Eat (Drink) Local

Your Guide to Reno-Tahoe’s Best Dining


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., 4 – 8 p.m. Sun. Lounge menu until 10 p.m. daily. 1112 N. Carson St.; 775-882-3353;

Foodies Bystro Located in the historic Brewery Arts Center and surrounded by local artwork, this Indian-American restaurant serves up some freshly made, truly authentic dishes. The tri-tip panini and spiced chicken curry are popular, but there are plenty of vegetarian and vegan options, too. Enjoy a large hummus and vegetable plate, Portobello mushroom dish, or eggplant panini. Foodies also has a great selection of beer and wine, perfect to pair with lunch or dinner. You also can enjoy high tea, or try an exotic spices and sauces cooking class. High Tea is offered every Sat. at 2 p.m. Advanced reservations are required for High Tea. Open 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Mon. – Tues., 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Wed. – Sat. Closed Sun. 449 W. King St.; 775-720-8011; Find Foodies & High Tea on Facebook.

L.A. Bakery Café The restaurant’s philosophy is nothing but the best. L.A. Bakery has established itself as one of the most unique, chic bakeries in Northern Nevada. European and Mediterranean pastries (such as amazing baklava), cakes, cupcakes, and other artistically baked creations are made freshly daily from natural and organic ingredients. You’ll find breakfast and lunch menus as well. Many varieties of gluten-free, vegan, and sugar-free products are available. Locally roasted, low-acid coffee and espresso; locally raised, grass-fed beef patties; all-natural and gluten-free breads; and vegan and gluten-free soups are all served here. Catering is offered as well. Open 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. Mon. – Fri., 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Sat. 220 W. John St.; 775-885-2253;
The Bistro at Tahoe Ridge Winery Wine tasting and so much more… Taste the wines, stay for lunch or dinner, explore a huge selection of olive oils and vinegars, and shop in the marketplace. Open 11 a.m. – last seating (9 p.m.) Mon. – Sat. 1105 S. Carson St.; 775-783-1566;

Battle Born Wine Located in a historic building built in 1880, Battle Born Wine is a retail shop that carries a tremendous selection of amazing wine, craft beer, and niche spirits from around the world. With a constantly rotating selection of more than 500 labels, there isn’t a product the owner and certified sommelier can’t provide. Open 11 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Tues. – Sat. 1448 Hwy. 395 N., Gardnerville. A listing of tastings and events can be found at on Facebook, or by calling 775-782-7684.

Café Girasole Delicious soups, breads, desserts, and other baked goods (as well as wonderful salads and sandwiches) await you at this Carson Valley gem. Gluten-free options are available. Voted best lunch for two years in a row by the Record Courier and winner of the Sandwich Wars competition by Carson Valley Times. Open 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Mon. – Fri. 1483 Hwy. 395, Gardnerville; 775-782-3314;

Chocolate Shoppe Entering the store, the aroma of freshly made chocolates and confections begins your experience. You are then greeted with a smile and a sample. Enjoy the special ambience while exploring the vast array of meticulously created and beautifully presented items. You can see many products being crafted by hand throughout the day. Select from a myriad of choices, including year-round, ready-to-give gifts (or let the owners customize one for you), gift trays, and gift-boxed and bagged chocolates. In addition to the time-tested favorites (such as Bordeoux chocolates, turtles, truffles, and toffee), select an extraordinary Chocolate Shoppe flavor experience such as coconut macadamia clusters or cranberry pistachio dark chocolate bark. Chocolate Shoppe is the 2014 winner of the Taste of the Towns. Open 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. Mon. – Sat. 1363 Hwy. 395, Ste. 7 (Raley’s center), Gardnerville; 775-267-1002; Find Chocolate-Shoppe-by-Sweet-Images on Facebook.
Flight Restaurant Enjoy an eclectic mix of food, wine, and spirits at this casual dining and live entertainment spot. Choose from chicken, fish, beef, or pork dishes, as well as pastas, soups, salads, sandwiches, and appetizers. Diners will find a children’s menu for the little ones, and Flight is available for private parties. A lunch delivery service is even offered. Open 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Mon. – Thurs, 11 a.m. – midnight Fri., 4 – 10 p.m. Sat. The bar is open until 11 p.m. Happy Hour 4 – 6 p.m. 2244 Meridian Way (off of Airport Road), Minden; 775-782-1333;

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 more than 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. JT Basque also serves Winnemucca potatoes and Yerington onions. It’s 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 N., Gardnerville; 775-782-2074; and Find JT Basque on Facebook.

