Auburn Alehouse Craft Brewery & Restaurant Brian and Lisa Ford opened this spot in 2007 in the iconic Shanghai Restaurant, embracing the building’s character and colorful history in the heart of historic Auburn. While enjoying their full gastro menu, patrons often can see Brian and his brewers making world-class beer in small batches, using only the finest malted barley and American-grown hops. With a collection of prestigious awards hanging on the wall, it’s easy to see why the Sac Bee says Auburn Alehouse is one of the region’s premier craft breweries. When possible, it sources fresh ingredients from local, organic farms. Its signature dishes include smoked pulled pork and ribs, fried pickles, and the famous cheese loaf. The great outdoor patio — where bands play in the summer — also is dog friendly. 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. – 10 p.m. Sun. 289 Washington St.; 530-885-2537; Auburnalehouse.com; Find Auburn Alehouse Craft Brewery & Restaurant on Facebook.
Lone Buffalo Vineyards This family-owned micro-winery is the culmination of owner and winemaker Phil Maddux’s 35-year passion for winemaking. Visitors will enjoy on-site tastings in a relaxed, down-to-earth environment, and it’s ideal for picnics, with its gorgeous patio and spectacular view of the vineyard. Tasting room open noon – 5 p.m. Fri. – Sun. 7505 Wise Road; 530-823-1159; Lonebuffalovineyards.com; Find Lone Buffalo Vineyards on Facebook.
Mt. Vernon Winery This large and award-winning winery in Placer County features a wide variety of handcrafted wines, which guests can sample in a tasting room occupying a beautifully restored 1950s milk house. As you sip and savor a large assortment of wines or even enjoy a picnic, take in spectacular views of tranquil gardens filled with hummingbird feeders and fragrant roses as well as lush vineyards. Make a date for one of Mt. Vernon’s lavish Wine Cave Dinners, featuring a candlelit, multi-course dinner prepared by the winery’s premier chef. Open 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Thurs. – Sun. 10850 Mt. Vernon Road; 530-823-1111; Mtvernonwinery.com; Find Mt. Vernon Winery on Facebook.
Viña Castellano Vineyards On eight acres of pristine Sierra Foothills vineyards, surrounded by pastoral views of rolling hills and horse ranches, Viña Castellano uses Old World tradition and cutting-edge technology to produce a wide variety of Mediterranean wines, including award-winning Spanish varietals, all made 100 percent with its own grapes. Guests are welcome to sample wines in the Stone Barrel Cave and Tasting Room, bring food to enjoy in the vineyards’ picnic area, or reserve the cave in advance for a tasting and tapas pairing. Open noon – 5 p.m. Thurs. – Sun. 4590 Bell Road; 530-889-2855; Vinacastellano.com; Find Viña Castellano on Facebook.
Battle Born Social This cocktail bar and tasting room offers small plates emphasizing ingredients from local ranchers, farmers, distillers, brewers, and vintners. Chef David Stern prepares such distinctive dishes as sliders with local lamb or venison, Basque deviled eggs, Thai beef tacos, and crawfish mac + cheese. Open 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. Tues. – Thurs.; 11 a.m. – 2 a.m. Fri. – Sat. (DJs 11 p.m. – 2 a.m.). Gastropub-style menu until 9 p.m.; Small plates 9 – 11 p.m. Happy Hour 3 – 6 p.m. daily; service industry Happy Hour 9 – 11 p.m. 318 N. Carson St.; 775-301-9106; Battlebornsocial.com; Find Battle Born Social on Facebook.
Bleu Café Sister team Roberta Davies and Karey Domen, longtime residents of Carson City, run this charming café serving breakfasts and lunches made by hand from fresh, wholesome ingredients that are sourced locally whenever possible. Enjoy sausage gravy, hollandaise, and alfredo sauces as well as ciabatta bread, all made in house and from scratch. Open 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. daily. 240 E. Winnie Lane; 775-297-3301; Bleucafecarson.com; Find Bleu Café on Facebook.
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 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 8 p.m. Sun. Closed 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. Closed Sun. 1280 N. Curry St., 775-885-2253; Labakerycafe.com; Find LA Bakery on Facebook and Instagram.
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.
The Fox Brewpub This English-style pub and brewery features tasty appetizers, fresh salads, huge burgers, piled-high sandwiches, specialty pizzas, and decadent desserts. Enjoy lunch or dinner out on the beautiful patio. Located at the back of the pub is the Fox’s Den where you’ll find a full bar with 17 draft beers, including local and seasonal beers and some brewed in house! Open 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Sun. – Thurs., 11 a.m. – midnight Fri. – Sat. 310 S. Carson St.; 775-883-1369; Foxbrewpub.com; Find The Fox Brewpub on Facebook.
