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Our Favorite Eateries With Outdoor Seating!

With the weather getting nicer everyday, it’s no wonder we want to spend as much time outdoors as possible. There’s no reason we should have to retreat inside to satisfy our hunger pains. Here are some of our favorite restaurants with outdoor dining options that will allow you to make the most of your blue sky, sunny days in Reno Tahoe!


Wild River Grille: Located in the Riverwalk District alongside the Truckee River at 17 S. Virginia St., this Reno favorite offers delicious lunch and dinner. Wild River Grille’s menu features items such as premium steaks, pan seared duck, coconut crusted mahi mahi, fresh salads, and much more. Here you can not only enjoy your food, but the sights of the nearby river too.


Pignic Pub and Patio: A truly unique place, Pignic is located at 235 Flint St. Pignic encourages their guests to bring their own meat and grill it outside, they will provide the tools and take care of the clean up! Spend your time on the deck with their expansive outdoor patio area that has room for everyone. Or, head inside to experience the sports parlor feel and have one of their specialty cocktails or brews.


Stone House Cafe: Enjoy delicious breakfast, lunch, or dinner at the eclectic Stone House Cafe, located at 1907 S. Arlington Ave. Their menu features items such as a lobster omelette, smoked salmon benedict, chicken primavera, gourmet burgers, assorted salads and sandwiches, and more. In addition to their delicious menu, the restaurant boasts a vast outdoor patio area with lush greenery that has plenty of room for those wishing to eat outside.


Brasserie Saint James: Saint James is located at 901 S Center St. This brewery and restaurant is a favorite among Reno locals as they brew their own specialty beer. On their menu are items such as brunch foods, pizza, burgers, soups, salads, other brew bites, and a dinner menu that offers Moroccan chicken, duck confit cassoulet, Argentine flank steak, and more. Enjoy a refreshing drink out on their large patio area, happy hour is Monday to Friday, 2 to 6 pm!


Süp: Süp is located in the heart of Midtown at 669 S. Virginia St. Here you can enjoy their signature healthy and homemade soups, salads, and sandwiches made from only the freshest of ingredients. Indulge in classic favorites with a healthy twist either indoor in the house or out on the deck!


SoDo: Short for South Downtown, SoDo restaurant and bar is located at 275 Hill Street. They offer a menu that boasts a variety of dishes, specialty European, Latin American, Asian, and other items. In addition to their full menu, they also offer a full bar inside and a bar bites menu for those just wanting to get a quick drink. Spend your time at SoDo outside in their outdoor seating area to make the most of your visit.

Mother’s Day Dining in Reno Tahoe

lone_eagleMother’s Day is next Sunday, May 10. What better way to celebrate mom and all the amazing things she does than to take her out for a meal at a favorite restaurant. At many restaurants in town, there are a variety of unique Mother’s Day menus to enjoy. Whether mom would prefer a mid-morning brunch or a delicious dinner, Reno Tahoe has everything you need to make her day as special as she is.

Eldorado Resort and Casino: At Millies24, special entrées will be served from 11 am to 11 pm. These will include seafood omelette, chicken scampi, and baby arugula and spinach salad. Mothers dining at Millies24 will also receive a free dessert. The Buffet will have a Mother’s Day brunch served from 8 am to 3 pm for $27.99 per adult. Selections include shrimp cocktails, pasta salad, yogurt bar, smoked salmon, sirloin steak, eggs benedict, scrambled eggs, baked ham, blackened salmon, mushroom ravioli, assorted desserts and more. Roxy, La Strada, and The Prime Rib Grill are serving their regular menu on Mother’s Day, but moms dining will receive a free dessert. These restaurants all open at 5 pm. Custom specialty cakes are also available for purchase at the Sweet Shoppe & Bakery at Millies24.


Atlantis Casino Resort: In the Grand Ballroom, there will be a gourmet brunch served from 9 am to 2 pm for $46.95 per adult. Selections include applewood smoked bacon, country sage sausage links, french toast, omelets, parfaits, jumbo prawns, snow crab, garden salad bar, marinated mussels with mango relish, lox & bagel, broccoli salad, sushi display, ham, rack of lamb, prime rib, boneless shortribs, filet mignon, oysters, pastries, pies, and other desserts, and much more. At the Atlantis Steakhouse, served in addition to the nightly menu, there will be a four course prix-fixe menu. This menu includes appetizer, roasted marrow bone, and your choice of soup or salad, sweet pepper bisque soup or roasted peach and baby arugula salad, your choice of entree, wood-grilled salmon or braised beef short rib, and for dessert, “bee sting” cake. At Bistro Napa, there will be a four course prix-fixe menu served in addition to the nightly menu. The prix-fixe menu includes an appetizer of pan seared duck breast, your choice of spinach and watercress purée soup or bitter green and soft egg salad, your choice of entrée, potato encrusted Alaskan halibut or bacon-wrapped filet tournedos & butter poached lobster tail, and for dessert, lemon-almond daquoise. At Toucan Charlies Buffet & Grille, there will be a champagne brunch served from 9 am to 3 pm and a Mother’s Day dinner served from 3 pm to 9 pm for $32.99 per adult. Selections will include eggs benedict, belgian waffles, french toast, potatoes, fruit crepes, ambrosia salad, salmon, prawns, lamb chops, braised mushrooms, BBQ pork ribs, roast duck, and much more. Special options will also be served at the Purple Parrot, Manhattan Deli, and Oyster/Sushi Bar on the Sky Terrace.

