Hussong’s Cantina opens in Reno

May 17th, 2013 |
By Clint Jolly

I was lucky enough to score an invite to the media night at Hussong’s Cantina a week or so back. Going in, I had heard the name but didn’t know much other than that. I assumed another chain Mexican joint complete with the Americanized versions of classics, served alongside monster margaritas dispensed from an oversized blender. I was wrong! My

Composition Cafe Celebrates Crawfish Season, Mardi Gras Style!

Mar 8th, 2013 |
By Clint Jolly

Our friends over at Composition Cafe are at it again with March’s Themed Thursday event. This month they are hosting a Mardi Gras styled party to celebrate an early arrival of crawfish! The mild fall and winter in the south means that crawfish are being harvested a month or so early this year. To us, that means we get to

Campo Beer Pairing Dinner in February

Jan 30th, 2013 |
By Clint Jolly

Locally and nationally, craft beer is gaining more momentum year after year. The subtle nuances of flavor and aroma can be paired with foods just as many chefs do with wine. I expect that we will be seeing a lot more of these events in Reno this year, at least I hope we do! Campo is hosting their first (I

Constellation Wine Dinner at Composition Café

Jan 30th, 2013 |
By Clint Jolly

Here’s some new foodie news for you- Chef Elliot Baldridge has moved from SoDo to Composition Café recently. He told me over casual conversation that he was looking for a new opportunity to expand his culinary career and work in an exciting environment. With all of the events scheduled for the year at the museum it’s looking like he will

Culinary Artistry Meets Performance Art

Jan 11th, 2013 |
By Clint Jolly

Reno’s premier art event venue has a new monthly series of must attend events for food and art lovers alike. Themed Thursdays will marry the performance arts with culinary arts on the third Thursday of each month throughout the year. We have talked about Composition Café in the past. The last six months have gone well and it’s time for

Word On the Street

Dec 21st, 2012 |
By Clint Jolly

Just a few quick notes on happenings around town. Thanks for eating local!!! In Midtown Just chatted with my friend Gino Scala, currently with Gino the Soup Man and Pathways at UNR, about his new Midtown restaurant. They are shooting for a February opening of Great Full Gardens Cafe and Eatery. He says the menu will feature as much local

Composition Café opens at Nevada Museum of Art

Jun 30th, 2012 |
By Clint Jolly

Your plans for next weekend should include a stop by one of downtown’s newest eateries. Chef BJ Mueller of Cutting Edge Catering and The Saucewagon has a new home base in the Nevada Museum of Art. Composition Café is open now for lunch Wednesday through Sunday. But the big news is their evening hours launching next week. Tapas and Wine

Rounds Bakery is growing!!!

Jun 28th, 2012 |
By Clint Jolly

Last week, I got the chance to sit and chat with Zak from Rounds Bakery in his new location on Sierra St. and Court St. in downtown Reno. We talked about where his business has been, where it’s going and how he plans to be a part of the growing community. It’s all in a name Zak bought “The Bagel

SoDo stakes their claim in Reno

Jun 20th, 2012 |
By Clint Jolly

I love seeing local talent team up for a new venture in the food world. With SoDo, we get solid skills in management, culinary expertise and delightful service. It’s a recipe for a great experience in dining at a location that needs a little life. South Downtown SoDo, short for “south downtown” is on the street level of the cool


Jun 3rd, 2012 |
By Clint Jolly

Ever hear of a Cash Mob? All across the country in cities large and small there are grass roots campaigns to support small local businesses called Cash Mobs. The concept is simple. Invite any and all to visit a locally owned business and spend a bit of cash. That’s it. Hear about it, tell your friends, act on it and