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3 Reno restaurants share recipe videos for signature meals, drinks during coronavirus


Johnathan L. Wright   | Reno Gazette Journal

Welcome to your kitchen. With the country sheltering a home, you're likely spending more time there.

In this new video series, folks from some of your favorite Reno restaurants show you how to prepare signature dishes (and drinks) at home. Recipes are below the videos.

Watch, then make — or watch, then order takeout or delivery.

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SQUEEZE IN

The Racy Tracy omelet made locally owned Squeeze In famous with its Food Network appearance. Co-owner Kay Salerno walks you through the eggs, bacon and avocado.

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Watch: How to make Squeeze In's famous Racy Tracy omelet at home
Some Squeeze In restaurants are doing pick-up orders during the shutdown, www.squeezein.com.

RACY TRACY OMELET

3 pieces bacon

4 eggs

1 cup sliced mushrooms of choice

1/4 cup white cooking wine

6 tablespoons (3/8 cup) grated jack cheese, or more, if desired

1/2 avocado, sliced

Cook bacon to desired doneness. While bacon cooks, whisk eggs together. Chop cooked bacon, then sauté with mushrooms in white wine.

While bacon and mushrooms sauté, spray a separate 8-inch pan (for thicker omelet shell) or 10-inch pan (for thinner shell) with nonstick cooking spray, then add whisked eggs. While eggs cook, periodically swirl liquid eggs around pan.

Once mushrooms are lightly browned and tender, drain white wine from pan, remove from heat and mix in jack cheese.

Once omelet shell sets, flip in pan, place mushroom mix on one half of omelet circle, the fold over. Remove to plate, top with avocado and serve. Makes 1 omelet.

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THE DEPOT CRAFT BREWERY DISTILLERY

The Depot is one of the few Reno bars that can feature its own spirits, distilled out back. The Depot's rye whiskey and bourbon take a star turn in two cocktails. Thirsty?

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Watch: Bring The Depot bar home with these 2 cocktails
The Depot Craft Brewery Distillery is making hand sanitizer during the coronavirus shutdown, www.thedepotreno.com.

BLACK MANHATTAN

2 ounces The Depot Rye Whiskey

1 ounce Averna Amaro liqueur

4 dashes Angostura Bitters

1 Luxardo cherry

Add liquids to an ice-filled cocktail shaker. Stir to mingle, strain into a coupe glass, then garnish with cherry. Makes 1 cocktail.

PAPER PLANE

3/4 ounce Ferino Distillery Amaro (from a Reno distillery)

3/4 ounce The Depot Biggest Little Bourbon

3/4 ounce lemon juice

3/4 ounce Aperol aperitif

1 twist orange zest

Add liquids to empty cocktail shaker, fill with ice, then shake. Remove lid, top shaker with cocktail strainer, then pour liquids through sieve held above a coupe glass. Makes 1 cocktail.

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MARI CHUY'S MEXICAN KITCHEN

Mari Chuy's offers a lighter twist on familiar Mexican and Tex-Mex dishes. Co-owner Jesus "Chuy" Gutierrez shares his chicken fajitas.

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Watch: How to make Mari Chuy's chicken fajitas at home
Mari Chuy's Mexican Kitchens in Reno and Sparks are offering pick-up during the coronavirus shutdown, www.marichuysmexicankitchen.com

CHUY’S CHICKEN FAJITAS

Fajita seasoning (see below)

Olive oil

8 ounces boneless skinless chicken breast

1/2 cup sliced red bell peppers

1/2 cup sliced green bell peppers

1/2 cup sliced white onions

Corn or flour tortillas

Cooked pinto beans and rice

For fajita seasoning, mix together any combination of salt, freshly ground black pepper, cumin, paprika, onion powder and garlic powder, to taste. Toss chicken breast in seasoning.

Heat a pan coated in olive oil over medium heat. Cook chicken until it browns on one side, then flip and continue cooking until internal temperature reaches 165 F.

Meanwhile, heat a separate pan coated in olive oil and cook peppers and onions until soft, seasoning to taste with salt, freshly ground black pepper and garlic powder.

Slice chicken breast, top with peppers and onions, and serve with tortillas, beans and rice. Serves 1 to 2.

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Johnathan L. Wright is the food and drink editor of RGJ Media, part of the USA Today Network. Join @RGJTaste on TwitterFacebook and Instagram