The Riverside Farmers' Market is moving to the east end of Idlewild on May 7. Photo via Riverside Farmers' Market Facebook


The Riverside Farmers’ Market, Reno’s only year-round farmers’ market, is moving from Saturdays at 925 Riverside Drive to Sundays at the east end of Idlewild Park. The move kicks off with a Mother’s Day boutique on both May 7 and 14 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., with a wide selection of local vendors, yoga classes and professional photo sessions. Find details at

Homage Bakery, at 519 Ralston St., in Reno, is hosting a seven-course Mother’s Day brunch on Sunday, May 14, at 11 a.m. The menu features several entrée options including ricotta dumplings, swordfish Marbella and pistachio crusted lamb. Tickets are $125, and advance purchase is required; information can be found at

The Atlantis Casino Resort Spa will have a Grand Ballroom Gourmet Brunch on Mother’s Day. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., guests can expect a generous buffet in addition to brunch items made to order; the cost is $82.95 for adults, and $24.95 for kids ages 4-10. Toucan Charlie’s is also offering Mother’s Day brunch and dinner menus ($59.99 adults; $24.99 kids 4-10). Get details and make reservations at

Z Bar, at 1074 S. Virginia St., is hosting its first-ever cocktail competition on Mother’s Day as a fundraiser for the Everywhen Project. Mixologists will compete to capture the spirit of motherhood in a drink; for $15, guests can purchase a judging flight that will include three cocktails. Chair massages will be offered for a donation from Vitality Massage, with background music from Sue Coxton, Passive and Co, and Wheatstone Bridge, and food from the Holly Waffles food truck. Learn more at

The Reno Onesie Crawl kicks off at Saturday, May 13, at 8 p.m. Participants can buy a $10 cup online or at select locations around town to get discounted drinks and club covers waived at 13 participating locations in downtown Reno. For more information, head to

Virginia City is celebrating 40 years of the Chili on the Comstock festival Saturday and Sunday, May 20 and 21. Top chili cooks from the area and beyond will compete for a spot in the International Chili Society World Finals; the event also includes a craft beer tour. A new addition to this year’s event is the Great Fire: Hot Chili Pepper Eating Contest. More information and tickets, which start at $30, can be found at

Openings + Shifts

Dim Sum Hut has opened at 115 E Moana Lane, in Reno. The menu features an array of dim sum classics like shrimp har gow, siu mai, buns and even chicken feet alongside a menu of boba drinks. Call 775-473-2649 with questions.

Piñon Bottle Co. has opened a south Reno location at 15415 Wedge Parkway. The new beer and bottle shop location will host food truck pop-ups on Fridays and Saturdays. Learn more at

Marcolino’s Italia food truck has opened a brick and mortar location downtown at 254 W. First St., in Reno. The restaurant overlooks the Truckee River, and the menu features Italian classics like shrimp scampi, chicken parmesan and tiramisu;

Daddy’s Tacos food truck has also opened a brick and mortar location, at 4840 Mill St. The location is open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., daily; while Daddy’s is obviously known for its tacos, the menu includes breakfast items. Find out more at

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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