Eat (Drink) Local
Your Guide to Reno-Tahoe’s Best Dining and Imbibing
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 and humanely treated, and free range is on the lunch and dinner menus. Other choices include seafood, steak, pastas, duck, lamb, and more with a focus on organic, sustainable, and local ingredients. Breakfast 8 – 11:30 a.m. Tues. – Fri., 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. weekends. Lunch 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Tues. – Sun. Dinner 5 – 9 p.m. Tues. – Sat., 4 – 8 p.m. Sun. Lounge menu until 10 p.m. Tues. – Sat., until 9 p.m. Sun. Closed all day Mon. 1112 N. Carson St.; 775-882-3353; Adelesrestaurantandlounge.com; Find Adele’s Restaurant and Lounge 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 distinctive, chic bakeries in Northern Nevada. European and Mediterranean pastries (such as amazing baklava), cakes, cupcakes, and other artistically baked creations are freshly made 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 all are 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; Labakerycafe.com; Find LA Bakery on Facebook.
Mystique Restaurant & Lounge This new, locally owned, casual fine dining restaurant is a must-try. Executive chef David Stern creates a menu of American Nuevo style that changes weekly and utilizes as many local products as possible. He keeps the flavors fresh and focuses on sustainability by utilizing all parts of the animal. Lunch 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Tues. – Fri., Happy Hour 4:30 – 6 p.m. Tues. – Fri., Dinner 5 – 9 p.m. Tues. – Sat. Closed all day Sun. – Mon. 318 N. Carson St.; 775-434-7404; Find Mystique Restaurant and Lounge on Facebook.
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. daily. 1500 Old Hot Springs Road; 775-884-4471; Sassafrascarsoncity.com; Find Sassafras Eclectic Food Joint on Facebook and see details on Sassafras’ live music schedule.
Toiyabe Golf Club Restaurant This is not just a golf course but a full-service restaurant and bar with wonderful views of the course as well as the beautiful Sierra Nevada Mountain Range and Washoe Valley. Toiyabe Golf Club restaurant is open to the public and also offers holiday buffets for Easter, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Thanksgiving, and New Year’s Day. Large groups requiring separate checks always are welcome. Large groups, weddings and rehearsal dinners, company parties, and charity luncheons and events are welcome. Serving breakfast and lunch during the week and brunch on the weekends, the restaurant features all-American cuisine, as well as gluten-sensitive menu options. Open for breakfast and lunch 10:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Wed. – Sun., brunch 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Sat. – Sun. 19 Lightning W Ranch Road, Washoe Valley; 775-882-0882; Toiyabegolfclub.com; Find Toiyabe Golf Club on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Yelp.
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, Gardnerville; 775-782-2074; Jtbasquenv.com; Find JT Basque on Facebook.
The Pink House Located in Genoa, The Pink House is a registered historic landmark lovingly restored in 2015 to its original glory. Decorated in the fashion of the 1850s, you can step back in time and enjoy yourself in a truly unique setting. A cheese and charcuterie shop, The Pink House has an outstanding array of specialty meats and cheeses sliced to order. The restaurant side has a seasonal menu utilizing locally grown fresh produce and Bently meats. And you should definitely make time to take a look at the specialty retail products and ask about the historic house itself! Check website for seasonal hours, closed Mondays. 193 Genoa Lane; 775-392-4279; Thepinkhouse.com; Find The Pink House on Facebook.
Restaurant at Dayton Valley Golf Club Playing a round of golf may make you hungry. Whether you play golf or not, the restaurant at Dayton Valley Golf Club is just the spot to satisfy your hunger. Enjoy Taco Thursdays from 4 – 7 p.m. Tacos are just 99 cents and you can top them off with a top-shelf margarita or bucket of beers. Open to the public daily for breakfast and lunch. Happy Hour 4 – 7 p.m. Mon. – Thurs. Free appetizers 5 – 8 p.m. Fri. 101 Palmer Drive; 775-246-7888; Duncangolfreno.com; Find Dayton Valley Golf Course on Facebook.
Churchill Vineyards Located on the historic Frey Ranch with roots dating back to the 1850s, Churchill Vineyards is Nevada’s only estate winery and produces the most wine from Nevada-grown grapes. At 4,000 feet above sea level, the high desert region provides cool nights and warm days, helping produce intricate flavors and delicate aromas for flavorful, well-balanced wines. Red and white wine varieties are available for tasting and to purchase. Tasting room open noon – 4 p.m. Sat. 1045 Dodge Lane; 775-423-4000; Churchillvineyards.com; Find Churchill Vineyards on Facebook.