Grand Sierra Resort: Elements Buffet will be serving a champagne brunch from 9 am to 3 pm for and a champagne dinner from 3 pm to 9 pm, both for $27.99 per adult . Selections include prime rib, baked ham, roasted turkey, scrambled eggs, omelets, belgian waffles, roast duck, fried chicken, oysters, Indian chicken curry, seafood pasta alfredo, korean style short ribs, noodle soups, corn and flour tacos, tamales, assortment of cold seafood, pizza, salad bar, an array of desserts, and more. At Charlie Palmer Steak, a dinner of soup or salad, entrée, and dessert will be served from 4 pm to 9:30 pm. Course selections include prosciutto wrapped asparagus, crab and lobster cocktail, crab crusted filet mignon, prime rib, and raspberry almond tartlette for dessert. Briscola is serving dinner from 12 pm to 9 pm for $55 per person. First course is baked gnocchi, second course is watermelon salad, entrée is crab and shrimp stuffed lobster, and Italian wedding cake for dessert. The Grand Café is serving dinner from 11 am to 10 pm for $29.99 per person, included is the choice of soup or salad, entrée, and dessert. There is tomato bisque soup or radicchio and arugula salad, chicken in chardonnay reduction, and salted caramel chocolate tart for dessert.

Peppermill Resort Hotel: Bimini will be serving dinner from 5:30 pm to 9 pm for $42 per guest or $62 with wine pairings. Dinner includes shrimp caesar salad, steak Diane, and stawberry gateau for dessert. Biscotti’s will be serving brunch Toscana from 9 am to 3 pm for $38.95 per adult. Selections include prawns, oysters, fruit, smoked salmon, sushi platter, grilled chicken, seafood pasta, scrambled eggs, lamb chops, french toast, roasted sirloin, pasteries, cakes, breads, and more. Cafe Milano will be serving brunch from 8 am to 4 pm for $15.95 per guest. Brunch includes cheese blintzes, two eggs any style, hash browns and choice of mimosa or champagne. Island Buffet is serving champagne brunch and dinner from 9 am to 9 pm for $29.99 per adult. Selections include seafood bar, salad bar, eggs and omelets, asian wok, fajitas and southwestern, prime rib, baked ham, mushroom ravioli, grilled swordfish, steamed crab, assortment of desserts, and more. Oceano is serving dinner from 4 pm to 10 pm for $46 per guest. Menu includes seared diver scallops, sea bass or grilled rib eye, and raspberry dome with lemon chiboust creme center.

JA Nugget Casino Resort: The Rose Ballroom is serving brunch from 10 am to 3 pm for $22.95 per adult. Selections include omelet and waffle station, caesar salad, prawns, penne pasta, fruit, assorted breads and pastries, eggs benedict, pasta alfredo, fried chicken, prime rib, baked ham, a variety of desserts, and more. The Steak House Grill is serving dinner from 4 to 8 pm for $49 per person. Includes spring garden soup or champagne salad, prime rib or coconut prawns, and chocolate cheesecake mousse with caramel.

wild_river_grilleWild River Grille: Located in downtown Reno, alongside the Truckee River, Wild River Grille will be serving Mother’s Day brunch from 10 am to 3 pm for $29.50 per adult. Courses include muffins and fresh fruit, choice of eggs benedict, vegetable quiche, crab louie, prime rib, or salmon, and carrot cake or chocolate mousse. Kids menu is also available.

Lone Eagle Grille: Located in Incline Village, Lone Eagle Grille will be serving a Mother’s Day buffet menu from 10 am to 3 pm for $70 per adult. Selections include eggs benedict, omelets, prime rib, smoked halibut, potato gnocchi, salmon, roasted porchetta, split pea soup, salad buffet, prawns, buffalo striploin, grilled and roasted vegetables, seafood display, variety of desserts, and more.

You Will Love The Reno Brew Bike

Attention beer lovers! Reno’s newest bar crawl is here! The Reno Brew Bike, is a pedal-powered custom bicycle that takes up to 15 passengers around local pubs, tap houses, bars, and breweries. Inspired by brew bikes in cities like Portland and Sacramento, this unique bar tour is a brand new way to experience Reno’s favorite brews and bites. The Reno Brew Bike isn’t your average night out, it’s a great way to socialize and drink with your friends while having a sober driver take you on a guided tour around the local bars. If a nighttime tour isn’t your style, the Reno Brew Bike has their first tours of the day starting at 11:30 am. The last tour begins at 7 pm. The tours last around two hours and the bike stops at three to four bars. Breweries that have partnered with the bike include The Depot, Mellow Fellow, Ole Bridge Pub, Sierra Tap House, Pigeon Head Brewery, Seven on West, Imperial Bar and Lounge, and the Lincoln Lounge and riders also get drink discounts at these bars! You do have to pull some of your own weight on the brew bike, riders help pedal to keep the party going, while the driver steers and brakes. It’s like having a hired DD for the night! The bike is also custom made to bring a cooler of some of your own (non-alcoholic) beverages and your own tunes to bump as you ride around. Seats on the party bike are $25 a person, but group rates are also available.

Maximize your bar hopping experience with a tour on the Reno Brew Bike! Book your next tour here.

Hey beer lover, don’t forget about the Reno Craft Beer week coming April 18-25, more info here.

Your Guide to the Reno Craft Beer Week

RenoCraftBeerWeek_2Calling all beer aficionados! Get ready to immerse yourself in total beer culture at the first ever Reno Craft Beer Week, April 18 to 25. This week is a celebration of craft beer with the goal of increasing its awareness in the Reno-Sparks area. At this jam-packed local beer festival, you can sample great local brews, learn more from local beer makers, meet other beer-lovers, eat some tasty bar food, and see all that Reno’s breweries and tap rooms have to offer!

Here’s your guide to the great Reno Craft Beer Week. There are multiple fantastic, beer-focused events happening every day throughout the week, make sure to check them out!

Saturday, April 18:

Brewer’s Roundtable: Brian Grossman of Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. will be speaking at the Sierra Tap House about the history of the craft beer movement and where the future is headed. This is a free event.