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.
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.
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 Taproom 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.
Brewforia Beer Market + Kitchen From the craft brewery started originally in Boise, Idaho, comes this innovative bottle shop and restaurant at Lake Tahoe! Not only will you find one of the largest selections of bottled and canned craft beer in our area, but you’ll also find a delicious selection of beers on 12 rotating taps, as well as an eclectic menu of appetizers, salads, sandwiches, flatbreads, desserts, beer cocktails, craft cocktails, wines, and hot cocktails for cold winter nights. Open 11:30 a.m. – 10:30 p.m. daily. 800 Lake Tahoe Blvd.; 775-298-7660; Brewforia.com; Find Brewforia on Facebook.
Ciotti Cellars This family-owned boutique winery is located on the Placer County Wine Trail. Owners Giuseppe and Archangelo Ciotti grew up hearing stories about how their grandfather handcrafted wines. Today, Ciotti Cellars keeps that same time-honored tradition, producing 100 percent of its wines from hand-selected Placer County grapes. The area’s Mediterranean-like climate results in grapes deep in color that are rich in character. Tasting room open noon – 5 p.m. Fri. – Sun. 3285 Crosby Herold Road; 916-534-8780; Ciotticellars.com; Find Ciotti Cellars on Facebook.
Secret Ravine Vineyards & Winery Tucked away in the relaxing countryside, this Placer County winery employs sustainable viticulture practices to maximize the full character and flavor of the grapes from this region. The results have earned Secret Ravine four awards in the 2018 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. Sample a wide variety of reds, whites, and a rosé, and feel free to bring a lunch to enjoy in the shaded picnic area. Open noon – 5 p.m. Sat. – Sun. 4390 Gold Trail Way; 916-652-6015; Secretravine.com; Find Secret Ravine Vineyard & Winery on Facebook.
Hillenbrand Farmhaus Brewery Patric Hillenbrand turned his beautiful 13-acre farm where livestock still roam into a brewery and tasting room in 2016, and the results are delicious. You’ll find handcrafted brews flavored with fruits and honey harvested on site. Stop by for a pint or enjoy a flight, along with bites from one of the food trucks that frequently roll up. Open 1 – 8 p.m. Fri. – Sat., 1 – 6 p.m. Sun. 5100 Virginiatown Road; Hillenbrandbrewery.com; Find Hillenbrand Farmhaus Brewery on Facebook.
Andis Wines Bringing a modern, fresh approach to Amador County’s winemaking region, Andis Wines combines traditional and innovative winemaking techniques to create wines with balance, character, complexity, and varietal correctness. This Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast award-winning winery is housed in a state-of-the-art, green-designed facility surrounded by panoramic views, expansive picnic areas, a bocce ball court, and more. Stop in for daily winery tours and wine on tap! Open 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. daily. 11000 Shenandoah Road; 209-245-6177; Andiswines.com; Find Andis Wines on Facebook.
Bella Grace Vineyards This winery owned and operated by Michael and Charlie Havill grows 20 acres of grapes using sustainable vineyard practices. Responsible wine-growing along with Amador County’s granite soils and ideal climate combine to produce award-winning French varietals. At the Vineyard & Wine Cave in Plymouth, guests will enjoy a panoramic view of this estate vineyard with the High Sierra as a backdrop — the perfect setting for tasting wines, olive oils, and vinegars. Open 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Fri. – Sun. 22715 Upton Road; 209-418-5040; Bellagracevineyards.com; Find BellaGrace Vineyard & Wine Cave on Facebook.
Bray Vineyards This Shenandoah Valley winery began producing zinfandel and sangiovese grapes back in 1996 for well-known Amador County wineries. Since then, Bray Vineyards has added 20 red and white varietals and estate-grown olive oil to the mix. Stop by the cozy tasting room to sample wines that have earned numerous awards from the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition and others. Open 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. weekends. Closed Tues. 10590 Shenandoah Road; 209-245-6023; Brayvineyards.com; Find Bray Vineyards on Facebook.
Cooper Vineyards Nestled in Shenandoah Valley in the Sierra Foothills of Amador County, this family-owned vineyard grows 17 varietals and produces more than 20 wines spanning traditional whites and reds with a few select blends, as well as dessert wines, seasonal offerings, and other unique vintages a bit off the beaten path. The tasting room offers guests stunning vineyard views, gracious hospitality, and generous tastes of award-winning wines. Open 11 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. Thurs. – Mon. 21365 Shenandoah School Road; 209-245-6181; Cooperwines.com; Find Cooper Wines on Facebook.
