Brewforia Beer Market in Incline Village will be serving up wings on Wednesdays after 3 p.m., photo by Jason Hunsperger

New Spots

North Shore

 

YAMAKAI FISH & SUSHI CO.

5001 Northstar Dr. #5101  |  Truckee, CA

(530) 562-2188

www.facebook.com/pg/YamakaiFish

Combining “yama,” the Japanese word for mountain, and “kai,” Polynesian for ocean, this Hawaiian-Japanese fusion spot occupies the former Mikuni space in the Village at Northstar. Sushi is on the menu, as are umami-laced ahi tuna sliders, beef short rib lettuce cups, fish tacos, basil shrimp skewers, New York strip steak, burgers, fried rice and the house specialty, Wicked Chicken, slow cooked in a teriyaki sauce. L, D; $9–$29

 

COPPER LANE CAFE & PROVISIONS

3001 Northstar Dr.  |  Truckee, CA

(530) 587-7793

www.northstarcalifornia.com

This all-day café and gourmet market in the Village at Northstar starts with breakfast burritos and freshly baked pastries, then switches to a seasonal menu featuring selections such as a grilled peach burrata salad or a Nicoise with blackened ahi tuna, and hot and cold sandwiches including the meaty capicola, prosciutto, salami, tomato chutney, arugula and Point Reyes bleu cheese on ciabatta. Eat in or take out, and be sure to browse the ample inventory of wines. B, L, D; $11–$16

 

BREWFORIA BEER MARKET

800 Lake Tahoe Blvd.  |  Incline Village, NV

(775) 298-7660  |  www.brewforia.com

Under the Village Ski Loft in the space long vacated by the Grog & Grist, this spot devoted to all things beer features 12 rotating brews on tap and some 500 bottles and cans. Pair drinks with sharable plates like flatbreads and crispy potato waffles with shaved prime rib and smokey bleu-horseradish cream, salads and sandos such as house-smoked pulled pork with Carolina mustard sauce and kimchi. Save room for the cheesecake with Imperial Stout brownie crust. D; $9–$16

 

WHITECAPS PIZZA

8290 North Lake Blvd.  |  Kings Beach, CA

(530) 546-2200

www.whitecapspizza.com

Taking over the longtime Steamers lakefront location (former owners Judy and Mike LaGreca retired to Santa Barbara), this two-story pizzeria brings some creative pies like the Arugula Bacon Peach or the Sopressata Honey Drizzle made with jalapeños, caramelized onion, shaved parmesan, goat cheese and tomato sauce. Also enjoy goodies like garlic or pesto chips and warm olives tossed in lemon zest, thyme and roasted garlic, and a kale, brussels sprouts and pine nut salad. Outdoor dining in season. L, D; $10–$26

 

South Shore

 

THE BISTRO EDGEWOOD

100 Lake Parkway  |  Stateline, NV

(775) 588-2787

www.edgewoodtahoe.com

In the new Lodge at Edgewood Tahoe, this mountain chic spot starts the day with items like duck confit hash and eggs and a baked ricotta with glazed onions. Lunch brings brick oven pizzas with toppings such as elk sausage, wild boar salami, soppressata, smoked provolone and wild mushrooms, as well as a BLT built with seared tuna, smoked bacon, arugula, parmesan and lemon aioli on a grilled baguette. Dinner entrees include brick oven game hen and short-rib Wellington. B, L, D; $18–$34

 

CLYDE’S COFFEE ROASTING COMPANY

292 Kingsbury Grade  |  Stateline, NV

(775) 580-6399

Craig Quillin and his wife, Marlo, formerly of Mammoth Lakes and Los Angeles, transformed a former Thai restaurant into a rustic chic coffee shop and roastery they named after their teenaged son. Clyde’s Cowboy Coffee is a blend of three different kinds of beans; also find smoothies like the Green Monkey made with green tea matcha, almond milk and bananas. Pastries—bear claws, ham and cheese croissants, scones and cookies—are fresh from Paul Schat’s Bakery in Carson City. B, L; $2–$5.85

