Taste of the Town

Local digital food and drink passport launches

The Biggest Little Bites Pass, a digital passport offering deals and discounts at food and drink establishments in Reno and Sparks, recently launched. Twenty spots are currently participating in the passport. Cost: $25. Visit here […]


City life

Late-night eavesdropping in downtown Reno

People I meet often ask me how I like living in downtown Reno when they learn I live there. For some, the question is merely making conversation. But for others, the question incorporates the suggestion […]


Taste of the Town

‘Hamilton’ tix on sale; dinner and a show

Sales of single tickets to ‘Hamilton,’ the Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical, begin Aug. 16 for performances Nov. 3-14 at Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts, as part of its Broadway Comes to Reno […]


Food & Drink

5 new and upcoming Reno restaurants

The latest dispatches from the Reno restaurant front feature a planned Mexican breakfast spot, potential doings from a big name in local coffee, a wine bar and shop where work is nearing completion, a Midtown […]


Taste of the Town

‘Heroic’ dining helps young cancer survivors

My Hometown Heroes, a nonprofit founded in Reno, is holding its Heroes Night In and Heroes Night Out fundraisers to fund its college scholarships for young adult cancer survivors. For Heroes Night In, folks can […]


Food & Drink

Top 5 foods from the dollar store

I am not a food snob. That will surprise many who assume that because I write about food for a living, I must perforce practice excessive gourmandism. But food snobbery is really the province of […]


Food & Drink

BJ’s BBQ doubles down on giving back

It’s been a year of firsts in 2021 for BJ’s Nevada Barbecue Company of Sparks. (All hail ribs, brisket, kick ass fries!) Yes, there has been the novel experience of emerging from the pandemic into […]


Taste of the Town

Pigeon Head beer to star at Pioneer

Think of it as a head for culture. Pigeon Head Brewery of Reno and the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts are encouraging folks to choose their favorite Pigeon Head beer to be served at […]


Taste of the Town

Sticky fingers: Wing Day deals at Noble Pie

To celebrate National Chicken Wing Day on July 29, both Noble Pie Parlor locations are offering Wing-A-Ding Dinners: a half-pound of wings, small salad and selected draft ($17.99) or a half-pound of wings, small plate […]


Food & Drink

Reno eateries can still sell booze to go — for now

The grab-and-go buzz continues at Reno restaurants, but probably not indefinitely. In mid-April 2020, about a month into the coronavirus shutdown, City of Reno officials (along with Sparks and Washoe County officials) eased regulations to […]