Jeff Runquist Wines Winemaker Jeff Runquist brings his 40 years’ experience making wines for some of the most recognizable labels in Northern California to his own Shenandoah Valley winery. He strives to create balanced wines without loads of tannins from the finest grapes grown in the Sierra Foothills, Napa Valley, and Paso Robles — 22 different red varietals from nine appellations alone — and honors his commitment to growers by recognizing them on every label. This unique, untraditional approach allows this winery to remain nimble and pursue the flavors wine drinkers most desire. Open 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Thurs. – Mon. 10776 Shenandoah Road; 209-245-6282; Jeffrunquistwines.com; Find Jeff Runquist Wines on Facebook.
Taste Restaurant and Wine Bar Enjoy healthy, flavorful, seasonal meals right on Main Street, the gateway to Amador County’s wine country. Selections change according to what’s available and in season. Find creative salads, sustainable meat and seafood entrées, housemade pasta, and more available for lunch and dinner. Or just stop in for a glass of wine and order off the wine bar menu. Taste is happy to accommodate dietary restrictions with vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options. Check out the special prix fixe menu every Monday and Tuesday night. Lunch: 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Fri. – Sun.; Dinner: 5 p.m. – close Thurs., Fri., Mon., and Tues.; 4:30 p.m. – close Sat. – Sun. Closed Wed. 9402 Main St.; 209-245-3463; Restauranttaste.com; Find Taste Restaurant and Wine Bar 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.
10 TORR Distilling and Brewing Co. One of Northern Nevada’s newest distillery/breweries, 10 Torr brings precision engineering to its Mill Street location. The handmade equipment guarantees finely crafted beers and, utilizing the only vacuum-distilling in Northern Nevada, the spirits showcase the purest, finest flavors and aromas without any additives or heat reactions. Taproom open 1 – 10 p.m. Wed. – Sat., 1 – 7 p.m. Sun. – Tues. 490 Mill St.; 775-499-5276; 10torr.com; Find 10 Torr Distilling and Brewing on Facebook.
Arario This Korean-fusion restaurant in Midtown offers bite-sized delights such as pot stickers, kimchee fries, and shrimp tempura, as well as entrées that fuse Korean dishes with international cuisine in interesting ways — take, for example, the bulgogi pasta, poke bowl, kimchee gratin, whole squid salad, and Seoul cheesesteak sandwich. Stop in for lunch, dinner, or drinks. Open 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Mon. – Thurs., 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Fri. – Sat., 1 – 9 p.m. Sun. 777 S. Center St., Ste. 200; 775-870-8202; Find Arario MidTown on Facebook.
Atlantis Steakhouse Rated the No. 1 restaurant in Reno by TripAdvisor, the Atlantis Steakhouse proudly serves Allen Brothers’ dry-aged USDA Prime cuts chosen for their superb quality, marbling, and flavor. Unsurpassed service and ambience are second to none. Recipient of the AAA Four Diamond award and Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence. Dinner served from 5 p.m. Wed. – Sun. Reservations recommended. Atlantis Casino Resort Spa, 3800 S. Virginia St.; 775-824-4430; Atlantiscasino.com/dining; Find Atlantis Casino Resort Spa on Facebook.
Basin and Range Cellars Northern Nevada’s first fully Nevada-grown and produced winery opens this June. Basin and Range produces French-American grape varietals grown in the rocky, arid, sun-drenched, high-altitude soil located on the tectonic boundary between the Basin and Range province and the Sierra Nevada. Its distinctive, unfiltered wines are only available in its Wineries on 4th tasting room, which is shared between two other local wineries, on East Fourth Street in Reno’s Brewery District. See website for hours. 415 E. Fourth St., Ste. B; 775-750-2427; Basinandrangecellars.com; Find Basin and Range Cellars 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. 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). Open for dinner 5 – 9 p.m. Tues. – Sun. 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 selection of 40 craft beers as well! Open 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Mon. – Sat. 1300 S. Virginia St.; 775-870-1333; Beefysreno.com; 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 also are available, as are the sparkling cocktail flight and bloody mary 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.
