Reno Bites Week Preview - KTVN Channel 2 - Reno Tahoe News Weather, Video -

Reno Bites Week Preview

Posted: Updated:

There will be a lot of people celebrating our local culinary community all next week.

It's the inaugural Reno Bites week, featuring different foods from 15 restaurants in the area.

"And, really getting the locals to try and explore meals that they may not have before," says Natasha Bourlin, the event organizer.

15 restaurants will prepare a signature menu or item for folks to try.

"We wanted everything. The food trucks, which are so popular, to fine dining," says Bourlin.

Four premiere events will be held throughout the week, including one at SoDo. There, chefs will compete in a cooking showdown.

"This is the best time for this to happen to us. It gets everybody back out into the community taking advantage of all the culinary events," says Joel Giandalia, the owner of SoDo.

People can spend anywhere from $8, all the way up to $175 for a meal. Most of the restaurants are offering pretty good deals though.

"Somebody can come in and get a three course meal at SoDo over the next week for $20.12," says Giandalia. "Which is going to be close to what would typically be about half. Great opportunity to get out, have great food, have a great time."

Another restaurant participating in next week's event is Bistro 7. They'll be offering three-course meals every day.

"Tuesday night, we're going to have a five-course dinner that we're going to represent five different locally owned wineries," says David Bogart, owner of Bistro 7. "So, we're excited about that."

Bogart says a lot of folks get in the habit of eating at chain restaurants. So, this is an opportunity to shake things up a bit.

"All of our ingredients are made from local farmers and brought in local meats," he says.

This is the time of year business really picks up for Reno restaurants, meaning this event is a good push heading into fall and winter.

"More expansion," says Giandalia. "Get a wider guest base, if you will."

Reno Bites week starts on Monday and runs through Sunday.

Written by Adam Rasmussen

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Woman Dies at Burning Man

    Woman Dies at Burning Man

    Thursday, August 28 2014 4:28 PM EDT2014-08-28 20:28:49 GMT
    An early morning incident has left one woman dead at the Burning Man festival in Nevada's Black Rock Desert.More >>
    An early morning incident has left one woman dead at the Burning Man festival in Nevada's Black Rock Desert.More >>
  • 2 Injured in Helicopter Crash

    2 Injured in Helicopter Crash

    Thursday, August 28 2014 3:29 PM EDT2014-08-28 19:29:38 GMT
    The Douglas County Sheriff's Office reports that two people have suffered minor injuries in a helicopter crash on Wednesday, August 27th.More >>
    The Douglas County Sheriff's Office reports that two people have suffered minor injuries in a helicopter crash on Wednesday, August 27th.More >>
  • Spider Season is Here, More Black Widows Are Near

    Spider Season is Here, More Black Widows Are Near

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 9:16 PM EDT2014-08-28 01:16:54 GMT
    Its spider season here in the Truckee Meadows… that means we're seeing a huge influx of black widows and other bugs outside right now. Spider season starts in early August and goes until late October and even early November. More >>
    Its spider season here in the Truckee Meadows… that means we're seeing a huge influx of black widows and other bugs outside right now. Spider season starts in early August and goes until late October and even early November. More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and Sarkes Tarzian, Inc. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.