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Try Monaciello for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Small Plates. (But Only if You Like Food.)

strawberry and brie french toast

When Monaciello first opened its doors, I attended a media preview night; I recently dug out my notes from the event, and I noticed these words that I had scribbled down as I was sampling the night’s offerings: “Life-changing carrot.” It’s not often that a root veggie is preceded by …

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Date Night: Bocce Edition

The Shore Restaurant at Renaissance Reno Downtown Hotel

My husband Mike and I both grew up in Reno and have been dating for 14 years. That’s a lot of nights out, a lot of dinners and movies. We love to go out and explore Reno, but with kids, we have to decide what qualifies as a good enough night …

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7 Ways to Be Kind to Yourself and Your Family Through the Journey of Parenthood

Soph-Mom-Park

I don’t know about you, but somedays I want to pull my hair out and hide in my closet with a box of chocolates and good book. This parenting gig is tough. It was tough when I was a working parent and it’s tough as a stay at home parent. Either …

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Why you need a date night at Villa Donato

A new date-night favorite in  Midtown.

Sometimes, all I think about is food. And, when I say sometimes, I mean all the time. Right now, I am focused on tomato pasta sauce. Should it have fresh tomatoes or will canned be ok? Dried herbs and a long simmer time, or fresh herbs and a quicker cooking …

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Midtown Wine Bar

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I think I met my new best friend… she just doesn’t know it yet. Rachel Jara owns Mid Town Wine Bar in Reno and is the self-proclaimed wine dealer for all her friends. She stocks them up with great new finds during school drop-off and always makes sure there’s great …

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