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Reno Food Bites Highlights Our Best Local Food

Sometimes it takes a little motivation to try out a new restaurant, either because it might be off your beaten path, or you just didn't think of it, or maybe they are usually a little out of your price range. I have a foodie event for you this week; the perfect excuse to step out of your box and try something new and different.

Reno’s inaugural restaurant week event, Reno Bites, IS HERE! Reno Food Bites celebrate locally-owned restaurants and their cuisine with seven days of deals and events. From food trucks to fine dining, more than a dozen eateries throughout Reno offer prix fixe menus, signature items and events to entice diners into a week of culinary exploration. Taking place from Monday, October 22 through Sunday October 28 citywide, this weeklong foodie fest is the first of its kind in Reno, whose burgeoning culinary scene is packed with a diverse array of restaurateurs and chefs. Reno Bites was created to encourage food lovers to patronize the wide range of locally-owned dining establishments and support small businesses within their own community. Event visionary and coordinator Clint Jolly states, "I see a strong community of restaurants in all of the great foodie cities that I visit. It's time we came together in Reno to show off our talented culinarians to the world. Great things will come from smart collaboration and joint efforts of local restaurants."

Check out the list of restaurants below! This week is all about the restaurants, and the wide swath of locally-owned choices we have within Reno, in downtown, Midtown and yes, even out in the 'burbs! You can find great deals on lunches, dinners, and special Pre-fix menus.

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In person at

50 N. Sierra St.
Reno, NV 89501
At the Palladio
737-9555

The Offer: For Reno Bites they will be offering a three course meal every day of the event, as well as a very special dinner. For Lunch: Business Lunch Monday thru Friday 3 courses, $19, 30 minutes or less For Dinner: Pigs and Pinot Pairings All week try some amazing pig dishes paired with Pinot They will change throughout the week
Thursday, October 25th at 8PM- A Foie Gras Feast! Mark, Arturo and Nikki will all put their soul and creativity into a very special menu featuring foie gras in every course. It will be the meal of the year and your best chance to experience the delicacy at the hands of this talented crew. 8 Courses of buttery deliciousness and beverages. $175 per person plus tax and tip. Limited to 40 guests! Call Campo at 737-9555 to reserve your seats.

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In person at

275 Hill St.
Reno, NV 89501
322-2710

The Offer: All week long- A Three Course Menu for $20.12 Choose one item from each course
First Course: Sea Scallops Crab Jalapeno Poppers Hummus & Flat Bread Soup of the Day House Salad Caesar Salad Second Course: Filet / Garlic Mashed / Roasted Red Pepper Puree / Sauteed Spinach Mary’s Airline Chicken / Grilled Asparagus / Herb roasted Potatoes Ahi Tuna / Chorizo Hash / Chayote Salsa Hanger Steak / Balsamic Soy Marinade / Pablano Potato Hash
Final Course: Brownies / Ice Cream / Sorbet

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In person at

160 West Liberty St.
Reno, NV 89501
Inside the Nevada Museum of Art
329-3323

The Offer: All week long, get a FREE beer or house wine with your meal!
Sushi and Sake Pairing on Wednesday, October 24th. 6 courses of expertly crafted sushi featuring the freshest possible seafood, all paired with exquisite sake. Check out the menu!!! Then call or email Justin to save your seats at 622-6615 or jmcdaniel@saucewagon.com

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In person at

7111 S. Virginia St.
Reno, NV 89511
851-9463

The Offer: Three course menu for $35 per person
First Course: Tomato Brie Soup or Grilled Caesar Salad Lightly grilled romaine, Caesar dressing, balsamic drizzle, Parmigiano Reggiano
Second Course: Coffee Rubbed Ribeye 10oz., ancho maître d butter, smashed red potato, seasonal vegetable or Grilled Atlantic Salmon Lattin Farms grilled butternut squash, forbidden rice, preserved citrus-fennel slaw, fig-balsamic drizzle
Third Course: Decadence butterscotch pudding, caramel, smoked maldone salt

Tuesday, October 23rd- A tribute to locally owned wineries A multi-course dinner paired with selections from locally owned wineries. See the full menu! Mark Tuesday, October 23rd on your calendar and call 851-9463 for reservations!

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In person at

243 South Sierra Street
Reno, NV 89501
622-3222

The Offer: For Reno Bites, Chef Adam has created a very special three course menu for your enjoyment from their new fall menu 3 course prix-fixe $30.00/person
1st course: Roasted Pear Salad or Tomato Soup
2nd Course: Orrechiette Pasta (choice to add chicken or basque chorizo) or Fulton Valley Chicken Breast or Double Cut Pork Chop
3rd course: Peanut Butter Parfait or White Chocolate Bread Pudding

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In person at

9333 Double R Blvd. Suite 600
Reno, NV 89521
853-7801

The Offer: they will feature a three course menu of their delectable Italian fare. Appetizers: Arancini Balls Classic Caesar Salad Polenta, Served With Marinara Sauce Entrees: Lasagna Pappardelle Bolognese Pasta Primavera Osso Buco (Add $5) Dessert: Tiramisu Sambuca Float Red Velvet Cupcakes Your choice of one from each course for only $30!

