Taste of the Town: Perenn Grocery is coming soon; introducing Tahoe Natural Cafe; and more!


The team behind Perenn Bakery and Claio will be opening Perenn Grocery in the former Centro South space at 7600 Rancharrah Parkway. Co-owner Aubrey O’Laskey notes that the grocery will include “locally made goods, specialty foods, prepared meals, a curated wine selection, bread, espresso and home goods.” She also mentioned that Sierra Water, the Dickerson Road shop featuring plants and artisan housewares, will offer “flowers, floral goods, pottery and workshops” in the grocery. While the official opening date is TBD, guests will be able to check out the space in late-November. Watch www.perennbakery.com for updates.

Slice hounds, start your engines: October is National Pizza Month! Celebrate with Noble Pie Parlor, offering a special Oktoberfest pie throughout the month featuring beer-boiled brats, caramelized onions, fennel, apple and aged pecorino cheese. Check noblepieparlor.com for more.

In other pizza news, Smiling With Hope Pizza recently extended its hours of operation and will now be open on Sundays, just in time for football season; www.smilingwithhopepizza.com.

Liberty Food and Wine Exchange is hosting a “Cult Wine Dinner” on Friday, Oct. 13. A six-course menu—featuring king crab legs, duck roulade and seared filet—will be paired with hard-to-get wines by sommelier Courtney Hudson. For tickets and information, head to Resy.

IMBĪB, The Wheyfarer and Dorinda’s Chocolates are joining forces to offer a four-course pairing dinner of beer, cheese and chocolate at IMBĪB Eats and Drinks, 1180 Scheels Drive No. 115, in Sparks on Thursday, Oct. 5. Tickets and information can be found at dorindaschocolates.com.


J Paul’s Italian Steakhouse has opened at the J Resort at 345 N. Arlington Ave. The steakhouse, led by executive chef Scotty Bournival (previously of Montreux and Hidden Valley club houses), showcases “expertly prepared Italian fare, as well as premium, top-grade beef selections,” featuring items like chicken parmesan, branzino, wagyu filet mignon and, of course, spaghetti with JP’s meatballs. Details at jresortreno.com.

Cosmo’s Snack Bar is opening at 253 E. Arroyo St. According to owner Chris Costa, it will be “a fun modern take on an Italian snack bar with wood-fired dishes, pizza and a full bar. Think: natural wines, negronis (pictured) and spritzes!” Follow this new spot on Instagram for updates: www.instagram.com/cosmos_snack_bar.

The people behind longtime South Lake Tahoe spot Sprouts Natural Food Cafe have opened Tahoe Natural Cafe in south Reno at 10105 Veterans Parkway. The new location offers a similar menu of sandwiches, salads, burritos and bowls, and continues to serve, “the cleanest, freshest, most wholesome food available.” Details at www.tahoenaturalcafeorder.com.

Kuma Sushi, the latest restaurant to enter the Shops at Bartley Ranch, has opened at 6135 Lakeside Drive. Offering all you can eat for $27.99 at lunch and $33.99 at dinner, Kuma has a wide selection of rolls, nigiri and sashimi, with additional items not included in AYCE like udon noodle dishes, bulgogi beef and Korean-style sashimi don (assorted fish with mixed vegetables and gochujang sauce). Call 775-622-4176 with questions.

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Originally posted 2023-09-30 22:39:00.