Meet the Locals

Mark Estee

STAR Navigator Mark Estee

Star Navigator – Mark Estee
By Natasha Bourlin
Decades ago, chef and restaurateur Mark Estee entered into the culinary world. A rising star based in Reno, the Massachusetts native and James Beard Award semifinalist has flourished through years of private catering gigs, multi-restaurant ownership, spearheading community movements to help those in need … and, now, a new show on the Food Network.

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Kaya and Kevin Stanley

STAR Navigators Kaya and Kevin Stanley

Star Navigators Kaya and Kevin Stanly By Heidi Bethel
When the house musician who is also an ICU nurse inside the COVID-19 sector in an area hospital told Kaya and Kevin Stanley, owners of Old Granite Street Eatery and Rue Bourbon in Reno, that they were not stopping to eat during their shifts, they had an immediate question: “Can we bring you food?”

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Wild River Grille Patio

Dinner With a Cause

Located along the beautiful Truckee River in Reno’s Riverwalk District, Wild River Grille has been breathing life into the community since its doors opened in 2007. Their two-part vision includes energizing the downtown historic area of Reno and partnering with local businesses and nonprofits to support the local community. Now, more than ever, Wild River Grille is focused on serving Reno and extending its hand to as many local businesses as possible. wildrivergrille.com 

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The People Who Made "Rail Bike" happen

Experience a Railbike Tour Like No Other in Nevada

Carson Canyon Railbike Tours deliver an experience unlike any other in Nevada!
(Carson City, Nev.) – All aboard! Visit Carson City, in partnership with the V&T Railway Commission, have announced an all-new attraction unlike any other in northern Nevada. It’s not a train, it’s not a bike, but it is the Carson Canyon Railbike Tours.

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Mangia Tutto Sampling

A Delightful Taste of Italy

Mangia Tutto means “eat everything” in Italian, and it’s a fitting name for this neighborhood pizzeria and Italian restaurant. It’s the type of place that you’d find in just about every neighborhood in Chicago, serving a blend of flavors and dishes influenced by a rich Italian and Greek heritage. When owners Richard Bragiel and Catherine Rolewicz retired to Carson City from Chicago

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Sizzling Summer

Sizzling Summer – Overland Meat & Seafood

Local meat master shares summer barbecuing tips. By Natasha Bourlin. When his parents opened South Lake Tahoe’s Overland Meat and Seafood Company in 1987, current owner Brian Cohen never imagined he’d be taking over the business 18 years later. As most tend to do, his parents wanted to retire and Cohen saw an entrepreneurial opportunity.

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Budget-Friendly Frills

Entertainment aplenty that won’t break the bank in the Sierra. By Jason Lopez Whether you want to catch an open mic night, do a little dancing or enjoy the arts, Reno/Tahoe is a mecca for inexpensive entertainment. Here are a few of my favorites you should definitely checkout!

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