Taste of the Town: Rice Box Kitchen moves; Tofu House making a comeback; and more!


It’s feastin’ season! Local butcher shops Armando and Sons, at 7600 Rancharrah Parkway, Suite 110, in Reno (armandoandsons.com), and Butcher Boy, at 530 W. Plumb Lane, in Reno (butcherboyreno.com), will offer turkeys and sides to help make Thanksgiving dinner a success. Perenn Bakery, at 7700 Rancharrah Pkwy., Suite 110, in Reno, is offering a menu of Thanksgiving sides and sweets to take the stress out of entertaining, available for preorder until Nov. 15. Details at www.perennbakery.com/thanksgiving.

Claio, the “Greek-ish” restaurant at 3886 Mayberry Drive, Suite D, from the Perenn team, now offers brunch Fridays through Sundays. Guests can enjoy dishes like Turkish eggs, breakfast souvlaki, craft espresso drinks and pastries from Perenn like babka knots and baklava croissants. Learn more at claiorotisserie.com.

Rice Box Kitchen has moved from its location on South Virginia Street to 490 S. Center St., in Reno. The concept is now operating under the same roof as its newly minted Noodle Box Kitchen, next to The Discovery children’s museum. Learn more at www.riceboxkitchen.com.

The Nourish and Flourish Kitchen and Market, a nonprofit commissary kitchen and food business incubator, has taken over the former Bavarian World restaurant space at 595 Valley Road, in Reno. Nourish and Flourish is currently accepting applications, as well community support for scholarships and volunteering. For more information, head to www.nourishreno.com.

Openings and Closings

Farmers’ market favorite Beloveds Bread is opening a brick-and-mortar location in the Reno Public Market, at 299 E. Plumb Lane. The concept will be crowd-invested and is slated to open in March 2024. For more information on how to invest, head to mainvest.com/businesses/beloveds-bread.

Dopo Pizza and Pasta, the popular Midtown Italian eatery at 18 St. Lawrence Ave., from the owners of Coffeebar, is opening its second location in the Reno Public Market. The space will be revamped with the installation of a Mugnaini wood-fired oven and will feature some of the Midtown location’s best-selling pizzas, salads and starters. Find out more at www.dopopizzapasta.com.

Popular Korean spot Tofu House, whose Moana Lane location shuttered in 2020, is scheduled to reopen in the Damonte Ranch Town Center (and Damonte Ranch and Steamboat parkways) in 2024. The menu will feature similar items to those at the previous location, which included Korean short ribs, bibimbap and tofu soup. For updates, follow Tofu House’s Instagram at www.instagram.com/tofuhousereno.

Northern Nevada’s first Cracker Barrel was slated to open on Oct. 30 at 935 W. Fifth St., in Reno. The Southern chain is part restaurant, part “county store,” where guests can get their fill of chicken and dumplings, biscuits, sweet tea, trinkets and even rocking chairs. Head to www.crackerbarrel.com for details.

The Fe, a sports bar that specializes in “pintxos” (small finger foods) has taken over the Santa Fe Hotel and Basque restaurant at 235 Lake St., in Reno. Co-owner Gaven Sarratea puts his Basque heritage at the forefront of the concept, offering menu items like potato croquetas, chorizo and manchego crostinis, garlic shrimp and, of course, picon punches. Keep an eye on the Instagram for menu updates and upcoming Basque family-style dinners: www.instagram.com/the_fe_reno.

Noble Pie Parlor has closed its location at The Summit mall and will be replaced by Edelweiss, an “apres-style sports haus.” Noble Pie management intends to focus more on its flagship location in Midtown at 777 S. Center St., allowing for better daily oversight of operations. Head to noblepieparlor.com if you want to know more.

Originally posted 2023-10-29 19:00:58.