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; http://www.Adelesrestaurantandlounge.com
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 Saturday, starting 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; http://www.Labakerycafe.com
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. Closed Sun. 1105 S. Carson St.; 775-783-1566; http://www.Tahoeridgewinery.com Just opened in February!
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. (check the website for current hours). 1448 Hwy. 395 N., Gardnerville. A listing of tastings and events can be found at http://www.Battlebornwine.com 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. 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Mon. – Fri. 1483 Hwy. 395 N., Gardnerville; 775-782-3314; http://www.Cafegirasole.com
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 and prepared 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 Bordeaux 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 N., 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 pasta, soups, salads, sandwiches, and appetizers. A children’s menu is offered and Flight is available for private parties. A lunch delivery service is even offered. 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 Blvd. (off of Airport Road), Minden; 775-782-1333; http://www.Flightrestaurantandbar.com
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 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 10 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; http://www.Mindenmeat.com
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. and Sat., and 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Sun. 1644 Hwy. 395, Minden; 775-783-1566; http://www.Tahoeridgewinery.com
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; http://www.Thebluecowcheese.com
The Grill The Lakes Course clubhouse offers 180-degree, breathtaking views and a European-style atmosphere that’s inviting and warm. Breakfast include 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 seven days a week: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. in the winter and 7 a.m. – 9 p.m. 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; http://www.Genoalakes.com
The Grill Next Door Enjoy casual dining at this affordable, family-owned restaurant, including tasty burgers made fresh 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 Towns for Best Discovery, Best Taste, and Best Overall. The restaurant also maintains five stars on Yelp.com. 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Tues. – Fri., 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Sat., 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Sun. 1302 Langley Lane, 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.
Pizza Barn A Fallon institution since 1978, the Diedrichsen family-owned restaurant features four styles of pizza, with the introduction of its new flatbread pizza, a delicious, light alternative. Each pizza has its own original dough recipe made from scratch and five fresh cheeses blended daily. The salad bar carries several homemade dishes. Many of the ingredients are from local farms, including grass-fed ground beef from Albaugh Ranch. Pizza topping options range from pepperoni to pine nuts, artichoke hearts to zucchini, providing many choices. It’s a popular place to bring the kids and party packages are offered. The restaurant is big enough to just hang out with friends in a sports bar atmosphere with nine TVs. Enjoy several microbrews on tap, plus wine. Open daily at 11 a.m. 1981 W. Williams Ave.; 775-423-7155; http://www.Pizzabarnnevada.com
Sorensen’s Country Café Tucked away on the eastern edge of the spectacular Hope Valley is this adorable resort and its full-service restaurant. Enjoy specialties such as Mary’s natural chicken with a gremolata topping, fresh and wild fish, New York steak, garden-fresh salads, and homemade desserts such as house-made bread pudding and a wonderful berry cobbler. Accompany your meal with a fine wine or beer. Breakfast 7:30 – 11 a.m. (until noon on weekends). Lunch 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Dinner 5 – 8:30 p.m. 14255 Hwy. 88; 800-423-9949; 530-694-2203; http://www.Sorensensresort.com
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; http://www.Tahoecentralmarket.com
OLYMPIC VALLEY (SQUAW VALLEY)
Dorinda’s Chocolates Using only the world’s finest and freshest ingredients for its delectable artisan chocolates, Dorinda’s has just what people need for any memorable occasion. Featuring two locations — one in downtown Reno and the other in The Village at Squaw Valley — these extraordinary and exquisite shops offer handcrafted chocolate confections ranging from award-winning sea salt caramels and seasonal truffles to French drinking chocolate. All can be enjoyed overlooking the Truckee River from a cobblestone patio or surrounded by the world-renowned Squaw Valley peaks. Ask about wine and chocolate pairings, customizable corporate and special occasion gifts and desserts, plus chocolate-making events. Open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily. 1960 Squaw Valley Road, Ste. 26; 775-432-2024; http://www.Dorindaschocolates.com Follow Dorinda’s events at http://www.Facebook.com/dorindaschocolates
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
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., Reno; 775-329-1864; http://www.1864tavern.com
4th St. Bistro For dining at its finest, visit this charming restaurant that features seasonal, local, organic, and sustainably farmed, raised, and ranched ingredients. Diners will find Niman Ranch meats (beef, lamb, and pork), 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
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; http://www.Batchcupcakery.com
Beaujolais Bistro Settle in for satisfying country French cuisine in a welcoming neighborhood bistro. You’ll enjoy a cozy environment, knowledgeable wait staff, and an excellent wine selection of American and French wines. Dinner from 5 – 9 p.m. Tues. – Sun. Bar open at 4 p.m. 753 Riverside Drive; 775-323-2227; http://www.Beaujolaisbistro.com
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. It’s 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.
