Cucina Lupo Focused on creating seasonally inspired Italian cuisine sourced from local farms and purveyors in Northern Nevada, Cucina Lupo delivers delicious dishes using house-made pastas, bread, salumi, and more. From the same team that created The Union, Liberty Food & Wine Exchange, and the Overland Restaurant & Pub, Cucina Lupo is a community gathering place located in the heart of Historic Downtown Carson City. Open 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Tues. – Sat. 308 N. Curry St.; 775-461-0441; Cucinalupo.com; Find Cucina Lupo on Facebook.
Gather Inspired by her own warm memories of gathering with family around delicious food, Angela Bullentini Wolf founded Gather in the old Horseshoe Club building in the newly revitalized Downtown Carson City. Gather offers wholesome, seasonal, farm-to-table cuisine prepared lovingly in small batches. Dishes range from rustic salads and grain bowls to quiches, burgers, sandwiches, pastas, seafood, steaks, and vegetarian dishes. Craft beers, cocktails, and an extensive wine list also are available. Open 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. (last seating) Tues. – Sat. 402 N. Carson St.; 775-433-0200; Gathercc.com; Find Gather Carson City on Facebook.
L.A. Bakery Café & Eatery 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 Union At this eatery, taphouse, and coffeehouse conceived by chef Mark Estee, you’ll find fresh, simple dishes rooted in tradition and made from locally produced, seasonal ingredients, prepared by executive chef Tommy Linnett. Enjoy your meal with a local craft beer or one of The Union’s very own house brews or delicious, locally roasted coffee from Old World Coffee Lab. Menu items include house-made sausages, cheese and charcuterie plates, wood-fired pizzas, freshly made pastas, burgers and sandwiches, and locally raised meats and seafood. Open 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Sun. – Wed., 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Thurs. – Sat. 302 N. Carson St.; 775-885-7307; Theunioncarson.com; Find The Union Carson on Facebook.
Bently Heritage Estate Distillery This distillery creates ultra-premium spirits from grains that have been grown at Bently Ranch in Minden. Its products elevate the connoisseur’s passion for luxury spirits, creating an experience that will be treasured by those who truly understand the mission to explore the abundance that nature offers and innovate on traditional techniques. Fermentation, distillation, aging, and bottling all take place within the estate. This control results in a true expression of the land, people, and artistry that goes into every glass. Visit the Public House for a cocktail or tasting. Open 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Thurs. and Sun., 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. Fri. – Sat. 1601 Water St., Minden; 775-210-5097; Bentlyheritage.com. Find Bently Heritage on Facebook.
Coffee on Main Repeatedly voted Best Coffee in Carson Valley, Coffee on Main is a family-owned and operated, drive-through/walk-up shop. It features locally roasted Alpen Sierra coffee, as well as blended cold drinks, nitro cold brew, iced everything, chais, matcha, hot chocolate, and iced or hot teas. You’ll also find classics such as lattes and delicious cappuccinos with multiple milk alternatives available. If coffee isn’t your thing, you’ll still enjoy a mouthwatering selection of 51FIFTY energy drinks, and fruit smoothies. Hungry? Coffee on Main has biscotti, scones, croissants, bagels, and a variety of gluten-free and vegan cookies. For coffee served with a smile, don’t miss this gem. Open 6 a.m. – 7 p.m. Mon. – Fri., 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sat. – Sun. 1572 Hwy. 395, Minden; 775-782-8090; Coffeeonmain.blog; Find Coffee on Main on Facebook.
CV Steak Located inside the Carson Valley Inn, this Nevada-style steakhouse features a generous selection of signature dishes and appetizers, featuring such classics as rib eyes, New York strips, top sirloin, and filet mignon, as well as seafood, chicken, and pasta dishes. All entrées include tableside-tossed salad. To accompany your meal, select from a specialty martini menu or a variety of wines by the glass or bottle. As you dine, enjoy a setting that’s both elegant and casual, with an arts-and-crafts motif that includes historic photos of the Carson Valley. Bar open noon – close Mon. – Fri., 10 a.m. – close Sat. – Sun; Dining room open 4:30 p.m. – close nightly. Early Sunset Menu in effect 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. (except holidays and special events). Reservations suggested. 1627 Hwy. 395, Minden; 775-782-9711; Carsonvalleyinn.com/dining; Find CV Steak at the Carson Valley Inn on Facebook.