 

Carson City

 

THE UNION

302 North Carson St.  |  Carson City, NV

(775) 885-7307

www.theunioncarson.com

Chef-restaurateur Mark Estee has teamed up with Hub Coffee Roasters owner Mark Trujillo and some former Campo crew to open this spot in the vacated Lake Tahoe Brewing Company space. Estee’s go-to dishes like wood-fired pizzas, house-made salumi, sausage and housemade pastas are all on the menu, as are sharable plates like braised lamb poutine with house-fried cheese curds and fresh horseradish, grilled Korean short ribs, burgers and sandwiches. Of course, Hub Coffee drinks are on the menu; a full coffee shop as well as brewery are on tap. B, L, D; $10–$20

 

BATTLE BORN SOCIAL

318 North Carson St.  |  Carson City, NV

(775) 301-9106

www.battlebornsocial.com

David Stern—a CIA grad, Charlie Palmer alum and former executive chef at Reno’s SODO and Centro—has acquired, renamed and remodeled the Mystique Restaurant & Lounge with an industrial-chic Nevada theme. The menu is stacked with his sophisticated but fun-to-share fare made with ingredients from the Silver State such as espresso-braised brisket, apple butter roasted pork chop and crispy brussels sprouts with bacon. A separate tasting room specializes in local brewery and distillery products, and a sports lounge is outfitted with televisions and a pool table. L, D; $7–$11

 

Reno

 

THE SHORE ROOM

One South Lake St.  |  Reno, NV

(775) 682-3900  |  www.shoreroom.com

Jacob Burton, who made his name locally at Truckee’s Stella and his Stella Culinary website, is heading up this Truckee River-front restaurant at the swank new Renaissance Reno, formerly the Siena. Breakfast includes smoked salmon Benedict with pesto hollandaise on housemade English muffins. Later, try burgers on brioche and Med-inspired plates like lamb sliders, grilled Spanish octopus, charred beef lettuce wraps and seared halibut on panzanella salad. Save room for the cinnamon sugar beignets served with a cardamom-spiced mocha. B, L, D; $11–$35

 

BUNDOX BOCCE

One South Lake St.  |  Reno, NV

(775) 321-5866  |  www.bundoxbocce.com

Also in the Renaissance, this family-friendly spot boasts bocce courts, shuffleboard tables, skee ball alleys and a pair of 50-foot projection screens. A 10,000-square-foot patio includes bar, dining and event space, plus two more courts. Menu items include flatiron steak with roasted mushrooms and garlic on shaved greens or organic quinoa, as well as burgers, brats, pulled pork and flatbreads. Locally brewed beers are also on tap. L, D; $11–$18

 

REDWOOD ROTISSERIE + GRILL

860 East Plumb Ln.  |  Reno, NV

(775) 824-9564  |  www.redwoodreno.com

Chef Troy Cannan of LuLou’s and Kauboi Izakaya designed the menu at this 130-seat modern eatery formerly home to Carrows. Backed by a veteran team of local restaurateurs and named for the redwood trim discovered during renovation, meat is on the menu here, anchored by rotisserie chicken and tri-tip finished with a slew of sauces such as chimichurri, teriyaki, barbecue and spicy aji. Tacos, salads, sandwiches, cedar plank salmon, campfire boneless trout and burgers are also available. L, D; $9.99–$15.99

 

CREAZIAN

425 South Virginia St.  |  Reno, NV

(775) 657-8153  |  www.creazian.life

Liam Le, owner of the popular Pho in South Reno, and chef Justin Sanchez, who helped open the short-lived Bukko, are at the helm of this completely renovated, stylish space that has housed a long list of eateries, most recently The Bridge. The name, which is shorthand for “creative Asian,” means a fusion menu stocked with crispy spring rolls, pork belly crepes, build-your-own pho, Singapore noodles, shaking beef and lobster banh mi. L, D; $10–$32