Minden Meat and Deli You’ll find a crowd for lunch here, with diners clamoring for fresh burgers (such as the BBQ Guy and Reuben burger) and specialty sandwiches (such as paninis or the signature tri-tip sandwich and saucy barbecue chicken sandwich). Gluten-free items are available. You’ll find a weekly rotation of 31 beers on tap and more than 350 bottles of beer as well. You’ll find butcher and catering services, too. Open 9 a.m. – 8ish p.m. daily. 1595 Hwy. 395 N., Minden; 775-783-9999;

Sierra Gourmet Grill & Wine Bar This comfortable, family-friendly restaurant features Santa Maria-style (high heat and dry rub) grilled meats. Diners can pair their meals with fine wines from the Sierra Foothills. Chef/owner Larry Rice creates his own, award-winning barbecue sauces, dry rubs, and seasonings, which helps make dining at Sierra Gourmet Grill a truly extraordinary experience. You also can take advantage of the business’ retail space, which showcases local art, food, wildlife photography, and more. Open 7 a.m. – 8 p.m. Mon. – Sat., 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Sun. brunch. 1378 Hwy. 395 N., Gardnerville; 775-392-2370; Find Sierra Gourmet Grill & Wine Bar on Facebook.

Tahoe Ridge Winery, Marketplace & Bistro Wine tasting and so much more… Taste the wines, stay for lunch or dinner, explore a huge selection of olive oils and vinegars, and shop in the marketplace. Open 11 a.m. – last seating (8 p.m.) Tues. – Thurs., 11 a.m. – last seating (9 p.m.) Fri. – Sat., 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Sun. 1644 Hwy. 395 N., Minden; 775-783-1566;

The Blue Cow Enjoy a wide assortment of domestic and imported artisanal gourmet cheeses, wines, salamis, butters, crackers, jams, oils, vinegars, and much more. The Blue Cow also creates custom gift baskets and cheese platters for any occasion. Customers find great service and many samples from knowledgeable staff members. Open 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Mon. – Fri., 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sat. Closed Sun. 1503 Hwy. 395 N., Ste. F, Gardnerville; 775-783-8221;

The Grill The Lakes Course clubhouse offers 180-degree, breathtaking views and a European-style atmosphere that’s inviting and warm. Breakfast includes breakfast burritos, French toast, granola, scrambles, and more. Lunch and dinner items include coconut shrimp, quesadillas, fried calamari, salads, sandwiches, and dinner specials. Enjoy post-game meals at The Grille and The Turn, or plan large and small events in the Banquet Pavilion. The public is welcome at any of the dining facilities. Open 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. daily in the winter and 7 a.m. – 9 p.m. daily in the summer. Inside Genoa Lakes Golf Club, 1 Genoa Lakes Drive, Genoa. Dinner reservations: 775-782-0213; golf year-round, pro shop: 775-782-GOLF; banquets: 775-782-6644, ext. 249;

The Grill Next Door Enjoy casual dining at this affordable, family-owned restaurant, including tasty burgers made freshly to order. Breakfast/brunch (on weekends only) includes pancakes, corned beef hash, and chicken-fried steak with delicious gravy made from scratch. Don’t miss house-made pasta dinners on Wednesday nights. Find fresh, quality ingredients in this intimate neighborhood spot. Winner of Carson Valley’s Signature Burger (The Danimal Burger) and Top Three Best Sandwich (The New School Grilled Cheese). Also, The Grill Next Door is the 2013 winner of Taste of the Towns for Best Discovery, Best Taste, and Best Overall. The restaurant also maintains five stars on Open 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Tues. – Fri., 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Sat., 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Sun. 1302 Langley Drive, Ste. 3 (in the Ranchos), Gardnerville; 775-265-8841.

