Wild River Grille makes a difference supporting small businesses and nonprofits.
By Mary Alice Haas
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
Wild River Grille has woven the community into the heart of their restaurant: their menu. When you dine in or take dinner to go, your purchase is supporting a variety of local businesses. From the meat selection to the honey, each dish is made with local ingredients. The following local legacies contribute their delicious options: House of Bread, Joys Honey Ranch, Frey Ranch, Diamond F, Baker Ranch Brewery Beef, Sierra Gold Seafood, The Great Basin Food Co-op, Dayton Valley Aquaponics and Latin Farms. In addition to quality food items, Wild River Grille has intentionally partnered to serve spirits and local brews from Seven Troughs Distillery, 10 Torr, The Depot, Fifty Fifty, Great Basin Brewery and The Brewer’s Cabinet.
In addition to their menu, the restaurant partners with local nonprofits to create engaging ways to fundraise. Amid the current pandemic, the nonprofits they work with have seen a decline in donations, so they’re more involved than ever. Every Monday, when you dine with your dog, Wild River Grille donates 10 percent of the check to the Nevada Humane Society, the SPCA of Northern Nevada, and The Shakespeare Animal Fund. Most recently, they became a “Plucky Partner” with the Nevada Humane Society—now you can buy a rubber ducky and enter into their annual Duck Race. duckrace.com/reno
Wild River Grille understands supporting the community extends past the restaurant industry. They directly donate to The Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation, The Children’s Miracle Network, and value the strong art community in Reno. They sponsor Artown, support The Brüka Theatre, and donate to Sierra Arts Foundation—which advocates for the arts and has programs in schools, prisons, and senior facilities. You’ll find many community art pieces in their restaurant.
Dining at Wild River Grille means more than just a tasty meal. It’s supporting the community and local makers. It’s an opportunity to give directly to nonprofit organizations. The next time you decide to dine out, make a difference with every delicious bite.