 

HARD WATER HOUSE

7689 South Virginia St.  |  Reno, NV

(775) 800-1737

www.hardwaterhouse.com

The owners of Napa-Sonoma South opened this adults-only Western-style saloon as a place to smoke a stogie with a hard drink in hand. Located in the Winner’s Crossing shopping center, find here more than a hundred whiskeys (including locker rentals to stash your favorite bottle) and a hefty menu to match. Look for lobster served escargot style, cast-iron crab cakes with wild prawns, cabernet braised short-rib tacos, slow-braised pork tamales and, of course, a 27-ounce bone-in ribeye cowboy steak. L, D; $11.95–$39.95

 

MADAME BUTTERWORKS CURIOUS CAFE

500 North Sierra St.  |  Reno, NV

(775) 329-0711  |  www.circusreno.com

Inside Circus Circus Reno, this breakfast joint serves start-the-day specialties like pancakes—Dutch baby pancakes, Swedish pancakes and apple pancakes smothered in cinnamon sugar. The café also offers omelets, scrambles, Benedicts and chicken fried steak and eggs, along with biscuits and gravy; the Curious hash browns are topped with meat, cheese, sour cream, onions and eggs. Open Thursday through Monday. B; $9–$13.95

 

THE HABIT BURGER GRILL

500 North Sierra St.  |  Reno, NV

(775) 329-0711  |  www.habitburger.com

This fast food franchise was founded in 1969 in Santa Barbara, California, and now has more than 170 locations nationwide, to include its new spot in the Circus Circus food court. Signature menu items include charburgers cooked over an open flame (also offered as lettuce wraps) and sandwiches—tri-tip steak, golden fried chicken, veggie burger, sushi-grade albacore tuna and salads from superfood to grilled chicken Caesar. For something sweet and cold, enjoy shakes and malts plus vanilla soft serve and sundaes. L, D; $3.95–$9.45

 

PIEZzETTA PIZZA KITCHEN

500 North Sierra St.  |  Reno, NV

(775) 329-0711  |  www.piezzetta.com

Another addition to the Circus Circus food court, this is the second pizzeria (the first is in Baltimore) for father and son restaurateurs Harry and Chris Ilardo. Choose from seven signature pizzas or design your own from a list of three crusts, four sauces, six cheeses and many toppings, including ground lamb. Pies get three minutes in the open kitchen’s super hot oven, finished with “after bake” items like fresh basil, olive oil and shaved parmesan. There are also salads and pastas and, at lunchtime, panini. L, D; $7.99–$9.99

 

CANTER’S DELI

407 North Virginia St.  |  Reno, NV

(775) 329-4777

www.silverlegacyreno.com

Now Reno denizens can sink their teeth into the award-winning deli classics from this legendary Los Angeles eatery that opened inside the Silver Legacy Resort Casino. The wall-sized menu is stacked with signature sandwiches such as hot brisket, turkey or pastrami with caramelized red onion and Swiss cheese. Other options include Reubens, bagel and lox, matzo ball soup, potato knishes and pancakes, burgers, melts and panini, plus cheesecake and black-and-white cookies. L, D; $8–$13.50

 

TASTE OF INDIA

1255 Stardust St.  |  Reno, NV

(775) 237-3608

www.tasteofindiareno.com

Amarjeet Singh, chef-owner of this family-run eatery (no relation to the former Taste of India on East Moana), has years of experience cooking Indian cuisine worldwide. Find here a long list of authentic dishes from the subcontinent served up in buffet and à la carte options. Curries, kormas, tikka masala and biryanis are prepared with chicken, goat, lamb and seafood; there are also mulligatawny and tandoori oven entrees, plus fresh baked breads like naan, kulcha and puri. L, D; $9.95–$14.95

 