Social Science: The Art of Beer: Head to The Terry Lee Wells Discovery Museum to explore the art of beer fermentation by sampling local beers, learning about how beer is made, examining different types of hops, and participating in fun beer games. Attendees can also enjoy wine and food from Whole Foods Market. This event is from 6 to 9 pm and tickets are $20.

Sunday, April 19:

Drinkable Reno Beer Week Bus Tour: From noon to 5 pm, take a tour of five of Reno’s favorite breweries and sample some of the finest brews Reno offers (which will be the equivalent of about 3 pints worth of tasters!). On the tour you will visit Great Basin Brewing Company, Pigeon Head Brewery, IMBIB Custom Brews, Silver Peak Grill and Taproom, and the High Sierra Brewing Company. Tickets for this event are $25, which also comes with free entrance to the Strange Brew Festival.

Strange Brew Festival: Enjoy live music and beers that will challenge and thrill your taste buds at this unique beer festival, from 3 to 7 pm at the Brewer’s Cabinet. Tickets are $50 ($40 presale) and are available in person at The Brewer’s Cabinet  or on their website. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Reno Rebuild Project.

Monday, April 20:

A Week of Tastings at Raley’s: At the Raley’s in Reno and Sparks, there will be a beer and cider tasting each night of the week. Monday night tastings at each location is: Keystone: Boston Beer Co. 4-6 p.m. & Brasserie Saint James 4:30-6:30 p.m., Wedge Parkway: Great Basin 4-6 p.m., Mayberry Drive: Brasserie Saint James 4-6 p.m., Wingfield Hills: 21st Amendment 4-6 p.m., Robb Drive: Deschutes 4-6 p.m., and N. McCarran/Sparks: New Belgium 4:30 – 6:30 p.m There is also a special craft beer promotion during the week, buy three six-packs at regular price, get the fourth for 1¢!

Brew School at Studio on 4th: Learn to brew an extract beer or an all-grain beer at this event at the Studio on 4th. Extract beer takes two hours and the all-grain takes four hours. This event begins at 5 pm and tickets are $40.

Almanac Beer Co. Tap Takeover Tap Room at Whole Foods Market: Starting at 5 pm, learn about the farm-to-barrel beers from one of Almanac’s master brewers. Tickets are $25 and include 5, 8 oz. beers and delicious finger foods. VIP Passholders will receive $5 off and a swag bag from Almanac and The Tap Room.

IPApril Brewmaster’s Pairing Night: Sample small food bites paired with IPAs and talk with the Great Basin Brewing Company’s Brewmaster and brewers. This event is from 5 to 9 pm at the Great Basin Brewing Company’s Reno location and tickets are $20. VIP Passholders will receive 15% off.

Our Bar High Sierra Tap Takeover: Our Bar, located in downtown Reno, is displaying their new Speakeasy Bar. At this free event, starting at 5:30 pm, you will be able to check out several rare and delicious beers!

Tuesday, April 21:

A Week of Tastings at Raley’s: At the Raley’s in Reno and Sparks, there will be a beer and cider tasting each night of the week. Tuesday night tastings at each location is: Keystone: Great Basin 4-6 p.m., Wedge Parkway: Oskar Blues 4-6 p.m. & Brasserie Saint James 4:30-6:30 p.m., Wingfield Hills: Eel River & Six Rivers 4:30-6:30 p.m., and Robb Drive: Lagunitas 4-6 p.m. There is also a special craft beer promotion during the week, buy three six-packs at regular price, get the fourth for 1¢!

Against the Grain Beer Tasting @ Ole Bridge Pub: Four fine brews from Against the Grain Brewery of Louisville, KY will be offered as a flight tonight starting at 4 pm. Tickets are $20.

Craft Beer Cocktail Competition: Enter the competition by emailing the organizer by April 14th with your recipe for the best beer-based cocktail. The drink must include at least .75 oz of Great Basin Outlaw Milk Stout. The top 8 recipes will be selected to compete at the Tuesday event. Prizes will be awarded to the first, second, and third place winners. Judging will take place at 1864 Tavern from 6 to 8 pm.

Drake’s Brewing & Great Basin Brewing Co. Collaboration Release: Drake’s Brewing and Great Basin are teaming up to make a unique beer especially for Reno Craft Beer Week. Starting at 5 pm, experience the tapping of the new beer’s first keg at this free event at Great Basin’s Sparks location.

Farm to Barrel Beer Dinner: Campo and Alamanac Beer Co. of San Francisco have teamed up to create delicious four-course dinner with beer pairings. Call 775-737-9555 to make a reservation. Tickets are $65

Hopfest 2015 Local IPAs Tap Takeover at 40 Mile Saloon: If you are a hop lover or like India Pale Ales, you won’t want to miss Hopfest 2015. 40 Mile Saloon is hosting a local’s only IPA tap take-over featuring Great Basin, Brewers Cabinet, and the Brewing Lair. This event starts at 2 pm and runs until the kegs are empty. Admission is free, but you pay for what you drink!

Live from the Barrel: Pharaoh Sour Ale at The Brewer’s Cabinet: This bar will be tapping a sour favorite, a Pharaoh Sour ale, which has been sitting for two years.  The event starts at 1 pm and tickets are $5.

New Belgium Meets Old Belgium: Pignic Pub & Patio will be featuring three new Belgium Brewing Beers VS. similar old Belgium counterparts. These beers will all be paired with delicious Belgian Bites. This event is from 5 to 8 pm and tickets are $20.

Wine and Beer Making (Heavy on the Wine): Learn from a pro about wine and beer making basics through the Grow Your Own, Nevada program from the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension. This event is $15 for tickets and runs from 6 to 8 pm.

