — and the staff always is experimenting with new varieties. Cupcakes are good for any occasion, whether for your co-workers, friends, neighbors, or classmates. By the dozen or the tier, Mix’s staff is happy to accommodate any special request. Open 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Mon. – Fri. and 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sat. 655 Booth St.; 775-329-1748; http://www.Renocupcakes.com
Nothing Bundt Cakes Step inside this sweet bakery and order from four different sizes and 10 different flavors of bundt cake. Perfect for every occasion, Nothing Bundt Cakes make great gifts or treats for anniversaries, birthdays, baby showers, office parties, and more. Ten flavors (including luscious chocolate-chocolate chip, red velvet, white chocolate raspberry, carrot, lemon, marble, and pecan praline) with 40 unique decorations perfect the experience. Open 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Mon. – Sat. 5051 S. McCarran Blvd.; 775-827-5151; http://www.Nothingbundtcakes.com
Nothing To It Culinary Center This outstanding facility features hands-on and demonstration classes taught by master chefs. You’ll also find a gourmet Napa Valley-inspired deli, as well as a fabulous kitchen store for all your cooking needs. Owners/operators Jay Bushman and Lara Ritchie have a passion for giving people the tools to be great chefs in their own homes. Deli is open 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Mon. – Fri., 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Sat. Catering is available. Check the website for class information. 225 Crummer Lane; 775-826-2628; http://www.Nothingtoit.com
Oceano Sample expertly prepared sushi, fish, oysters, and shrimp alongside flavorful pastas, grilled steaks, soups, salads, and sandwiches. Open 11:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. Sun. – Thurs., 11:30 a.m. – 10 p.m. Fri. – Sat. Inside Peppermill Resort Spa Casino, 2707 S. Virginia St.; 775-689-7474; http://www.Peppermillreno.com/dining  
Old Granite Street Eatery Settle in for comforting food, quality ingredients, craft beers, a focused wine selection, and intriguing cocktails at this hip and fun gathering spot. Lunch and dinner 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Mon. – Thurs., 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. Fri., 10 a.m. – 11 p.m. Sat. Brunch 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Sun. 243 S. Sierra St.; 775-622-3222; http://www.Oldgranitestreeteatery.com
Pearl Oyster Bar and Grill Bringing the best seafood to downtown, guests come back year after year for amazing crab cakes, cioppino, pan roasts, and more. Contemporary yet inviting, the décor is clean and polished. Experience this unique restaurant for any occasion, as it’s unlike anything in Reno. Open 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Sun. – Thurs., 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. Fri. – Sat. Inside Silver Legacy Resort Casino, 407 N. Virginia St.; 775-329-4777; http://www.Silverlegacyreno.com/dining/pearl-oyster-bar-and-grill 
Peluso’s Apizza Enjoy delicious Napoletana-style pizza, Italian dinners, salads, toasted subs, and take ‘n’ bake pizza. Andrew and Carmine Peluso are now in Reno! Open 10:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. Mon. – Thurs., 10:30 a.m. – 10 p.m. Sat. 1201 California Ave. (next to Top Hat Cleaners); 775-737-9731; Find Peluso’s on Facebook.