Genoa Bar and Saloon Situated in a historic building from 1853, Genoa Bar and Saloon is the oldest bar in Nevada, with a rich history of serving such famous people as Mark Twain, Ulysses S. Grant, Teddy Roosevelt, John Wayne, and Clint Eastwood. Enjoy seasonal craft cocktails, including the house-made Buttered Buccaneer, Campfire Apple Cider, and famous bloody mary, while you play smoke-free slots. Enjoy live music and fire pits every Friday night, 7 – 11 p.m. Open 10 a.m. – close daily. 2282 Main St., Genoa; 775-782-3870; Genoabarandsaloon.com; Find Genoa Bar – “Nevada’s Oldest Thirst Parlor” on Facebook.
J.T. 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. J.T. 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 Bar & Dining Room on Facebook.
Overland Restaurant & Pub This cozy, family-friendly eatery serves up lunch, dinner, drinks, and coffee in a fun and welcoming atmosphere. The menu features hearty European peasant dishes, including poutine, Basque shrimp, sausage platters and sandwiches, cheese and charcuterie plates, burgers, freshly made pastas, fish and chips, and ribs, as well as Bently Ranch steaks. Pub open 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Sun. – Thurs., 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Fri. – Sat. Kitchen open 11 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. Sun. – Wed., 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Thurs. – Sat. Happy Hour 3 – 6 p.m. Mon. – Fri. 1451 Hwy. 395, Gardnerville; 775-392-1369; Overland-restaurant.com; Find Overland Restaurant & Pub on Facebook.
Sierra Chef Located in historic Genoa, Sierra Chef is open seven days a week, offering freshly made Italian pastas, sauces, breads, pastries, and specialty imported items, including cheeses, meats, spices, condiments, pastas, and jams, in the Gourmet Market. Chef Cynthia Ferris-Bennett owns and operates this culinary center, which provides both scheduled and private cooking classes for kids and adults. Enjoy an espresso or other coffee drink at Sierra Chef’s full-service coffee bar, which features locally roasted Alpen Sierra coffee. Open 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily. 2292 Main St., Stes. 3 & 4, Genoa; 775-392-4417; Sierrachef.com; Find Sierra Chef 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.
Alibi Ale Works – Brewery and Taproom Just a half-mile from Lake Tahoe, Alibi Ale Works’ production brewery and original taproom has 18 taps pouring its delicious beers plus cider, wine, and kombucha. With two full-service Alibi pubs now operational, Alibi’s original taproom at the production brewery has limited hours (check website for details). Visitors can enjoy brewery tours every Saturday. The taproom also is available for private events. Open noon – 5 p.m. Sat. 204 E. Enterprise St.; 775-298-7001; Alibialeworks.com; Find Alibi Ale Works on Facebook.
Alibi Ale Works – Incline Public House In this brewer’s taphouse, restaurant, and beer garden, you’ll find 22 beers on tap; a full kitchen serving fresh, seasonal food with an array of homemade brats; and a beer garden. Live music is featured along with special, themed food events. Open 11 a.m. – close daily. 931 Tahoe Blvd.; 775-831-8300; Alibialeworks.com; Find Alibi Ale Works Incline on Facebook.
Lone Eagle Grille This one-of-a-kind restaurant at Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino offers dining experiences set against the spectacular backdrop of Lake Tahoe and a private beach. Lone Eagle’s chefs offer inspired High Sierra cuisine, changing seasonally to reflect in-season ingredients and the tastes of the current season. This gourmet restaurant and lounge also offers a creative cocktail menu and has won the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence every year since 2010. Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino, 111 Country Club Drive. Open for lunch, dinner, and evening lounge service. For menu, reservations, and hours, visit Loneeaglegrille.com or call 775-886-6899; Find Lone Eagle Grille on Facebook.
