Features stories centered around food and drink, such as new or interesting restaurants, wine stores, and coffee shops. You’ll find the occasional chef spotlight and accompanying recipe as well.
The Depot Craft Brewery & Distillery
Reno’s burgeoning craft-food scene gave birth to a new entry, appropriately, on New Year’s Eve. As any parent knows, infancy is not without its trials and tribulations, but The Depot Craft Brewery & Distillery has soared through any growing pains and come out flying, stronger than ever.
Classically cool, yet hip without pretension, The Depot pulls off a trifecta of food, libation, and ambience that is hard to come by. There are many eateries that manage two of the three, but when all three dazzle the senses, you’ve got something special.
Keeping it Sweet
A few words to describe chocolate that I used in the course of one interview includeevocative, compelling, reward ing, complex, engaging, decisive…and of course, incredible. Our complex relationship with candy—chocolate in particular—can’t be easily understood, but thankfully, that doesn’t mean you can’t indulge. As we shake off the dust of winter, what better season (or reason) to treat yourself than spring?
Tonopah Brewing Co.
Driving between Reno and Las Vegas can be a long, dry trip. The Nevada desert stretches for miles in between major (and even minor) cities along U.S. Route 95, and after a while, even the sight of ghost towns can set your mind to thoughts of sumptuous meals and thirst-quenching libations. Avoid succumbing to any mirages, and schedule a stop at the Tonopah Brewing Co.
Cactus Creek Prime Steakhouse
Nevada is a land of contrasts, and nowhere is that more evident than the Cactus Creek Prime Steakhouse at the Bonanza Casino. One of Reno’s smaller local casinos, the Bonanza offers the charm of the city’s rustic edge; no flashy foyers or marble fountains. What you’ll find is gaming, lots of local color, and quite honestly and surprisingly, one of the best chefs around.
After several weeks of Nevada Magazine Senior Graphic Designer Danny Miller bragging about how great the handmade “Ravs” at Zephyr Cove’s Capisce? are, I could barely wait for our waitress to set them on the table before digging in to taste for myself.
Editor Matthew B. Brown and I never dreamed that asking our Nevada Magazine Facebook fans for their favorite burger joints in rural Nevada would produce the flood of feedback it did. Overwhelmed, we scanned our wall map, wondering aloud how we could