NOW TRENDING The latest hot spots creating business buzz around Reno/Tahoe By Meghan Burk
WATER WONDERS Did you know Lake Tahoe water is 99.994% pure? That’s comparable to bottled water! With water this pure, you’ll want to try the newest water adventure —crystal clear kayaking with Wild Society. Take in the 360-degree picturesque views around you, above you and, now, below you! Their built-in wireless waterproof speakers allow you to cruise to your own tunes. Book a guided tour to visit secret beaches and coves that only the locals know about, with a fun catered picnic to finish. wildsocietylt.com
If you love the idea of paint and sip, then you’re going to absolutely adore these new creative studios. Tapping into my creative self can be a challenge sometimes, but I’m hooked after taking a class at Tahoe Modern Makers. This interactive storefront and creative space has fun classes like macrame, succulent planting, pottery painting, nail art and so much more. Have something you want to make on your own? Walk-ins are always welcome. Over in Reno, Board & Brush is turning clients into DIY masters, as guests are shown how to use power tools and hammers while designing decorative wood signs. tahoemodernmakers.com; boardandbrush.com
TAPPING IN Self-serve beer and wine? Yes, please! Try tapping into these sip-a-licious businesses when exploring Reno/Tahoe. First on my list is Tahoe Pourhouse. Located inside the Crossing at Tahoe Valley, it’s the newest on the line-up and is creating a fun, do-it-yourself buzz — just like their friendly beer neighbors, Lake Tahoe AleWorX. Expect to nosh on some finer bites and specialty small plates, such as their custom charcuterie boards, then cleanse your palete with your own self-served wine tasting array. On the beer side of things, Lake Tahoe AleWorX is expanding and opened its second taproom near the bustling casino corridor at Stateline. You’ll love the same great ambiance, beer tap wall and wood-fired pizza, and the newest enjoyment … a full bar flaring up craft cocktails and whiskey. When in Reno, The Brewer’s Cabinet Taproom a.k.a the BC Taproom, is a great new joint and is an extension of its sister restaurant next door. (Note: the brewery is so popular that the owner opened this taproom to keep their customers happy!) Try one of 20 taps with special release and one-offs. Now go tap that! tahoepourhouse.com; laketahoealeworx.com; brewerscabinet.com
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MEET ME AT WEST STREET Reno is in the middle of a renaissance for the creative entrepreneur and the West Street Market is its most recent gem. This up-andcoming shared space is positioning itself to be the newest community hub rich in cultural vibes, delish conscious-focused restaurants, and will soon establish itself as an event space to host live music and performances. For the foodie goer, Thali is an all-organic Indian restaurant featuring a special spread of the day prepped that morning. Bring your Indian bites next door to West Street Wine Bar to sip eclectic worldly wines that you will have a hard time finding anywhere else. Nosh on some slices at The Pizza Collective made from organic cheeses and local farm fresh produce. Wash it down with a natural kava drink made from exotic roots at Sol or treat yourself to handcrafted ice cream at Icecycle Creamery, made from local dairy with no preservatives, no fillers or artificial flavoring. Bring your bites to the shared community space with tables or shared benches. It’s all about the good vibes, good food and good community here. See what they do next! weststreetmarket.com Hope you have a chance to enjoy this eclectic array of happenings in Reno/Tahoe. Share your travels with me and tag on @meghanburk. Happy adventuring!