Three Forks Bakery & Brewing Co. This small-town restaurant offers tasty, made-from-scratch food created with the highest quality, local, organic ingredients. You’ll find wood-fired pizza, craft beer brewed on site, regional wines, hard cider, artisan breads and baked goods, soups, salads, sandwiches, fresh drinks, loose leaf tea, and espresso. The menu changes each week based on what is available locally and in each season. Its owners aim to take care of the place they call home by being light on the land, keeping money in the local economy, and treating customers and community members with care and respect. Open 7 a.m. – 10 p.m. Mon., Wed. – Thurs., 7 a.m. – 11 p.m. Fri., 8 a.m. – 11 p.m. Sat., 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. Sun. Closed Tues. 211 Commercial St.; 530-470-8333; Threeforksnc.com; Find Three Forks Bakery & Brewing Co. 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 served from 5 p.m. Tues. – Sat. 3065 W. Fourth St.; 775-323-3200; 4thstbistro.com; Find 4th Street Bistro 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; Arariomidtown.com; 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 Steakhouse 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.
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 10 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 has been 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 Bistro Napa on Facebook.
Brothers Barbecue This Texas-style, dry-rubbed, and wood-smoked barbecue is pulled from two generations of family recipes. Enjoy beer and wine on the premises. Brothers Barbecue’s mobile barbecue-smoking trailer serves lunch and dinner for events and catering around Northern Nevada as well. Open 11 a.m. – sold out or 8 p.m. Mon. – Sat., 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sun. 618 S. Center St.; 775-384-3547; Bbqreno.net; Find Brothers Barbecue LLC 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. 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 The restaurant 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 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Tues. – Sun. 760 S. Virginia St.; 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. Dinner 4:30 – 9 p.m. Tues. – Sat. Reservations recommended. 725 S. Center St.; 775-360-5175; Calafuriareno.com; Find Calafuria Reno on Facebook.
chez louie The name of this French-inspired restaurant located inside the Nevada Museum of Art means “at the home of a friend.” It offers casual, contemporary, affordable dishes in a comfortable, family-friendly, unique setting. Owner and chef Mark Estee complements the cultural fabric of the museum by highlighting seasonal ingredients in artistically presented dishes ranging from ratatouille and escargot to soups, salads, sandwiches, locally raised meats, seafood, and desserts. Open 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Tues. – Sat., 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Sun. 160 W. Liberty St.; 775-284-2921; Chez-louie.com; Find chez louie on Facebook.
Chihuahua’s Cantina & Grill Enjoy Reno’s new go-to Mexican restaurant, specializing in the traditional cuisine of Mexico. Founded by Javier and Dora Rivera of Chihuahua, Mexico, the menu includes authentic family recipes prepared with strict attention to freshness and quality. Savor delicious Mexican and Tex-Mex favorites such as queso dip, quesadillas, nachos, tacos, enchiladas, burritos, chimichangas, fajitas, and more, as well as vegetarian options, burgers, soups, salads, and seafood dishes. Open 9 a.m. – 10 p.m. Mon. – Thurs., 7 a.m. – 10 p.m. Fri. – Sun. 7111 S. Virginia St., Ste. C1; 775-683-9846; Chihuahuasgrill.com/reno; Find Chihuahua’s Grill & Cantina on Facebook.
Fat Cat Bar & Grill This locals’ favorite restaurant features carefully sourced, high-quality dishes all in a casual and relaxing atmosphere. Ingredients include 100 percent grass-fed beef from Bently Ranch Meats in Minden, free-range and organic chicken, Boar’s Head premium deli meats, Truckee Sourdough bread delivered daily, and seasonal produce. The menu includes pub-style appetizers, salads, soups, handcrafted burgers, sandwiches, pastas, steak and seafood entrées, and desserts. For hours, visit the website. 1401 S. Virginia St.; 775-453-2223; Fatcatrestaurants.com; Find Fat Cat Bar & Grill on Facebook.