Briscola Enjoy the rich experience of this family-style Italian eatery, featuring fresh pastas and assorted entrées, a comfortable setting, and affordable prices. Dinner 5 – 9 p.m. Tues. – Thurs., 5 – 10 p.m. Fri. – Sat. Inside Grand Sierra Resort and Casino, 2500 E. Second St.; 775-789-2587; http://www.Grandsierraresort.com/dining/fine-dining/briscola
Brothers Barbecue This family-owned mobile barbecue company recently opened a brick-and-mortar location on 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 premise. 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 and Find Brothers on Twitter and Facebook.
Buenos Grill This colorful, family-friendly, Baja-themed restaurant is Reno’s best place for fish tacos, patio dining, quick service, and a salsa bar. Enjoy a fresh and unique take on classic Mexican dishes such as fish tacos with mango salsa, steak ranchero taquitos, and coconut-fried shrimp. Great margaritas, wine, beer, and tequila selection as well. Open 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. daily. 3892 Mayberry Drive, Ste. A (at South McCarran Boulevard); 775-787-8226; http://www.Buenosgrill.com
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
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; http://www.Camporeno.com
Charlie Palmer Steak Reno’s best steakhouse serves the finest cuts of artisan meats and trademark eclectic wines spotlighting West Coast vintages. Dinner 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. Sun. – Thurs., 5:30 – 10:30 p.m. Fri. – Sat. Charlie Palmer Lounge 4 – 9:30 p.m. Sun. – Thurs., 4 – 10:30 p.m. Fri. – Sat. Inside Grand Sierra Resort and Casino, 2500 E. Second St.; 775-789-2458; http://www.Grandsierraresort.com/dining/fine-dining/charlie-palmer-steak
Chez louie This 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; http://www.Chez-louie.com and Find chez louie on Facebook and Twitter.
Dorinda’s Chocolates Using only the world’s finest and freshest ingredients for its delectable artisan chocolates, Dorinda’s has just what you need for any memorable occasion. Featuring two locations — one in downtown Reno and the other in The Village at Squaw Valley — these extraordinary and exquisite shops offer handcrafted chocolate confections ranging from award-winning sea salt caramels and seasonal truffles to French drinking chocolate. They can be enjoyed overlooking the Truckee River from a cobblestone patio or surrounded by the world-renowned Squaw Valley peaks. Ask about wine and chocolate pairings, customizable corporate and special occasion gifts and desserts, plus chocolate-making events. Open 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Mon. – Sat., 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sun. 727 Riverside Drive, Ste. E; 775-432-2024; http://www.Dorindaschocolates.com and Follow Dorinda’s events at http://www.Facebook.com/dorindaschocolates
Franz’s Backstube The Austrian café offers cakes and pastries in addition to a lunch menu, gelato, and drinks. Eat a chicken salad sandwich or a specialty quiche for lunch followed by a croissant with raspberries and a latte. For breakfast enjoy fine espresso, coffee, and delicious teas. Or try a variety of its desserts ranging from strawberry tarts and walnut strudel to flavorful gelatos. Don’t forget this bakery has a wide array of delicious desserts! Open 7 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Tues. – Fri., 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sat., 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. Sun. – Mon. 3882 Mayberry Landing; 775-624-2921; http://www.Franzsbackstube.biz
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; Greatfullgardens.com. 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; http://www.Greatfullgardens.com/express
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; http://www.Renoheritage.com and Find Heritage on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.
