Downtown Reno and Midtown Breaking News
Downtown Reno isn’t just a place for late night buffets anymore. The explosion of the restaurant scene has transformed the way people dine in the urban corridor. New restaurants offering diverse cuisine, culture and globally-trained chefs have flooded the area and the abundance of food and atmosphere options has been warmly welcomed. One key ingredient to this newfound success: local food.23 Mar 2014
A magical thing happens when a retail development grows organically, rather than either being forced or worse, assembling totally random venues out of desperation to get the project to occupancy. The perfect example of organic growth can be found in a quaint commercial development on the corner of Riverside and Washington in the 700-block of Riverside Drive.14 Mar 2014
Fresh from the rumor mill and heard from multiple sources, I'm hearing Whitney Peak Hotel's new flagship restaurant, presumably located on the first floor, will be called Heritage, and Mark Estee is involved somehow. I'm hearing Josh Berreman from Chez Louie will be the chef, will be locally sourced comfort food, and have on-site butchuring similar to Campo. Exciting stuff, we'll see if it pans out!13 Mar 2014
Reno a finalist for Tesla Motor's proposed giga-factory which would employ over 6,000 peeps and comprise 10+ million square feet. A big factory!
Apple pulls permits for massive expansion of their server farm east of Reno. No word yet on the downtown component of the project.
Powning District is highlighted by Channel 4 news, and talks about the new businesses opening there.
Two new restaurants join the incredible new IMAX theater that opened at Legends.
Double Edge Fitness in Midtown featured on Channel 2 News.
CoffeeBar gets props in Reno News and Review this week. Have you been yet? Their food is as amazing as the coffee. A respectable replacement for Bibo for sure.27 Feb 2014
Adour will be an exquisite one-night affair at Greatful Gardens Restaurant located in Midtown at 555 South Virginia Street. Four courses of seasonal delight for one great cause. Sunday, March 2 from 6-8 pm.
18 Feb 2014
Beaujolais Bistro, located at 735 Riverside Drive, had their grand opening for friends and family last night, and I stopped by to say hi and support my pal James, front-of-house manager. Check out the photos!4 Feb 2014
Did you know Daughters Cafe downtown has amazing themed lecture dinners? The first this month is Friday, Jan. 17 at 6:30 p.m. "Shackleton," a story of courage and leadership will be shared as Daughters Cafe serves a typical English farewell dinner. Reservations required. Email barb@daughterscafe or leave a message at 324-344715 Jan 2014