PFPCo.’s Noble Pie Parlor (formerly Pie-Face Pizza Co.) Located in the historic downtown El Cortez Hotel, this friendly gourmet pizzeria offers great pie utilizing fresh local ingredients, craft beers, and a handpicked wine selection. Try The Resa Special (sun-dried tomato, roasted garlic, jalapeño, red onion, pine nuts, spinach, and goat cheese) or the Backyard Chicken (house-recipe-barbecue-sauce rotisserie chicken, pepperoni, red onion, scallions, and red peppers). Also enjoy award-winning hot wings, unique strombolis, their innovative brunch menu with a build-your-own Bloody Mary bar on Sat. and Sun., as well as gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan options. Delivery is available downtown and to nearby residential areas. Open 11 a.m. – midnight Mon. – Tues., 11 – 2 a.m. Wed., 11 – 3 a.m. Thurs., 11 – 5 a.m. Fri., 10 – 5 a.m. Sat., and 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Sun. 239 W. Second St.; 775-622-9222; http://www.Noblepieparlor.com 
Pho The restaurant’s pho (Vietnamese rice noodle soup) is deep, rich fulfillment in a bowl. And it’s topped to the brim with fresh vegetables, meats, and seafood. But Pho is more than just delectable hot soup. Try warm rice and noodle dishes and refreshing salads and sandwiches. In addition, there is an extensive vegetarian menu. Open 11 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. Mon. – Sat., 11 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. Sun. 6775 Sierra Center Pkwy., Ste. 600; 775-852-6100; http://www.Phorestaurant.biz
Pho Mein This casual dining spot is serving up authentic Asian noodles and stir-fry for sit down or take out on the go. The extensive menu features an array of Vietnamese and Chinese favorites, including more than 20 pho noodle bowl choices, a huge selection of appetizers, salads, stir-fry entrées, rice dishes, and favorites such as Kung Pao chicken and Mongolian beef. Open at 11 a.m. daily. Inside Eldorado Hotel Casino, 345 N. Virginia St.; 775-786-5700; http://www.Eldoradoreno.com/reno-restaurants 
Rapscallion Seafood House and Bar This restaurant is like no other dining experience in Reno. For more than 36 years the local landmark has been raising the bar with its daily changing lunch menu, creative dinner entrées, and more than 20 varieties of fresh fish. Whether you are enjoying its superior happy hour or taking advantage of one of its three private dining rooms, Rapscallion is much more than just a meal. Live entertainment, a professional staff, and a wine room packed with nearly 300 offerings have made Rapscallion an institution. Dinner 5 p.m. – close Mon. – Sat. Lunch 11:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Mon. – Fri. Happy Hour 3 – 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. – close Mon. – Sat. Live entertainment 6 – 8:30 p.m. Fri. Closed Sun. 1555 S. Wells Ave.; 775-323-1211; http://www.Rapscallion.com
Rawr A raw bar in which brontosaurus and T-rex can enjoy their food side by side. Chef/owner Larry Dunning creates an inspired menu of unprocessed, uncooked plant and animal products. The result: a unique and somewhat primal dining experience that will leave you feeling energized and light. Stop by for a quick snack or graze on a meal of multiple tastings. Open 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. Wed. – Sat. In the West Street Market, 148 West St.; 775-327-4448; http://www.Therawrbar.com
Rim This Pan-Asian bistro features specialties from China, Japan, Korea, and Thailand. You’ll find dishes such as kumquat shrimp, sliced chicken breast with steamed sea bass in a ginger-green onion soy sauce, and Korean-Style barbecued short ribs. Rim also features a sushi bar with an all-you-can-eat menu. Inside Grand Sierra Resort, 2500 E. Second St.; 775-789-1661; http://www.Grandsierraresort.com/dining/fine-dining/rim
Romanza Enjoy exquisite Italian cuisine with fresh, handcrafted pastas, mesquite-grilled seafood and vine-ripened garden vegetables roasted to perfection. Open 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. Wed. – Sun., Closed Mon. and Tues.; Reservations recommended. Inside Peppermill Resort Spa Casino, 2707 S. Virginia St.; 775-689-7050; http://www.Peppermillreno.com/dining
Rounds Bakery Enjoy authentic, New York-style bagels boiled to perfection. Cream cheeses are whipped daily and sandwiches are made to order. Doughnuts, coffee, and more are served, too. Bagels are available wholesale to local businesses as well. 294 E. Moana Lane; 775-329-0800; http://www.Roundsbakery.com