Bistro Napa Experience innovative small plates and entrées, a raw seafood bar, and playful desserts complemented by a 4,000-bottle wine cellar. The restaurant is rated the No. 2 restaurant in Reno by TripAdvisor and is a recipient of Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence. Social Hour 4 – 6 p.m. Dinner served from 5 p.m. nightly. Reservations welcome. Atlantis Casino Resort Spa, 3800 S. Virginia St.; 775-335-4539; Atlantiscasino.com/dining; Find Atlantis Casino Resort Spa on 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. West Reno: 6280 Sharlands Ave., Ste. 101; 775-737-9404; South Reno: The Summit, 13963 S. Virginia St., Ste. 901; 775-851-2002; 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. Butcher’s Kitchen Char-B-Que is family owned and operated, and the food is inspired by Old World cooking and butchery. Spoil your taste buds with slow-smoked beef brisket and herb-brined rotisserie chicken or even one of its barbecue burritos. Open 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Mon. – Thurs. and Sat., 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Fri. 7689 S. Virginia St., Ste. N; 775-499-5855; Bkcharbque.com; Find Butcher’s Kitchen Char-B-Que on Facebook.
Café de Thai 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; Cafedethaireno.net; Find Café de Thai on Facebook.
Calafuria When you need a taste of Italy, Calafuria is the answer. This bistro serves a traditional Tuscan menu, featuring house-made pastas, charcuterie, breads, and desserts. À la carte options and a four-course tasting menu, as well as an amazing selection of Italian and French wines, all are available. Serving dinner 4:30 – 9 p.m. Tues. – Sat. Reservations recommended. 725 S. Center St.; 775-360-5175; Calafuriareno.com; Find Calafuria Reno on Facebook.
Creazian New age Vietnamese cuisine has come to Midtown Reno! Creazian is an upscale dining experience featuring traditional Vietnamese dishes that push the boundaries with a variety of international ingredients. Consider Creazian for your next meeting or event. Happy Hour 3 – 5 p.m. Mon. – Sat. Stop by for jazz and cocktails on Friday nights. Open 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Mon. – Sat. Happy Hour 3 – 6 p.m., includes half-price appetizers and $2 draft beers. Closed Sun. 425 S. Virginia St.; 775-657-8135; Creazian.life; Find Creazian on Facebook.
Crème Café Visit this family-owned café for a dose of friendly hospitality along with a pot of French press coffee served at your table. Add an order of freshly made beignets to enjoy while you check out Crème’s menu, which includes a number of breakfast and lunch items along with savory or sweet crêpes. Beer, wine, and mimosas also are available. To-go items are accepted and deliveries can be made for parties of 10 or more. Open 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Tues. – Sun. 18 St. Lawrence Ave.; 775-348-0571; Cremecafereno.com; Find Crème Café on Facebook.
FinBomb Sushi Burrito & Poke Bar When you’re looking for something fast, unique, fresh, and that is da bomb, FinBomb is your go-to option. This new sushi joint in Midtown is providing a new way to enjoy one of your favorite meals … in a burrito or in a bowl. Come try out your favorite new addiction. For hours, visit website. 681 S. Virginia St.; 775-391-0621; Finbombsushi.com; Find FinBomb Sushi 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 served. Hours for Midtown and South Reno: Open 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. Mon. – Sat., 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Sun. Midtown: 555 S. Virginia St.; 775-324-2013; Find Great Full Gardens Midtown on Facebook. South Reno: 748 S. Meadows Pkwy., Ste. A-14; 775-324-2016; Find Great Full Gardens South Meadows Reno 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, University of Nevada, Reno; 775-682-9590; Greatfullgardens.com; Find Great Full Gardens on Facebook.
Hard Water House Brought to you by the owner of Napa Sonoma, Hard Water House is South Reno’s newest 21-and-older bar/restaurant serving fine food for any size of appetite as well as wines, beers, liquors (including more than 75 whiskeys), and with a cigar bar, all in a modern saloon atmosphere. Open 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. daily. 7689 S. Virginia St.; 775-800-1737; Hardwaterhouse.com; Find Hard Water House on Facebook.
Homegrown Gastropub From food truck to brick and mortar, locally owned Homegrown Gastropub serves up food and drinks made with the finest locally sourced ingredients. With espresso, brick-oven eats, comfort food, 18 beers on tap, organic sodas, milkshakes, and a craft cocktail selection, Homegrown will have something to fit your fancy! Gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, nut-free, paleo, and earth-friendly dishes available. Located right in the heart of Midtown Reno. Open 7 a.m. – 2 a.m. Mon. – Fri., 7 a.m. – 5 a.m. Sat. – Sun. 719 S. Virginia St.; 775-683-9989; Homegrowngastropub.com; Find Homegrown Gastropub Page on Facebook.
IMBIB Custom Brews Imbibe in our relaxing taproom, where you can view the brewing process while enjoying a variety of craft beers, including barrel-aged, malty, hoppy, and sour. Taproom open 1 – 10 p.m. Mon. – Tues. and Thurs. – Sat., 1 – 7 p.m. Sun. 785 E. Second St.; 775-470-5996; Imbibreno.com; Find IMBIB Custom Brews on Facebook.
