New Choices

Reno Supper Club brings distinct cuisines to West Street Market.

Written by Erin Meyering

 

Many Reno residents were sad to see Bowl restaurant close this past June. Not only did Bowl provide a place for people to enjoy plenty of local, organic, and natural food, but it was also a community meeting place to gather and chat. Although folks will miss its friendly atmosphere and creative cuisine, Bowl's closing has paved the way for an exciting, new concept to move in.

In late August, the Reno Supper Club nested in Bowl's old space at West Street Market. Thali is the first of many pop-ups and food/drink events Reno Super Club will host. Thali means round platter and simply refers to a meal made up of a selection of various dishes. 

At Thali, you'll enjoy a variety of traditional Northern Indian dishes such as freshly-made roti (bread), collard greens, aromatic rice, chickpeas with tomato, and more. Each meal is pre-fixe, entirely vegetarian, and can easily be converted into a vegan or gluten-free meal. Thali is now open 6 – 9 p.m. Sat. – Mon.

For details, stay tuned for our Winter Edible Updates column, publishing in Novemeber.

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Three cheers to CANFEST

Reno is home to world's largest international canned beer event

Written by Erin Meyering

 

In its eighth year, CANFEST, will once again offer Reno patrons a selection of more than 100 international canned beers to sample Saturday, Aug. 27 at the Peppermill Resort Hotel. Most beers that will be poured at CANFEST also are available locally. New this year, a selection of canned wine will be served. Attendees can vote for their favorite beers (or wines) by putting tokens in designated buckets for each brewer. Additionally, festival-goers can dance the night away at the silent disco, play canned beer pong, and enjoy live music from local band Bazooka Zoo. 

“CANFEST is one of the best nights of the year for craft beer lovers from Reno and surrounding areas,” said Constance Aguilar, co-producer of CANFEST. “It’s a blast of a party—and a chance to squash any negative stigma surrounding canned beer. Reno locals really appreciate our local craft beer selections, and we’re passionate about spreading this appreciation by bringing world-class canned brews to Northern Nevada.”
 

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Summer Sippin'

Cool down with this Cantaloupe Ginger Cocktail 

Written by Erin Meyering

 

Who doesn't love an ice-cold cocktail in the summer? We found a recipe that incorporates summer's fresh cantaloupe bounty, ginger, and vodka. Throw the concoction over ice and you're set for a community barbeque or a blissful night in. 

Procuring your ingredients locally helps reduce your carbon footprint AND allows you to get fresher fruit. The Fallon Cantaloupe Festival & Country Fair is coming up Sept. 2 – 5 at the Churchill County Fairgrounds. That's a great place to stock up on local hearts of gold melon. 

Try the cocktail recipe below with Reno Rodeo Legacy Vodka from Seven Troughs Distilling Co

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We're on Pinterest

And we're pinning recipes, garden tips, and every single issue of the magazine

Written by Erin Meyering

 

We're here to give it all to you. Want to learn about sustainable agriculture? Or maybe you want to find a new food-focused book to read? Maybe you just want a somewhat healthy dessert recipe. Whatever you're looking for, if it's food, drink, or ag focued, we've got you covered. Go to our Pinterest page to not only explore past issues, find new recipes, and plan your seasonal garden, but also to be inspired. You can even pin delicious lunch ideas and edible garden suggestions to help inspire us, too. 

Here's your chance to be a part of the conversation. We'll help you discover new things and you can help us by pinning edible-focused websites or material for us to peruse. 

Follow @ediblerenotahoe here

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Strawberry Bliss

Incorporate sweet summer fruit into your seasonal menu

Written by Erin Meyering

 

It’s June, which probably means you’re gearing up for warmer days, summer barbecues, and fresh-squeezed lemonade. Summer also brings you a bounty of seasonal fruit, including strawberries. And you’re in luck because June is the perfect month to pick up a basket full (they’re perfectly ripe and in abundance). 

Sure, strawberries are plenty delicious on their own but how impressive is it to make a special drink, ice cream, or another culinary treasure using only fresh ingredients? Strawberries pair well in a drink muddled with lime or even in a smoothie blended with banana and a splash of almond milk. 