Roxy Restaurant The award-winning bistro has been voted as the best place to take a date by locals and is listed on the prestigious Distinguished Restaurants of North America awards list. The new menu, featuring items by Hell’s Kitchen celebrity chef Robert Hesse, includes steaks, chops, and fish entrées as well as a decadent and creative dessert menu. Roxy’s Bar & Lounge is famous for its 102 martinis and nightly entertainment. Open at 5 p.m. daily. Inside Eldorado Hotel Casino, 345 N. Virginia St.; 775-786-5700; http://www.Eldoradoreno.com/reno-restaurants
SouthCreek Pizza Co. Experience this welcoming family-owned neighborhood restaurant that serves handcrafted, wood-fired, brick oven pizza cooked in an imported Italian oven. Also enjoy chef Ian Madan’s fresh salads, house-made meatballs, garlic shrimp, wood-roasted string beans, and baby back ribs. The charcuterie and cheese plates are terrific additions to the menu and change periodically. Another treat is the mozzarella, which is made daily in house. Choose from a carefully selected wine and beer list that includes four beers and two wines on tap. Be sure to check out the daily lunch and dinner specials. The patio opens in the spring. Open for lunch and dinner daily. Closed Mon. South Creek Shopping Center, 45 Foothill Road; 755-622-1620; http://www.Southcreekpizza.com
Sterling’s Seafood Steakhouse Voted one of the Top 100 restaurants in the nation for Best Service by OpenTable and a 15-time Wine Spectator Award of Excellence winner, Sterling’s is the ultimate dining experience, featuring steak, veal, poultry, and seafood specialties. Open at 5 p.m. daily and Champagne Brunch 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Sun. Inside Silver Legacy Resort Casino, 407 N. Virginia St.; 775-325-7573; http://www.Silverlegacyreno.com/dining/sterlings-seafood-steakhouse 
St. Lawrence Pizza Co. Jump on the mobile food trend and try artisan pizza from a custom-made food trailer. The mobile wood-fired oven brings authentic and fresh pizza to events. Menus for events are customizable with local ingredients sourced when available. For availability, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 775-622-5595; http://www.Saintlawrencepizza.com and follow the truck at http://www.Facebook.com/stlawrencepizza  and Twitter @Stlawrencepizza
Sushi Sake Located on the Roxy patio near the Fountain of Fortune, Sushi Sake offers the finest sushi, exotic sakes, and the latest in dining technology. Enjoy all-you-can-eat sushi, a long list of appetizers, the finest and freshest nigiri choices, and creative sushi rolls. Open at 4 p.m. daily. Enjoy 25 percent off all-you-can-eat sushi during happy hour 4 – 5 p.m. and 8 – 9 p.m. Sun. – Thurs. Inside Eldorado Hotel Casino, 345 N. Virginia St.; 775-786-5700; http://www.Eldoradoreno.com/reno-restaurants  
The Brew Brothers The brewpub offers eight custom microbrews and a creative menu from assistant executive chef Robert Hesse, star of Hell’s Kitchen seasons five and six. The menu features gourmet wood-fired pizzas, salads, burgers, ribs, sandwiches, and The Brew Brothers’ signature Hog Wings. Mid-week happy hour specials and live music nightly. Open 11:30 a.m. Mon. – Fri. and 11 a.m. Sat. – Sun. Inside Eldorado Hotel Casino, 345 N. Virginia St.; 775-786-5700; http://www.Eldoradoreno.com/reno-restaurants
The Brewer’s Cabinet This one-of-a-kind brewpub located on historic California Avenue is rustic, yet elegant, with its warm barn wood interior and cozy booth seating. Its unique drafts, brewed in-house, are extraordinary and wildly popular, complemented perfectly by The Brewer’s Cabinet menu, which gives traditional American comfort food a fresh, gourmet feel. Open 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. Mon. – Fri. and 9 a.m. – 11 p.m. Sat. – Sun. 475 S. Arlington Ave.; 775-348-7481; http://www.Thebrewerscabinet.com
The Buffet With a casual elegance and emphasis on fresh, flavorful food, The Buffet offers the ultimate buffet dining experience. Guests will find a wide variety of dishes, from traditional soups and salads to fresh-roasted prime rib at the carving station and authentic Asian, Mexican, and Italian dishes made from scratch daily plus a decadent dessert station. Open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunches. Inside Eldorado Hotel Casino, 345 N. Virginia St.; 775-786-5700; http://www.Eldoradoreno.com/reno-restaurants