Frey Ranch Estate Distillery As Nevada’s first estate distillery, Frey Ranch Estate Distillery produces gin, vodka, bourbon whiskey, absinthe, and other spirits using grains grown, distilled, malted, and bottled on the historic 1,200-acre Frey Ranch. The Frey family has been farming grains including wheat, corn, barley, rye, and alfalfa in Nevada for more than a century. Tasting room open noon – 4 p.m. Sat. 1045 Dodge Lane; 775-423-4000; Freyranch.com; Find Frey Ranch Estate Distillery on Facebook.
West Shore Café & Inn Incredible views of Lake Tahoe, a menu that changes with the seasons, and an elegant-yet-approachable atmosphere are the hallmarks of West Shore Café & Inn. In winter, cozy up inside the dining room with a bottle of wine and good friends and order one of chef Kristi Ritchey’s signature dishes — such as West Shore’s Signature Meatballs or a Grilled Pork Chop with brusselkraut and spätzle. In the summer, relax on the lakefront deck or pier, enjoy appetizers by the outdoor fire pits, and dine on regionally inspired cuisine. Dinner reservations highly recommended. Check website for hours. 5160 West Lake Blvd.; 530-525-5200; Westshorecafe.com; Find West Shore Café and Inn on Facebook.
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. Mon. – Fri. (until noon on weekends). Lunch 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Mon. – Fri. (starts at noon on weekends). Dinner 5 – 8:30 p.m. daily. 14255 Hwy. 88; 800-423-9949; 530-694-2203; Sorensensresort.com; Find Sorensen’s Resort on Facebook.
Alibi Ale Works Just a half-mile from Lake Tahoe, Alibi Ale Works is a brewery, taproom, and beer garden with 18 taps, featuring Alibi’s own local brews. The taproom also carries a selection of wines, ciders, kombuchas, and house-made sodas. Check the online event calendar for food trucks, live music, and other events. Open 3 – 10 p.m. Mon. – Wed., 3 – 11 p.m. Thurs., noon – 11 p.m. Fri. – Sat., noon – 8 p.m. Sun. 204 E. Enterprise St.; 775-298-7001; Alibialeworks.com; Find Alibi Ale Works on Facebook.
Batch Cupcakery 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. You can also visit the Reno location. Open 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Mon. – Sat., 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sun. 901 Tahoe Blvd.; 775-833-2253 (BAKE); Batchcupcakery.com; Find Batch Cupcakery on Facebook.
Jack Rabbit Moon Enjoy seasonal and inventive cuisine, fine wines, handcrafted cocktails, and a friendly and knowledgeable staff. The intimate and modern setting is perfect for a drink at the bar or a special meal you won’t forget. Dinner served from 5:30 p.m. Wed. – Sat. 893 Tahoe Blvd., Suite 600; 775-833-3900; Jackrabbitmoon.com.
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 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily. Deli closes at 5 p.m. 8487 N. Lake Blvd.; 530-546-8344; Tahoecentralmarket.com; Find Tahoe Central Market and Deli on Facebook.
The Souper Wagon Indulge in homemade organic soup and sandwiches. The Souper Wagon, a mobile food trailer, is able to provide food for events, private parties, weddings, and office lunches for those in Incline Village, Kings Beach, and other North Lake Tahoe towns. Enjoy soup flavors including spicy Thai coconut with chicken or veggie chili, or try The Souper’s famous pulled pork grilled cheese with homemade chipotle barbecue sauce on sliced ciabatta with Cabot and sharp Cheddar cheeses. 775-240-9998; Thesouperwagon.com; Find The Souper Wagon on Facebook.
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 3 – 11 p.m. Sun. – Thurs., 3 p.m. – 2 a.m. Fri. – Sat. DJ Trivia 7 – 9 p.m. Wed. 290 California Ave.; 775-329-1864; 1864tavern.com; Find 1864 Tavern on Facebook.
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; 4thstbistro.com; Find 4th Street Bistro on Facebook.
Batch Cupcakery 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. You can also visit the Incline Village location. Open 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Mon. – Sat., noon – 6 p.m. Sun. 555 S. Virginia St., Ste. 104; 775-336-1622; Batchcupcakery.com; Find Batch Cupcakery on Facebook.