Vino Tini Enjoy fresh and healthy appetizers, soups, and salads, as well as wines, martinis, cocktails, and beers at this classy yet casual establishment. Small plates include polenta and prawns with a green chile demi-glace, ahi wontons, and charcuterie plates. Open 4 – 9 p.m. Tues. – Sat. 1799 Ironwood Drive, Ste. B, Minden; 775-783-3211; Find Vino Tini on Facebook.


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 a full 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 daily from April 30 through October. 402 Poplar Valley Road; 530-836-1111;


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) daily. Lunch 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily. Dinner 5 – 8:30 p.m. daily. 14255 Hwy. 88; 800-423-9949; 530-694-2203;


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 N. Lake Blvd.; 530-546-8344;


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;


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 daily); 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., 3 –11 p.m. Sun. Movie Night Mondays. DJ Trivia 7 – 9 p.m. Wed. 290 California Ave.; 775-329-1864;

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), organic Sonoma County Poultry “O’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;

Arroyo Mexican Grill The restaurant has been serving up authentic California-Mexican cuisine since 2009. Arroyo features an award-winning dining experience from the kitchen of executive chef Tony Arroyo that can’t be overlooked. Enjoy a fresh salsa bar prepared daily, guacamole prepared tableside, and more than 100 different margaritas. Be sure to check out the new lunch specials menu served every day from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. with all items under $7.95. For dinner, try a more intimate experience and sample Reno’s original molcajete, which translates to lava bowl. Open 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Tues. – Thurs., 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. Fri. – Sat., 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Sun. and all game days.  Located at Aces Ballpark, 250 Evans Ave.; 775-334-7092;

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., 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sun. 555 S. Virginia St., Ste. 104; 775-336-1622;

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 (the restaurant received a Wine Spectator award in July 2015). Dinner from 5 – 9 p.m. Tues. – Sun. Bar open at 4 p.m. 753 Riverside Drive; 775-323-2227;

Beefy’s of Reno This restaurant is located in the spot of one of Reno’s longest-running restaurants (Landrum’s was a fixture in town since 1947). The building is on the national historic register. Its newest incarnation, Beefy’s, serves great hot dogs, shakes, and burgers made with local beef from Ponderosa Meat Co. in Reno. Great craft beers always are available as well. Open 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Mon. – Sat. 1300 S. Virginia St.; 775-870-1333.

Brothers Barbecue This family-owned mobile barbecue company recently opened a brick-and-mortar location on the corner of Wells Avenue and Roberts Street. Enjoy Texas-style, dry-rubbed, and wood-smoked barbecue pulled from two generations of family recipes. Enjoy beer and wine on the premises. Brothers Barbecue’s mobile barbecue-smoking trailer serves lunch and dinner for events and catering around Northern Nevada as well. Open 11 a.m. – sold out or 8 p.m. Mon. – Sat. 463 Roberts St.; 775-384-3547; 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. There’s a great margarita, wine, beer, and tequila selection as well. Dine alfresco this summer and fall. Open 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. daily. 3892 Mayberry Drive, Ste. A (at South McCarran Boulevard); 775-787-8226;

Burger Me Indulge in real, fresh food. This tasty burger joint serves up old-fashioned big burgers, with local, natural ingredients. Diners won’t find any gluten, hormones, or antibiotics in the variety of protein the restaurant offers, including beef, bison, chicken, turkey, lamb, and ahi tuna. Other choices include made-in-house veggie burgers, delicious shakes, malts, hand-dipped onion rings, sweet potato fries, and savory garlic fries. A craving for a burger and fries can be both delicious and a little healthy, made from fresh, local ingredients. Rent the Burger Me truck for catering, business lunches, and private parties. Open 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. daily. 6280 Sharlands Ave., Ste. 9; 775-737-9404;

Café DeLuxe Reno’s premier healthy diner offers a diverse and vibrant menu that crosses cultural borders and bridges the gaps between vegan, carnivorous, and gluten-free cuisine. Best known for delectable breakfast offerings, which include organic egg scrambles, locally baked cinnamon swirl French toast, and an assortment of organic breakfast burritos, Café DeLuxe is a great spot for lunch and dinner as well. Dishes feature only the finest produce and meats. And Café Deluxe is committed to the organic and local food movements, taking pride in having excellent relationships with local food producers and suppliers. Open 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. daily, 5 – 9 p.m. Thurs. – Sat. 1690 S. Wells Ave.; 775-737-9735;

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, weather permitting. 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, 50 N. Sierra St. (downtown); 775-737-9555;

Centro Bar & Kitchen Situated on the edge of Midtown, Centro offers an ever-changing selection of small plates, craft cocktails, and local beer and wine in a warm and inviting environment. Let Centro show you a different way to dine. Enjoy a selection of extraordinary flavors and styles from around the world, utilizing fresh, local ingredients. Open 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. daily. 236 California Ave.; 775-737-9062; and Find Centro on Facebook.

