Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Eat (Drink) Local Guide

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. and 4 – 8 p.m. Sun. Lounge menu until 10 p.m. Fri. – Sat. 1112 N. Carson St.; 775-882-3353; http:/// 


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 over 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. We serve Winnemucca potatoes and Yerington onions. 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; http:///  and Find the restaurant on Facebook.


The Soule Domain Step inside a charming log cabin to enjoy a rustic, intimate, and romantic evening. Brothers Charlie Soule, chef/owner, and Steve Soule, dining room manager, have operated the restaurant since 1985. The menu is eclectic, diverse, and reasonably priced and includes sustainable, local, fresh cuisine with creative twists. Open at 6 every night. 9983 Cove St. (next to the casinos on Stateline Road); 775-833-0399; http:/// 


Pizza Barn A Fallon institution since 1978, the Diedrichsen family-owned restaurant features four different 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, and are almost endless. 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. Credit cards and cash are as welcomed as you are. Open daily at 11 a.m. 1981 W. Williams Ave.; 775-423-7155; http:///


Longboards Bar & Grill The restaurant at Plumas Pines Golf Resort offers a casual resort menu by day and fine dining each evening. Longboards serves contemporary, fresh, and local cuisine with Italian and Pacific Rim expressions; fresh fish; succulent meats; house-made pastas; breads; and scrumptious desserts. The wonderful wine list, honored with the Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence, is complemented by afull bar with an extensive selection of regional microbrews. Guests enjoy panoramic views and attentive service. Ask about weddings on the picturesque bluff, reception catering, and golf-and-dinner packages. Check the calendar on the website for special events. Open from noon daily May 1 – Nov. 1. 402 Poplar Valley Road; 530-836-1111; http:///


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:///


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 North Lake Blvd.; 530-546-8344; http:///