Ferino Distillery Reno’s newest award-winning amaro distillery is right in the heart of Fourth Street’s Brewery District. Ferino Distillery is home to a full bar program, a coffee bar, and a production distillery. As a family-owned distillery, Ferino’s goal is to make historic, high-quality, Italian-inspired spirits. You can find Cannella Cinnamon Cordial, Amaro Cannella, and Fernet Cannella wherever fine spirits are sipped. Check the website for hours. 541 E. Fourth St.; Ferinodistillery.com; Find Ferino Distillery 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.; NOW OPEN IN MIDTOWN at 517 Forest St.; 775-657-8448; Eatfullbellydeli.com; Find Full Belly Deli on Facebook.
Great Basin Community Food Co-op This local-focused grocery store is home to the Food Shed Café, offering delicious and nutrient-dense dining options such as sandwiches, salads, burritos, paninis, soups, and local bone broth. The co-op also offers fresh juices, locally roasted coffee, grab-and-go meals, and a full selection of handcrafted bakery items. Vegan and gluten-free options are available for most house-made items, with emphasis on using local and organic ingredients. Besides a healthy selection of organic and local produce; local, grass-fed/grass-finished meats; and local, organic eggs, you’ll find hundreds of items in bulk, beer and wine, wellness items and supplements, and many hard-to-find specialty items — from locally grown, gluten-free grains to local, organic CBD oil. Everyone is welcome, and anyone can join! Open 7:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. daily. 240 Court St.; 775-324-6133; Greatbasinfood.coop; Find Great Basin Community Food Coop 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. 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.
Hard Water House Brought to you by the owner of Napa-Sonoma, Hard Water House is a great South Reno, 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 has something to fit your fancy! Gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, nut-free, paleo, and earth-friendly dishes available. Events space available for up to 60 people! Located in the heart of Midtown Reno. Open 8 a.m. – 2 a.m. daily. 719 S. Virginia St.; 775-683-9989; Homegrowngastropub.com; Find Homegrown Gastropub on Facebook.
House of Bread Step inside this bakery and enjoy the aroma and taste of all-natural, preservative-free breads made from the heart. Choose from more than 30 varieties of sweet and savory breads, including raspberry rolls, challah, jalapeño cheese bread, pumpkin bread, zucchini bread, squaw bread, honey whole wheat bread, and cinnamon twists. Breakfast and lunch sandwiches are available for pickup and catering. The establishment offers dine-in, catering, or wholesale service to restaurants. Open 6 a.m. – 6 p.m. Mon. – Fri., 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. Sat., 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Sun. 1185 California Ave., Ste. B; 775-322-0773; Reno.houseofbread.com; Find House of Bread, Reno 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. – Sat., 1 – 7 p.m. Sun. 785 E. Second St.; 775-470-5996; Imbibreno.com; Find IMBIB Custom Brews on Facebook. Now open in The Outlets at Legends mall in Sparks!
Liberty Food & Wine Exchange Chef Mark Estee brings his creative and culinary talents to this friendly neighborhood artisan eatery and bar in Downtown Reno. Enjoy handcrafted, shareable plates that blend international cuisine with organic, sustainable, Northern Nevada-raised ingredients. Sip a creative cocktail, beer, or wine, or head to the boutique market for house-cured meats or house-made breads, pastas, or sauces. Special events and catering available. Open 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Sun. – Thurs., 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Fri. – Sat. 100 N. Sierra St.; 775-336-1091; Libertyfoodandwine.com; Find Liberty Food & Wine Exchange 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 Manhattan Deli 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 freshly 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, 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 2019! Online orders for takeout now available. 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.
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: Open 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Sat. – Sun. 7671 S. Virginia St.; 775-440-1214; Southwest Reno: Open 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Tues. – Sat. Plumgate, 550 W. Plumb Lane; 775-826-0595; Napa-sonoma.com; Find Napa Sonoma Grocery Co. on Facebook.
Nevada Sunset Winery Located in Reno’s Brewery District on East Fourth Street and sharing a building with Lead Dog Brewery and 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. 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. Midtown: 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. – 10 p.m. Sun. 777 S. Center St., Ste. 100; 775-323-1494; Downtown: Same hours except closes at 9 p.m. Sun. and 4 a.m. Fri. – Sat. 239 W. Second St.; 775-622-9222; 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.
