"The menu will feature new American-slash-elevated comfort food, with a wood-fire oven in the basement. The renovation and expansion includes copper ceilings, brass chandeliers, a re-fashioned bar and new seating at back"
Edible Tahoe Reno
From food truck to brick and mortar, locally owned Homegrown Gastropub serves up food and drinks made with the finest locally sourced ingredients. With espresso, brick-oven eats, comfort food, 19 beers on tap, organic sodas, milkshakes, and a craft cocktail selection, Homegrown will have something to fit your fancy! Gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, nut-free, paleo, and earth-friendly dishes available. Located right in the heart of Midtown Reno. Open 8 a.m. – 2 a.m.
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At Homegrown Gastropub we strive to serve Reno organic food that has been grown in our region.
Where it all started...
Hello my name is Spencer Shea and I am the owner of Homegrown Gastropub and this is my story. I had a dream of one day opening up my own organic restaurant a decade ago. After working at SUP in the same location 10 years ago, 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 and 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 the bar till 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.
When I was 25 years old I had a daughter who ended up getting diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder. After going from doctor to doctor there was still no answer. My daughter had really bad eczema where she'd stay up all night scratching and bleeding, it was so sad and there was no answer. She also had Alopecia and was bald. I just couldn't stand to see her like that. Finally, I came upon this book called GAPS which was based around the G.A.P.S. diet which was written to show the correlation between the immune system and the brain, 90% of our immune system lives in our small intestine. With today's food system that is loaded with pesticides, GMO's, antibiotics, hormones, nitrates and overall a bunch of bad stuff for our immune systems. Basically your small intestine is a battle of balance between good gut flora and bad gut flora. Probiotic foods help keep your "enterocites" functioning properly and keep a good transmition of broken down nutrients into the blood stream. If these "enterocites" are unhealthy its 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 started only giving my daughter organic food, probiotic rich fermented foods, kefir and made her bone broth. After sticking to this regimine her eczema and alopecia disappeared.
I'm a strong believer in eating food that hasnt been tampered with.
That is why I've opened up an organic restaurant offering food grown in the region, to also support our community. I'm 3rd generation Reno resident and I'm not planning on moving.