Wednesday, April 22:

A Week of Tastings at Raley’s: At the Raley’s in Reno and Sparks, there will be a beer and cider tasting each night of the week. Wednesday night tastings at each location is:Keystone: Deschutes & Ballast Point 4-6 p.m., Wedge Parkway: Mammoth & Ninkasi 4-6 p.m., Mayberry Drive: Eel River & Six Rivers 4-6 p.m., Wingfield Hills: Speakeasy 4:30-6:30 p.m., Robb Drive: Brasserie Saint. James 4-6 p.m., and N.McCarran/Sparks: Great Basin & Ballast Point 4-6 p.m. There is also a special craft beer promotion during the week, buy three six-packs at regular price, get the fourth for 1¢!

Keystone: Deschutes & Ballast Point 4-6 p.m.Wedge Parkway: Mammoth & Ninkasi 4-6 p.m.Mayberry Drive: Eel River & Six Rivers 4-6 p.m.Wingfield Hills: Speakeasy 4:30-6:30 p.m.Robb Drive: Brasserie Saint. James 4-6 p.m.N.McCarran/Sparks: Great Basin & Ballast Point 4-6 p.m

Pies & Pints: Taste delicious pizza paired with beer at the Wild Garlic in Reno. There will be three pairings, prices are $6 each or $15 for all three. This event runs from 6 to 10 pm.

Canned Derby presented by New Belgium Craft Wine & Beer: Get your creative juices flowing at the Canwood Derby. Drink a can of beer, decorate it, add wheels, race your new vehicle against others to win prizes! This is a free event, from 5 to 8 pm at Craft Wine & Beer.

edible Reno-Tahoe Five-year Anniversary Party: Come celebrate five years of edible Reno-Tahoe magazine at a party at the Nevada Museum of Art. Enjoy a night full of local food and drink in the museum’s atrium. Tickets for the party are $45 and it is from 5 to 9 pm.

High Sierra Brewing Co. Meet the Brewers Night: At this free event, you will be able to mingle with the brewers, taste special food and drinks, and get a free brewery tour, all in celebration of the new location. This event is from 5:30 to 8 pm at the High Sierra Brewing Co. inside Baldini’s Casino.

Reno Public House Rare Beer Trade: Are you a rare beer hunter? Then come on down to the Reno Public House Rare Beer Trade marketplace from 5 to 8 pm. You never know what you may come across. Admission is free.

Sour Fest 2015 at Chapel Tavern: Sour beer lovers won’t want to miss this event at Chapel Tavern. There will be 14 different sour beers on tap starting at 2 pm until close! Admission is free.

Stone Brewing Co. Tasting at Old Bridge Pub: Come taste a delicious flight of fun and unique beers from Stone Brewing Co. which will include: Stone Reason Be Damned Abbey Style Ale aged in Red Wine Barrels, Stone Cali- Belgique IPA aged in Red Wine Barrels, Stone Arbalest Belgian Ale aged in Bourbon Barrels, and more! Tickets are $20 and the tasting starts at 6 pm.

The Depot Beer Release Dinner: The Depot is releasing its first every seasonal beer, “The Wanderer Double IPA.” Enjoy beer paired with a four-course meal starting 6:30 pm. Tickets are $60 per person or $40 without the tasting option. Make your reservation by calling 775-737-4330

Sierra Nevada Barrel-Aged Tasting: The tap house is hosting a tasting of Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. beers from 5 to 9 pm. Admission to the event is free, but attendees must pay for what they drink.

Stone Brewing Co. Tasting at Ole Bridge Pub: Ole Bridge will be pouring unique beers from Stone Brewing Co. starting at 6 pm. Admission is free.

Thursday, April 23:

A Week of Tastings at Raley’s: At the Raley’s in Reno and Sparks, there will be a beer and cider tasting each night of the week. Thursday night tastings at each location is: Keystone: Mammoth Brewing 4 to 6 pm, Wedge Parkway: Eel River & Six Rivers 4:30 to 6:30 pm, Mayberry Drive: Ballast Point 4 to 6 pm, Wingfield Hills: Ballast Point 4 to 6 pm, Robb Drive: Rogue 4 to 6 pm, N. McCarran/Sparks: Firestone 4:30 to 6:30 pm. There is also a special craft beer promotion during the week, buy three six-packs at regular price, get the fourth for 1¢!

Lagunitas CouchTrippin’: Reno w/ Beer Circus: Lagunitas is hosting their CouchTrippin’ after-party here in Reno’s own Cargo @ Whitney Peak Hotel. There will be a lineup of Lagunitas brews and live music from Built To Spill. Admission is free but you must RSVP here, you must be 21+ to party. Doors open at 7 pm and the first band starts playing at 8 pm.

Roving Dinner & Beer Pairing/Reno Provisions & Brewer’s Cabinet: Enjoy local brewed beer, live music by the Reno Swing Set, and silent auction at this event. Tasty sustainable food will be paired with five custom beers. Tickets are $50 in advance and $60 at the door. The event is hosted at Reno Provisions and is from 6 to 9 pm.

16 Candles – 16 Handles: Come to this all-day event, as Ole Bridge Pub is expanding their tap handle lineup. Starting at 1 pm, two new, rare beers will be poured every two hours. Entry is free, but attendees must pay for what they drink.

Brewer’s Cabinet Brewery Chef Series Beer Dinner: At this dinner event, every one of the Brewer’s Cabinet Chef Series brews will be paired with a delightful culinary creation by Reno’s favorite chefs. That means five special beers are being paired with five delicious dining options. This event will take place at Reno Provisions from 6 to 9 pm and tickets are available here for $50.