Chez louie This 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 by chef Shakka Moore, 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; and Find chez louie on Facebook and Twitter.

Dandelion Deli This sweet spot has been offering delicious vegan and vegetarian cuisine since 1995. But you’ll also find some meaty menu items, as well as homemade, gluten-free soups, salads, entrées, and baked goods. Offering dine-in, take-out, catering, as well as a monthly Saturday night dinner (5:30 – 8:30 p.m.). Open 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Mon. – Fri. 1170 S. Wells Ave., Ste. 2; 775-322-6100;

Dish Café & Catering This wonderful spot that highlights seasonal, fresh, local, organic, and high-quality ingredients (including humanely raised meats) was featured on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives on the Food Network. The café also was voted best caterer by RENO Magazine and best catering company by the Reno News & Review. Chef/owner Nancy Horn has been baking since she was a child in her mother’s kitchen, and her expertise shines through in each delicious bite. Open 7 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Mon. – Fri. 855 Mill St.; 775-348-8264; 775-848-3525; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and

Full Belly Deli Enjoy gourmet sandwiches, homemade soups and breads, and catering services for your office meetings and more. Check website for hours. 3064 Mill St.; 775-657-8448;

Great Full Gardens Café & Eatery Enjoy menu items from mostly organic and local sources as well as all-natural meats at this 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; Also, now open: Great Full Gardens Express, open 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Mon. – Sat. Inside Joe Crowley Student Union at the University of Nevada, Reno; 775-682-9590;

Heritage Restaurant and Bar 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 in an open exhibition kitchen. Open for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch served both Saturday and Sunday. In addition, enjoy specialty cocktails and appetizers from the bar during happy hour from 4 – 7 p.m. Mon. – Fri. Located in the Whitney Peak Hotel (adjacent to the Reno arch), 255 S. Virginia St.; 775-398-5454; and Find Heritage on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

Imbib Custom Brews Imbibe in the new taproom where you can enjoy custom craft and barrel-aged brews. Learn about the Collaborator Club, custom beer options, or brew your own beer. Taproom open 6 – 10 p.m. Thurs., 1 – 10 p.m. Fri. – Sat. 785 E. Second St.; 775-303-3385; and Find Imbib Custom Brews on Facebook.

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 freshly by expert chefs and can be enjoyed à 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., 11:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. Sun. Inside Circus Circus Reno, 500 N. Sierra St.; 775-329-0711;

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 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Tues. – Sat. Dinner 5 – 9:30 p.m. Tues. – Sat., 5 – 9 p.m. Sun. – Mon. Bar opens 4 p.m. daily. 301 E. Fourth St.; 775-323-7203;

Miguel’s Established in 1959, this local landmark restaurant is known for authentic Mexican dishes. Enjoy fresh ingredients and original recipes at this family owned and operated spot. Lunch includes specialties such as tostadas, taco salads, burritos, enchiladas, super nachos, and more. Dinner brings great combinations as well as delicious seafood dishes, burritos, enchiladas, and small plates. Don’t miss the tasty margaritas. Open 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Tues. – Thurs., 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Fri. – Sat., noon – 8 p.m. Sun. 1415 S. Virginia St.; 775-322-2722; New location in The Summit shopping center is now open at 13911 S. Virginia St., Reno!

