Local Seasonal Organic
Local, Seasonal, Organic Brunch until 3pm and Dinner is served until Midnight Daily! We have many options for your whole group to enjoy, from our delicious slide off the bone Baby Back Ribs to our House Vegan Red Lentil Falafel. Also, Neapolitan Brick Oven Pizza with our house made dough and other delicious creations from our Chef. Our bar is fully stocked with 19 taps featuring local favorites, local liquor options, organic fresh squeezed juices, organic sodas, local organic Blind Dog Coffee/Espresso & a large signature cocktail list to fit anyone’s fancy. All in a swanky atmosphere fitted with antique brass chandeliers, green velvet booths and a copper ceiling in an old brick building from 1927. Adding charm to any occasion! We have room for your large party/event of up to 100 people. Join us soon right here in the heart of Midtown Reno at 719 S VIRGINIA ST.Hello! My name is Spencer Shea and I am the owner of Homegrown Gastropub!
ABOUT THE OWNER
I had a dream of one day opening up my own organic restaurant in the early 2000's. After working at SUP in the same location 10 years prior, I moved on to focus on school and becoming a pediatrician, after attending school I realized I was not into pharmaceutical medicine and started to really believe in the power of natural medicine/preventative health. I then moved on to helping my family run Shea's Tavern right next door, where I booked bands, did sound, and tended bar until the wee hours of the morning. After about 2 years of that, I started getting my plans together to open up my own organic restaurant next door! Homegrown started as a food truck and we served places like the Eddy downtown and employees out at TESLA.
Today's food system is loaded with pesticides, GMO's, antibiotics, hormones, nitrates, and overall a bunch of bad stuff for our immune systems. Our small intestine is a battle of balance between good and bad gut flora. Probiotic foods help keep your "enterocytes" functioning properly and keep a good transmission of broken-down nutrients into the bloodstream. If these "enterocytes" are unhealthy it's called "Leaky Gut Syndrome", which is an open flood of undigested proteins, environmental toxins, and everything else along for the ride. This causes your body to attack itself and makes the body become inflamed and your immune system to lose control.
So with this knowledge, I correlated my daughters Alopecia and severe Eczema to gut health. I started only giving my daughter organic food, probiotic-rich fermented foods, kefir and made her bone broth. After sticking to this regimen her eczema and alopecia disappeared!
I'm a strong believer in eating food that hasn't been tampered with. That is why I've opened up an organic restaurant offering food & drinks produced in our region, to also support our community. I'm 3rd generation Reno resident and I'm not planning on moving!
Great experience! The bartender was really great...on top of the bar and the dining area. The food was great, and the sangria was also really good. Great menu that is very deep with lots of vegan options. The dining room is "intimate". Solid bourbon and whiskey lineup as well.
This place was unexpectedly awesome. Very nice. I asked to be seated in the back which I had no idea was there until I walked into this place. The menu is large but everything on it sounded amazing. Had a lot of choices for vegan or gluten free eaters. The drink and beer list was nicely done.
The tacos tho.. I couldn't have made a better choice. You absolutely have to try these when you go! I would give 6 stars if I could
Have a fun time in Valentine’s Day, food was amazing and the drinks too, we had the Street Tacos, the Humus and the Crab Cakes, everything was exquisite. Every time I’ve been there, the food is fantastic!!