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:///


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), Sonoma County Poultry “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:///
250 Lounge The lounge, which overlooks downtown Reno’s skyline, provides a fun nightclub and lounge experience. The ultra-chic bar features a state-of-the-art sound system complete with dance floor and comfortable private booths to enjoy classic cocktails between dance sets. The bar offers live DJs every weekend and special weekly events such as Beer Pong Thursdays. Open 9 p.m. – close Thurs. – Sat. and is available for private functions and receptions. Located in the Freight House District, 250 Evans Ave.; 775-334-7071; http:///
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 Fridays and Saturdays); 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., and 3 –11 p.m. Sun. DJ Trivia 7 – 9 p.m. Wednesdays. 290 California Ave., Reno; 775-329-1864; http:///
Ampersand The bar has been brought to life by the owners of Noble Pie Parlor in Reno, under the cardinal code of a friendly neighborhood bar with a touch of pop elegance. Featuring fresh, seasonal, craft cocktails using lesser-known worldly spirits, fresh squeezed juices from local fruit, exotic mixers, 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, funky art, a jukebox, and bar bites such as deep-fried Danger Dogs (bacon-wrapped Caspers hot dogs with house-made Voodoo relish) and veggie spring rolls. 100 N. Arlington Ave., Ste. 102; 775-284-0840; http:///  
Arroyo Mexican Grill The restaurant has been serving up authentic California Mexican cuisine since 2009. Arroyo features an award-winning dining experience from the kitchen of executive chef Tony Arroyo that can’t be overlooked. Enjoy a fresh salsa bar prepared daily, guacamole prepared tableside, and more than 100 different margaritas. Be sure to check out the new lunch specials menu served every day from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. with all items under $7.95. For dinner, try a more intimate experience and sample Reno’s original molcajete, which translates to lava bowl. Open 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Mon. – Thurs., 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. Fri. – Sat., 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Sun. Located in the Freight House District, 250 Evans Ave.; 775-334-7092; http:///
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 AAA Four Diamond award and Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence. Dinner served at 5 p.m. Wed. – Sun. Reservations recommended. Inside Atlantis Casino Resort Spa, 3800 S. Virginia St.; 775-824-4430; http:///
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. 555 S. Virginia St., Ste. 104; 775-336-1622; http:///
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:///  
Bistro 7 Gourmet fare; amazing wines; specialty cocktails; a full bar with a vibrant happy hour; a sleek, modern setting; and delicious catering combine to make Bistro 7 the place to be in South Reno. The patio is open for summer! Lunch 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Mon. – Fri. Dinner 5 – 9 p.m. Mon. – Sat. Happy Hour 3 – 6:30 p.m. Mon. – Fri. 7111 S. Virginia St.; 775-851-9463; http:///
Bistro Napa Experience innovative small plates and entrées, a raw seafood bar, and playful desserts complemented by a 4,000-bottle wine cellar. Recipient of Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence. Social Hour 4 – 6 nightly. Dinner served from 5 nightly. Reservations welcome. Inside Atlantis Casino Resort Spa, 3800 S. Virginia St.; 775-335-4539; http:///
Bowl Dining at Bowl is like finding a gem in the rough, or discovering that unexpected restaurant while traveling. The food is global, rustic, and made from scratch. Located within the West Street Market, Bowl has a casual/marketplace atmosphere and serves fresh, clean food in nothing but bowls. Open 5 – 9:30 p.m. Wed. – Sun. In the West Street Market, 148 West St.; 775-327-4443; http:///
Bricks Restaurant & Wine Bar Exceptional cuisine by chef/owner Steve Budija and expert wine pairing make this restaurant a Reno highlight. One-of-a-kind in its incorporation of wild game dishes (featuring elk, buffalo, and venison) and fresh seafood, this restaurant is anything but ordinary. With two private dining rooms, Bricks is a perfect place for a party or an intimate meal. Dinner 5 – 9 p.m. Mon. – Sat. Bar opens 4 p.m. Mon. – Sat. 1695 S. Virginia St.; 775-786-2277; http:///
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:///
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 10:30 a.m. – sold out or 8 p.m. Mon. – Sat. 463 Roberts St.; 775-384-3547; http:///  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:/// 
Bugsy’s Sports Bar and Grill It’s all about traditional sports bar food with a twist. Fans and foodies alike can enjoy incredible burgers, hotdogs, and special entrées. Bugsy’s is the perfect place to catch your favorite teams in action, unwind after work, or host your next even or gathering. Free parking. Open 11 a.m. – 2 a.m. Located in the Freight House District, 250 Evans Ave.; 775-334-7095; http:///
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. 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. – Wed., until 10 p.m. Thurs. – Sat. On the bottom floor of The Palladio condominiums at 50 N. Sierra St. (downtown); 775-737-9555; http:///
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:///
Chez louie This new 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 from chef Josh Berreman, 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:///  and find chez louie on Facebook and Twitter.
Coffeebar This Italian coffee shop serves organic coffee and espresso, homemade pastries, panini sandwiches, freshly spun gelato, handmade European crêpes, organic loose leaf tea, mate, chai, Italian sodas, beer, wine and more. Inspired by the coffee bars found on every street corner in Italy, Coffeebar was founded on the principles of providing the highest quality coffee and food in a café environment, and that is what Coffeebar staff members strive to do each and every day. But more than just a coffee shop, staff members aim to be a hub for our community: Truckee and the second home in Reno. Coffeebar is a place where people can come together to share, chat, laugh, relax, work, connect and embrace life, all while enjoying the simple pleasure of a cup of coffee. Open 6 a.m. – 10 p.m. daily. 682 Mt. Rose St.; 775-800-1090; http:///
