St. Patrick's Day is near—so that means it's corned beef season at Butcher Boy.


Get ready for a St. Patrick’s Day to remember at Shanty Dolan’s, as it celebrates its one-year anniversary. Starting at noon on Friday, March 17, at 211 Keystone Ave., in Reno, enjoy drink specials, bites from the Nola Sliders food truck, and music including Irish fiddlers, DJs and a performance by Moondog Matinee. While the main bash will be on Friday, the party continues all weekend long, so watch Shanty Dolan’s social media for details;

Prefer to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at home? Butcher Boy is making up batches of their renowned corned beef, with a flat-iron option for $7.98 per pound, and classic brisket for $6.98. Get it at 530 W. Plumb Lane, in Reno;

Butter + Salt, the original catering company by the Perenn Bakery and Claio Rotisserie teams, will be taking on a limited number of small private events in 2023. The company paused catering operations in 2020 to focus on the brick and mortar locations. Inquiries can be directed to

Mark your calendars for Reno Food and Drink Week, taking place June 5-16. The event encourages participating local food and drink establishments to offer special menu items, and donate proceeds to designated charities. Learn more at

Openings and transitions

Voodoo Brewing Co. has opened at 550 W. Plumb Lane. It’s billed as a “European beer hall,” and guests can enjoy flights of Voodoo’s brews alongside a bountiful list of cocktails and local options, as well as classic beer-hall food like pizza, wings, burgers and sandwiches. While the company originated in Pennsylvania, a slew of locations are independently owned and operated, including the one here in Reno;

Franco Baking Co., at 1525 Glendale Ave., in Sparks, has been acquired by Marybeth and Colin Smith, the team behind Roundabout Catering, and Smith and River. The business will continue producing as usual—with the potential for an artisan line of baked goods in the future; …

Carson City’s The Fox Brewery and Pub will be taking over the Huntsman Brewing location (formerly Silver Peak Brewery and Restaurant) at 124 Wonder St. in Reno’s Midtown, with an anticipated summer opening. Watch for updates.

Siam Thai Cuisine has replaced Lanna Thai Cafe at 4786 Caughlin Parkway, Suite 303. The location is now owned by Natchaya Saengsri, who has owned Siam Thai Cuisine in Truckee since 2013. While the menu will be slightly different, Lanna Thai regulars will be able to order most of their familiar classics alongside new additions;

Maude Ballinger is a food writer who grew up in Reno, studied communications in San Francisco, and earned her master’s degree in Global Communications in Paris, France. She is the founder of Fork Me,...

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  1. Like your column. Suggestion for another: do a compendium review of the eateries at Reno Public Market. I think it would be useful for readers to know where RPM owners nailed it; and where they whiffed.

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