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 is a Wine Spectator award winner). Dinner 5 – 9 p.m. Tues. – Sun. Bar open at 4 p.m. 753 Riverside Drive; 775-323-2227; Beaujolaisbistro.com; Find Beaujolais Bistro on Facebook.
Beefy’s Reno This industry-favorite restaurant serves up great hot dogs, shakes, and the best little burger in Reno, made with local beef from Ponderosa Meat Co. in Reno. Beefy's offers a large selection of craft beers as well. Open 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Mon. – Thurs., 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Fri – Sat. 1300 S. Virginia St.; 775-870-1333; Find Beefy's Reno on Facebook.
Beer NV Dedicated to craft beer and spirits, Beer NV offers 60 draft beers, specialty cocktails, and wine on tap in South Reno. Beers are available in 4-ounce, 8-ounce, and 16-ounce pours in house, as well as 32-ounce crowlers and 2-liter growlers if you’re on the move. Whiskey, tequila, and rum tasting flights are also available, as are the sparkling cocktail flight, Bloody Mary flight, and the soon-to-be-released Tiki cocktail flight. Add in a back patio and frequent special events and there are plenty of reasons to stop in. Open noon – 11 p.m. Mon. – Thurs., noon – midnight Fri., 11 a.m. – midnight Sat., 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Sun. Happy Hour 4 – 6 p.m. Mon. – Fri., 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Sat. – Sun. 15 Foothill Road, Ste. 1; 775-448-6199; Beernv.com; Find Beer NV on Facebook.
Bighorn Bar & Grill Dine well while you watch your favorite sports games on TV. Bighorn Bar & Grill just underwent a big remodel, so the team can serve you more delicious food and pour you a cold one. The chef cooks up a mix of tasty bar food and elevated lunch and dinner bites, including deviled eggs with bacon and jalapeños, quinoa salad with roasted sweet potatoes, fish and chips, and a house-made veggie burger. You can see the rest of the menu online, or just stop on by. Open 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Mon. – Thurs., 11 a.m. – midnight Fri., 9 a.m. – midnight Sat., 9 a.m. – 10 p.m. Sun. 1325 W. Seventh St.; 775-787-1177; Bighornbargrill.com; Find Bighorn Bar & Grill on Facebook.
Briscola Italian Restaurant Featuring a creative twist on modern Italian cuisine and hand-cut pasta, the menu offers authentic dishes including linguine scampi, rigatoni Bolognese, pizza, short rib ravioli, veal piccata, cioppino, and more. Open 5 – 9:30 p.m. Tues. – Thurs., 5 – 10 p.m. Fri. – Sat. Restaurant Row, Grand Sierra Resort, 2500 E. Second St.; 775-789-2587; Grandsierraresort.com.
Brothers Barbecue This family-owned mobile barbecue company also has 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; Brothersbarbecue.net; Find Brothers Barbecue LLC 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. Open 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. daily. 3892 Mayberry Drive, Ste. A (at South McCarran Boulevard); 775-787-8226; Buenosgrill.com; Find Buenos Grill on Facebook.
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 house-made 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; Realfreshburger.com; Find Burger Me on Facebook. Now in The Summit, 13963 S. Virginia St., Ste. 901.; 775-851-2002.
Butcher’s Kitchen Char-B-Que Don’t miss out on the tasty food at the newest barbecue joint in town. The experienced chefs feature wood-fired, slow-roasted barbecue, as well as meats cooked on the rotisserie and grill. Because Butcher’s Kitchen Char-B-Que is family owned and operated, there is some extra love behind the menu. Spoil your taste buds with slow-smoked beef brisket and herb-brined rotisserie chicken or savor au gratin crusted mac and cheese with a béchamel sauce. Open 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Mon. – Sat. 7689 S. Virginia St., Ste. N; 775-499-5855; Bkcharbque.com; Find Butcher’s Kitchen Char-B-Que on Facebook.
Calafuria When you need a taste of Italy, Calafuria is the answer. This amazing Italian bistro offers a true espresso, an aperitivo, a panino on house-made bread, Roman-style pizza, as well as a four-course tasting menu, and so much more. Bistro open 10 a.m. – 8.30 p.m. Tues. – Thurs., 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Fri. – Sat. Open 6:30 – 9 p.m. Fri. – Sat. with a four-course, fixed menu, upon reservation. 725 S. Center St.; 775-360-5175; Calafuriareno.com; Find Calafuria Reno on Facebook.