Napa-Sonoma Grocery Co. Enjoy delicious food and a full bar at this popular Reno spot that’s now in two locations. The restaurant offers a great selection of wines by the glass, as well as locally made gourmet foods, gifts to go, and exceptional prices on bottles of wine. Gift baskets can be created for every occasion. And book Napa-Sonoma for your special event. Plumgate open 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Mon. – Thurs., 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Fri. – Sat., 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sun. for lunch, dinner, and appetizers. South Reno open 7 a.m. – 10 p.m. daily for breakfast, lunch, dinner, appetizers. Visit the website for happy hour specials, enjoy live music on Friday nights in South Reno. Don’t miss the Bloody Mary Bar at the South location 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Sat. – Sun. 7671 S. Virginia St.; 775-440-1214; 550 W. Plumb Lane (Plumgate Center); 775-826-0595;

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, its 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., 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Sun. 239 W. Second St.; 775-622-9222;

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;

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;

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, dinner, and Sunday brunch. Open 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Mon. – Thurs., 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. Fri., 10 a.m. – 11 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Sun. 243 S. Sierra St.; 775-622-3222;

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;

Pignic Pub & Patio The concept came from the owners’ fondest memories and how they like to spend their free time. Their memories included relaxing on a deck or porch, eating barbecue with their closest friends and family members while enjoying a frosty beer or a delicious cocktail. At Pignic, guests bring their own meat or veggies to grill, sides to eat, or purchase locally sourced meat, poultry, veggies from Pignic, as well as Southern-style sides. Then grill them up in the outdoor community grill-yard patio and deck. All the while, sip on one of Pignic’s 20 draft beers or a specialty cocktail. Or enjoy a drink inside while lounging in the turn-of-the-century sports parlor with multiple TVs. Open 3 p.m. – close Mon. – Fri., noon – close Sat., 10 a.m. – close Sun. 235 Flint St.; 775-376-1948;

PJ & Co. A friendly staff, a full bar, and homemade freshness keep locals loving PJ’s for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Famous for classics such as eggs benedict, huevos rancheros, juicy burgers, giant salads, and ribs so tender the meat falls off the bone, PJ’s also offers special palate pleasers such as vegetarian sausage and black-bean burgers with toasty gluten-free buns! Enjoy complimentary homemade chips and salsa after 4:30 p.m. daily with the additional TexMex dinner menu. When possible PJ’s sources from organic, natural, and local farms and serves flavor that will keep you coming back for more to hang with your old and new best friends. Open 7 a.m. – 9 p.m. Mon. – Thurs., 7 a.m. – 10 p.m. Fri., 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. Sat., 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sun. 1590 S. Wells Ave.; 775-323-6366;

Reno Provisions Enjoy a big city idea in The Biggest Little City from chef/owner Mark Estee. You’ll find a market/retail space with ready-made items; café; bar; demonstration kitchen; butcher shop; freshly made pastries, breads, and pastas; and a private event space. Dine in or take home from this restaurant that integrates whole animal butchery and root-to-stalk philosophies. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner cafeteria offerings, including hot and cold sandwiches and homemade soups. Open 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. weekdays, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. weekends. 100 N. Sierra St.; 775-336-1091;

Sierra Nevada Chocolate Co. Here you will find Midtown’s finest and most complete selection of delicious sweets, including the best handmade truffles in all of Reno. Choose from more than 42 flavors, including black cherry, raspberry, cheesecake, hot chili and peanut butter. Sugar-free treats and wine truffles are two of the store’s specialties. But don’t forget the chocolate-dipped apricots, mangos, and strawberries. Choose from more than a dozen varieties of caramel apples, as well as dark and milk chocolate turtles. You’ll discover a full service chocolate and candy bar with more than 19 flavors of bark. It’s the perfect spot for your wedding or special events. Open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Mon. – Sat., noon – 5 p.m. Sun. 1290 S. Virginia St.; 775-323-2462;

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. Lunch 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Tues. – Sat. Dinner 4:30 – 9 p.m. Tues. – Sat., 4:30 – 9 p.m. Sun. Inside South Creek Shopping Center, 45 Foothill Road; 755-622-1620;

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., 9 a.m. – 11 p.m. Sat. – Sun. Happy Hour 4 – 6 p.m. Mon. – Fri. 475 S. Arlington Ave.; 775-348-7481;

