Taste of the town: Pasta La Vista, Perenn Grocery and more!


The Foodshed Cafe was scheduled to re-open Monday, April 1, inside the Great Basin Community Food Co-op at 240 Court St., in Reno. The café, previously open from 2017 to 2020, has been revitalized after closing its doors due to the pandemic. Food will be available for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and a new salad bar will feature organic and local greens and produce based on what is in season. “The Foodshed Café is an extension of the Great Basin Community Food Co-op,” said Amber Sallaberry, the co-op’s co-founder and co-general manager. “While the community-owned grocery store (the only one in Nevada) exists to simultaneously support local food and provide nourishing whole-food options for its customers, the café exists to further that mission and expand the market for our farmers and ranchers.” Find out more at greatbasinfood.coop. 

Perenn Grocery has opened at 7600 Rancharrah Pkwy., Suite 130, in Reno. The grocery is an extension of Perenn’s current offerings, with items including Perenn breads, fresh flowers from Sierra Water, an espresso bar, curated prepared foods and specialty groceries, as well as home and body products. The grocery expansion will allow for faster pickups of goods and coffee. “We also have wanted to offer local produce and thoughtfully prepared meals made with wholesome ingredients for people and families on the go,” said Aubrey O’Laskey, co-owner. “We have always loved curating an experience, and opening the grocery seemed the most complementary to Perenn, The Village at Rancharrah and the community.” Watch www.perennbakery.com/the-grocery for updates. 

Madein (pronounced “made-in”) is a local food and drink collective opening at 3882 Mayberry Drive, in Reno. The concept will feature coffee from Forged Coffee Roasting Co., a selection of grab-and-go food items made in-house, a full bar program in partnership with Black Rabbit Mead, and an array of locally procured goods. While the grand opening is slated for May 2024, you can stay up to date by following their Instagram: www.instagram.com/madein.nv. 

Pasta La Vista is the newest concept to join the Reno Public Market, at 299 E. Plumb Lane, in Reno. The menu features Italian appetizers, desserts and, of course, pasta—that is tossed in a massive wheel of parmesan. For more information, head to linktr.ee/pastalavistareno. 

Birdeez, downtown Reno’s latest entertainment venue—including three nine-hole mini-golf courses, a quiz room and a state-of-the-art, technology-driven darts experience—will open at 151 N. Sierra St. The location will also feature two bars and a restaurant, making it a full-service entertainment hotspot. Keep an eye out for the grand opening, but for more information in the meantime, head to birdeezreno.com. 

Tasty Pot has landed in Reno at 716 S. Virginia St. The Bay Area-born chain is an “authentic Taiwanese individual hotpot chain that seeks to provide healthy dining in a comfortable, modern setting.” The Reno location serves bowls that are piled high with a long list of ingredients. Just one example: The kimchi dumpling hot soup includes “Taiwanese cabbage, pork slices, kimchi, dumplings, vermicelli, mini sausage, shrimp, enoki mushroom, kamaboko, tempura, clam, Fuzhou fishball, soft tofu, fried tofu skin, zucchini, imitation crabmeat, egg, scallion and pork bone broth.” Learn more at www.tastypotusa.com. 

Wing King has opened at 101 E. Pueblo St., in Reno. The driving force behind the restaurant is the hope of bringing people together with a “one people, one world, one love” mindset. While the Wing King menu features appetizers, burgers, salads and desserts, it touts 100 sauces for the steroid/antibiotic-free wings and specialty “pig wings,” which are pork shanks fried and served like chicken wings. Get details at wingkingreno.com. 

Step Korean Bistro has opened at 2855 N. McCarran Blvd., Suite 106, in Sparks. The restaurant offers upscale Korean dining, with dishes like soy salmon sashimi, Korean braised pork ribs and kimchi udon. Get the complete menu at www.stepkoreanbistro.com.  

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