Cantina Find your fiesta at Cantina with authentic Mexican cuisine and 115 tequilas! The mouthwatering menu features delicious dishes like tableside guacamole, halibut and shrimp ceviche, chile relleno, pork chops al pastor, barbacoa, chicken mole and of course enchiladas, tacos and burritos. Open 5 – 10 p.m. Mon. – Thurs., 5 – midnight Fri., 11:30 a.m. – midnight Sat., 11:30 a.m. – 10 p.m. Sun. Restaurant Row, Grand Sierra Resort, 2500 E. Second St.; 775-789-1168; Grandsierraresort.com.
Charlie Palmer Steak Reno Voted one of the region’s best steak houses, Charlie Palmer Steak mixes the past, present, and future in neo-traditional renditions of steak house classics along with the likes of pan-seared sea scallops and crispy house bacon with tangerine marmalade and poultry jus. Charlie Palmer Steak is imaginative resort dining topped off with just the right amount of finesse. Open daily, 5 – 9 p.m. Sun. – Thurs., 5 – 10 p.m. Fri. – Sat. Restaurant Row, Grand Sierra Resort, 2500 E. Second St.; 775-789-2456; Grandsierraresort.com.
Chomp This made-to-order salad bar is designed to offer a seamless experience and conveniently healthy meal. All salads can be tossed, chopped, or wrapped, and the ingredients are sourced locally and organic, when possible. This ensures quality to the last bite. At Chomp, the chefs’ work is like a combination of an architect’s precision and a farmer’s craft, resulting in perfectly designed salads. Open 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. daily. The Basement, 50 S. Virginia St.; 775-848-2248; Chompreno.com; Find Chomp on Facebook.
Craft Wine & Beer This fabulous wine and beer shop includes a tasting bar. Craft specializes in small-production, natural wines, and handcrafted traditional beers from around the world. You’ll also find a small selection of spirits. Open 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Mon. – Sat., noon – 6 p.m. Sun. 22 Martin St.; 775-622-4333; Craftreno.net; Find Craft Wine and Beer on Facebook.
Crawfish Asian Cuisine Enjoy flavorful Asian cuisine, a variety of fresh seafood, and a full bar. Choose from classics, such as Peking duck and sesame chicken, or even vegetarian entrées, such as bok choy with garlic sauce and a variety of tofu dishes. The options truly are endless at Crawfish Asian Cuisine. Get $1 fresh raw oysters during happy hour, which is 3 – 6 p.m. Tues. – Fri. Open 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Sun. – Thurs., 11 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. Fri. – Sat. Closed Mon. 1296 E. Plumb Lane; 775-622-6802; Crawfishasiancuisine.com; Find Crawfish Asian Cuisine on Facebook.
Daughters Café 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; Daughterscafe.com; Find Daughters Cafe on Facebook.
Electric Blue Elephant food truck/Café DeLuxe Whether at a street food festival or a catered event, Reno’s premier healthy food truck offers a diverse and vibrant menu that crosses cultural borders and bridges the gaps between vegan, carnivorous, and gluten-free cuisine. Dishes feature only the finest produce and meats. And the owner and employees at Electric Blue Elephant and Café Deluxe are committed to the organic and local food movements, taking pride in having excellent relationships with local food producers and suppliers. New location for Café DeLuxe TBA; 530-414-4836; Electricblueelephant.com; Cafedeluxereno.com; Find Electric Blue Elephant on Facebook; Find Café Deluxe on Facebook.
FEAST Offering lunch and dinner, FEAST is a wonderful Midtown restaurant from the owners of Little House. Menu items include healthy and creative dishes such as Parmesan cauliflower tater tots and ginger-crusted ahi, as well as comfort food dishes such as shrimp scampi and chipotle tomato risotto-stuffed red bell pepper. Happy Hour available 4 – 6 p.m. Mon. – Fri. Open 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., dinner starting at 5 p.m. Mon. – Fri. and dinner starting at 5 p.m. Sat – Sun. 516 S. Virginia St.; 775-686-6969; Feastreno.com; Find Feast on Facebook.