IMBIB Custom Brews: Tap, Taste & Tour: Get an inside look at IMBIB Custom Brews taste some initial brews, sample beers from their diverse barrel aging program, and get a tour of their brewery. Attendees will also get two pours from their taproom and snacks from a favorite local restaurant. Tickets are $2o and VIP Passholders will get 15% off. The event is from 6 to 9 pm at IMBIB.

Trail of Ale Poker Run: Take a stroll through MidTown, tasting beers and special release ales. Deal yourself into poker games at 40 Mile Saloon, Chapel Tavern, Craft Wine & Beer, and Reno Public House to participate in your chance to win cool prizes.

Sierra Nevada Barrel-Aged Tasting: Come down to Sierra Tap House and taste barrel-aged beers from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tickets are $30 and this is an all-day event.

Friday, April 24:

A Week of Tastings at Raley’s: At the Raley’s in Reno and Sparks, there will be a beer and cider tasting each night of the week. Friday night tastings at each location is: Keystone: Two Bald Guys & Green Flash 4-6 p.m. Eel River & Six Rivers 4:30-6:30 p.m., Wedge Parkway: Green Flash & Common Cider Co. 4-6 p.m., Mayberry Drive: Two Bald Guys & Rogue 4-6 p.m., Wingfield Hills: Oskar Blues 4-6 p.m., and Robb Drive: Mammoth Brewing & Boston Beer Co. 4-6 p.m. There is also a special craft beer promotion during the week, buy three six-packs at regular price, get the fourth for 1¢!

80s Dance Party @ Ole Bridge Pub: Dance the night away to some favorite 80s hits and taste craft beer straight out of the can, which are $2 off all night. Admission to the dance party is free and it begins at 10 pm

Beer and Cheese Pairing at Under the Rose Brewing w/ Wedge: A Cheese Shop: Sample Under the Rose Brewing Beers paired with unique cheeses from Wedge. For $15 you can sip on a flight of 6 beers and enjoy a matching taster tray of cheeses. Tickets for the tasting at $15 and it begins at 5 pm.

Cerveza Chilebeso Bottle Release Party & Sparks Rotary End Polio Now Fundraiser: For the first time in history, Cerveza Chilebeso will be available in a bottle! Celebrate the release at Taps & Tanks with live mariachi music, games, prizes, food, and of course, beer. Entry to the party is free, but the proceeds from the event will benefit the Sparks Rotary as a part of Rotary International’s Global Polio Eradication Initiative: End Polio. $1 from each pint purchased will go toward the cause, as well as proceeds from the silent auction and raffle items.

Cupcake and Beer Pairing with SixFour Growlers and Batch Cupcakery: Experience the combination of cupcakes paired with beer at this unique tasting at SixFour Growlers. Six mini Batch cupcakes will be paired with six 4oz beers. Tickets for the event are $12 and it is from 1 to 9 pm.

East Coast Weirdness with Right Coast Brews: Enjoy an East Coast beer tap takeover at Studio on 4th while they host the psychedelic shape-shifting duo Dasombra. Tickets are $7 and the event begins at 7 pm.

HOPS AND HOUNDS: A Tasting to Benefit the SPCA: Enjoy beer and support a great cause! A dozen craft beer brewers are coming together for a tasting at the West Second St. Market. Tickets are $20 and the event is from 5 to 8 pm.

Saturday, April 25:

4th Annual Carson City Beer and Pizza Championships: Support local charities and enjoy tasty pizza and beer. During the event, experience live blues music and a silent auction. Proceeds from the event will support local scholarships, charity organizations and other philanthropies from the Rotary. Tickets are $45 and available from any Carson City Rotary member or through this website. The event starts at 5:30 pm at the Carson City Mall.

A Week of Tastings at Raley’s: At the Raley’s in Reno and Sparks, there will be a beer and cider tasting each night of the week. Saturday night tastings at each location is: Keystone: Common Cider Co. 4 to 6 pm, and Robb Drive: 21st Amendment 3 to 5 pm. There is also a special craft beer promotion during the week, buy three six-packs at regular price, get the fourth for 1¢!

Backwash: Come down to Freighthouse District at the Aces Ballpark from 3 to 7 pm to see brewers from as far as San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, and more, are come together to showcase their unique beers and compete for the people’s and brewer’s choice awards. Take part in the judging to sample one-of-a-kind beers from all over the West. Proceeds of the event go toward a non-profit organization that aids under-resourced and under-served young people in our community. Tickets are $45 presale and available here, or $50 at the door and VIP Passholders get $10 off this event.

Firestone Walker Tap Takeover @ Brasserie Saint James: Experience a Firestone Walker tap takeover in the Saint James beer garden. This free event is from noon to 3 pm.

New Belgium Specialty Beers and Mini Bike Races for Prizes @ Mellow Fellow Pub: Enjoy tasty premium beers and participate in a crazy mini bike race. Who knows, you might even win a prize!

Reno Aces Craft Beer Week After Party: Come down to Reno Aces Freight House District for this free after party. There will be blues bands from 6:30 til midnight!

Tahoe Mountain Brewery and Into the Wilderness: Check out Wilderness, a showcase of local and national musicians, hosted by Studio on 4th. There will be specialty brews and cocktail special. Tickets are $7 and the music begins at 7 pm.

Track 7 Tap Takeover @ The Lincoln Lounge: Straight from Sacramento, CA, Track 7 will enter Reno’s beer scene. Come down to the welcoming party hosted by The Lincoln Lounge. Enjoy $2 flights and $3 pints of Track 7’s brews. This event is from 6 to 9 pm.


Celebrate the Holiday: Easter Dining in Reno Tahoe

easter_diningSpring is here and Easter is on its way! If you haven’t had time to plan a meal at home, check out what local restaurants are serving that Sunday (April 5) for brunch and dinner. These restaurants have everything and anything to satisfy your wildest cravings. Spend your Easter holiday with family, friends, and fine Reno dining.