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. Upstairs, find the Revision Brewing Taproom. And now offering The Pig Shack Eatery, specializing in Creole and Southern soul food! Open 3 p.m. – midnight Mon. – Thurs., 3 p.m. – 3 a.m. Fri., noon – 3 a.m. Sat., noon – midnight Sun. 235 Flint St.; 775-376-1948; Find Pignic Pub & Patio on Facebook.
Pine State Biscuits Your quest for the perfect buttery, flaky homemade biscuit is over, thanks to this wildly popular restaurant first established in Portland, Ore. Enjoy amazing coffee, award-winning bloody marys, and hearty fare including such Southern favorites as biscuits and gravy, fried chicken, pulled pork, cornmeal pancakes, shrimp and grits, and even Cheerwine. Open 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. daily. Catering available. 200 S. Center St.; 775-432-2464; Pinestatebiscuits.com; Find Pine State Biscuits on Facebook.
Piñon Bottle Co. For the premier authority on beer in Reno, you have 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.
Royce At this neighborhood bar, take a seat on one of the couches by the fireplace to get comfy; watch a game; order a drink from the expansive bar; and dive into a mouthwatering specialty Royce cheeseburger, perfectly toasted grilled cheese, or snack from Royce’s neighbor, Old Granite Street Eatery. Bring your friends to eat, drink, and be merry inside the cozy lounge or out on the large patio. Enjoy weekday food and drink specials. Open 4 p.m. – close Mon. – Sat. Happy Hour 4 – 6 p.m. daily. 115 Ridge St.; 775-440-1095; Roycereno.com; Find Royce on Facebook.
Rue Bourbon This bar is bringing the best of New Orleans’ iconic Bourbon Street to Midtown Reno. Savor delectable snacks straight from the French Quarter, from gator bites and po’ boys to muffalettas and beignets. Sip cocktails inspired by the Big Easy, including a Sazerac or hurricane, not to mention there’s a full bar with a rotating lineup of craft beers, many of them local. Enjoy live music Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights. Open during Midtown construction, with free parking in back. Happy Hour food and drink specials 2 – 6 p.m. daily. Open noon – 7 p.m. Sun., 3 – 10 p.m. Mon., noon – 10 p.m. Tues. – Wed., noon – midnight Thurs. – Sat. 1401 S. Virginia St., Ste. 250; 775-384-6526; Ruebourbonreno.com; Find Rue Bourbon Reno on Facebook.
Santa Fe Hotel The iconic Basque establishment has reopened, bringing back the family-style lunches and dinners beloved by locals since it first opened in 1949. In the newly renovated dining room, savor deliciously authentic entrées, including beef tongue, oxtail, paella, New York strip steak, rib eye, or leg of lamb, of course accompanied by soup, salad, fries, and beans. Select from an expanded wine, beer, and cocktail collection, or enjoy an old Basque favorite, such as kalimotxos or picon punch. Lunch served starting at 11 a.m. Fri, dinner 4 p.m. – close Tues. – Sun. 235 Lake St.; 775-499-5263; Santafereno.com; Find Santa Fe Hotel on Facebook.
Smee’s Alaskan Fish Bar & Marketplace Former commercial fisherman Jon Smee brings high-quality seafood to Reno’s Riverwalk District. Smee serves wild Alaskan cod fish and chips with fish caught on his own boats in Alaska. Enjoy a casual riverfront experience as you dine on the signature fish and chips, Alaskan halibut, savory cioppino, Dungeness crab, sliders, salads, and more. Open daily 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. 50 N. Sierra St.; 775-622-8829; Find Smee’s Alaskan Fish Bar 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 spring, summer, and fall). Open 11:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. Tues. – Fri., 1 – 9 p.m. Sat., 4:30 – 9 p.m. Sun. Happy Hour 2:30 – 5 p.m. Tues. – Fri. Download the mobile app to order online. South Creek Shopping Center, 45 Foothill Road; 775-622-1620; Southcreekpizza.com; Find Southcreek Pizza Co. on Facebook.