Full Belly Deli Enjoy gourmet sandwiches, homemade soups and breads, and catering services for your office meetings and more. You can also enjoy a tasty, homemade breakfast with a cup of joe. Open 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. Mon. – Fri., 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Sat. 3064 Mill St.; 775-657-8448; Eatfullbellydeli.com; Find Full Belly Deli on Facebook.
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; NEW SOUTH RENO LOCATION: Open 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. Mon. – Sat., 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Sun. 748 S. Meadows Blvd., Ste. A-14; 775-324-2016; Find Great Full Gardens South Meadows Reno on Facebook. Greatfullgardens.com; Find Great Full Gardens on Facebook. Also, Great Full Gardens Express is open 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Mon. – Thurs., 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. Fri., 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Sat. Joe Crowley Student Union at the University of Nevada, Reno; 775-682-9590; Greatfullgardens.com/express; Find Great Full Gardens Express on Facebook.
Hellfire Saloon & Grill Stop in for a rack of slow-smoked ribs, a charbroiled burger, or a generous portion of fish and chips. At the Hellfire Saloon, the environment is warm and inviting, complemented weekly by the area’s best live entertainment. You will be treated like family as you enjoy a great meal, well-crafted cocktail, or ice-cold beer. Guests receive exclusive offers by joining the Hellfire Saloon’s rewards club. The venue is nonsmoking and open to all ages. Open at 3 p.m. Mon. – Tues., at 11 a.m. Wed. – Sun. 3372 S. McCarran Blvd.; 775-825-1988; Hellfiresaloon.com; Find Hellfire Saloon on Facebook.
IMBIB Custom Brews Imbibe in the taproom where you can enjoy custom craft and barrel-aged brews. Learn about the Collaborator Club and custom beer options, or brew your own beer. Taproom open 1 – 10 p.m. Mon. – Tues. and Thurs. – Sat., 1 – 7 p.m. Sun. 785 E. Second St.; 775-303-3385; Imbibreno.com; Find IMBIB Custom Brews on Facebook.
Laughing Planet Café This quick-service restaurant 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. Open 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Sun. – Wed., 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Thurs. – Sat. 650 Tahoe St., Reno; 775-360-2592; Laughingplanetcafe.com; Find Laughing Planet Café Reno on Facebook. Also, the University of Nevada, Reno Laughing Planet location is open 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. daily. 941 N. Virginia St.; 775-870-9633.
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; Louisbasquecorner.com; Find Louis Basque Corner on Facebook.
Mellow Fellow Gastropub Now featuring a new gastropub food menu by chef Clint Jolly, the restaurant also highlights 40 rotating craft beers at each location. The owner tries to find the best and brightest beers at all times. Food is served until closed, with a different menu at each location. You can also visit the Kings Beach, Virginia City, or Truckee locations. Open noon – 10 p.m. Mon. – Thurs., noon – midnight Fri. – Sat., noon – 8 p.m. Sun. 300 E. Second St.; 775-657-8946; Mellowfellowpub.com; Find Mellow Fellow of Reno on Facebook.
Morgan’s Lobster Shack Treat yourself to some of the freshest seafood around, flown in almost every day and never frozen. Grab a lobster mac and cheese at the restaurant or pick up fish to cook at home through Morgan’s market. You can also visit Morgan’s Lobster Shack in Truckee. Open daily 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. 1401 S. Virginia St.; 775-693-9300; Morganslobstershack.com; Find Morgan’s Lobster Shack & Fish Market on Facebook.
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 10 a.m. – 11 p.m. Mon. – 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, and 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; Plumgate, 550 W. Plumb Lane; 775-826-0595; Napa-sonoma.com; Find Napa Sonoma Grocery Co. on Facebook.
Noble Pie Parlor 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; 777 S. Center St., Ste. 100; 775-323-1494; Noblepieparlor.com; Find Noble Pie Parlor on Facebook.
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; Nothingbundtcakes.com; Find Nothing Bundt Cakes (Reno, NV) on Facebook.
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; Nothingtoit.com; Find Nothing To It! on Facebook.
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. – 9 p.m. Mon. – Thurs., 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Fri., 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Sun. 243 S. Sierra St.; 775-622-3222; Oldgranitestreeteatery.com; Find Old Granite Street Eatery on Facebook.