Eldorado Resort and Casino: The Roxy Restaurant and Bar is offering a prix fixe menu which starts at 3 pm. The meal includes a blood orange salad, a mixed seafood grill, and angel food cake. La Strada will have a delicious four-course Italian dinner menu starting at 3 pm, which will include a tomato flat bread or polenta soup, mushroom ravioli or baked crêpes, basil cod or Tuscan-roasted lamb, and for dessert, mango mousse. At the Buffet, brunch will be served 8 am to 3 pm, and there will be options such as turkey breast, veal, roast strip loin, glazed ham, pancakes with bananas foster, omelets, eggs Benedict, cheese blintzes, ham steaks, roast pork loin, crab cakes, mussels, mushroom ravioli, assorted pastries, gelato, and more.

Atlantis Casino Resort Spa: Toucan Charlie’s Buffet and Grille will be having a champagne brunch and Easter dinner from 9 am to 3 pm and will have options such as prime rib, baked ham, pork ribs, crab, clams, scallop ceviche, pork loin, eggs Benedict, Belgian waffles, and more. There will also be a gourmet brunch in the Grand Ballroom from 9 am to 2 pm with selections like prawns, crab, oysters, short ribs, filet mignon, ham, lamb, prime rib, cheese blintzes, pies, pastries, and more. For dinner, check out the Atlantis Steakhouse’s four course prix fixe starting at 4 pm and with your choice of braised Colorado lamb shank or wood grilled salmon, or check out Bistro Napa’s four course prix fixe also starting at 4 pm and with your choice of tapenade stuffed leg of lamb or soy and miso glazed salmon. Also for dinner, the Purple Parrot will be serving a three course holiday meal from 11 am to 10 pm.

30503_1800x624Peppermill Resort Hotel: Biscotti’s will serve a special Easter brunch menu, in addition to its regular menu from 9 am to 3 pm. The special menu includes prawns, crab legs, oysters, smoked salmon, Ahi Tuna, sushi platter, penne pasta, seafood fettuccine, scrambled eggs with mushrooms, onion and bell pepper hash, chicken, lamb chops, quiche, french toast, prime rib, pancakes, pastries, and more. The Island Buffet will be open 9 am to 9 pm and serving both an Easter champagne brunch and dinner. There will be shrimp, crabs, oysters, mussels, salad bar, eggs and omelets, prime rib, ham, lamb, salmon, turkey, sausage, risotto, chicken, swordfish, twice baked potatoes, Asian wok varieties, fajitas, enchiladas, taquitos, and numerous desserts.

Silver Legacy Resort Casino: Flavors Buffet will be serving 8 am to 2 pm and Silver Baron Buffet will be serving 9 am to 2 pm. At both buffets, you will able to enjoy an Easter menu that includes these items and more: crab legs, shrimp, calamari, salmon, pasta, salads, made to order omelets, bacon, sausage, french toast, waffles, cheese blintz, eggs Benedict, scrambled eggs, breakfast potatoes, prime rib, ham, turkey, lamb, chicken, mussels, pork chops, shortribs, and a selection of desserts.

JA Nugget Casino Resort: In addition to the regular menu, Rosie’s Café will be offering Easter Sunday specials  from 10 am to 11 pm which will include glazed ham, salmon filet, and a chocolate mousse parfait. There will also be Easter specials at the Rotisserie Buffet from 8:30 am to 2 pm and a special brunch in the Rose Ball room from 10 am to 3 pm. Both will offer a salad bar, shrimp, eggs Benedict, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuits and gravy, omelet station, waffle station, prime rib, baked ham, bakery options, a variety of desserts, and much more.

Whitney Peak: Heritage will be offering a chef’s table and bottomless Bloody Mary and mimosa specials. Dig in to smoked salmon deviled eggs, the Heritage Benedict, and many more scrumptious specialties. You’ll be served some of freshest food around as many of the ingredients come from local farms!

Grand Sierra Resort and Casino: Briscola will be offering a three-course dinner special from 5 to 9 pm which will include manicotti and spinach, kale with roasted beets, mushroom soup, braised lamb shank, and cappuccino panna cotta for dessert. In addition to their regular menu, Charlie Palmer Steak House will also have an Easter dinner served from 2 to 9:30 pm that will include lobster stuffed artichokes, crab and lobster cocktail, leg of lamb, braised lamb ravioli, prime rib, and rhubarb and strawberry crisp for dessert. The Elements Buffet will have a champagne brunch served from 9 am to 3 pm with options like prime rib, roasted turkey, baked ham, leg of lamb, mint jelly, scrambled eggs, corned beef, made to order omelets, chicken and waffles, french toast, pancakes, rib eye steaks, grilled vegetables, pork tamales, chicken enchiladas, snow crab legs, oysters, artisan style pizzas, a salad bar, a variety of desserts, and much more.

Circus Circus Hotel and Casino: The Courtyard Buffet will start serving Easter brunch and supper at 11 am. Options will include eggs and omelets, salad bar, an Asian stir-fry and noodle station, pizza, beef, lamb roast, Easter ham, Easter pork roast, mussels and clams, seafood fettuccini, teriyaki chicken, and a variety of desserts including a chocolate fountain. The Steakhouse at Circus is offering a five course Easter meal which will serve an appetizer of pickled vegetables with aioli, lobster bisque, iceberg wedge salad, crab-stuffed shrimp, Tournedos Rossini with kabocha puree, soy-mirin truffle sauce, and Baked Alaska for dessert.

Lone Eagle Grille: is offering an Easter buffet menu from 10 am to 3 pm which will include assorted breakfast pastries, egg benedict, baked bananas foster, omelet station, prime rib, lamb osso bucco, chicken with morel mushroom sauce, seared scallops, salad buffet, assorted cheeses, cauliflower and leek soup, shrimp cocktail, smoked salmon on bagels, traditional paella, and assorted desserts.