House of Bread Step inside this bakery and enjoy the aroma and taste of all-natural, preservative-free breads made from the heart. Choose from more than 30 varieties of sweet and savory breads, including raspberry rolls, challah, jalapeño cheese bread, pumpkin chocolate chip bread, zucchini bread, squaw bread, honey whole wheat bread, and cinnamon twists. Breakfast and lunch sandwiches are available for pickup. The establishment even offers wholesale service to restaurants. Open 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Mon. – Fri., 7 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Sat., 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Sun. 1185 California Ave., Ste. B; 775-322-0773; http://www.Houseofbread.com
La Strada See why the Eldorado’s signature restaurant was named one of the best Italian restaurants in the nation. You’ll find delicious, authentic Northern Italian cuisine. Try pastas made freshly daily in the Eldorado pasta shop, outstanding entrées, and delectable desserts. Don’t miss the famous mushroom ravioli. Buon appetito! Open 5 p.m. Fri. – Tues. Inside Eldorado Resort Casino, 345 N. Virginia St.; 775-786-5700; http://www.Eldoradoreno.com/reno-restaurants
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. – 11 p.m. Wed. – Sat., 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Sun. – Tues. 650 Tahoe St.; 775-360-2592; http://www.Laughingplanetcafe.com
Louis’ Basque Corner Enjoy a fun, engaging communal dining experience you won’t forget at this historic eatery (open since 1967). Authentic, large-portioned, well-prepared Basque dishes include top sirloin steak, roasted leg of lamb, salmon, sweetbreads, tongue, and oxtail stew. Louis’ also is home to the famously powerful Basque cocktail picon punch. This is a great spot for all your holiday parties, whether with the company, family, or friends. Lunch 11 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
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 their tasty margaritas. 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., Reno; 775-322-2722; http://www.Miguelsmexicanrestaurantreno.com Coming soon: new location in The Summit shopping center, Reno!
Millies24 Guests can enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and plenty of late-night bar action at Millies24. The down-home coffee shop menu features favorite family recipes, and the Sweet Shoppe & Bakery offers freshly roasted Eldorado coffee, made-to-order homemade cakes, decadent sundaes and milkshakes, freshly churned creamy gelato, and more. Open daily 24 hours a day. Inside Eldorado Resort Casino, 345 N. Virginia St.; 775-786-5700; http://www.Eldoradoreno.com/dining
Monolith Bar This spot has been brought to life by the owners of Noble Pie Parlor, in Reno, under the cardinal code of a laid back neighborhood bar with a rock ’n’ roll vibe. Featuring live music and DJs weekly and fresh, seasonal, craft cocktails using lesser-known worldly spirits, freshly squeezed juices from local fruits, house-made simple syrups, bitters, and shrubs. (You’ll find classic cocktails, too.) The owners showcase a rotating lineup of draft beers, including craft brews from local breweries and selected bottles of beer and cider. The bar also includes a foosball table, pool table, rotating art, and bar bites such as deep-fried Danger Dogs (bacon-wrapped Caspers hot dogs with house-made Voodoo relish). Open 7 p.m. – 1 a.m. Mon. – Tues., 7 p.m. – 2 a.m. Wed., 7 p.m. – 3 a.m. Thurs., 7 p.m. – 4 a.m. Fri. – Sat. 100 N. Arlington Ave., Ste. 102; 775-284-0840; http://www.Facebook.com/monolithbar
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; http://www.Noblepieparlor.com
Nothing Bundt Cakes Step inside this sweet bakery and order from four different sizes and 10 different flavors of bundt cake. Perfect for every occasion, Nothing Bundt Cakes make great gifts or treats for anniversaries, birthdays, baby showers, office parties, and more. Ten flavors (including luscious chocolate-chocolate chip, red velvet, white chocolate raspberry, carrot, lemon, marble, and pecan praline) with 40 unique decorations perfect the experience. Open 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Mon. – Sat. 5051 S. McCarran Blvd.; 775-827-5151; http://www.Nothingbundtcakes.com
