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, 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; http://www.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 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; http://www.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 Tues. – Fri. 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. 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; http://www.Sassafrascarsoncity.com; Find Sassafras Eclectic Food Joint on Facebook and see details on Sassafras’s live music schedule.
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; http://www.Jtbasquenv.com; Find JT Basque 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 W. Lake Blvd.; 530-525-5200; http://www.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; http://www.Sorensensresort.com.
Batch CupcakeryThe 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. Batch just recently opened the Incline Village location! 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); http://www.Batchcupcakery.com; Find Batch Cupcakery on Facebook.
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. 8487 N. Lake Blvd.; 530-546-8344; http://www.Tahoecentralmarket.com; Find Tahoe Central Market and Deli on Facebook.
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Mamasake Enjoy this popular, Cal-Asian restaurant for tasty, fresh sushi, sashimi, nigri, as well as cold and cooked tapas. Mamasake uses the finest ingredients prepared in a flavorful, creative, and healthy way. The restaurant uses an eco-friendly seafood provider and relies primarily on sustainable products. In addition, most of its menu items are organic, as well as gluten, antibiotic, trans fat, refined sugar, and hormone free. Mamasake has many vegetarian and vegan options as well, and is GMO free. Open 11:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. daily. Happy Hour 3 – 5 p.m. daily until the mountain closes. The Village at Squaw, 1850 Village South Road, Ste. 52; 530-584-0110; http://www.Mamasake.com; Find Mamasake 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. Movie Night Mondays. DJ Trivia 7 – 9 p.m. Wed. 290 California Ave.; 775-329-1864; http://www.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; http://www.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 location in Incline Village. Open 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Mon. – Sat., Noon – 6 p.m. Sun. 555 S. Virginia St., Ste. 104; 775-336-1622; http://www.Batchcupcakery.com; Find Batch Cupcakery on Facebook.
Beaujolais BistroSettle 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; http://www.Beaujolaisbistro.com; Find Beaujolais Bistro on Facebook.
Beefy’s 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; Find Beefy’s Reno on Facebook.
Bert’s Rum Cakes Indulge in delicious homemade desserts, with a drizzle of liquor. Bert Lawton, the master baker, is confident in saying “if you loved your grandmother’s rum cakes, you’ll love Rum Cakes by Bert” because her delicious rum cakes are based on a family recipe. Enjoy a variety of liquor cakes, cupcakes, cookies, candies, and gift baskets. Open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Mon. – Sat. 900 W. Moana Lane; 775-501-0033; http://www.Rumcakesetcbybert.com; Find Rum Cakes Etc. by Bert 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 made-in-house 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; Find Bighorn Bar & Grill on Facebook.
Bimini Steakhouse Savor hardwood-grilled steaks, chops, seafood, and featured local ingredients in an unparalleled atmosphere. The restaurant was awarded the 2013 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. Open 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. Sun. – Thurs., 5:30 – 10 p.m. Fri. – Sat. Reservations recommended. Inside Peppermill Resort Spa Casino, 2707 S. Virginia St.; 775-689-7111; http://www.Peppermillreno.com/dining. Find Bimini Steakhouse on Facebook.
Biscotti’s This menu spans the globe with its innovative dishes and twists on classic comfort foods, featuring locally sourced goods. Open breakfast, lunch, and dinner 7 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. Sun. – Thurs., 7 a.m. – 11 p.m. Fri. – Sat. Inside Peppermill Resort Spa Casino, 2707 S. Virginia St.; 775-689-7060; http://www.Peppermillreno.com/dining; Find Biscotti’s on Facebook.
Branded Hearts Distillery Reno has a new artisan distillery. The owners are busy creating distinctive spirits. The lineup includes an amazing Dark Panela Rum and several whiskeys. The single malt whiskey is ready, and the Oat, Hard Red Wheat, and Soft White Wheat are on the way. Tasting room open 1 – 8 p.m. Thur. – Fri., 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Sat., and by appointment. 121 Woodland Ave., Ste. 160; 775-336-8195; 775-386-8993; http://www.Brandedheartsdistillery.com; Find Branded Hearts Distillery on Facebook.