Daughters Café Truly a family restaurant, you’ll find mom Barb in the kitchen and daughters Skye and Bianca in the front of the house. If you like gourmet food and a feeling that you’re eating over at a friend’s house, you will love this café. Open 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Tues. – Sun. 97 Bell St.; 775-324-3447; http:///
Dish Café & Catering This wonderful spot that highlights seasonal, fresh, local, organic, and high-quality ingredients (including humanely raised meats) was featured on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives on the Food Network. The café also was voted best caterer by RENO Magazine and best catering company by the Reno News & Review. Chef/Owner Nancy Horn has been baking since she was a child in her mother’s kitchen, and her expertise shines through in each delicious bite. Open 7 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Mon. – Fri. 855 Mill St.; 775-348-8264; 775-848-3525; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; http:///
Dorinda’s Chocolates With award-winning recipes and delectable artisan chocolates, Dorinda’s has just what you need for any memorable occasion. Located in downtown Reno, the extraordinary and exquisite shop offers hand-crafted, personalized chocolate confections, ranging from award-winning sea salt caramels to chocolate fondue to French drinking chocolate, all of which can be enjoyed overlooking the Truckee River from a cobblestone patio. Ask about wine and chocolate pairing, coffee and chocolate pairing, and tasting single-origin chocolate events. Visit to follow its events. Open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Mon. – Sat.; 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sun. 727 Riverside Drive, Ste. E; 775-432-2024; http:///
Duffy’s Ale House Duffy’s is your local Reno version of Cheers, featuring 48 draft beers, from porters to stouts, lagers to ales, and IPAs to ciders. The new menu offers an array of classic comfort food, including a huge half-pound USDA choice hamburger and a thin-crust, wood-fired pizza. Hang out and watch the latest sporting event or a Reno Aces home game on one of the nine flat-screen TVs or try your luck at shuffleboard, corn hole, darts, or billiards. Open 5 p.m. – close Thurs. – Sat. and 1.5 hours before every Reno Aces home game – close. Located in the Freight House District, 250 Evans Ave.; 775-334-7071; http:///
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 holiday 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:///
Great Full Gardens Café & Eatery Enjoy menu items from mostly organic and local sources as well as all-natural meats at this new café. Indulge in the greatest-tasting vegan and gluten-free selections as well. Gino the Soup Man soups available on site. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. Mon. – Sat. 555 S. Virginia St.; 775-324-2013; http:///
Heritage Opened in May 2014, 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. Open for lunch, dinner, or a cocktail from the bar. Inside Whitney Peak Hotel, 255 S. Virginia St.; 775-398-5400; http:/// and http:/// 
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, 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., and 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Sun. 1185 California Ave., Ste. B; 775-322-0773 and open 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. Mon. – Fri., 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sat., and 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Sun. Plumgate Shopping Center, 530 W. Plumb Lane, Ste. A; 775-336-2336; http:///
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 fresh 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:///
Laughing Planet Café This quick-service restaurant — that opened in June — 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. and 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Tues.; 650 Tahoe St.; 775-360-2592; http:///
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 at 4 p.m. daily. 301 E. Fourth St.; 775-323-7203; http:///
Manhattan Deli A great deli has a New York accent. Featuring 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. Inside Atlantis Casino Resort Spa, 3800 S. Virginia St., 775-335-3114; http:///
MariCHUY’s Mexican Kitchen Come enjoy delicious molcajetes, healthy jicama tacos, or homemade chile rellenos. You can watch the exciting hustle and bustle of the Midtown district from this sunny, modernly designed spot, which is named after owners Mari and Chuy Gutierrez. Open 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Mon. – Sat. 764 S. Virginia St. (in the Sticks development, near Thoma Street); 775-322-6866; http:///
Millies24 Millies24 is Reno’s newest hotspot where guests can enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and plenty of late-night bar action. The down-home coffee shop menu features favorite family recipes, and the Sweet Shoppe & Bakery offers fresh-roasted Eldorado coffee, made-to-order homemade cakes, decadent sundaes and milkshakes, fresh-churned creamy gelato, and more. Open daily 24 hours a day. Inside Eldorado Resort Casino, 345 N. Virginia St.; 775-786-5700; http:///
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:///
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:///
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 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. Brunch 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Sun. 243 S. Sierra St.; 775-622-3222; http:///
Peluso’s Apizza Enjoy delicious Napoletana-style pizza, Italian dinners, salads, toasted subs, and take ‘n’ bake pizza. Andrew and Carmine Peluso are now in Reno! Open 10:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. Mon. – Thurs., 10:30 a.m. – 10 p.m. Sat. 1201 California Ave. (next to Top Hat Cleaners); 775-737-9731; Find Peluso’s on Facebook
PFPCo.’s 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, their 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., and 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Sun. 239 W. Second St.; 775-622-9222; http:///  
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:///
Pho Mein This casual dining spot is serving up authentic Asian noodles and stir-fry for sit down or take out 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 at 11 a.m. daily. Inside Eldorado Resort Casino, 345 N. Virginia St.; 775-786-5700; http:///  