Wild River Grille: will be serving an Easter brunch menu from 9:30 am to 3 pm with options like eggs Benedict, vegetable quiche, crab Louie, prime rib, plum chipotle salmon, assorted desserts, muffins, and more. There will also be a special kids menu offered.

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St. Patrick’s Day Dining You Won’t Want to Miss!

Most people dedicate St. Patrick’s Day (March 17) to drinking like the Irish, but why not dine like them too? Chefs at local restaurants are putting together traditional St. Patrick’s Day dishes to make your day even more festive. Reno Tahoe restaurants and pubs are prepared to show off their Irish spirit, so get ready to chow down!

Atlantis Casino Resort will have a variety of special dishes at their restaurants. The Purple Parrot will be serving beef and Guinness pub pie and corned beef and cabbage. The Manhattan Deli is offering Irish lamb stew. Bistro Napa will have braised lamb shepard’s pie. There will also be drink specials offered that night.

Circus Circus Reno is offering a number of specials at their various restaurants. At the Americana Café, enjoy bangers and eggs or corned beef and cabbage with roasted potatoes. The Main Street Deli is offering corned beef on thick cut rye bread. Smokin Geikco’s BBQ has corned beef and Swiss cheese sliders. The Courtyard Buffet is offering a variety of dishes to try: corned beef with steamed cabbage, steamed red potatoes and carrots, colcannon (a traditional Irish potato dish), saffron rice, salmon with horseradish and leek sauce, and shepherd’s pie. But if a traditional meal isn’t your style, Kokopelli’s Sushi has the O’Paddy Roll with smoked salmon and green cabbage with cream cheese and whole grain mustard.

Grand Sierra Resort and Casino has a full menu for St. Patrick’s Day. At Charlie Palmer Steak, they will have corned beef slider, truffle potato leek soup and Guiness braised short ribs. At Elements Buffet, there will be traditional corned beef and cabbage, creamy horseradish, Irish lamb stew, shepherd’s pie, Dublin coddle, sliced beef brisket boiled baby, roast pork loin, Irish whiskey raisin sauce, pan fried salmon, parsley butter, beer batter cod, Irish soda bread, O’Brien potatoes, red and Yukon gold potatoes, fresh broccolini, honey glazed carrots and steamed jasmine rice. The Grand Café will have corned beef and cabbage and chocolate Guinness cake.

Silver Legacy Resort Casino is serving a number of great Irish favorites at their restaurants. At Café Central there is a meal of corned beef and cabbage with parslied red potatoes, carrots, and creamed horseradish and county Armagh apple cake to top it off. In addition to their regular buffet, Flavors Buffet will also have corned beef and cabbage, Irish lamb stew, parslied potatoes, colcannon, shepard’s pie, Irish soda bread, and trifle, Irish cream cheesecake, and chocolate orange Guinness cake for dessert! Sterling’s is offering an Irish pub salad or Gaelic steak with colcannon and roasted root vegetable.

10959122_797047217032514_7046625377003865096_nIf you’re looking for a more traditional atmosphere on St. Paddy’s day, there are some pubs offering festive foods. Ceol Irish Pub in Reno, will have Brother’s BBQ serving Shepard’s pie and corned beef sausage sandwiches. McP’s Taphouse Grill in South Lake Tahoe has a full menu of Irish food favorites. The Auld Dubliner in Squaw Valley, offers corned beef and cabbage, Irish stew, fish and chips, shepherd’s pie, and bangers and champ as their traditional Irish fayre. Also be sure to check out O’Cleary’s Irish Pub in Sparks and Filthy McNasty’s Irish Bar in Reno for more festive ambiance.

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Freeze Your Pints Off this Weekend

It may be sunny and high 50s outside tomorrow, but the beer will be cold!

a25bb1_0e5f517a96924f968a5f1cb17a9a6594.jpg_srz_p_431_1326_75_22_0.50_1.20_0On Saturday, Feb. 21, Under the Rose Brewing Company will host the inaugural outdoor winter beer festival, Freeze Your Pints Off, in the back alley behind the popular brewery on Fourth Street. The event will feature more than 12 local breweries showcasing their strong beers, winter warmers and barrel-aged brews. The festival will also include music by DJ MoJo JoJo and three local food trucks. Tickets start at $45 and include beer tasting, a meal ticket and a commemorative tasting cup. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit

“We are thrilled to put on an event that really showcases the incredible beers being created right here in Reno, Sparks and the surrounding areas,” said Scott Emond, owner and brewmaster at Under the Rose. “This is definitely going to be a unique event and we’re looking forward to seeing everyone decked out in their winter gear enjoying great beer, good food and fun entertainment.”

In addition to Under the Rose, participating breweries include BJs Restaurant & Brewhouse, Great Basin Brewing Company, High Sierra Brewing Company, Imbib Custom Brews, Pigeon Head Brewery, Stoneyhead Brewery, Tahoe Mountain Brewing Company, The Brasserie Saint James, The Brew Brothers, The Brewer’s Cabinet, The Brewing Lair, The Depot Craft Brewery and more. Food options include Mellow Yellow Food Truck, Electric Blue Elephant and Full Belly Deli Food Truck and Hub Coffee will be serving up their finest roasts and hot chocolate.

“Northern Nevada is definitely at a turning point in terms of its growth and the burgeoning brewing industry is a prime example of that growth,” said Emond. “It’s an exciting time and Under the Rose is proud to be a part of it.”

