The Dapper Doughnut, 1353 Baring Blvd., Sparks.
The Dapper Doughnut in Sparks is a local outpost of a bakery chain known for its cake-style doughnuts and creative toppings. A local couple with backgrounds in bakery and dairy opened the shop across from Reed High School.
Homegrown Gastropub, 719 S. Virginia St. After months of anticipation that began late last year, Homegrown Gastropub has finally opened in Midtown.
The restaurant, open 7 a.m. to 2 a.m. daily for breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks, offers elevated pub dishes like chicken and waffles, organic jackfruit tacos and, from the pizza oven in the basement, a bacon carbonara pie with local arugula.
Kwok's Bistro, 275 West St. Chef Kwok Chen, one of the region's best Chinese chefs, sold his interest in Jazmine restaurant in South Reno to open this restaurant in the old China Diner downtown.
The regular menu features about 45 choices ranging from starters and soups to stir-fries to rice porridge (called congee) and noodles.
The traditional Chinese menu might offer Fukien fried rice (topped with rich gravy), preserved vegetable stir-fry, five-spice fried fish, braised pig's feet, and clay pot with pork and salted duck leg.
Royal India, 575 Keystone Ave. Royal India occupies a space in the Save Mart center.
There's a daily lunch buffet from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. ($8.99) and nightly dinner from 3 to 10 p.m. Dinner specialties include a choley of chicken and chickpeas, shrimp and lamb curry, and a vegetarian sampler.
Rum Sugar Lime, 1039 S. Virginia St. This bar stylish bar occupies the northern portion of a 1930s Midtown building that's been renovated over the past two years. The bar takes its name from what it calls the Holy Trinity of tropical drinks.
RSL offers bottled beers, wines by the glass, many rums, and classic cocktails shaken or stirred.
Under the Rose Brewing Co., 1041 S. Virginia St.
Behind roll-up garage doors, there are 20 or so beers on tap, a full bar if booze is more your thing, tables shaped like Nevada, and table football and shuffleboard in the back.
The menu runs to sides, totchos (a potato tot-nachos hybrid), sausage platters, sausage meals (say, andouille on brioche with pimento cheese, chiles, buffalo sauce), and build-your-own meals with choice of sausage, bun and toppings.
Baba's Eats & Ales, 6148 Mae Anne Ave., suite 1.
The location is in the same Northwest Reno center as Kaia FIT and Bangkok Cuisine Express. The menu (not yet complete online) includes daily drinks and happy hour specials, salads, nachos, and sandwiches and burgers.
Bab Cafe, 13967 S. Virginia St., suite 910, in the Summit. Bab Cafe, the popular Korean restaurant that debuted about a year ago in downtown Reno, is now heading south for its second spot. The new Bab will be a couple of doors down from Century Theatres.
Owner Jay Ryu said he wanted to open by June 1, with the restaurant offering both in-house dining and to-go orders (including Uber Eats). After the Summit Bab opens, the next cafe is planned for Sparks, Ryu said.
Blaze Pizza, 537 S. Meadows Parkway, in the Sprouts center.
Blaze is known for its build-your-own pies that are quickly cooked in high-temperature gas-fired pizza ovens. Among the 40-plus toppings and sauces: spicy red sauce, banana peppers, ovolini mozzarella (large egg-size balls), smoked ham and meatballs.
Hawaiian Time, 2855 N. McCarran Blvd., in the Sparks Mercantile center, Sparks. T
his newcomer appears to be an outpost of the Hawaiian Time restaurants with several locations in Oregon.
Hawaiian Time specializes in plate lunches, the local Hawaiian meal featuring meat with scoops of rice and macaroni salad. Plate lunches include huli huli chicken, kalua pig and beef marinated in Korean-style sauce.
The Lodge Coffee & Wine Bar, 17025 Mount Rose Highway. The former Lodge at Galena (and, before that, Galena Forest Inn) is being renovated into a coffee and wine bar.
Debby Bullentini, owner of the old L'uva Bella Wine Gallery, is presiding over the new restaurant, hoping to capture neighborhood customers and folks returning from a day in Tahoe. Besides its namesake beverages, the Lodge will serve casual prepared foods.