The Bridge Restaurant and Bar This spot is bridging Midtown and Downtown Reno with contemporary American cuisine. Enjoy daily soup specials, weekly chef’s specials, house-made chorizo, house-made desserts, and house-made cocktail infusions. Local ingredients are used whenever possible. Open 11 a.m. – close daily. Happy Hour 4 – 6:30 p.m. 425 S. Virginia St.; 775-432-1633; and Find The Bridge on Facebook.
The Cheese Board The restaurant has been a purveyor of artisanal and locally sourced yumminess for more than 34 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 mouth-watering grilled sandwiches, pastas, and more. Vegan and gluten-free menu items always are available. Sit outside and watch the world go by while enjoying one of the 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 the online menus, from sandwiches to corporate lunches to hors d’oeuvres. Open 11 a.m. – 4ish p.m. Mon. – Sat. 247 California Ave.; 775-323-3115;

The Depot Nestled inside a beautifully restored historical property (the former Nevada-California-Oregon railroad depot built in 1910 by Frederic DeLongchamps), the state’s first brewery-distillery also offers a great restaurant and bar. The owners have paid special attention to local sourcing, quality, and the creation of traditional and innovative products in all four entities (the brewery, distillery, restaurant, and bar). Menu items range from rotisserie chicken, scallops with cauliflower purée, and flat iron steak to burgers, fish and chips, and hearty appetizers. Come in to taste the beers, grab some snacks, or dinner, and take in Reno’s history, which surrounds you. Open 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Mon. – Thurs., 11 a.m. – 2 a.m. Fri. – Sat., 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Sun. 325 E. Fourth St.; 775-737-4330;

The Jungle (formerly known as Java Jungle and Jungle Vino) This longtime local hangout provides the ultimate coffeehouse and barroom experience, serving superior coffee drinks, gourmet sandwiches, pizzas, and small plates. 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 6 a.m. – 11 p.m. daily; the barroom is open 3 p.m. – 11 p.m. Mon. – Fri., 3 p.m. – midnight Sat. – Sun., Happy Hour 3 – 6 p.m. Mon. – Fri. 246 W. First St.; 775-329-4484;

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;

Too Soul Tea Co. Café You’ll find a comfortable, friendly environment in this Midtown teahouse café. 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, prepared sandwiches, wraps, and other snack choices are available with vegan and gluten-free options. Grab them to go or stay and relax (sit indoors and out and Wi-Fi is available). Come in for tea tastings any day or create your own blend. 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. – 7 p.m. Sun. 542½ Plumas St. (near California Avenue); 775-322-2001; new location opening soon at 1325 Airmotive Way; 775-440-1333;

Un Caffé Italian Bistro Experience the taste of Italy at this unique destination restaurant with an unforgettable ambience. At Un Caffé, savor authentic Italian dishes, including house-made pastas and sauces, desserts, and pastries. You’ll also find a full bar, espresso bar, and Italian market with specialty foodstuffs. Sip one of the finest coffees in Reno: Filicori Zecchini, imported from Italy. The wine list features both New World and Old World wines, including a number of superior Italian wines (including eight Ripassos) that pair well with Un Caffé’s signature dishes and house specialties. Its house-made desserts — such as tiramisu, cannolis, and Italian cream cake — are not to be missed. Lunch 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Tues. – Fri. Dinner 5 p.m. – close Tues. – Sat. Live music 6 – 8:30 p.m. Fri. Reservations recommended on Fri. and Sat. 9333 Double R Blvd.; 775-853-7801;

Wedge – A Cheese Shop Reno’s first dedicated cheese shop is located in Reno’s food-centric Midtown district. It features 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 are 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 St. Lawrence Ave.; 775-737-4078;
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., 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. Fri. – Sat. 6139 S. Virginia St.; 775-852-8023;
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., 10 a.m. – 3ish p.m. Sat. 85 Foothill Road, No. 4; 775-853-YOSH (9674);

Fire Break Kitchen and Bar Bringing locally sourced goodness to your plate, Fire Break is the perfect destination to cozy up to an outdoor fire pit, sample a craft beer, and dig into something savory. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner 7 a.m. – 11 p.m., brunch starting at 10 a.m. Sat. – Sun. Inside Hard Rock Hotel, 50 Hwy. 50, Stateline;