Rapscallion Seafood House and Bar This restaurant is like no other dining experience in Reno. For more than 36 years the local landmark has been raising the bar with its daily changing lunch menu, creative dinner entrées, and more than 20 varieties of fresh fish. Whether you are enjoying its superior happy hour or taking advantage of one of its three private dining rooms, Rapscallion is much more than just a meal. Live entertainment, a professional staff, and a wine room packed with nearly 300 offerings have made Rapscallion an institution. Dinner 5 p.m. – close Mon. – Sat. Lunch 11:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Mon. – Fri. Happy Hour 3 – 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. – close Mon. – Sat. Live entertainment 6 – 8:30 p.m. Fri. Closed Sun. 1555 S. Wells Ave.; 775-323-1211; http:///
Rawr A raw bar in which brontosaurus and T-rex can enjoy their food side by side. Chef/owner Larry Dunning creates an inspired menu of unprocessed, uncooked plant and animal products. The result: a unique and somewhat primal dining experience that will leave you feeling energized and light. Stop by for a quick snack or graze on a meal of multiple tastings. Open 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. Wed. – Sat. In the West Street Market, 148 West St.; 775-327-4448; http:///
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:///
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:///
Roxy Restaurant The award-winning bistro has been voted as the best place to take a date by locals and is listed 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 at 5 p.m. daily. Inside Eldorado Resort Casino, 345 N. Virginia St.; 775-786-5700; http:///
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.; 12:30 – 8 p.m. Sun. South Creek Shopping Center, 45 Foothill Road; 755-622-1620; http:///
St. Lawrence Pizza Co. Jump on the mobile food trend and try artisan pizza from a custom-made food trailer. The mobile wood-fired oven brings authentic and fresh pizza to events. Menus for events are customizable with local ingredients sourced when available. For availability, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 775-622-5595; http:///  and follow the truck at and Twitter @Stlawrencepizza
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. and 9 a.m. – 11 p.m. Sat. – Sun. Happy hour 4 – 6 p.m. Mon. – Fri. 475 S. Arlington Ave.; 775-348-7481; http:///
The Cheese Board The restaurant has been a purveyor of artisanal and locally sourced yumminess for more than 33 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 mouthwatering 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. – 7 p.m.-ish, Mon. – Fri., 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.-ish Sat., with weekly wine, entrée, specialty adult beverage, and small plate specials after 4 p.m. 247 California Ave.; 775-323-3115; http:///
The Grill at Quail Corners Tuck right into this modern American grill that serves great food by people who care. The establishment (owned by a fifth-generation Nevadan family) offers a comfortable setting, whether you are trying to close an important business deal during lunch or enjoying a bottle of wine and dinner (steak, seafood, pasta, salads, and more) with friends after work. Try the family’s award-winning Francovich Manhattan Cocktail year-round or Francovich Holiday Nog during the holiday season. Open 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Mon. – Fri., 4 – 10 p.m. Sat. 6520 S. McCarran Blvd.; 775-827-6262; http:///  and Find The Grill on Facebook.
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 at 6 a.m. – midnight daily; the barroom is open at 3 p.m. – midnight daily; happy hour 3 – 6 p.m. Mon. – Fri. 246 W. First St.; 775-329-4484; http:///
The Seed – A Raw Café Enjoy purely organic, gluten-free, local-when-possible, raw, and vegan specialties at this café. Choose from a variety of organic juices, super food smoothies, and daily juice and food specials that are all made with love! Be love, give love, and receive love! Open 7 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. Mon. – Fri., 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Sat. Now open Sundays! 1085 S. Virginia St., Ste. B (next to The Spy Shop and below The Studio yoga center); 775-657-8743; http:///
The Tuaca Center Bar Found in the Freight House District’s outdoor covered patio, the bar houses an amphitheater concert area and a full-service bar, featuring chilled Tuaca and Cinnaster. Pull up a patio chair or push them aside and dance under the stars to great Reno bands playing on the Heineken Live Stage. Open 7 p.m. – close Thurs. ­– Sat. and 1.5 hours before every Reno Aces home game – close. Located in the Freight House District, 250 Evans Ave., Reno.
Too Soul Tea Co. Café You’ll find a comfortable, friendly environment in this new Midtown teahouse café, at California Avenue and Plumas Street in the former Great Basin Community Food Co-op building. 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, pre-prepared sandwiches, wraps, and other snack choices are available with vegan and gluten-free options. You can grab them to go or stay and relax (sit indoors and out and Wifi is available). Come in for tea tastings any day or create your own blend. You can 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.; 775-322-2001; http:///
Wedge – A Cheese Shop Reno’s first dedicated cheese shop is located in Reno’s food-centric Midtown district. Featuring 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 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 Saint Lawrence Ave.; 775-737-4078; http:///
Whispering Vine Wine Co. Pick up a bottle of fine wine and enjoy special tastings at Reno’s favorite neighborhood wine store that’s been open since 1998. The shop offers a selection of more than 2,400 different wines, with 1,500 bottles under $20 and more than 450 wines under $10 apiece. Northwest Reno location: Open 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Mon. – Fri., 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Sat., and 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sun. 3886 Mayberry Drive; 775-787-9463. South Reno location: Open 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Mon. – Thurs., 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Fri. – Sat., and 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sun. 85 Foothill Road, Ste. 1; 775-622-8080; http:///
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. and 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. Fri. – Sat. 6139 S. Virginia St.; 775-852-8023; http:///
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., and 10 a.m. – 3ish p.m. Sat. 85 Foothill Road, No. 4; 775-853-YOSH (9674); http:///


