What’s in season: Farm, Food & Drink

NEPTUNE’S DELIGHT The Bloody Mary’s simple, two-ingredient base—tomato juice and vodka—lends itself to countless interpretations. We’ve sampled this cocktail in our region, and the “Neptune’s Delight” served at Morgan’s Lobster Shack in midtown Reno is a standout. The 22-ounce cocktail-meal consists of Chopin vodka and house-made Bloody Mary, topped with a crab leg, shrimp, Berkshire […]

Down home, hearty cuisine from restaurants in the foothills and Sierra

Some of our favorite fall dishes: SALCEDO DIEGOS RESTAURANT The sandwich features shredded pork or steak, topped with house-made coleslaw and peach barbecue sauce on a homemade Amasado bun. Diego’s Chilean-inspired South American cuisine includes sandwiches, street-style tacos, empanadas, grilled meats and fresh fish, all made fresh local, organic ingredients whenever possible. 217 Colfax Ave, […]

Food & Drink: What’s new in the Sierra Foothills and Truckee

Food & Drink – What’s Up In Our Region: LOOMIS BASIN BREWING CO. OPENING A GASTROPUB The craft brewery plans to open its gastropub and smokehouse this summer. The restaurant is at 3640 Taylor Rd. in downtown Loomis, next to Taylor’s burgers. It expects to offer over 14 beers on tap. The pub and barbecue […]

Morgans Lobster Shack in Truckee: wicked fresh fish

Known for its “wicked fresh fish,” Morgan’s Lobster Shack (MorgansLobsterShack.com) in Truckee is the place to go for fish and chips, an authentic New England lobster roll or an oyster po’ boy. The restaurant and fish market offers fresh fish for the grill, including Alaskan halibut, swordfish, salmon, wild shrimp, scallops and live Maine lobster. […]

Best Al Fresco dining in the Sierra Foothills and Truckee-Tahoe

HERE ARE SOME ENJOYABLE OUTDOOR DINING spots in our region: DIEGOS Diegos has a charming outdoor patio, featuring original tile work, a trellis and colorful plantings. The eclectic surroundings are redolent of a neighborhood Latin America café, with food ranging from lomito sandwiches (roast, shredded pork) to fish tacos. 217 Colfax Ave., GV. DiegosRestaurant.com IKE’S […]

What’s new in dining: Fresh fish in Truckee, BBQ, craft beer and more

SIERRA FOOTHILLS CHAMPION ON WHEATIES BOX Nevada City snowboarder Evan Strong, who recently won a gold medal at the Winter Paralympics in Sochi, became the first elite para-athlete to appear on an iconic Wheaties box. “Despite my injury, I never stopped challenging myself to grow and reach new milestones,” says Evan. “I hope my story […]

Real Food on I-80

TRAVELERS ALONG I-80 NEEDN’T SETTLE FOR fast food on their way to the Sierra and back. Some of the region’s best eateries are just off the highway. CAFÉ ZORRO This restaurant, just off I-80 at Loomis, is a longtime local favorite and worth a stop. Its menu features seasonal fare such as fish, chicken, meat, […]

Morgan’s Lobster Shack in Truckee to reopen this month

We enjoyed eating at Morgan’s Lobster Shack in Truckee when it opened in late June. The restaurant, run by Shawn and Heather Whitney, offered fresh Maine lobster, fish and seafood dishes. Menu items included “wicked fresh” fish (halibut, salmon, scallops and shrimp) and chips, lobster rolls, lobster and grilled cheese sandwiches. We enjoyed lunches on […]