ORGANIC TASTE OF CHICAGO

180 East First St.  |  Reno, NV

(775) 971-4462

www.organictasteofchicago.com

Windy City native Steve Peto, who started out with a solar-powered food truck feeding the folks at the Desert Research Institute, now has a brick-and-mortar store two blocks from Greater Nevada Field at the corner of Lake Street. The menu features organic and all-natural, locally sourced meats, as well as original Chicago hot dogs and Polish sausage. Sandwiches include Italian beef, marinated chicken, pepper and egg, pork chop, pastrami and gyros, plus build-your-own deep-dish pizza on cornmeal crust. L, D; $3.75–$35

 

BASIK AçAI CAFE

740 South Virginia St.  |  Reno, NV

(808) 936-5551  |  www.basikacai.com

Joining sister stores in Kona, Hood River and San Francisco, this bright and airy spot in the Midtown Sticks center serves dairy-free bowls and smoothies featuring the antioxidant-rich berry that grows in Central and South America. The Puna bowl is a mix of açai, hemp milk and spirulina topped with granola, strawberries, banana, hemp seed, blueberries and honey. The Mayan smoothie blends açai, banana, almond butter, mint, hemp milk and cacao nibs. B, L, D; $7–$14

 

SUSHIMI’S

3005 Skyline Blvd.  |  Reno, NV

(775) 829-2788  |  www.sushimisreno.com

After an ownership split, this former Hiroba Sushi location was renamed and slightly revamped by the partner who retained this location (but not the name; see the new Hiroba listing in Sparks, below). A slightly smaller all-you-can-eat menu features many of the familiar, artfully presented sushi menu items, plus additions like the Tuna Blossom and the Black Sunrise. Try also entrees like teriyaki beef and chicken, and shrimp and veggie tempura. Sip a complimentary sake to start. All-you-can-eat: L, D; $17.95–$22.95

 

KEI SUSHI

5085 McCarran Blvd.  |  Reno, NV

(775) 657-9257  |  www.keisushi.com

The second location (the first is in Carson City) for this sushi stop is in the Smithridge Shopping Center in the storefront that has housed several Asian eateries. Signature rolls include the HWY 50—tempura asparagus, spicy krab and avocado topped with spicy tuna, mint and tobiko. Hawaiian teriyaki chicken, grilled Mongolian beef, seafood tacos, stir-fried udon noodles and fried rice bowls are also on the menu. All-you-can-eat: L $17.95, D $23.95

 

MB GRILL

121 Los Altos Pkwy.  |  Sparks, NV

(775) 384-1626

www.facebook.com/MBGRILLSparks

This spot in the Sparks Crossing Center formerly occupied by Genghis Grill is still devoted to the so-called Mongolian barbecue that’s really DIY stir-fry. Customers pile thinly sliced meats, seafoods, veggies, seasonings and sauces ranging from curry to kung pao into a metal bowl to be cooked on the large flat circular grill. Servers bring the starches, from udon noodles to fried rice. L, D; $7.95–$19.95

 

HIROBA SUSHI

1495 East Prater Way  |  Sparks, NV

(775) 470-8177

www.hirobasushisparks.com

A division in partnership at this highly regarded sushi restaurant on Skyline Boulevard led to this smaller iteration in the Marina Marketplace at the corner of Sparks Boulevard, where chefs are still rolling unique signature maki such as the Bill—unagi, yamagobo (pickled burdock root), tempura green onion, avocado and spicy krab—for the all-you-can-eat menu. There are a few entrees as well, including the Hiroba special chicken and beef, marinated in Korean barbecue sauce. All-you-can-eat: L, D; $17.95–$22.95

 

CAFE MASALA

1450 East Prater Way  |  Sparks, NV

(775) 686-6885

This welcoming family-owned eatery serves up a mix of American and Indian standard fare. Burgers, steaks, fried chicken, fish and chips, pasta, salads, and hot and cold deli-style sandwiches are on the menu, as are samosas, curries, vindaloo, butter chicken, chicken tikka masala, tandoori chicken, masala shrimp and salmon, chana masala, dosas and naan hot from the oven. L, D; $6.99–$19.99

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