The Cheese Board Purveyors of artisanal and locally sourced yumminess for 33 years! The relaxed dining room always is packed full of foodies enjoying fresh-with-a-twist soups by Chef Kaimi, sensational seasonal salads, and the most delicious quiche in town, along with mouthwatering grilled sandwiches, pasta, and more. Vegan and gluten-free menu items always available. Sit outside and watch the world go by while enjoying one of our tasty desserts baked by Andrea, local Blind Dog coffee, or a glass of wine personally selected by Caitlin. Extraordinary catering services for all occasions, too. Need food to go? Check out our online menus from sandwiches to corporate lunches to hors d’oeuvres. Open 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Mon. – Sat. 247 California Ave.; 775-323-3115; http://www.Cheeseboardcatering.com
The Grill at Quail Corners Tuck right into this modern American grill that serves great food by people who care. The establishment (owned by a fifth-generation Nevadan family) offers a comfortable setting, whether you are trying to close an important business deal during lunch or enjoying a bottle of wine and dinner (steak, seafood, pasta, salads, and more) with friends after work. Try the family’s award-winning Francovich Manhattan Cocktail year-round or Francovich Holiday Nog during the holiday season. Open 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Mon. – Fri., 4 – 10 p.m. Sat. 6520 S. McCarran Blvd., Reno; 775-827-6262; http://www.Grillatquailcorners.com and find The Grill on Facebook.
The Jungle (formerly known as Java Jungle and Jungle Vino) This longtime local hangout provides the ultimate coffeehouse and barroom experience, serving superior coffee, espresso drinks, gourmet sandwiches, and pizzas. Guests also will relish monthly art receptions and live music in a friendly, inviting urban jungle. In the barroom, guests can enjoy fine wine and food in an intimate and sophisticated setting. Free Wi-Fi is available at both locations. The coffeehouse is open at 6 a.m. daily; the barroom is open at 3 p.m. daily; happy hour from 3 – 6 p.m. Mon. – Fri. 246 W. First St.; 775-329-4484; http://www.Thejunglereno.com  
The Prime Rib Grill This restaurant is one of downtown Reno’s best kept secrets, serving up traditional chop-house fare such as mouth-watering USDA-choice prime rib and seafood entrées, all at affordable prices. Included with every meal is the never-ending soup and salad bar stocked with crisp greens and an array of delicious toppings, fresh fruits, nuts, and more. Open 5 p.m. Wed. – Sun. Inside Eldorado Hotel Casino, 345 N. Virginia St.; 775-786-5700; http://www.Eldoradoreno.com/reno-restaurants
The Seed – A Raw Café Enjoy purely organic, gluten-free, local-when-possible, raw, and vegan specialties at this café. Choose from a variety of organic juices, super food smoothies, and daily juice and food specials that are all made with love! Be love, give love, and receive love! Open 7 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. Mon. – Fri., 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Sat. 1085 S. Virginia St., Ste. B (next to The Spy Shop and below The Studio yoga center); 775-657-8743; http://www.Thestudioreno.com/rawcafe
The Steakhouse at Circus With delectable choices, an extensive wine list, and impeccable service, The Steakhouse at Circus will impress any palate. Choose from a wide range of creative and delicious meals of USDA Choice beef, poultry, pasta, and fresh seafood. Also, visit The Steakhouse at Circus bar for inventive libations such as the Ultimate Bloody Mary complete with bacon and a giant prawn or even Acrobatics on the Beach. Enjoy classic dining at an affordable price. Reservations are recommended. Open at 5 p.m. Thurs. – Mon. Inside Circus Circus Reno, 500 N. Sierra St.; 775-329-0711; http://www.Circusreno.com
Too Soul Tea Co. Café You’ll find a comfortable, friendly environment in this new Midtown teahouse café, at California Avenue and Plumas Street in the former Great Basin Community Food Co-op building. Choose from more than 100 fine teas and herbal blends, as well as Too Soul blend coffees. Too Soul also offers popular chai drinks, hot chocolates, smoothies, and bottled drinks, as well as monthly and holiday specials. Locally made baked goods, pre-prepared sandwiches, wraps, and other snack choices are available with vegan and gluten-free options. You can grab them to go or stay and relax (sit indoors and out and Wifi is available). Come in for tea tastings any day or create your own blend. You can choose from black, green, herbal, hibiscus, rooibos, chai, white, and oolong teas. Discover extraordinary blends, such as Four Horsemen Black Tea, Blackberry Sage, 7 Seas, and Pomegranate Mojito Green. Pots, presses, and accessories also are available. Open 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Mon. – Fri., 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. Sat., 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sun. 542½ Plumas St.; 775-322-2001; http://www.Toosoulteaco.com