Fuel Grab and go at this quick-service eatery, with freshly prepped sandwiches, coffee, pastries, juices, and energy drinks to keep you fueled all day and all night. Open 6 a.m. – 10 p.m. daily. Inside Hard Rock Hotel, 50 Hwy. 50, Stateline;

Park Prime This stylish dining room and bar serves upscale fare in a chic atmosphere, featuring premium beef from Creekstone Farms, which is acclaimed for its high standards and genuine Black Angus-certified beef. Dinner 4:30 – 10 p.m. Sun. – Thurs., 4:30 – 11 p.m. Fri. – Sat. Inside Hard Rock Hotel, 50 Hwy. 50, Stateline;

The Oyster Bar This quaint 18-seater is infused with a buzzing New Orleans style with all of your favorites, from gumbo to pan roasts to jambalaya, The Oyster Bar is one shucking good time. Open 24 hours daily. Inside Hard Rock Hotel, 50 Hwy. 50, Stateline;


39 North Downtown Marketplace Sparks business owners came together this year to replace the former Sparks Farmers’ Market with a market that features local farmers, artisans, restaurants, and bars. For times and days, see the ad in this edition. Participating restaurants and pubs include The Blind Onion Pizza & Pub 834 Victorian Ave., 775-351-2000; Pietro’s Famiglia Restaurante Italiano 834 Victorian Ave., Ste. 200, 775-355-7557, and Great Basin Brewing Co. 846 Victorian Ave., 775-355-7711, and Oski’s Pub and Grille 840 Victorian Ave., 775-359-7547, and John’s Oyster Bar 1100 Nugget Ave., 775-356-3300; JA Nugget The Steakhouse Grill 1100 Nugget Ave., 775-356-3300; Gilley’s Restaurant 1100 Nugget Ave., 775-356-3300; Paddy & Irene’s Irish Pub 906 Victorian Ave., 775-358-5484; Victorian Saloon 908 Victorian Ave., 775-358-4778; Cantina Los Tres Hombres 926 Victorian Ave., 775-356-6262, and The Elbow Room 2002 Victorian Ave., 775-359-3526; Western Village Café Bellini 815 Nichols Blvd., 800-648-1170; Western Village Steakhouse 815 Nichols Blvd., 775-353-4916; B Street Café 920 Victorian Ave. 775-356-6262. For details, find 39 North Downtown Marketplace on Facebook and Twitter or visit

Seven Troughs Distilling Co. Visit one of Nevada’s first distilleries for a tour or tasting of small-batch artisanal spirits crafted in the early American tradition. Open 3 – 6 p.m. Thurs. – Fri. or by appointment. 775-219-9403;

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 Aug. (closed Tues. Sept. ­– June). 640 N. Lake Blvd.; 530-583-5700;

Burger Me Indulge in real, fresh food. This tasty burger joint serves up old-fashioned big burgers, with local, natural ingredients. You won’t find any gluten, hormones, or antibiotics in the variety of protein the restaurant offers, including beef, bison, chicken, turkey, lamb, and ahi tuna. Other choices include made-in-house veggie burgers, delicious shakes, malts, hand-dipped onion rings, sweet potato fries, and savory garlic fries. A craving for a burger and fries can be both delicious and a little healthy, made from fresh, local ingredients. Rent the Burger Me truck for catering, business lunches, and private parties. Open 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. daily. 10418 Donner Pass Road; 530-587-8852;

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 11:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. Sun. – Thurs., 11:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. Fri. – Sat. Lunch 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Mon. – Fri. Happy Hour 3 – 5 p.m. Mon. – Fri. 11253 Brockway Road, Ste. 105; 530-582-9755;
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 (weather permitting), 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;

Full Belly Deli Enjoy gourmet sandwiches, homemade soups and breads, catering services, and patio dining (weather permitting). Open 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. daily. 10825 Pioneer Trail Road, Ste. 103; 530-550-9516; Reno location now open!
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;

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 sourcing sustainable produce and proteins, which always is at the forefront of their minds. Enjoy 10 American craft beers on tap and an all-American cheese program with an á la carte menu, as well as a chef’s tasting menu. Trokay offers incredible food for all price points. Open 5 p.m. Fri. – Tues. Closed Wed. – Thurs. 10046 Donner Pass Road; 530-582-1040;

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