Foodstuff + Drink in Reno named a single of the very best dining places in the U.S.

A well known artisan pizza joint that improved hands in summer season 2021 is going in a new course, with a new name and expanded menu.

Food items + Drink, an eatery on St. Lawrence Avenue in Midtown Reno that Yelp just lately named the 12th very best restaurant in the U.S., is transforming into Dopo Pizza & Pasta.

Greg Buchheister, the proprietor of Reno-centered coffee chain Coffeebar who obtained Meals + Drink in August 2021, aims to further more integrate an genuine Italian café practical experience at Dopo.

Dopo, which suggests “right after” in Italian, is rolling out new menu goods in the coming weeks. Using regionally sourced ingredients, Dopo will feature gluten-absolutely free pizza, new housemade pasta (such as gluten-absolutely free alternatives), seasonal appetizers and desserts. New drinks will contain Coffeebar’s personal private label Chianti, a coffee liqueur manufactured with Ferino Distillery and housemade limoncello and margaritas. 

Dopo’s new inside will include intricate geometric models and images of Reno builders, building workers and other community customers.

The Giant Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich is seen at Dopo Pizza & Pasta in Reno on Feb. 1, 2022.

With its Italian translation, Buchheister envisions Dopo as a culinary continuation of both Coffeebar and the first Foodstuff + Drink that Buchheister obtained from Aaron Foster, the eccentric operator and actor who opened the restaurant just one particular month right before the pandemic hit the Reno spot in 2020.

“It is really like we’re producing a film sequel,” Buchheister told the RGJ of the rebranding.

The new Food & Drink in Midtown Reno occupies a storefront space on Saint Lawrence Avenue next door to Perenn Bakery.

Buchheister acquired Meals + Consume in August 2021, two months after Foster suddenly shuttered the cafe thanks to ongoing labor shortages and burnout.

As component of the offer, Foster was employed temporarily to prepare the new staff in his culinary magic: ICSOUS (Ice cream sandwich of abnormal dimensions) and the “fig+pig” (a white pizza with mozzarella and asiago cheese, fig preserve, arugula and a poached egg).

A bottle of Giuseppe Rosso is seen at Dopo Pizza & Pasta in Reno on Feb. 1, 2022. The wine is specially made for the restaurant from a vineyard in Italy.

“Aaron’s pies had been fingers-down the very best in city,” Buchheister said. “I reported, this is too superior to allow it shut.” 

Food stuff + Consume was lately ranked 12 on Yelp’s leading 100 US restaurants of 2022, building it the only cafe in Northern Nevada to rank in the leading 15. The checklist is generated centered on Yelp evaluations and nominations sent in from the local community. 

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