Wedge – A Cheese Shop Reno’s first dedicated cheese shop is located in Reno’s food-centric Midtown district. Featuring the finest artisanal cheeses, charcuterie, and accompaniments from classic Parmigiano-Reggiano to small-production farmstead creations. Wedge offers oils and vinegars, nuts, olives, preserves, specialty crackers, beer and wine. Unique sandwiches made every day with home-style meats, artisan cheeses, and house-made spreads. Check the website for a calendar of tastings, events, and classes. Open 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Tues. – Sat., 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sun. 16 Saint Lawrence Ave.; 775-737-4078; http://www.Wedgecheeseshop.com
Whispering Vine Wine Co. Pick up a bottle of fine wine and enjoy special tastings at Reno’s favorite neighborhood wine store that’s been open since 1998. The shop offers a selection of more than 2,400 different wines, with 1,500 bottles under $20 and more than 450 wines under $10 apiece. Northwest Reno location: Open 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Mon. – Fri., 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Sat., and 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sun. 3886 Mayberry Drive; 775-787-9463. South Reno location: Open 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Mon. – Thurs., 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Fri. – Sat., and 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sun. 85 Foothill Road, Ste. 1; 775-622-8080; http://www.Whisperingvinewine.com
Whole Foods Market Get ready to pack your plate full of the highest quality natural and organic prepared foods to eat inside, on the trellised patio, or to take home. Visit the Taproom for a pint or a glass of wine featuring an exclusive Taproom menu with delicious bites, pizzas, and burgers. The market also is a cornucopia of ingredients to create any healthy meal imaginable. Open 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. Sun. – Thurs. and 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. Fri. – Sat. 6139 S. Virginia St.; 775-852-8023; http://www.Wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/reno
Yosh’s Unique Deli This third-generation unique deli has catered to Reno since 1973. You’ll find fresh-baked rolls, house-smoked and roasted meats, soups and salads made from scratch, and catering for all occasions. Sit out on the patio (weather permitting) or book the private room for events and meetings. Open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Mon. – Wed., 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Thurs. – Fri., and 10 a.m. – 3ish p.m. Sat. 85 Foothill Road, No. 4; 775-853-YOSH (9674); http://www.Yoshsdeli.com
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE
The Beacon Bar & Grill This restaurant offers truly spectacular dining year-round on the water along the south shore of Lake Tahoe at Camp Richardson Resort. To match the incredible views, The Beacon offers an eclectic menu of fresh seafood, chicken, steak, pasta, appetizers, an awesome beer selection, and, of course, the famous Rum Runner voted Tahoe’s best cocktail year after year. Lunch and dinner 11:30 a.m. – close Mon. – Fri., brunch and dinner 11 a.m. – close Sat. – Sun. The Beacon also offers live music, Wild Wednesdays with $5 Rum Runners all day, and outdoor dining and drinks on the deck overlooking the lake. 1900 Jameson Beach Road; 530-541-0630; http://www.Beacontahoe.com  
Jimmy’s at The Landing Jimmy’s ushers in a new era of dining in South Lake Tahoe. Wood-fired Greek and regional California cuisines are prepared to perfection by our classically trained chef. Menus feature the freshest seafood, seasonal vegetables, and locally sourced ingredients. Jimmy’s distinctive interior features several private dining alcoves — each with its own fireplace. Four additional fire pits invite guests to linger on the patio. In-room dining also is available for hotel guests. An extensive wine list will move even the most seasoned connoisseur. Assisted by the knowledgeable sommelier, guests will find the perfect pairing for their dining experience. Try a signature Ouzo cocktail while relaxing at the impressive onyx bar in the lounge. Breakfast 7:30 – 10:30 a.m. daily. Lunch (opening Memorial Day weekend, May 24) 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. daily. Dinner 5 – 9 p.m. Sun. – Thurs. and 5 – 9:30 p.m. Fri. – Sat. Jimmy’s Bar open 4:30 a.m. – 10 p.m. Sun. – Thurs. and 4:30 a.m. – close Fri. – Sat. 4104 Lakeshore Blvd.; 530-600-3501; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and http://www.Thelandingtahoe.com and you also can make your reservation on OpenTable.
