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For the third consecutive year, The Grill Next Door in the Gardnerville Ranchos claimed the title for Carson Valley’s Signature Pasta with its “Wednesday Homemade Pasta.”
We have created a virtual throwdown among Valley restaurants, seeking out the signature dishes Carson Valley has to offer (you can see the results here).
Here’s a closer look at the finalists:
The Grill Next Door: “Wednesday Homemade Pasta”
1302 Langley Drive, Suite 3, Gardnerville Ranchos, 775-265-8841
Hours: Tuesday-Friday 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (Breakfast only served Saturday and Sunday).
It takes on a different look every week, and it’s only available on Wednesdays, but this two-time CVT Wars winner has made a name for itself with made-from-scratch cooking and big flavors.
Philadelphia Restaurant & Sandwich Company: “Spaghetti & Meatballs”
1281 Kimmerling Road, Gardnerville Ranchos, 775-392-3370
Hours: Sunday-Thursday 11 a.m.-8 p.m; Friday-Saturday 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
House marinara over thin spaghetti noodles with homemade meatballs using Bently Ranch beef. The Ranchos eatery doesn’t skimp on the portions and has found a forte with its pasta dishes.
Khristopher’s Ristorante: “Penne Con Gambero Rosemary”
939 Mica Drive, Suite 20, Carson City, 775-267-4809
Hours: Monday-Thursday 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Friday-Saturday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sauteed shrimp, mushrooms, garlic, sun-dried tomatoes, roasted peppers & fresh rosemary tossed in a white wine butter sauce.
CV Steak: “Seafood Linguini”
1627 US Highway 395 N, Minden; 775-783-6650
Hours: Monday-Sunday 4:30-9:30 p.m.
Their chef starts a fresh sauté for each order by browning lobster, shrimp and scallops. He completes the sauté by mixing in a lemon butter cream sauce with fresh dill, diced tomatoes and capers – and serves it over freshly cooked linguini pasta. By the time this entrée arrives hot at your table, you will have already enjoyed a basket of freshly baked and still warm sourdough bread and our house salad which some consider a meal in itself: we start with mixed greens (romaine and iceberg) and add artichoke hearts, croutons, Parmesan cheese and grape tomatoes. Each salad is tossed tableside with our special house dressing which is best described as a creamy Italian herb dressing (shown “on the side” in the photo – always an option).
Hamdogs: “Spaghetti & Homemade Meatballs”
Overland Restaurant & Pub: “Stout Mac ‘n’ Cheese With Bison”
Sharkey’s Jackpot Cafe: “Clam Linguine”
Taste of Home: “Homestyle Ranch Chicken Pasta”
Philadelphia Restaurant & Sandwich Company: “Shrimp and Penne Ala Vodka”