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In person at

239 W. 2nd St.
Reno, NV 89501
Located in the historic EL CORTEZ HOTEL
622-9222

The Offer: a three course menu at a SMOKING deal
Appetizer Salad: Organic mixed greens, mushrooms, red bell peppers, red onions, black olives, grape tomatoes, aged pecorino and toasted almonds with a Sweet Basil Vinaigrette made in house with Basil from Sterling Farms Reno, NV.
Main: Slice of pizza with red sauce and Mozzerella and choice of any 2 toppings Dessert: Cinnamon Sugar Zeppoli with sweet Ricotta filling $10 + tax. (does not include gratuity)

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Discover the rich history and tradition of Wild River Grille
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In person at

17 S. Virginia St.
Reno, NV 89501
284-7455

The Offer: a three course menu throughout the week.
Lunch
Salad
– local greens, pear vinaigrette, caramel pecans, Pt. Reyes bleu crumbles
Main – sweet potato soup with cinnamon crème fraiche, pork belly grilled cheese on local sourdough $10 (tax & gratuity not included)
Dinner
1st – peach, prosciutto & ricotta Crostini with local honey and local pea shoots
Pairing – French Martini with Skyy vodka, St Germaine elderflower, Mionetto Prosecco Main – duck Pot Pie, root vegetables & peas
Pairing – Glass of Caymus Meoimi ‘Belle Glos’ Pinot Noir Dessert – local pumpkin mousse with gingerbread biscotti Pairing – Quinta Noval Black Porto
Meal $30 – (tax & gratuity not included) With pairing – $48

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In person at

6280 Sharlands Ave. #101
Reno, NV 89523
737-9404

The Offer: Buy any regular combo and you get a kid’s meal FREE! It’s a perfect excuse to round up the family and grab a tasty burger and a basket of house made fries.

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The Offer: A new menu item!
The Rosemary Melt: White cheddar cheese, roast beef, sauteed mushrooms, arugula and rosemary aioli on sourdough bread.

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In person at

790 West 4th St.
Reno, NV 89503
323-2696

The Offer: Tri Tip Sandwich for $8.95 with your choice of side dish. A great stop for a hearty meal!

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In person at

150 North Arlington Avenue
Reno, NV 89501
324-6399

The Offer: a specialty dish! Choice of any of our sliders for the discounted price of $8.00.
Fried Tofu Sliders
Meatball Sliders
Beef Sliders or
Turkey Sloppy Joe Sliders

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In Person at

3979 South McCarran
Reno, NV 89502
657-8880

The Offer:
Breakfast: Choice of one of our four signature quiches including fresh fruit for the discounted price of $5
Lunch: A combo meal with choice of Half Sandwich or Slice of Quiche, paired with one of three salad choices or a cup of soup for the discounted price of $6.95

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In person at

180 E. 1st St.
Reno, NV 89501
324-FIRE (324-3473)

The Offer: Tri-Tip platter of hand carved tri tip smoked to perfection, with Men Wielding Fire’s secret rub and your choice of a 16 oz draft beer, house wine or house cocktail for only $9.99

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In person at

247 California Ave.
Reno, NV 89509
323-3115

The Offer: Tri Plate Bites– yummy house made soup, grilled smoked turkey and pesto on ciabatta, and a baby green salad at the special Reno Bite price of $8.95. To sweeten the deal, our classic chocolate chip cookie is included.

 

 
       

 

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Posted by: Shelby - 10/23/2012 11:35:05 AM
I hope this event only gains momentum. The organizers should take a look at Denver's food week. There's a lot of room to add to the current week, but it looks like they're on the right track!

Posted by: Blake Crosby - 10/23/2012 12:37:51 PM
Denver also has a Taste of Coloado food festival where restaurants set up booths in a park, which I was sort of hoping this was but sounds more like just a week of prix fixe for participating restaurants. Perhaps the food walk should have been scheduled at the same time to make this a bigger festival or food truck Friday. Maybe Reno can create Food Week involving Reno Food Bites, Dine the District, Citicenter Food Trucks, and perhaps a food festival with booths at Wingfield, some wine and food festival at the Reno Ballroom, involve UNR's international food event, maybe convince the Basque or Greeks to have their festival that week, etc. Make it a huge week of food like Artown or maybe extend it to a month and include the Sparks Rib Cookoff. Perhaps September could be Reno Food Month.

Posted by: Shelby - 10/23/2012 2:21:22 PM
Oh wow Blake, those are great ideas. What I liked about Denver's restaurant week is they use their altitude (5,280) and make a package that includes a multi-course dinner for two at any of the participating restaurants for $52.80. I feel like $45 would be a reasonable asking for our reno restaurants.

 

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