James Beard Award finalist Mark Estee is doing his part in putting Reno on the map as a foodie destination. His fifth area restaurant, a butcher shop/bakery/deli/luxury café called Provisions, will debut this month with plenty of event space. The Estee-helmed Heritage is pictured above.Did You Know?•
The 1,635-room Peppermill Resort Spa Casino
nabbed the Nevada Hotel & Lodging Association's 2014 Sustainability Award this fall. It's the only U.S. hotel heated completely by an on-site geothermal well; other initiatives include two newly installed Tesla charging stations.•
retail strip is now open in South Lake Tahoe, with nearly 30,000 square feet of shops and restaurants.Polished Nugget
The 1,500-room JA Nugget
opened Gilley's Dance Hall, BBQ and Saloon this past summer. The Sparks hotel is in the midst of a $50 million renovation that will affect guest rooms, public areas and more.New Look
The 400-suite Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel is in the midst of its second phase of renovations since it became independent last spring. Look for refreshed premium and balcony suites and banquet rooms.