Our Bar Specializing in providing a welcoming and entertaining experience for everyone, Our Bar is a great place to enjoy an ice cold beverage and some wonderful food. Try a juicy burger and side of avocado fries or a chicken pesto sandwich with melted provolone. For dessert? Maybe a root beer float or Oreo cheesecake! There’s also a full bar with a great selection of beers and spirits. Enjoy your favorite neighborhood bar while playing a game of darts or pool. Open 11 a.m. – 3 a.m. daily. 211 W. First St.; 775-329-2684; Ourbarreno.com; Find Our Bar on Facebook.
Pigeon Head Brewery Why not enjoy a beer or two with a friend or two at Pigeon Head Brewery? Grab a specialty lager and make wonderful memories with friends and loved ones. Taproom open 2 – 8 p.m. Wed. – Thurs., noon – 8 p.m. Fri. – Sat. 840 E. Fifth St., 775-276-6766; Pigeonheadbrewery.com; Find Pigeon Head Brewery on Facebook and Instagram.
Pignic Pub & Patio The concept came from the owners’ fondest memories and how they like to spend their free time. Their memories include 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, or veggies from Pignic, as well as Southern-style sides, then grill them 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. – 12 a.m. Mon. – Wed., 3 p.m. – 1 a.m. Thurs. – Fri., noon – 1 a.m. Sat., 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. Sun. 235 Flint St.; 775-376-1948; Pignicpubandpatio.com; Find Pignic Pub & Patio on Facebook.
Piñon Bottle For the premier authority on beer in Reno, you’ve got to check out Piñon Bottle Co. Newly opened in Midtown, Piñon Bottle Co.’s offerings include a beer bar with 36 taps and hundreds of bottles and cans. So what are you waiting for? Bring your growler to fill up and stay for community gatherings such as beer classes, brewing discussions, and more. Open noon – 10 p.m. Sun. – Thurs., noon – midnight Fri. – Sat. 777 S. Center St.; 775-376-1211; Find Piñon Bottle on Facebook.
Rapscallion Seafood House and Bar This restaurant is like no other dining experience in Reno. For more than 35 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. Brunch 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Sun. Happy Hour 4 – 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 – close Mon. – Sat. Live entertainment 6 – 8:30 p.m. Fri. 1555 S. Wells Ave.; 775-323-1211; Raspcallion.com; Find Rapscallion Seafood House on Facebook.
RAWBRY This new shop in The Basement of the old post office building downtown is redefining the way we can eat and live. It’s more than just an edgy cold-pressed juice bar. It’s an experience — one that steals back our most valuable possession, our health. Open 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Mon. – Fri., 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sat. – Sun. 50 S. Virginia St.; 775-384-3468; Rawbry.com; Find Rawbry on Facebook.
Restaurant at Lakeridge Golf Course Enjoy some tasty food after playing a round of golf or just stop in for a meal. The restaurant at Lakeridge Golf Course allows you to dine in a gorgeous setting, on an outdoor patio overlooking the course. Open to the public daily for breakfast and lunch. Happy Hour 3 – 5 p.m. Mon. – Thurs. 1218 Golf Club Drive; 775-825-2200; Duncangolfreno.com; Find Lakeridge Golf Course on Facebook.
Restaurant at Wolf Run Golf Club Playing a round of golf may make you hungry. Whether you play golf or not, the restaurant at Wolf Run Golf Club is just the spot to satisfy your hunger. Enjoy Taco Tuesdays from 4 – 7 p.m. and top them off with a Patron margarita for just $7. Open to the public daily for breakfast and lunch. Happy Hour 4 – 7 p.m. Mon. – Thurs. Free appetizers 5 – 8 p.m. Fri. 1400 Wolf Run Road; 775-851-3301; Duncangolfreno.com; Find Wolf Run Golf Club on Facebook.
Rim This pan-Asian bistro created by premier local restaurateur, Joe Wong, features specialties from China, Japan, Korea and Thailand and dishes such as Malaysian-style curry chicken and udon wheat noodle soup. The all-you-can-eat sushi bar offers up the freshest fish and a long list of classic and exotic rolls. Rim also offers an incredible selection of sake, beer, and specialty cocktails. Open 5 – 9:30 p.m. Sun. – Mon., 5 – 9:30 p.m. Wed. – Thurs., 5 – 10 p.m. Fri. – Sat. Restaurant Row, Grand Sierra Resort, 2500 E. Second St.; 775-789-1661; Grandsierraresort.com.
