Taste of the town: New Midtown bars; a Mother’s Day picnic to go; and more!


Kentucky Derby fans: Get your fancy hats ready for a day of celebration at The Depot Craft Brewery and Distillery for their Churchill Downs VIP Experience, at noon, Saturday, May 4, at 325 E. Fourth St., in Reno. For $100, ticket-holders can expect a premium bar, a deluxe buffet, a costume contest, private race viewing and pop-up shops from Sierra Belle, Desert Gems and Lovely Links. For tickets or more information, find the event on Eventbrite. 

The Jesse is hosting a Cinco de Mayo celebration from 2 to 8 p.m., Sunday, May 5, at 306 E. Fourth St., in Reno. The celebration will include food and drink specials, music and more. For more information, head to www.instagram.com/thejessereno. 

The Eddy House has announced its But First, Dessert fundraiser, from 5 to 9 p.m., Friday, May 10, at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center, 4590 S. Virginia St., in Reno. The event features a pre-dinner dessert competition from local vendors, with guests voting on the winner. Ticket proceeds will benefit The Eddy House, whose mission is to end youth homelessness in Northern Nevada. For more information or to purchase tickets, which start at $325, head to eddyhouse.org/events/butfirstdessert.  

Celebrate Mother’s Day a day early from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, May 11, at Perenn Grocery with a picnic and plant-potting at the Village at Rancharrah at 7700 Rancharrah Parkway, in Reno. Picnics, which are $28, include curated Perenn-made goods and potting kits with a perennial plant, a porch pot, soil and tips on how to care for your new plant. Ten percent of the picnic sales will be donated to Women and Children’s Center of the Sierra. For tickets and more information, head to www.perennbakery.com/order-online/mothers-day-picnic-planting. 

Openings + Shifts 

No. 731, the cottage-turned-bar behind Calafuria at 725 S. Center St., in Reno, has opened. The name, No. 731, is a reference to the civic number still on the building, which was built in 1914. The menu features a selection of stuzzichini, aka Italian small bites, such as suppli, meats, cheeses and sandwiches from Calafuria’s kitchen. As for drinks, expect cocktails, spritzes and a curated list of wines from small, sustainably farmed vineyards. Get details at calafuriareno.com. 

Champagne and Chocolate, a gourmet chocolate and champagne shop at South Lake Tahoe’s Heavenly Village, is opening a second location in Reno at 550 W. Plumb Lane, replacing Voodoo Brewing Co. The concept will feature a full bar, a candy selection and the option to “build your own candy bar,” with more than 30 ingredients from which to choose. Stay up to date by following along at www.instagram.com/champagnechoco. 

Parlay6 Brewing is taking over the Wonder Aleworks location at 1041 S. Virginia St., in Reno. The space will include a brewery and taproom, and the menu will feature beer, cocktails and food. For more information, follow www.instagram.com/parlay6brewing. 

The Sky Terrace inside the Atlantis, at 3800 S. Virginia St., in Reno, received a makeover, including a new lounge area, a 600-bottle wine wall, updated restaurant furniture, chandeliers and sleek lighting. Aside from the decor refresh, the menus also received an update. Visit atlantiscasino.com/dining/fine-dining/sky-terrace-sushi-bar. 

The Sky Terrace inside the Atlantis has received a makeover, including a 600-bottle wine wall.

Tasteful Tangle has opened at 3683 Kings Row, in Reno, in the space previously occupied by King’s Sandwiches. It’s self-described as offering “elevated urban takeout,” and the menu features items like Scotch eggs, flatbreads, bowls and protein shakes. Learn more at www.tastefultangle.com. 

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