TAHOE CITY
Wolfdale’s Restaurant North Lake Tahoe’s premier restaurant and popular bar offers lake view dining with excellent ambience and service. Wolfdale’s uses Cuisine Unique to describe the fresh food prepared simply and aesthetically. Since opening in 1978, chef-owner Douglas Dale has developed the style of East-West cuisine. Dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. daily through July and August (closed Tues. Sept. ­– June). 640 North Lake Blvd.; 530-583-5700; http://www.Wolfdales.com
TRUCKEE
Coffeebar This Italian coffee shop serves organic coffee and espresso, homemade pastries, panini sandwiches, freshly spun gelato, handmade European crêpes, organic loose leaf tea, mate, chai, Italian sodas, beer, wine and more. Inspired by the coffee bars found on every street corner in Italy, Coffeebar was founded on the principles of providing the highest quality coffee and food in a café environment, and that is what we strive to do each and every day. But more than just a coffee shop, we aim to be a hub for our community: Truckee, California and our second home in Reno. We are a place where people can come together to share, chat, laugh, relax, work, connect, and embrace life, all while enjoying the simple pleasure of a cup of coffee. 10120 Jibboom St.; 530-587-2000; http://www.Coffeebartruckee.com
Drunken Monkey Enjoy Asian-style tapas, sushi, sake, beer, and wine in a unique lounge setting. Whether you choose to sit at the sushi bar, the sake bar, or in the main dining area, the restaurant provides a menu to peruse but also encourages you to order omakase (aka chef’s choice). Partake in a robust selection of sake, Japanese beer (on draft and in bottles), varietal wines, and Asian-inspired cocktails to be paired with your meal, sampled by themselves, or taken home. Open 5 – 9 p.m. Mon., 11:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. Tues. – Thurs., 11:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. Fri. – Sat. 11253 Brockway Road, Ste. 105; 530-582-9755; http://www.Drunkenmonkeysushi.com
FiftyFifty Great beer and food by people who love beer and food. FiftyFifty has won numerous international awards for its beers, which all are brewed on-site at the pub. It proudly serves these up alongside all-natural meats, organic produce, and fresh pub-style innovations. FiftyFifty serves both lunch and dinner and also features a full bar, seasonal outdoor seating on the patio, and live music and entertainment. Open 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Sun. – Thurs., 11 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. Fri. – Sat. 11197 Brockway Road; 530-587-BEER; http://www.Fiftyfiftybrewing.com
Manzanita at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe The menu reflects rustic California cuisine with a mountain resort influence incorporating organic, locally grown produce whenever possible. Breakfast 7 – 11 a.m. daily. Lunch 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. daily. Dinner 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. Sun. – Thurs., 5:30 – 10 p.m. Fri. – Sat. Light fare also is offered at the Manzanita Bar 11 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. Sun. – Thurs., 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Fri. – Sat. Mid-mountain at Northstar, 13031 Ritz-Carlton Highlands Court; 530-562-3050; http://www.Manzanitalaketahoe.com
Restaurant Trokay Located in Downtown Truckee, Trokay is a mountain-chic restaurant with big-city sensibility. The owners highlight the taste of each season by putting sustainable sourcing of all produce and proteins at the forefront of their minds. Enjoy 10 American craft beers on tap and an all-American cheese program with an a la cart menu, as well as a chef’s tasting menu. Trokay offers incredible food for all price points. Open at 5 p.m. Fri. – Tues. Closed Wed. – Thurs. 10046 Donner Pass Road; 530-582-1040; http://www.Restauranttrokay.com

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