Roundabout Grill (formerly Heritage) Chef Colin Smith brings edgy comfort food to one of the most beautiful restaurant spaces in the region, located at the downtown Reno arch inside the Whitney Peak Hotel. The family-owned business of Roundabout Catering & Party Rentals lends its longstanding reputation in the community to Roundabout Grill, offering creative, innovative cuisine and friendly service in an inviting atmosphere. Experience the chicken piccata for which chef Smith is known, alongside dishes such as seared jumbo sea scallops, shrimp and polenta, and grilled Atlantic salmon. The space is perfect for private parties or corporate events. Open 6 – 11 a.m. and 4 – 9 p.m. Mon. – Thurs., 6 a.m. – 10 p.m. Fri. – Sat., 6 a.m. – 9 p.m. Sun. Happy Hour 4 – 6 p.m. Mon. – Fri. Weekend brunch features family-style servings, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Sat. – Sun. Complimentary valet parking for Roundabout Grill guests. 255 N. Virginia St.; 775-398-5400; Whitneypeakhotel.com; Find Roundabout Grill on Facebook.
Simple Ice Cream Sandwiches This new spot is bringing common sense back. Located in the front of Junkee Clothing Exchange, an eclectic store featuring recycled items in the heart of Midtown, Simple’s walls feature common sense quotes such as, “Don’t Eat Yellow Snow” and “Keep it simple, keep it you.” We invite you to make a day of exploring the dynamic neighborhood and treat yourself to an ice cream sandwich for less than $5. Open 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. daily. 960 S. Virginia St.; 775-322-4604; Simpleicecreamsandwiches.com.
SixFour Growlers In the heart of Midtown Reno, SixFour Growlers is Nevada’s first stand-alone growler fill station. You’ll find 30+ taps of craft beer, cider, kombucha, and wine for here or to-go. Thirty-two-ounce and 64-ounce growler fills are available, as well as 32-ounce crowler fills. You also may just stop in to order a pint or flight. Ask about the Growler of the Month Club when you drop by the shop. Open noon – 8 p.m. Mon. – Wed., noon – 9 p.m. Thurs. – Fri., 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Sat., 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sun. 555 S. Virginia St., Ste. 105; 775-337-9578; Sixfourgrowlers.com; Find SixFour Growlers on Facebook.
SoDo Short for South Downtown, SoDo is just a block away from the Nevada Museum of Art, Century Riverside movie theater, Pioneer Center, and the Truckee River. SoDo is built around the concept of the finest food, drink, and service wrapped into a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere. Open 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Mon. – Sat. 275 Hill St.; 775-322-2710; Sodoreno.com; Find SoDo on Facebook.
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. Enjoy the patio (open during spring and summer). Lunch 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Tues. – Fri. Dinner 4:30 – 9 p.m. Tues. – Fri., lunch and dinner 1 – 9 p.m. Sat., dinner 4:30 – 9 p.m. Sun. South Creek Shopping Center, 45 Foothill Road; 755-622-1620; Southcreekpizza.com; Find Southcreek Pizza Co. on Facebook.
The Cheese Board The restaurant has been a purveyor of artisanal and locally sourced yumminess for more than 35 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. – 4 p.m. Mon. – Sat. 247 California Ave.; 775-323-3115; Cheeseboardcatering.com; Find The Cheese Board Catering Co. on Facebook.
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. (kitchen closes at 10 p.m.), 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Sun. 325 E. Fourth St.; 775-737-4330; Thedepotreno.com; Find The Depot Craft Brewery Distillery on Facebook.
The Rack Kick back at the bar, play a game of darts, Ping-Pong or foosball, or sign up for bowling with the family. This cool venue is right on North Virginia Street. You also can grab a casual and delicious lunch or dinner off the menu, which includes pizza, sandwiches, salads, and more. In addition to being your one-stop shop for family fun during the day, The Rack also is your nightlife destination for drinks, dancing, and live music. 111 N. Virginia St.; 775-501-5929; Therackreno.com; Find The Rack Reno on Facebook.
The Stick Introducing Reno’s first nonsmoking, nongaming sports lounge, The Stick is your go-to destination for excellent food, local beers, local spirits, and all of the sports you can handle. Along with sports entertainment on 24 TVs, the goal of The Stick’s expert staff is to provide a comfortable atmosphere that exceeds expectations during all your favorite games. Fan favorites include buffalo chicken lettuce wraps and guacamole bombs. Open 11 – 2 a.m. Mon. – Thurs., 11 – 3 a.m. Fri. – Sat., 9 – 1 a.m. Sun. 95 N. Sierra St., Ste. 101; 775-360-5799; Thestickreno.com; Find The Stick Reno on Facebook.