Brothers BarbecueThis 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; http://www.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; http://www.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 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; http://www.Realfreshburger.com; Find Burger Me on Facebook.
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. Sat. 7689 S. Virginia St., Ste. N; 775-499-5855; http://www.Bkcharbque.com; Find Butcher’s Kitchen Char-B-Que on Facebook.
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. 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. 1690 S. Wells Ave.; 775-737-9735; http://www.Cafedeluxereno.com; Find Café Deluxe on Facebook.
Cafe de Thai Under the expert direction of chef/owner Alex Ngo, Café de Thai has set the standard for excellence in fine Thai cuisine for more than 20 years. The chef creates a complete dining experience, rich in the complex flavors of Thai culture and complemented by fine wines and cocktails, coffees, and desserts. Also enjoy a one-of-a-kind, authentic pho served with a kettle tableside. Using fresh, organic, and local produce, each dish is made to order. You may specify the level of spice and most dishes may be made vegetarian. Catering and takeout as well as a private party room are available. Lunch and dinner 11:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. Mon. – Sat., dinner 5 – 9 p.m. Sun. 7499 Longley Lane; 775-829-THAI; http://www.Cafedethaireno.net; Find Café de Thai on Facebook.
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 11:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. Mon. – Thurs., 11:30 a.m. – 10 p.m. Fri. – Sat., 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Sun. On the bottom floor of The Palladio condominiums, 50 N. Sierra St. (downtown); 775-737-9555; http://www.Camporeno.com; Find Campo 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 Elise Vandenberg works the floor. Open for coffee, full bar, grab and go 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Wed. – Sat. Lunch 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Wed. – Sat. Dinner 4 – 8 p.m. Thurs. for blackboard specials. Brunch 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Sun. Call for private parties. Inside Nevada Museum of Art, 160 W. Liberty St.; 775-284-2921; http://www.Chez-louie.com; Find chez louie on Facebook and Twitter.
CHI Experience traditional and contemporary Asian cuisine, such as peking duck or delight in seafood from the live aquatic tanks. Sample noodle dishes and an array of appetizing platters as well. Open 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. Sun. – Tues., 5 – 10 p.m. Fri., 5 – 9:30 p.m. Sat., Closed Wed. – Thurs.; Reservations recommended. Inside Peppermill Resort Spa Casino, 2707 S. Virginia St.; 775-689-8889; http://www.Peppermillreno.com/dining, Find CHI 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 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Mon. – 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; http://www.Crawfishasiancuisine.com; Find Crawfish Asian Cuisine on Facebook.
Dandelion Deli & Café 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; http://www.Dandeliondelicafe.com; Find Dandelion Deli on Facebook.
Death & Taxes This cocktail lounge specializes in fresh artisanal cocktails made with seasonal ingredients, house-made syrups, and infusions, as well as a rotating craft beer selection. The bar offers spirit education classes, as well as retail to allow clients to buy bottles from the exclusive inventory of sought-after spirits. You’ll also find tools and resources for everything from a home bar to a professional program. Open 4 p.m. – midnight Mon. – Wed., noon – midnight Thurs., noon – 2 a.m. Fri. and Sat. 26 Cheney St.; 775-324-2630; http://www.Deathandtaxesreno.com; find Death & Taxes on Facebook and Instagram.
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; http://www.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; http://www.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. Inside Joe Crowley Student Union at the University of Nevada, Reno; 775-682-9590; http://www.Greatfullgardens.com/express; Find Great Full Gardens Express on Facebook.
IceCycle Creamery Make the effort to visit one of Reno’s coolest eateries. IceCycle Creamery offers interesting and satisfying flavors of small-batch ice cream made with local dairy products. The flavors always are changing so you’ll have something new to try. Plus, the team serves up tasty gourmet deli sandwiches daily. Open 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Mon. – Sat., deli closes at 7 p.m. 6147 Lakeside Drive, Ste. 102; 775-827-2777; http://www.Icecyclecreamery.com; Find IceCycle Creamery on Facebook.
Imbib Custom Brews Imbibe in the new 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 4 – 10 p.m. Mon. – Tues. and Thurs., 1 – 10 p.m. Fri. – Sat., 1 – 7 p.m. Sun. 785 E. Second St.; 775-303-3385; http://www.Imbibreno.com; Find Imbib Custom Brews on Facebook.