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Eat well. Live well. 

Wanderlust Squaw Valley is not just for yogis, but also for health food fanatics.

Written by Erin Meyering
Photos by Tory Putman for Wanderlust Festival

 

wanderlust
noun | wan • der • lust
a strong desire to travel; a yoga and wellness festival in Olympic Valley (among several other cities nationwide) bringing together like minds for yoga practice, community connection, and of course — food. 

The festival itself is a surreal experience. A time lapse of the event would reveal a slurry of people wearing yoga pants, munching granola bars, and raising their reusable water bottles (and wine later in the evening) to good heath, sustainability, and kindness. Having attended the last two years, I can say with confidence that every bit of yoga and bite of vegetarian street food (did I mention the food trucks?) is worth it. The festival, which takes place once a year in Olympic Valley, is a place for you to walk in the sunshine, visit various shops and booths, participate in an extraordinary variety of yoga classes, and indulge in fresh, healthy cuisine.

Mark your calendars July 14 – 17 for this year's Wanderlust festival. The food and drink options are expanded yearly and this year, they're better than ever. In July, you'll be able to participate in evening wine walks, farm to table dinners, and attend several talks on the future of food as it relates to wellness.

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Mountain living and lodging, elevated 

Nakoma Resort is an adventurer's paradise.

Written by Erin Meyering
Structural/landscape photos by Vance Fox, food photo by Digiman Studio 

 

Set in the midst of The Lost Sierra's towering pines, and an expansive 18-hole championship golf course, Nakoma Resort's offerings include an abundance of amenities and outdoor activities. In tandem with its new lodge, which opened in August 2015, Nakoma boasts its distinct clubhouse, the only one designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Although the plans were originally for another site, the clubhouse was brought to life in 2001 when the golf club property opened. The clubhouse, home to the Wigwam restaurant, serves a wide variety of cuisine year-round and is just one of the perks of this resort's selling points. 

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Accomplishments and Awards

edible Reno-Tahoe takes home 18 Nevada Press Association Awards 

 

We wanted to take a moment to congratulate our amazing contributors. In the 2015 Nevada Press Association Awards, we took home first place titles in catagories including Advertising General Excellence, Best Overall Design, Best Multiple Photo Essay, Best Regular Department, Best Explanatory Journalism, Best Investigative Story, Best Informative Graphic, and Best Local Column. Additionally, we placed in many other categories. 

See the entire list of our awards here. And did you know we've receieved a James Beard Award? Thanks for continuing to support us and we'll do our best to keep up the good work! 

 

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Grow baby grow

Revist these spring articles to start your edible garden. 

Written by Erin Meyering

 

Starting an edible garden is one of the best things you can do for yourself. Growing fresh tomatoes, composting scraps, and learning to work in drought conditions are all things you can do to better your own nourishment, environment, and possibly even lower your stress levels. Regularly tending to a garden can simultaneously help boost creativity, focus, and even overall wellness. According to Sound-Mind.org, "Fresh air is full of oxygen and it provides health to the cells in our bodies. Fresh air can help us feel more energized and even help us sleep better at night. Being outside in the fresh air promotes a sense of well-being and good mental focus."

In addition to providing us relaxation and rejuvenation, gardening provides us food! What's better than needing a single sprig of cilantro for a recipe and walking out to your herb garden to retrieve it? Or those cucumber ends you never use? How about composting them (along with egg shells and other scraps you may normally throw away) to create soil rich in microorganisms? This is a must for healthy soil and, eventually, good growth in your garden.

Whether you’re an edible garden novice or expert, growing everything from mint to peppers, you’re sure to find several tips and tricks to help you along. 

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Illustration by Reed Dewinter 

 

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Grab Your Glass!

Reno Craft Beer Week is set for May 13 – 22

By Erin Meyering

 

Reno is an emerging hub for craft beer. During the week of May 13, breweries, pubs, restaurants, and all those with a passion for craft beer will come together for various events, specials, and more. 

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