The Arch Society Reno’s only dessert and cocktail bar is perfect for date night. Try boozy milkshakes, mini-cupcakes and Champagne, Negroni truffles, crème brûlée, trifles, and Swedish princess cakes, perfectly paired with craft cocktails. Open 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. Sun. – Wed., 5 p.m. – midnight (or later) Thurs. – Sat. 960 S. Virginia St. (next door to Junkee Clothing Exchange); 775-800-3000; Thearchsociety.com; Find The Arch Society on Facebook.
The Cheese Board Owned by longtime staffers Krista Phillips and Caitlin Fletcher, The Cheese Board 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 Depot Nestled inside a beautifully restored historic property (the former Nevada-California-Oregon railroad depot designed 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 cocktails, beers, grab some snacks or dinner, and take in Reno’s history, which surrounds you. A big events space is available as well. 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 Kitchen by Great Full Gardens Serving up the same quality you’ve come to expect from Great Full Gardens, this new South Reno location is a self-serve, organic salad, soup, and hot bar featuring Gino the Soup Man soups, rotating specials including lasagna, and grab-and-go wraps, often made with locally sourced ingredients. Vegan and gluten-free options available. Open 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Mon. – Fri. 5220 Longley Lane, Ste. 100; 775-384-6420. Greatfullgardens.com; Find The Kitchen by Great Full Gardens 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. 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; Shoreroom.com; Find The Shore on Facebook.
The Urban Deli South Reno’s premier delicatessen, The Urban Deli offers a full menu of salads and signature sandwiches, including build-your-own sandwiches. Sandwiches are aptly named after streets here in Reno. Offering local beer options as well! Online ordering and catering for meetings and private events also are available. Open 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Mon. – Fri., 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Sat. 7111 S. Virginia St., Ste. A-5; 775-339-3095; Theurbandelireno.com; Find The Urban Deli Reno on Facebook.
The Urban Market Your neighborhood market is located in the Third Street Flats area in the heart of Downtown. 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., 7 a.m. – 10 p.m. Sat., 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Sun. 303 Third St., Ste. 120; 775-502-3555; Umreno.com; Find The Urban Market on Facebook.
Too Soul Tea Co. 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.
Washoe Public House Enjoy local, from-scratch dishes prepared by chef Brett Moseley, featuring local, seasonal ingredients. Dishes include appetizers to share, such as Irish nachos or poke lettuce wraps, as well as salads, soups, burgers, sandwiches, locally made sausages, pork chops, steaks, seafoods, pastas, and desserts. And, of course, enjoy unique, handcrafted cocktails, beer, and wine. Families are welcome; bring your furry friend to join you on the patio! Banquet room and catering available for special events. Open 11 a.m. – close Mon. – Sat. 275 Hill St.; 775-322-2710; Washoepublichouse.com; Find Washoe Public House on Facebook.
Yosh’s Unique Deli This third-generation unique deli has catered to Reno since 1973. You’ll find freshly 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.
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Brooks’ Bar & Deck Located at Edgewood Tahoe Resort, Brooks’ Bar & Deck has been called one of the Best Golf Pubs by Golf Digest. Sitting just off Edgewood’s picturesque 18th hole, it offers views of the Sierra and the deep blue waters of Tahoe from its sprawling deck or enormous windows. As you take in the view, enjoy elevated pub fare including steak nachos, hardwood smoked chicken wings, burgers, and street tacos, as well as entrées such as New York strip and mahi mahi. Open 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. daily. Happy Hour 4 – 6 p.m. Mon. – Fri. 180 Lake Pkwy., Stateline; 888-769-1924; Edgewoodtahoe.com/dine-imbibe; Find Brooks’ Bar & Deck on Facebook.
Burger Lounge Juan and Loreen Sanchez own this locals’ favorite hot spot serving its legendary half-pound burgers as well as chicken sandwiches, hot dogs, sandwiches, wings, milkshakes, soft-serve ice cream, and a diverse selection of seasonal, vegetarian, vegan, and allergen-free items. Open 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Fri. – Mon. and Wed. 717 Emerald Bay Road; 530-542-2010; Burgerloungeintahoe.com; Find Burger Lounge on Facebook.