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 now open at 1325 Airmotive Way; open 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Mon. – Fri., 775-440-1333; Toosoulteaco.com; Find Too Soul Tea Co. on Facebook.
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; Wedgecheeseshop.com; Find Wedge – A Cheese Shop on Facebook.
Whole Foods Market Get ready to pack your plate full of the highest quality natural and organic prepared foods to eat inside or 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; Wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/reno; Find Whole Foods Market (Reno, NV) on Facebook.
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. – Fri., 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Sat. 85 Foothill Road, No. 4; 775-853-YOSH (9674); Yoshsdeli.com; Find Yosh’s Unique Deli on Facebook.
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., 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sat., or by appointment. 1155 Watson Way, Ste. 5; 775-219-9403; 7troughsdistilling.com; Find Seven Troughs Distilling Co. on Facebook.
Siu Chinese Express and Bubble Tea In need of delicious food, but you’re in a hurry? No problem. Here, find tasty Chinese food that’s prepared quickly and is satisfying. Along with your meal, grab a boba (also known as a bottle of pearl milk) tea. With boba, different varieties of tea are mixed with milk or fruit, and tiny fruit jellies are added for texture. Open 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. daily. 750 N. McCarran Blvd., Sparks; 775-502-3222.
Siu Korean BBQ Indulge in the rich flavors of Korean barbecue. You may savor perfectly grilled beef, pork, and chicken dishes. Open 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. daily. 754 N. McCarran Blvd., Sparks; 775-502-3333.
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 house-made 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; Realfreshburger.com; Find Burger Me on Facebook.
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 alone, or taken home. Open 11:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. Sun. – Thurs., 11:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. Fri. – Sat. Happy Hour 3 – 5 p.m. Mon. – Fri. 11253 Brockway Road, Ste. 105; 530-582-9755; Drunkenmonkeysushi.com; Find Drunken Monkey Sushi on Facebook.
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 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; Fiftyfiftybrewing.com; Find FiftyFifty Brewing Co. on Facebook.
Full Belly Deli Enjoy gourmet sandwiches, homemade soups and breads, catering services, and patio dining (weather permitting). Open 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. Mon. – Fri., 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Sat. 10825 Pioneer Trail Road, Ste. 103; 530-550-9516; Fullbellydelitruckee.com; Find Full Belly Deli on Facebook.
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 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. daily. Dinner 5 – 9:30 p.m. daily. Light fare also is offered at the Manzanita Bar 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. Sun. – Thurs., 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Fri. – Sat. Mid-mountain at Northstar, 13031 Ritz-Carlton Highlands Court; 530-562-3050; Manzanitalaketahoe.com; Find The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe on Facebook.
Mellow Fellow Gastropub Featuring 40 rotating craft beers at each location. The owner tries to find the best and brightest beers at all times. Food is served until closed, with a different menu at each location. You can also visit the Reno, Virginia City, or Kings Beach locations. Open 3 – 10 p.m. Mon. – Thurs., noon – midnight Fri. – Sat., noon – 10 p.m. Sun.; 10192 Donner Pass Road; 530-214-8927; Mellowfellowpub.com; Find Mellow Fellow of Truckee on Facebook.
Morgan’s Lobster Shack Treat yourself to some of the freshest seafood around, flown in almost every day and never frozen. Grab a lobster mac and cheese at the restaurant or pick up fish to cook at home through Morgan’s market. You can also visit Morgan’s Lobster Shack in Reno. Open daily 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. 10089 W. River St.; 530-582-5000; Morganslobstershack.com; Find Morgan’s Lobster Shack & Fish Market on Facebook.
Mellow Fellow Gastropub Featuring 24 rotating craft beers at each location. The owner tries to find the best and brightest beers at all times. This location serves gourmet local sausages and snacks until closing. You can also visit the Reno, Kings Beach, or Truckee locations. Open 3 – 10 p.m. Mon. – Thurs., 3 p.m. – midnight Sat., noon – 10 p.m. Sun. 171 S. C St.; Mellowfellowpub.com; Find Mellow Fellow of Virginia City on Facebook.