La Famiglia Enjoy Old World and contemporary Italian dishes that are expertly prepared by skilled kitchen staff and served by a courteous and attentive wait staff. House-made pasta and fresh, fine ingredients rule the menu. A wonderful wine list and full bar add to the experience. Lunch 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Mon. – Fri. Dinner 5 p.m. – closing Mon. – Sat. and Sun. evenings during Pioneer shows. 170 S. Virginia St.; 775-324-1414; Lafamigliareno.com; Find La Famiglia Ristorante Italian 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 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Tues. – Sat. Dinner 5 – 9:30 p.m. Tues. – Sat., 5 – 9 p.m. Sun. – Mon. Bar opens 11 a.m. Tues – Sat., 4 pm. Sun. – Mon. 301 E. Fourth St.; 775-323-7203; Louisbasquecorner.com; Find Louis Basque Corner on Facebook.
Manhattan Deli A great deli has a New York accent. It features authentic deli favorites, including piled-high pastrami sandwiches, bagels and lox, traditional matzo ball soup, Manhattan Cobb salad, famous New York cheesecake, and much more. Serving lunch and dinner from 11 a.m. daily. Atlantis Casino Resort Spa, 3800 S. Virginia St., 775-335-3114; Atlantiscasino.com/dining; Find Atlantis Casino Resort Spa on Facebook.
Mix Bakeshop For a sweet treat, enjoy cupcakes, handcrafted pies, and beautiful cookies, made from scratch with the finest ingredients on site daily. Mix’s menu features a broad selection of delicious flavors, including Triple Chocolate and Classic Red Velvet cupcakes, Salted Caramel Apple and Banana Cream pies, and fresh-baked cookies like Chocolate Chip and Frosted Pumpkin, as well as decorated sugar cookies — perfect for any occasion. Mix’s staff members are happy to work with you on custom orders. Gluten-free and vegan options available. Open 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Mon., 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Tues. – Fri., 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sat. 1117 California Ave.; 775-329-1748; Mixreno.com; Find Mix Bakeshop Reno on Facebook.
Moo Dang Nestled in the heart of Midtown Reno, Moo Dang serves a wide selection of Thai fare and a selection of more than 20 craft beers. Every dish is made to order, so you will find it easy to request vegan and gluten-free options as well as the level of spice. Come down and see for yourself today why Moo Dang was voted one of the best Thai restaurants in Reno in 2017! Open 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Tues. – Sat., 3 – 9 p.m. Sun. Closed Mon. 1565 S. Virginia St.; 775-420-4267; Thaimoodang.com; Find Moo Dang 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 at Morgan’s market to cook at home. You also can visit Morgan’s Lobster Shack in Truckee. Open daily 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. 1401 S. Virginia St.; 775-683-9300; Morganslobstershack.com; Find Morgan’s Lobster Shack & Fish Market – Midtown 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. 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! Don’t miss the bloody mary bar, South Reno: 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Sat. – Sun. 7671 S. Virginia St.; 775-440-1214; Plumgate: Open 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Tues. – Sat. 550 W. Plumb Lane; 775-826-0595; Napa-sonoma.com; Find Napa Sonoma Grocery Co. on Facebook.
Nevada Sunset Winery The first winery in Washoe County is open for business! Located in Reno’s Brewery District on East Fourth Street and sharing a building with Lead Dog Brewery, (and soon, Basin and Range Cellars), Nevada Sunset Winery currently offers tastings, glasses, and bottles of wines it has made, blended, or aged with grapes from Nevada and California. It has more wine varieties aging from this year’s harvest, including a port, so watch for those to become available over the coming months! Tasting room open 4 – 9 p.m. Thurs. – Sat. 415 E. Fourth St., Ste. B; Nevadasunsetwinery.com; Find Nevada Sunset Winery on Facebook.
Noble Pie Parlor 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 a.m. – 2 a.m. Wed., 11 a.m.– 3 a.m. Thurs., 11 a.m. – 5 a.m. Fri., 10 a.m. – 5 a.m. Sat., 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Sun. Downtown: 239 W. Second St.; 775-622-9222; Midtown: 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, white-white chocolate, and cinnamon swirl) 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! Cooking School & Kitchen Store 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.