Jimmy’s at The Landing Jimmy’s ushers in a new era of dining in South Lake Tahoe. Wood-fired Greek and regional California cuisines are prepared to perfection by our classically trained chef. Menus feature the freshest seafood, seasonal vegetables, and locally sourced ingredients. Jimmy’s distinctive interior features several private dining alcoves — each with its own fireplace. Four additional fire pits invite guests to linger on the patio. In-room dining also is available for hotel guests. An extensive wine list will move even the most seasoned connoisseur. Assisted by the knowledgeable sommelier, guests will find the perfect pairing for their dining experience. Try a signature Ouzo cocktail while relaxing at the impressive onyx bar in the lounge. Breakfast 7:30 – 10:30 a.m. daily. Lunch (opening Memorial Day weekend, May 24) 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. daily. Dinner 5 – 9 p.m. Sun. – Thurs. and 5 – 9:30 p.m. Fri. – Sat. Jimmy’s Bar open 4:30 a.m. – 10 p.m. Sun. – Thurs. and 4:30 a.m. – close Fri. – Sat. 4104 Lakeshore Blvd.; 530-600-3501; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and http:///  and you also can make your reservation on OpenTable
The Beacon Bar & Grill This restaurant offers truly spectacular dining year-round on the water along the south shore of Lake Tahoe at Camp Richardson Resort. To match the incredible views, The Beacon offers an eclectic menu of fresh seafood, chicken, steak, pasta, appetizers, an awesome beer selection, and, of course, the famous Rum Runner voted Tahoe’s best cocktail year after year. Lunch and dinner 11:30 a.m. – close Mon. – Fri., brunch and dinner 11 a.m. – close Sat. – Sun. The Beacon also offers live music, Wild Wednesdays with $5 Rum Runners all day, and outdoor dining and drinks on the deck overlooking the lake. 1900 Jameson Beach Road; 530-541-0630; http:///  


Coffeebar This Italian coffee shop serves organic coffee and espresso, homemade pastries, panini sandwiches, freshly spun gelato, handmade European crêpes, organic loose leaf tea, mate, chai, Italian sodas, beer, wine and more. Inspired by the coffee bars found on every street corner in Italy, Coffeebar was founded on the principles of providing the highest quality coffee and food in a café environment, and that is what we strive to do each and every day. But more than just a coffee shop, we aim to be a hub for our community: Truckee, California and our second home in Reno. We are a place where people can come together to share, chat, laugh, relax, work, connect, and embrace life, all while enjoying the simple pleasure of a cup of coffee. Open 6 a.m. – 10 p.m. daily. 10120 Jibboom St.; 530-587-2000; http:///
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 5 – 9 p.m. Mon., 11:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. Tues. – Thurs., 11:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. Fri. – Sat. 11253 Brockway Road, Ste. 105; 530-582-9755; http:///
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, 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:/// 
Full Belly Deli Enjoy gourmet sandwiches, homemade soups and breads, catering services, and patio dining. Open 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. Mon. – Fri. and 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sat. 10825 Pioneer Trail Road, Suite 103; 530-550-9516; http:///
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:///

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