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Volume XXIX
Winter 2017

Good Taste

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Fine Dining

SoDo Resturant

SoDo is one of my favorite places to dine. Located in downtown Reno on Hill Street, SoDo which is short for South Downtown, is easy to find and has side street parking.

Owned by Joel Giandalia, SoDo offers fine dining that compares with the best restaurants. Service is great, cartering to the slightest detail. SoDo is open for lunch and dinner. Both offer soup and salads. Soup is the chef's creation of the day or Tomato Parmesan and Pumpkin Jalapeno. Salads include the Baby Kale with red apples, blue cheese, candied pecans, cranberries, and red wine vinaigrette $10; the Greek Salad with romaine, Feta, kalamata olives, red onion, cucumber, tomato, bell pepper and Greek vinaigrette $9, and the Autumn Baby Spinach Salad with goat cheese, beet chips, toasted almonds, cranberries, and blueberry vinaigrette $10 to name a few.

Sandwiches include the Lamb Burger, SoDo Burger, Pastrami Reuben, Chicken Sandwich, SoDo Turkey Melt, French Dip, Slow Roasted Pulled Pork, and more. Sandwiches are served with choice of fries, house salad or quinoa salad, or a substitute Caesar Salad, fresh fruit, soup or sweet potato fries for an additional $2. Lunch entrees are Fish & Chips $15, Asian Braised Tri Tip Tacos $13, Vegetable Orzo Pasta $17, and more.

Dinner offers Seared Scallop and Crispy Pork Belly as a Starter or Calamari, Marinated Beef Skewers, Ahi Tuna Stack, and Wild Mushroom Ravioli. Soup and Salad are similar to the lunch menu.

Grilled BoneIn
Grilled BoneIn Berkshire Pork Chop

The main course features The Classics: The New York Steak $29, Blackened Salmon $26, Grilled Chicken Picatta $25, and Loaded SoDo Beef Burger $16. There is also a Latin American, European, and Asian menu, plus the Lower 48.

Hanger Steak $31 and Latin Salmon $26 make the Latin menu, while Pan Seared Baramundi $26, Vegetable Orzo Pasta $21, SoDo Scampi $26, Wild Mushroom Ravioli $21, and Grilled Rack of Lamb $32 are some of the items featured on the European list. The Asian menu has Schezuan Vegetable Stir Fry $18 or Seared Ahi Tuna $26. The Lower 48 includes Grilled Filet Mignon $37, Grilled BoneIn Berkshire Pork Chop $28, and BoneIn Ribeye $38. Sides include fries or sweet potato fries, creamy polenta, sauteed spinach, garlic mashed potatoes, house potatoes, broccolini, and brussel sprout saute $5$ 6. SoDo also has a great wine list that features Sparkling Wines, whites and reds sold by the glass, and bottle.

SoDo is located at 275 Hill Street, downtown Reno. They can be reached for reservations and also offer walkin service at 775-322-2710. Reservations can also be made online at SoDo has additional space for special events, fundraisers, gatherings and parties that can comfortably seat 40 people or set the room for a cocktail event for 100 people. Catering can be reached by calling Ronda Benedict or Kat King at 775-470-0202 or online at