Reno Bites Week showcases the growing food and drink scene in Reno
Foodies and imbibers will unite once again to celebrate the third Reno Bites restaurant week October 13 – 19 at Reno’s best restaurants. Clint Jolly and Natasha Bourlin created the event to encourage Northern Nevadans to explore locally owned restaurants, plus foster community and collaboration between local restaurateurs and chefs
Reno’s first ever restaurant week event includes local eateries of all sizes and offerings, with participating restaurants presenting one or more of the following: a signature item, specialty price for something they regularly offer, a three-course menu at a lower price, or a signature event which showcases something their chefs may excel at preparing.
Many of the events also center around unique liquor pairings as locals continue to push their personal boundaries for different types of cocktails, spirits and beer. Below we’ve highlighted the signature events that mash-up foodies and imbibers into one signature event.
Pick up the Passport to Reno Bites at the Chef Meet and Greet at Pignic Pub and Patio Thursday, October 9 at 5 p.m. or at Reno eNVy at the start of the Dine The District Food Tour Saturday, October 11.
For each Reno Bites Week restaurant or event, pick up a Yelp passport sticker. Bring the passport to the Chef Showdown October 18 at Czyz’s Appliance to win exclusive prizes only at this event. Those with the most stickers at the end of the week will be entered into a random drawing to win the Grand Prize.
- Gift certificates to Homage Bakery, Brothers Barbecue, Southcreek Pizza, Bistro 7 and more!
- A travel package at Nakoma Golf Resort & Spa
- A private cooking class for 10 at Lanna Thai
- Grand Prize: A private dinner for up to 10 people hosted by Tournant Pop-Up Restaurant and Chef Ben Deinken
Uncork’d Eatery at Midtown Tequila Tasting and dinner
Chef Jesus Gutierrez, known as Chuy, will be offering an educational evening of tequila and his signature Mexican cuisine. Four courses of tequila, each presented by a tequila expert that will guide you through the making, taste, style and culture of tequila. Each course will be served with a dish paired to match perfectly and Chuy will be in the dining room to lead everyone on the culinary end of this journey.
Where: Uncork’d Eatery at Midtown, 760 S Virginia St Reno, NV 89501
When: Monday, Oct. 13 at 6 p.m.
Price: $60 all-inclusive. Stop by the restaurant or call 775-360-3082 for reservations.
Campo’s Speakeasy Cocktails and Bites
Grab your flapper dresses and fedoras and get ready for a great night on the town. Chef Mark Estee and his team at Campo are one of Reno’s most highly awarded restaurants. For 2014 they wanted to take a step back in time and recreate a full menu of cocktails and small plates reminiscent of the prohibition era. They’re pulling the curtain on their private dining room to keep prying eyes out.
Where: Campo, 50 N Sierra St. Reno, NV 89501
When: Tuesday, Oct. 14 at 6 p.m.
Price: A la carte food and cocktail menus with varied pricing
Wild River Grille Bites and Brews
The culinary team of Jessica Marrufo and Joseph Bell are teaming up with one of Reno’s newest breweries, Under the Rose Brewing Co., to create a block party featuring brews and eats.
Homage Bakery’s Bluegrass, Bubbles and bites
Celebrated pastry chef Nicholle Alumbaugh will be creating a spread of hand crafted desserts and savory pastries served alongside champagne and sparkling wine tastings. Cash bar, coffee and other treats available as well. Live music and great times to be had.