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; http://www.Louisbasquecorner.com; Find Louis Basque Corner on Facebook.
Midtown Eats This restaurant offers comfort food unrestricted by culinary boundaries. It specializes in a wide variety of foods that people love, including signature burgers, salads, and daily chef du jour entrées. Enjoy fine dining at a table or eat a bite at the bar. The restaurant offers fresh artisanal cocktails made with seasonal ingredients, house-made syrups, and infusions, and a rotating wine and craft beer selection. Midtown has an intimate ambience with a simple, rustic, and reclaimed aesthetic. Lunch 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Mon. – Sat. and Sun. brunch 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Dinner nightly. 719 S. Virginia St. (moving to 20 Cheney St. in the spring or maybe earlier); 775-324-3287; http://www.Midtowneatsreno.com; Find Midtown Eats on Facebook and Instagram.
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; http://www.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 a.m. – 5 a.m. Sat., 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Sun. 239 W. Second St.; 775-622-9222; http://www.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; http://www.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; http://www.Nothingtoit.com; Find Nothing To It! on Facebook.
Oceano Sample expertly prepared sushi, fish, oysters, and shrimp alongside flavorful pastas, grilled steaks, soups, salads, and sandwiches. Open 11:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. Sun. – Thurs., 11:30 a.m. – 10 p.m. Fri. – Sat. Inside Peppermill Resort Spa Casino, 2707 S. Virginia St.; 775-689-7050; http://www.Peppermillreno.com/dining; Find Oceano 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; http://www.Oldgranitestreeteatery.com; Find Old Granite Street Eatery on Facebook.
Pho The restaurant’s pho (Vietnamese rice noodle soup) is deep, rich fulfillment in a bowl. And it’s filled to the brim with fresh vegetables, meats, and seafood. But Pho is more than just delectable hot soup. Try warm rice and noodle dishes and refreshing salads and sandwiches. In addition, there is an extensive vegetarian menu. Open 11 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. Mon. – Sat., 11 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. Sun. 6775 Sierra Center Pkwy., Ste. 600; 775-852-6100; http://www.Phorestaurant.biz.
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, 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; http://www.Pignicpubandpatio.com; Find Pignic Pub & Patio on Facebook.
PJ & Co. A friendly staff, a full bar, and homemade freshness keep locals loving PJs 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, PJs 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, PJs 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; http://www.Pjandco.net; Find PJ & Co. Restaurant 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 Mon. – Fri. 7 a.m. – 7 p.m., Sat. – Sun. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. 50 S. Virginia St.; 775-384-3468; http://www.Rawbry.com; Find Rawbry on Faceboook.
Romanza Enjoy exquisite Italian cuisine with fresh, handcrafted pastas, mesquite-grilled seafood, and vine-ripened garden vegetables roasted to perfection. Open 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. Wed. – Sun., Closed Mon. – Tues. Reservations recommended. Inside Peppermill Resort Spa Casino, 2707 S. Virginia St.; 775-689-7050; http://www.Peppermillreno.com/dining; Find Romanza Italian Restaurant at The Peppermill Resort Spa Casino 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. Inside South Creek Shopping Center, 45 Foothill Road; 755-622-1620; http://www.Southcreekpizza.com; Find Southcreek Pizza Co. on Facebook.
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. There’s a wonderful deck, too, weather permitting. 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; http://www.Thebrewerscabinet.com; Find Brewers Cabinet 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. – 4 p.m. Mon. – Sat. 247 California Ave.; 775-323-3115; http://www.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; http://www.Thedepotreno.com; Find The Depot Craft Brewery Distillery 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; http://www.Toosoulteaco.com ; Find Too Soul Tea Co. onFacebook.
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; http://www.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; http://www.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); http://www.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. 775-219-9403; http://www.7troughsdistilling.com; Find Seven Troughs Distilling Co. on Facebook.
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; http://www.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 by 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; http://www.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; http://www.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; http://www.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; http://www.Manzanitalaketahoe.com; Find The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe on Facebook.
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