9 new Reno restaurants for fall 2017
As chef Josh Berreman brings new flair to Midtown Eats, we look back at this pioneer of Midtown Reno dining.
Attention, food fiends: Here's the latest on Reno restaurants ahead (or newly opened) for fall 2017.
Chihuahua's Cantina & Grill is under construction at 7111 S. Virginia St., in the same South Reno center as Bistro 7. Cantina Los Tres Hombres used to occupy the space.
Cove Sushi is scheduled to go into 2080 Mill St., the building with the shingled Mansard roof next door to Wienerschnitzel. Until recently, the Best Donuts in Town occupied the space (its sign is down, but its Facebook page is still live).
Opa Pizza, owned by longtime local restaurateur Steve Dimitriadis, is scheduled to set up shop in the Plumgate space that once housed the Sugar Bug and, before that, House of Bread.
Pizzava is about a month from opening in Midtown, according to its Facebook page. The pizza and sandwich spot will be next door to Rum Sugar Lime (see next item).
Rum Sugar Lime, a tropically inspired cocktail bar, is planned for 1039 S. Virginia St., the four-building Midtown property currently being renovated for Under the Rose Brewing Co. and other tentants.
Tofu House is replacing Paradise Sushi on East Moana Lane, in the same center as Rounds Bakery. The buzz is that Tofu House is going to be a Korean restaurant.
Turmeric Spices Grocery & Bakery now is open in the same Double Diamond center that houses Jazmine. This Indian market offers fresh and packaged food, clothing and other items, and a great selection of frozen meals.
Un Caffe Italian Bistro, open for a bit in South Reno a few years back, is re-opening on West Moana Lane. The space recently housed Rum Cakes Etc. by Bert.
The Urban Market now is open on the ground floor of the 3rd Street Flats building in downtown Reno. The market carries locally sourced products and other goods.
In other Reno restaurant news:
*****Arario, a Koroean spot, just opened in the 777 S. Center St. building, in the same Midtown space briefly occupied by Bukko.
Arario (the word means "heavenly energy" in Korean) keeps part of the look of Bukko, including the bars, dining areas and some fixtures, but to date, there are no plans to serve all-you-can-eat sushi at the new restaurant (and thank God for that).
Though the kitchen sends out traditional Korean dishes, much of the menu offers fusion food, as Arario's full name (Arario Korean Fusion) indicates.
***** After a seven-year run, Arroyo Mexican Grill at Greater Nevada Field recently closed to make way for a new dining concept.
Greater Nevada Field, Reno Aces Baseball Club and Reno 1868 FC are joining with the owners of Red's Old 395 Grill in Carson City to create the replacement restaurant.
Discussions have been held about what kind of restaurant, but nothing has been settled (nor has a timeline for opening). Three locals — Al Ehringer, Jack Sterling, Mark Schloss — own Red's.
Johnathan L. Wright is the food and drink editor of RGJ Media. Join @RGJTaste on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. You also can subscribe here to The Reno Taste, a free food and drink newsletter delivered weekly to your inbox.