New Reno restaurants to put on your list - plus, Hiroba heads east
The local restaurant industry proceeds in cycles, and the current cycle is in full flourish in Reno and Sparks.
In keeping with the ongoing coverage of this cycle by @RGJTaste, here are highlights (in other words, not a comprehensive list) from the next group of restaurants being planned or now being built in our patch of Northern Nevada.
The popular all-you-can-eat sushi spot on Skyline Boulevard — some call it the best in Reno — is opening an outpost at 1495 E. Prater Way, Sparks, in the Marina Marketplace at the corner of Prater and Sparks Boulevard. The center already contains several food and drink establishments.
L&L Hawaiian Barbecue
Attention, Rail City: Saimin is in your future. L&L, which has opened and closed in several area locations in the past few years, also is going into the Marina Marketplace, just around the corner from Hiroba Sushi.
Generations of college students have majored in whatever they majored in while also minoring in 'za. Rick's pizza, slated for the old Wolf Den across from the University of Nevada, seems ideally located to help student follow this minor course of study.
MOD (hereinafter, Mod) Pizza
Mod Pizza, a Seattle start-up of 2008 vintage, is coming to 4945 S. Virginia St., part of the Redfield Promenade-Firecreek Crossing shopping megalopolis. Mod Pizza has restaurants across the United States and United Kingdom.
Back across from the University of Nevada, Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers broke ground on May 8 on its second Reno location, on the site of the old University Car Wash. The first restaurant is in South Reno near Whole Foods Market.
Steak n' Shake
It seems to be all about the chains this issue of Restaurants Ahead. Steak n' Shake now is hiring for its second Reno spot at 470 S. Meadows Parkway, across the street in South Reno from Flowing Tide Pub.
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Primo patties, then and now, from Northern Nevada restaurants. Johnathan L. Wright/RGJ