Cold Water Brewery & Grill At this brewhouse, you’ll find handcrafted beer brewed on site as well as California comfort food, a full-service bar, five huge TVs, great weekly events and specials, and exceptional service. Its lunch and dinner menus feature bar favorites such as Bavarian pretzels, chicken wings, and mussels, and entrées ranging from salads and sandwiches to ramen bowls, chili, pasta, steaks, and seafood. Or stop by the tasting room and Homebrew Supply Shop. Open 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Mon. – Thurs., 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Fri. – Sat., 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Sun. Sunday brunch served 10 a.m. – noon. Call for supply store hours. 2544 Lake Tahoe Blvd.; 530-544-4677; Tahoecoldwaterbrewery.com; Find Cold Water Brewery and Grill on Facebook.
Edgewood Restaurant At Edgewood Restaurant, you’ll find floor-to-ceiling windows affording spectacular mountain and lake views as you enjoy an exceptional dining experience. Start with an appetizer of caviar, scallops, foie gras, lobster bisque, or crab, then savor entrées featuring steaks, poultry, seafood, and pasta. Pair your meal with a selection from the expertly crafted wine list. Located at Edgewood Tahoe Resort. Open 5 – 9 p.m. daily. Edgewood Tahoe Resort, 180 Lake Pkwy., Stateline; 888-769-1924; Edgewoodtahoe.com/dine-imbibe; Find Edgewood Tahoe on Facebook.
Lake Tahoe AleWorX A lively spot with daytime charm and late-night energy, AleWorX, Stateline gives you a right-in-the-middle-of-it option to experience at any hour. Take a pour of a new-to-you beer or get a glass of a local favorite, sip a specialty craft cocktail, enjoy an area-best wood-fired pizza, and stay late for our DJ and silent disco parties. Stateline: Open 4 p.m. – 2 a.m. Mon. – Fri., 11 a.m. – 2 a.m. Sat. – Sun. 31 Hwy. 50, Ste. 105; 775-580-6163; Open 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. daily. 2050 Lake Tahoe Blvd.; 530-600-0442; Laketahoealeworx.com; Find Lake Tahoe AleWorX on Facebook.
The Bistro Edgewood This full-service restaurant located inside The Lodge at Edgewood Tahoe Resort offers a refined yet casual dining option for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, in a setting that combines mountain chic with urban-contemporary décor. Menu options range from waffles and Benedicts for breakfast to soups, salads, and sandwiches at lunch; to steaks, chops, and seafood for dinner. Open for breakfast 7 – 11:30 a.m. Mon. – Fri.; Lunch 11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Mon. – Fri.; Brunch 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sat. – Sun.; Dinner 5 – 10 p.m. daily. 180 Lake Pkwy., Stateline; 888-769-1924; Edgewoodtahoe.com/dine-imbibe; Find Edgewood Tahoe on Facebook.
BJ’s Nevada Barbecue Co. 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.
Engine 8 Urban Winery Owners Mike and Wendi Rawson established Engine 8, Northern Nevada’s largest urban winery, in 2018 with a name that pays tribute to Sparks’ proud railroad heritage. Taste wines by the flight, glass, or bottle, as well as gourmet meat and cheese platters to complement the experience. Custom labels and winery tours available. Open 1 – 9 p.m. Mon. – Thurs., 1 – 11 p.m. Fri., noon – 11 p.m. Sat., noon – 6 p.m. Sun. 1260 Avenue of the Oaks, Ste. 150; 775-996-ENG8 (3648); Engine8urbanwinery.com; Find Engine 8 Urban Winery 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. Open 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. Mon. – Sat., 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Sun. 1330 Scheels Drive, 775-440-1663; Greatfullgardens.com; Find Great Full Gardens at Sparks-Legends on Facebook.