Perk Up Coffee Shop This locally owned coffee shop previously located in the Outlets at Legends has a new home in Reno’s Riverwalk District. Enjoy breakfast complete with eggs, French toast, and pancakes; or sandwiches, wraps, and pizzas for lunch. And, of course, you’ll find organic coffees, loose-leaf teas, frappes, and Italian sodas. Come warm up by the fire. Delivery, catering, and event rooms are available. Open 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. Mon. – Fri., 8 a.m. – noon Sat. – Sun. 310 S. Arlington St.; 775-359-3423; Find Perk Up Coffee Shop on Facebook.
Pianissimo Coffee and More This locally owned and operated coffee bar specializes in slow bar coffee and tea service. Offerings include low-acid coffees and espresso drinks, loose-leaf teas, smoothies, and shakes made just the way you want them, as well as delicious sandwiches, soups, and pastries, and even a Carnevale Confections handmade chocolate with every order. Specialty chocolates even include CBD products. Enjoy the relaxing, comfortable, hometown atmosphere and superior customer service. Open 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. Mon. – Sat. 7689 S. Virginia St., Ste. E; 775-470-5636; Renocoffeeshop.com; Find Pianissimo Coffee and More on Facebook.
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 and 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. – midnight 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; Find Pignic Pub & Patio on Facebook.
Piñon Bottle Co. For the premier authority on beer in Reno, you’ve got to check out Piñon Bottle Co. Its 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., Ste. 101; 775-376-1211; Find Piñon Bottle on Facebook.
PJ & Co. A friendly staff, a full bar, and homemade freshness keep locals loving PJ’s for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Famous for classics such as eggs benedict, huevos rancheros, juicy burgers, giant salads, and ribs so tender the meat falls off the bone, PJ’s also offers special palate pleasers such as vegetarian sausage and black-bean burgers with tasty, gluten-free buns! Enjoy complimentary homemade chips and salsa after 4:30 p.m. daily with the additional TexMex dinner menu. When possible, PJ’s sources from organic, natural, and local farms and serves flavor that will keep you coming back for more to hang with your old and new best friends. Open 7 a.m. – 9 p.m. Mon. – Thurs., 7 a.m. – 10 p.m. Fri., 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. Sat., 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sun. 1590 S. Wells Ave.; 775-323-6366; Pjandco.net; Find PJ & Co. on Facebook.
Roundabout Grill 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. 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. – 1 p.m. Sat. – Sun. Complimentary valet parking for Roundabout Grill guests. 255 N. Virginia St.; 775-398-5454; Roundaboutgrill.com; Find Roundabout Grill on Facebook.
Rum Sugar Lime At this new tropics-inspired, contemporary, rum cocktail bar, you’ll find a little bit of paradise in each rum-infused, shaken or stirred concoction, from island standbys like shaken daiquiris to such imaginative libations as Montezuma’s Promise or Parisian Red-Headed Devil. Or bring some friends and share a punch bowl for two or four. Open 4 p.m. – 1 a.m. Tues. – Sun. Closed Mon. 1039 S. Virginia St.; 775-384-1024; Rumsugarlime.com; Find Rum Sugar Lime 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. – 2:30 p.m. Tues. – Fri. Happy Hour 2:30 – 5 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; 775-622-1620; Southcreekpizza.com; Find Southcreek Pizza Co. on Facebook.
The Cheese Board Under new ownership by longtime staffers Krista Phillips and Caitlin Fletcher, The Cheese Board still offers all the artisanal and locally sourced yumminess you’ve loved 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-ish p.m. Mon. – Sat. 247 California Ave.; 775-323-3115; Cheeseboardcatering.com; Find The Cheese Board Catering Co. on Facebook.
The Daily Bagel This cozy bagel shop nestled in the old fire station off Morrill Avenue downtown serves up satisfying food made with fresh — never microwaved — ingredients. Enjoy made-to-order hearty breakfast and lunch sandwiches featuring fresh eggs, meats, cheeses, and vegetables, as well as 15 different varieties of bagels and nine cream cheese flavors. Espresso drinks, teas, Italian sodas, smoothies, and frappes also are available at this cute little shop. Catering also is available. Open 6 a.m. – 4 p.m. Mon. – Sat., 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. Sun. 495 Morrill Ave.; 775-786-1611; Thedailybagelreno.com; Find The Daily Bagel on Facebook.
The DeLuxe At this counter-service restaurant, you’ll enjoy an eclectic range of organic and locally sourced cuisine. The staff works directly with local food producers to craft seasonal menus that highlight delicious products coming from the local foodshed. Delivering these amazing products to customers is where the fun starts. Look for Café DeLuxe favorites such as the Hand Salad and new staples such as bánh mì sandwiches and organic pho. Along with the quality meats served, all items on the menu are designed for those who enjoy vegan, gluten-free, and flavor-filled foods. Don’t miss Café DeLuxe-style brunch every Sunday. The Electric Blue Elephant food truck is available for events and catering. Open 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Wed. – Sat., 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Sun. West Street Market, 148 West St., Ste. A-8; 775-686-6773; Deluxereno.com; Find The DeLuxe on Facebook.