General admission tickets are available on pre-sale for $45 and $55 day-of. VIP tickets are available for $65, pre-sale only, and include a one-hour early entry. Designated driver add-ons are $15 and include a meal ticket and unlimited coffee, hot chocolate and craft soda. Proceeds benefit the Nevada Craft Brewers Association which promotes the development of craft beer culture throughout the state. Tickets are available at

Eat your heart out this Valentine’s Day

The recipe for love is in the hands of local chefs. They’ll delight you and your honey this Valentine’s Day with these culinary delights!

02-Couples-Dining-RomanzaPeppermill Reno will be offering up many Valentine’s Day menus for the perfect romantic dinner. Bimini Steakhouse will have special menu items such as open face Maine lobster ravioli and chocolate duo creme brulee, for example, but many other Peppermill Reno eateries will also be serving romantic dishes.

Grand Sierra Resort and Casino’s A Valentine’s Affair will feature a show by R&B artist Color Me Badd, as well as performances by Legaci and Chikezie Okorie. The show will take place on February 14 at the Summit Pavilion.

Guests at the Eldorado will find culinary passion on the menus at Roxy, La Strada and The Prime Rib Grill this Valentine’s Day. For a truly magical evening, guests can cap off the night with Eldorado’s new show, “Madame Houdini,” enchantress of the elements, a sensational and sensual magic show appearing in the Eldorado Theatre through April 19. Tickets start at just $24.95 with dinner and show packages available from $34.95. Performances will run at
7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14.

Atlantis Casino Resort Spa invites the community to join them for Valentine’s Day dining in Atlantis Steakhouse or Bistro Napa on Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015. At the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa guests will be treated to a four-course dinner and dancing featuring live music from Michael B. Levin as Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett. Along with complimentary champagne, the Valentine’s menu will include items such as filet mignon with wild mushroom demi-glace and a heart-shaped raspberry and chocolate torte for dessert.

Heritage restaurant and bar will feature a full-course gourmet dinner for two for hotel guests, local residents and visitors. The special “Menu for Lovers” will be available Friday, Feb. 13 through Sunday, Feb. 15, at a cost of $80 per couple or $110 per couple with wine pairings (exclusive of tax and gratuity).

Enjoy a romantic dinner at the Steakhouse at Circus that includes a silky decadent chocolate marquise and orange salad with Grand Marnier vanilla sauce as a desert.

Doesn’t get much more romantic than dining on the shores of North Lake Tahoe. Lone Eagle Grille is offering an exquisite dinner menu for you and your Valentine.

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Chapel Tavern Celebrates Northern Nevada’s Outdoor Lifestyle


Outdoor films, nonprofit donations, awesome raffle prizes, and delicious drinks all around! Sounds like a total win, right? Well one of midtown’s most popular drink spots, Chapel Tavern is making it happen. Starting on January 28, Chapel will be introducing a new kind of party, one where everybody wins! We all know that Northern Nevada has been blessed with the kind of environment that allows for locals and visitors to create outdoor adventures year-round. Chapel’s new event, Reno Wild Life (RWL), will take place on the last Wednesday of every month and will serve as a celebration of all things outdoors. From 8 pm to 10 pm Chapel will be screening outdoor films featuring sports and activities that are popular in our area. For the inaugural event, Moment Skis will be screening “Twenty”, a Poor Boyz Productions film.

Chapel is asking guests to make donations at the event to benefit nonprofits that support the environment and the people who enjoy it. The organization that will benefit from the donations collected on opening night is The Nature Conservancy in Nevada. Guests who donate $5 or more will be entered into a raffle to win some cool gear. January’s offerings will include merchandise from Patagonia, a pair of Moment skis, and KTHZ-FM gear. Chapel will also be offering a keg of Great Basin Brewery’s limited release “Moment Deathwish” Pale Ale.

For more information on Chapel Tavern and RWL check them out online.

New Eateries in Reno


Reno has been growing into a foodie paradise, and the list of delicious eateries that keep popping up around town won’t disappoint! Many new restaurants are exercising their creativity by serving funky, fun menus that you won’t find just anywhere. We’ve highlighted a few of the area’s newest restaurants and encourage you to try them all!

Newly added to the West Street Market, The Rawr Bar features a raw menu, meaning that everything on their menu (both plant and animal products) are served unprocessed and uncooked. The idea behind this concept is to allow customers to enjoy food in its purest state. Their menu is full of small-portioned plates that are meant for sharing and tasting. Their menu is broken up into four categories: garden (vegan options), sea, land, and flowers (dessert-like options). Some menu items include beet ravioli, striped bass, beef carpaccio, and vanilla ice cream. If you’re looking for a unique dining experience that you won’t find anywhere else in Reno, the Rawr Bar is the place to go!

The Depot Craft Brewery and Distillery recently opened its doors with the “pursuit and passion for transforming base ingredients into far more noble forms.” Located at 325 E. 4th Street, this new eatery has a lot to offer! The Depot brews their own beer inside the Brewhouse, where they combine old brewing traditions with experimentation and new techniques. They also dedicate time to distilling whiskey with a “farm to glass” approach, which includes the milling, cooking, and fermenting of locally farmed grains, and double distillation all on-site. Last but certainly not least, The Depot is serving up some delicious food as well! Their menu is full of items like cioppino, short ribs, and pork belly tacos, along with salads and “snacks” such as poutine and a cheese board. With a menu of spirits, beer, and food, like The Depot’s you’re sure to leave satisfied!

The brand new Centro Bar and Kitchen, which had its grand opening on January 9, will be serving up tapas and drinks in their location on California Avenue. LaVecchia’s Alberto Gazzola will be teaming up with chef David Stern and mixologist Ryan Harris to bring customers an exciting dining experience. The menu focuses on tapas-style small plates, which are meant to be sampled and shared, but you’ll also find experimental cocktails and larger plates for the hungry! Roasted baby beet salad, crispy quail and waffles, roasted bone marrow, and octopus are all things you will find on this exciting menu.