IMBIB Custom Brews Imbibe in the brand-new Sparks taproom in The Outlets at Legends next to Cantina Los Tres Hombres, across from Galaxy Theatres! Choose from more than 20 craft beers, and enjoy them with a small bite from the snack menu, or if you’re feeling hungrier, order food delivery from nearby restaurants. Visit website for hours. 1180 Scheels Drive, Ste. B-113; 775-470-5996; Imbibreno.com; Find IMBIB Custom Brews 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, a premium assortment of single malt scotches and Irish whiskeys, and the best Irish coffees in town. The dog-friendly patio is available year round. Open 3 – 10 p.m. Mon. – Tues., 3 – 11 p.m. Wed., 11:30 a.m. – 11 p.m. Thurs., 11:30 a.m. – midnight Fri. – Sat., 11:30 a.m. – 10 p.m. Sun. Happy Hour 2 – 6 p.m. daily. 840 Victorian Ave.; 775-359-7547; Oskispub.net; Find O’Skis Pub & Grille on Facebook.
Piñon Bottle Co. For the premier authority on beer, you have 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. Enjoy bites such as charcuterie at this new location. Open noon – 10 p.m. Sun. – Thurs., noon – midnight Fri. – Sat. 1130 Avenue of the Oaks, Ste. 180; 775-376-1211; Find Piñon Bottle Sparks on Facebook.
Revision Brewing Co. This craft brewery was the brainchild of brewmaster Jeremy Warren, founder of Knee Deep Brewing Co. out of Auburn, Calif., the company he created in his garage right here in Sparks. At Revision, Warren and his team have combined their passion, evolutionary spirit, and talent for “world-winning” craft beer. Winner of the 2018 World Beer Cup Gold Medal for its Revision IPA (in the American India Pale Ale category), Revision is best known for hop-forward beers, as well as delicious, non-hoppy seasonal and barrel-aged offerings. Flights also available. Taproom open 1 – 7 p.m. Mon. – Tues., 1 – 9 p.m. Wed. – Thurs., noon – 10 p.m. Fri. – Sat., noon – 6 p.m. Sun. 380 S. Rock Blvd.; 775-331-2739; Revisionbrewing.com; Find Revision Brewing Company on Facebook.
Fat Cat Bar & Grill This locals’ favorite restaurant features carefully sourced, high-quality dishes all in a casual and relaxing atmosphere. Ingredients include 100 percent grass-fed beef from Bently Ranch Meats in Minden, free-range and organic chicken, Boar’s Head premium deli meats, Truckee Sourdough bread delivered daily, and seasonal produce. The menu includes pub-style appetizers, salads, soups, handcrafted burgers, sandwiches, pastas, steak and seafood entrées, and desserts. Open noon – 9 p.m. Mon. – Thurs., noon – 10 p.m. Fri., 11 a.m. – close Sat., 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Sun. Happy Hour 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Sun. – Fri. 599 N. Lake Blvd.; 530-583-3355; Fatcatrestaurants.com; Find Fat Cat Bar & Grill in Tahoe City, Ca. on Facebook.
River Ranch Perched on the banks of the scenic Truckee River, River Ranch is an iconic location for your Lake Tahoe vacation, lunch or dinner, or special event. The historic lodge features 19 boutique rooms, while the picturesque restaurant offers a dining room and bar cantilevered over the river, a second interior dining room with a warm stone fireplace and more intimate setting, and a spacious, seasonal, riverfront patio. Serving lunch and dinner every day, with a seasonal menu featuring salads, seafood, steaks, chicken, and chops, as well as an expansive and varied wine list. Happy Hour 2:30 – 5:30 p.m. (except holidays). Open for dinner 5:30 – 9 p.m. daily. Check website for details on hours. 2285 Hwy. 89; 530-583-4264; Riverranchlodge.com; Find River Ranch Lodge & Restaurant on Facebook.
Alibi Ale Works – Truckee Public House In this brewer’s 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; Find Alibi Ale Works – Truckee Public House 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. Offering 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.
Petra at Northstar Enjoy a fun and flavorful menu that’s inspired by local and seasonal ingredients. The menu is driven by Mediterranean comfort food that satisfies the soul. Being part of Uncorked, it features an exciting selection of wines from California and beyond as well as bottles to go. Open 4 – 9 p.m. Sun., Wed., and Thurs., 4 – 10 p.m. Fri. – Sat. The Village at Northstar, 3001 N. Village Drive, Ste. 3112; 530-562-0600; Uncorkedtahoe.com; Find Petra Wine Bar at Northstar on Facebook.