The Depot Nestled inside a beautifully restored historic 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.), and 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 Shore Find seasonally fresh and approachable food with flavors and ingredients inspired by the Mediterranean area, including North Africa, Southern Europe, and Greece. Enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner, and drinks riverside, as you take in one of the finest views of the Truckee River in all of Downtown Reno. Open for lunch 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. daily; open for dinner 5 – 9 p.m. daily. Renaissance Reno Downtown Hotel, 1 Lake St.; 775-682-3900; Marriott.com; Find Renaissance Reno Downtown Hotel on Facebook.
The Urban Market Your new neighborhood market is open! Located in the Third Street Flats area in the heart of Downtown Reno, The Urban Market is your convenient stop for all things local and yUMmy. Make UM your destination for fresh produce, bakery items, locally sourced coffees and teas, meat and seafood, packaged snacks, craft beer, wine, and much more. Stop in and grab a prepared item for lunch or dinner, or visit the juice and coffee bar. Open 6 a.m. – 9 p.m. Mon. – Thurs., 6 a.m. – 10 p.m. Fri. – Sat., 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Sun. 303 W. Third St., Ste. 120; 775-502-3555; Umreno.com; Find The Urban Market 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. – 6 p.m. Sun. 542½ Plumas St. (near California Avenue); 775-322-2001; Toosoultea.com; Find Too Soul Tea Co. on Facebook and Instagram.
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. Gluten-free and vegan options available, and local and organic ingredients used whenever possible. 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.
Cante Ao Vinho With the name that means “sing to the wine” in Portuguese, this winery on the Placer County Wine Trail in Rocklin is run by the Farinha family, who has been making wine in the Old World style for more than 40 years. You’ll find Portuguese, Spanish, French, and Italian varietals in the Tasting Room and Wine Bar. After tasting hours conclude, stick around for a bottle or glass to enjoy with local food and live music. Wine tasting hours 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Fri. – Sun. Wine bar hours 4 – 8 p.m. Wed. – Thurs., 5 – 9 p.m. Fri. – Sat. 5250 Front St.; 530-632-8058; Canteaovinho.com; Find Cante Ao Vinho on Facebook.
Pottery World Café With a nod to the Mediterranean lifestyle epitomized by the decorative items found in the adjoining Pottery World store, the café combines classical French, Italian, and Mediterranean-style dishes with regional American cooking, in a setting that resembles a European neighborhood café. Breakfast and lunch items are prepared with fresh, seasonal ingredients. Open 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. daily. Breakfast served until 11 a.m. weekdays and select breakfast items until 2 p.m. on weekends. 4419 Granite Drive; 916-624-8080; Potteryworldcafe.com; Find Pottery World Café on Facebook.
BJ’s Barbecue Family owned and operated since 1986, BJ’s has been dishing up its unique style of barbecue with true Nevada flair. Enjoy custom meats, slowly smoked over a variety of hardwoods, including award-winning ribs. Also experience rustic, country-inspired breakfast. Catering is available as well. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner 6:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. Mon. – Thurs., 7 a.m. – 9 p.m. Fri. – Sat. Brunch 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. Sun. 80 E. Victorian Ave.; 775-355-1010; Bjsbbq.com; Find BJ’s Nevada Barbecue Company on Facebook.
O’Skis Pub & Grille This traditional Irish pub located in a historic 1906 building in Victorian Square is a longtime locals’ favorite. On the menu, you’ll find pub favorites, including fish and chips, shepherd’s pie, and the largest selection of corned beef dishes in town, as well as an ever-changing list of draft beers and a premium assortment of single malt scotches and Irish whiskys. The dog-friendly patio is available year round. Open 3 – 11 p.m. Mon. – Tues., 11:30 a.m. – 11 p.m. Wed. – Thurs., 11:30 a.m. – 2 a.m. Fri., 9 a.m. – 2 a.m. Sat., 10 a.m. – 11 p.m. Sun. 840 Victorian Ave.; 775-359-7547; Oskispub.net; Find O’Skis Pub & Grille on Facebook.
