Monday, May 6, 2013

Dine The District Food Tour

Wild River Grille. Photo by @nevada_magazine on Instagram.

On Saturday, May 4, Reno Riverwalk Merchants Association, a coalition of more than 53 businesses located along the Riverwalk in downtown Reno, teamed up for a third time to organize the "Dine The District" (self-guided) Food Tour. Not only did guests have an opportunity to enjoy entertainment and a variety of culinary delights from the best downtown restaurants, the proceeds helped support the continued development of the Riverwalk District.

"Everybody benefits from a beautiful and active downtown river district," said Matt Polley, owner of Java Jungle. Rick Martinez, Riverwalk Merchants Association president and owner of West St. Wine Bar in the West Street Market, added: "The area hosts special events and concerts and builds memories for members of our community. Adding a vibrant dining district is yet another step in the right direction."

With the already popular monthly Wine Walk, the Dine The District food tours provide another opportunity for the community to enjoy the area. Some of the participants include Wild River Grille, Java Jungle, West St. Wine Bar, Campo, Noble Pie Company, Fuego for Tapas & Vino, Bumble Bee Blooms & Boutique, Imperial Bar & Lounge, and more.

With the Riverwalk quickly growing to be the culinary epic center of the city, the Merchants Association's goal is to create future quarterly food tours, progressive dining tours, a Riverwalk cookbook, and eventually an official Restaurant Week for the Reno area.

The cost was $20 per person pre-sale and $25 day of the event. The next Dine The District will be held July 13. For more info, visit or call 775-825-9255.

More great photos of the event here:

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