Nothing To It Culinary Center This outstanding facility features hands-on and demonstration classes taught by master chefs. You’ll also find a gourmet Napa Valley-inspired deli, as well as a fabulous kitchen store for all your cooking needs. Owners/operators Jay Bushman and Lara Ritchie have a passion for giving people the tools to be great chefs in their own homes. Deli is open 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Mon. – Fri., 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Sat. Catering is available. Check the website for class information. 225 Crummer Lane; 775-826-2628; http://www.nothingtoit.com
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; http://www.Oldgranitestreeteatery.com
Pho The restaurant’s pho (Vietnamese rice noodle soup) is deep, rich fulfillment in a bowl. And it’s topped to the brim with fresh vegetables, meats, and seafood. But Pho is more than just delectable hot soup. Try warm rice and noodle dishes and refreshing salads and sandwiches. In addition, there is an extensive vegetarian menu. Open 11 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. Mon. – Sat., 11 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. Sun. 6775 Sierra Center Pkwy., Ste. 600; 775-852-6100; http://www.Phorestaurant.biz
Pho Mein This casual dining spot is serving up authentic Asian noodles and stir fry for sit down or takeout on the go. The extensive menu features an array of Vietnamese and Chinese favorites, including more than 20 pho noodle bowl choices, a huge selection of appetizers, salads, stir-fry entrées, rice dishes, and favorites such as Kung Pao chicken and Mongolian beef. Open 11 a.m. daily. Inside Eldorado Resort Casino, 345 N. Virginia St.; 775-786-5700; http://www.Eldoradoreno.com/reno-restaurants
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; http://www.Pignicpubandpatio.com
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, bread, and pasta; 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; http://www.Renoprovisions.com
Rim This Pan-Asian bistro features specialties from China, Japan, Korea, and Thailand. You’ll find dishes such as kumquat shrimp, sliced chicken breast with steamed sea bass in a ginger-green onion soy sauce, and Korean-style barbecued short ribs. Rim also features a sushi bar with an all-you-can-eat menu. Inside Grand Sierra Resort, 2500 E. Second St.; 775-789-1661; http://www.Grandsierraresort.com/dining/fine-dining/rim
Rounds Bakery Enjoy authentic, New York-style bagels boiled to perfection. Cream cheeses are whipped daily and sandwiches are made to order. Doughnuts, coffee, and more are served, too. Bagels are available wholesale to local businesses as well. Open 6:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Mon. – Fri., 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Sat. – Sun. 294 E. Moana Lane; 775-329-0800; http://www.Roundsbakery.com
Roxy Restaurant The award-winning bistro has been voted as the best place to take a date by locals and is on the prestigious Distinguished Restaurants of North America awards list. At Roxy, chefs hand select top cuts of meats, poultry and fish to create exquisite entrées prepared in a specialty wood-fired oven. Roxy’s wait staff has vast knowledge of fine wines and liquors and expert pastry chefs create scrumptious breads, soufflés, tarts, sorbets and more in an exhibition bakery. Roxy’s Bar & Lounge is famous for its 102 martinis and nightly entertainment. Open 5 p.m. daily. Inside Eldorado Resort Casino, 345 N. Virginia St.; 775-786-5700; http://www.Eldoradoreno.com/reno-restaurants
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. and noon – 5 p.m. Sun. 1290 S. Virginia St.; 775-323-2462; http://www.Sierrachocolates.com
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; http://www.Southcreekpizza.com
The Brew Brothers The brewpub offers eight custom microbrews and a creative menu from assistant executive chef Robert Hesse, star of Hell’s Kitchen seasons five and six. The menu features gourmet wood-fired pizzas, salads, burgers, ribs, sandwiches, and The Brew Brothers’ signature Hog Wings. Mid-week happy hour specials and live music nightly. Open 11:30 a.m. Mon. – Fri., 11 a.m. Sat. – Sun. Inside Eldorado Hotel Casino, 345 N. Virginia St.; 775-786-5700; http://www.Eldoradoreno.com/reno-restaurants