Bella Grace Vineyards This winery owned and operated by Michael and Charlie Havill grows 20 acres of grapes using sustainable vineyard practices. Responsible wine-growing along with Amador County’s granite soils and ideal climate combine to produce award-winning French varietals. Bella Grace’s 1860s-era tasting room offers guests multiple regular and reserve tasting experiences. Open 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Thurs., Sun., and Mon., 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Fri. – Sat. 73 Main St.; 209-267-8053; Bellagracevineyards.com; Find BellaGrace Vineyard & Wine Cave on Facebook.
Le Mulet Rouge Vineyard & Winery This boutique winery located in the Fiddletown AVA in Amador County is owned by Jody Yehle and Randy and Tracy Hart, who pride themselves on making wines by hand — from harvest to crush, barrel, and bottle — to ensure quality at every step. The results can be tasted in Le Mulet Rouge's award-winning wines, which include reds, whites, rosés, and blends. Stop by Le Mulet Rouge's tasting room, situated in a beautifully restored historic building. Open 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Thurs. – Mon. 59 Main St.; 209-267-5838; Lemuletrouge.com; Find Le Mulet Rouge Vineyard and Winery on Facebook.
Coffee Connexion For almost three decades, Tahoe City’s original coffeehouse has been serving up high-quality coffee, using beans roasted at its own roasting facility in Tahoe City and one of the lake’s first espresso machines. Today, customers can enjoy a full range of specialty coffee and espresso drinks, as well as teas, sandwiches, bagels, crêpes, pastries, packaged coffee beans, and more. Open 6 a.m. – 3 p.m. daily. 950 N. Lake Blvd.; 530-583-6023; Coffeeconnexion.com; Find Coffee Connexion on Facebook.
Alibi Ale Works Truckee Public House In this brewer’s new location, you’ll find 22 beers on tap, a seasonal food menu, and great live music. Open noon – 10 p.m. Sun. – Wed.; noon – midnight Thurs. – Sat. 10069 Bridge St.; 530-536-5029; Alibialeworks.com; Fine Alibi Ale Works 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 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 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 Brewing Co. 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; Eatfullbellydeli.com; Find Full Belly Deli 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 at Morgan’s market to cook at home. 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.
The Pour House With an impressive selection of more than 350 wines, this wine and cheese shop in the heart of Downtown Truckee has a vintage for every occasion, taste, and budget! Stop in for a taste and stay for a snack, including nuts, olives, crackers, salami, spreads, olive oils, honey, chocolates, and, of course, a wide assortment of cheese on display in the cheese case. Open noon – 7 p.m. Mon. – Thurs., noon – 8 p.m. Fri. – Sat. 10075 Jibboom St.; 530-550-9664; Thepourhousetruckee.com; Find The Pour House on Facebook.
Zuri Coffee Co. This new coffeehouse in Truckee serves breakfast and lunch, including crêpes, pastries, paninis, soups, and salads, not to mention the delicious, hand-crafted Demmel coffee from Liechtenstein (a country between Switzerland and Austria). You’ll love the cozy, European setting that invites you to linger and order another cup. Or stop by the retail area for clothing items, snacks, coffee beans, and more. Open 6 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily. 11357 Donner Pass Road, Ste. G; 530-536-5151; Find Zuri Coffee Co. on Facebook.
Union Inn Pub With California cuisine rooted in the farm-to-fork ethos, the Union Inn Pub is casual in both its food and its vibe, set against Amador County’s charming rural backdrop. Owners Mark and Tracey Berkner, who also own fine-dining restaurant Taste in Plymouth, have created a menu for the Union Inn Pub that’s approachable, simple, and seasonal. Offerings include beef and lamb burgers, duck wings (a delicious take on classic buffalo wings), sandwiches, salads, fried chicken, steaks, pastas, and more, as well as locally produced wines and craft beers. Open 5 – 8 p.m. Mon. and Thurs., 5 – 9 p.m. Fri., noon – 9 p.m. Sat., noon – 8 p.m. Sun. Closed Tues. – Wed. 21375 Consolation St.; 209-296-7711; Volcanounion.com; Find Volcano Union Inn on Facebook.
Toiyabe Golf Club Enjoy fresh, all-American cuisine while you soak in the stunning views of Slide Mountain and Washoe Valley. This is the perfect meeting place between Reno and Carson City. The venue welcomes small groups or large corporate meetings, with event space for up to 200. Toiyabe Golf Club is available for weddings, banquets, special occasions, corporate meetings and retreats, and holiday events as well. Restaurant open to the public. Open for lunch, 10:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Wed. – Sun. Brunch is served from 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Sat. – Sun. 19 Lightning W Ranch Road; 775-882-0882; Toiyabegolfclub.com/dining; Find Toiyabe Golf Club on Facebook.