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The latest dispatches from the local restaurant front include new boba tea, more Vietnamese, even more pizza, and an Indian spot with flair.

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CIRIA'S COCINA FINE MEXICAN DINING, 6135 Lakeside Drive

Ciria's will occupy the same space in the Shops at Bartley Ranch that housed A Taste of Thai for many years.

This center, on Lakeside Drive south of McCarran Boulevard, also features Simon's, Luciano's, Pedalers Deli/Icecycle Creamery and, around the south end of the center, the superlative pies of Smiling with Hope Pizza.

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HAVELI INDIAN CUISINE & BAR, 287 Los Altos Parkway, Sparks, 775-451-7469

Behind Haveli's colorful storefront in the meandering Sparks Crossing center, the owners have fashioned a distinctive look.

There are blue slipcovered chairs with gold sashes, embroidered tablecloths, cut glass centerpieces, water goblets in cut glass, gold flatware and windows swagged with gold valances. You press a small plastic console for service or to receive your bill.

The menu features appetizers and flatbreads (try the soft steaming onion kulcha), meat and vegetarian dishes, separate sections for biryanis and tandoor dishes, and four Indo-Chinese dishes. Haveli, in Hindi, refers to a mansion or a large home.

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LA MINT VIETNAMESE KITCHEN, 770 South Meadows Parkway, 775-852-6320

La Mint appeared before the Reno City Council last week for approval of a privileged business license (alcohol).

La Mint, in the Smith's center on South Meadows Parkway in South Reno, replaces CaiE's Oriental Café, which recently closed after nearly a decade of serving lunch specials, various stir-frys and its signature dim sum.

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TEALEAF CAFÉ, 6775 Sierra Center Parkway, 775-686-6116

Put Tealeaf Café in the newish restaurant category — the café opened in late August next door to Quiznos in the Target center on Sierra Center Parkway in South Reno.

The menu features bubble teas (boba being the new pho hereabouts), slushies, smoothies, espresso drinks, and savory foods like summer rolls, Thai fried rice and an udon bowl with fish cakes.

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WALDEN'S COFFEEHOUSE, 310 S. Arlington Ave., 775-432-1178

Walden's Coffeehouse, a longtime name in Reno joe, recently debuted a third shop, this one in a renovated bungalow on Arlington Avenue just south of the Truckee River.

The newest Walden's joins the original store on Mayberry Drive and the store opened in late 2016 on Wells Avenue. The bungalow previously housed Perk Up Coffee Shop (and, before that, Strega bar).

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WILD GARLIC PIZZA & PUB, 720 South Meadows Parkway, 775-284-8900

Wild Garlic, another familiar name in Reno food and drink, recently started firing the 'za in the Smith's center in South Reno. The Wild Garlic family now has four locations: South Reno, Mount Rose Street, downtown Reno and the airport.

Besides Wild Garlic's build-your-own and signature pies, the new restaurant offers eight beer taps, four wine taps, slices to go and al fresco dining.

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ZEPPELIN, in the Loop, 1445 S. Meadows Parkway, 775-387-4937

According to information provided by the Loop, an entertainment, sports and dining complex being built in South Reno, Zeppelin will be the Loop's first restaurant.

The debut could come sometime in December, based on the fact the Loop is hosting in early December what's being billed as a preview of the restaurant in advance of its grand opening.

Zeppelin materials describe a restaurant inspired by the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair, with a menu of craft cocktails, shareable plates and a raw bar. Jakon Tolhurst, a longtime (and very talented) Reno chef, is executive chef of the Loop.

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Johnathan L. Wright is the food and drink editor of RGJ Media, part of the USA Today Network. Join @RGJTaste on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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