The Brewer’s Cabinet This one-of-a-kind brewpub located on historic California Avenue is rustic, yet elegant, with its warm barn wood interior and cozy booth seating. Its unique drafts, brewed in-house, are extraordinary and wildly popular, complemented perfectly by The Brewer’s Cabinet menu, which gives traditional American comfort food a fresh, gourmet feel. Open 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. Mon. – Fri., 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
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 at 11 a.m. daily – close. Happy hour 4 – 6:30 p.m. 425 S. Virginia St.; 775-432-1633; http://www.Bridgerestaurantandbar.com 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, pasta, 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; http://www.Cheeseboardcatering.com
The Jungle (formerly known as Java Jungle and Jungle Vino) This longtime local hangout provides the ultimate coffeehouse and barroom experience, serving superior coffee, espresso drinks, gourmet sandwiches, and pizzas. Guests also will relish monthly art receptions and live music in a friendly, inviting urban jungle. In the barroom, guests can enjoy fine wine and food in an intimate and sophisticated setting. Free Wi-Fi is available at both locations. The coffeehouse is open 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; http://www.Thejunglereno.com
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, in the former Great Basin Community Food Co-op building); 775-322-2001; http://www.Toosoulteaco.com
Wedge – A Cheese Shop Reno’s first dedicated cheese shop is located in Reno’s food-centric Midtown district. 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
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; http://www.Wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/reno
Yosh’s Unique Deli This third-generation unique deli has catered to Reno since 1973. You’ll find fresh-baked rolls, house-smoked and roasted meats, soups and salads made from scratch, and catering for all occasions. Sit out on the patio (weather permitting) or book the private room for events and meetings. Open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Mon. – Wed., 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Thurs. – Fri., 10 a.m. – 3ish p.m. Sat. 85 Foothill Road, No. 4; 775-853-YOSH (9674); http://www.Yoshsdeli.com
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE/STATELINE
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; http://www.Hardrockcasinolaketahoe.com
Fuel Grab and go at this quick-service eatery, with freshly prepped sandwiches, coffee, pastries, juice, 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; http://www.Hardrockcasinolaketahoe.com
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; http://www.Hardrockcasinolaketahoe.com
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; http://www.Hardrockcasinolaketahoe.com
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
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; http://www.Drunkenmonkeysushi.com
FiftyFifty Great beer and food by people who love beer and food. FiftyFifty has won numerous international awards for its beers, which all are brewed on site at the pub. It proudly serves these up alongside all-natural meats, organic produce, and fresh pub-style innovations. FiftyFifty serves both lunch and dinner and also features a full bar, seasonal outdoor seating on the patio (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
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; http://www.Fullbellydelitruckee.com
Manzanita at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe The menu reflects rustic California cuisine with a mountain resort influence incorporating organic, locally grown produce whenever possible. Breakfast 7 – 11 a.m. daily. Lunch 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. daily. Dinner 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. Sun. – Thurs., 5:30 – 10 p.m. Fri. – Sat. Light fare also is offered at the Manzanita Bar 11 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. Sun. – Thurs., 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Fri. – Sat. Mid-mountain at Northstar, 13031 Ritz-Carlton Highlands Court; 530-562-3050; http://www.Manzanitalaketahoe.com