Café at Adele’s is closed temporarily due to a fire in the back…  will be reopening after clean up and renovations.  Phone lines are down. If you need to contact us please email Charlie at or Karen at

In the mean time, here is a new message from Charlie:

Here we are with 2019 half over and moving along, and the joyous experience of dealing with our insurance company and other entities in the wake of the fire has been one hell of a learning experience. A lesson we never wanted, but since we’re going through it, we may as well try to take something away from the experience. Many of you are wondering what’s next or “when.” Here’s what I know for sure: We’re working diligently each day to get Cafe at Adele’s up and running and as of last week, thankfully have a reconstruction plan in place.

Meantime, I am cooking for friends and family, putzing in the garden and coming up with new and interesting recipes. I promise to try them out on our patrons as soon as the doors open.

The inspiration for this June’s recipe has in fact been the time I’ve been home, the street food movement and the things I’ve had the opportunity to taste, and the Junior Livestock Auction, which recently happened.

Karen and I sponsored a lamb and a pig this year, and recommend everyone give this a shot. If you can’t do a whole animal, next year get together with like-minded family and/or friends, pool your resources and sponsor a project. You will not only get farm-raised, chemical-free meat, you will also be contributing to a young person’s success and quite possibly their post-high school education fund. Our participation ensures our FFA and 4-H programs continuing success.

This is a win for everyone.

This was either our fifth or sixth year sponsoring Sierra Coleman’s pig.

Adele’s sommelier Steve Sanchez and I walked into the Livestock Convention Center Exhibit Hall and I said, “That’s a beautiful pig; I wonder who’s pig that is?” And here came this voice, “How are you doing, Charlie? It’s my pig, but with the fire and everything, I didn’t want to bother you (about sponsoring).” Sure enough, it was Sierra. I asked if she had a sponsor and lucky for us, she didn’t. This big, beautiful pig was the best in its class and let me tell you, that’s a well-deserved title!

Speaking of successful ag programs, we’re about a month away from The Greenhouse Project’s 11th annual Concert Under the Stars, which takes place Wednesday, July 10 at Eagle Valley Golf Club. Owner Tom Duncan has generously offered this new home for this growing event. We are hosting three bands that helped shape American music for every generation since – Poco, Pure Prairie League and Firefall. To understand the contribution of these bands and who their players have been over time, do a quick web search. Prepare to be pleasantly surprised. This will be a night of one hit after the other, and every dollar raised continues TGP’s mission of Growing, Giving & Teaching for a healthier and greener community. A limited number of Gold Circle tickets at $65 remain, and reserved $45 tickets and $30 SRO tickets are available at

In addition to a stellar evening of music, this rain or shine event, offers the live auction, featuring many experience packages including a trip to Ireland, (again, a great way to participate is by pooling resources with friends and/or family). Also, our Carson City High School award-winning FFA students will be selling raffle tickets for a Lake Tahoe wine cruise for two. Food trucks and full bars will be on site so you can all have a kitchen pass for the evening. What a great date night or fun time with friends.

See, summer’s not here for another two weeks, and it’s already popping!

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Cafe at Adele’s has a rich history that extends back to 1977, when the restaurant was first established by Paul and Adele Abowd, parents of fourth-generation and award-winning Chef Charlie Abowd, who today co-owns the restaurant with wife Karen.

Step through the doors of this beautifully restored 1864 Comstock Mansart Victorian to fully experience the manifestation of true partnership the couple is known for. Karen’s eye for design and creativity are manifest in the restaurant’s decor, as is her commitment to supporting local arts, noted in the various displays presented by Artsy-Fartsy Gallery.

She has found the perfect balance between luxury chic and casual comfort, creating a warm and inviting space in which to enjoy Charlie’s perfectly plated culinary delights.

Charlie’s culinary skills are known well beyond Carson City. He was invited to cook at the legendary James Beard house in New York City, a huge honor and challenge. Charlie and his crew delivered a wonderful meal to rave reviews. You can watch a video of the memorable evening here.

In 2014, and in recent years, Cafe at Adele’s received a Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor and was recognized by Nevada Business Magazine’s 2014 Family-owned Business Awards in the “Don’t Forget to Share” category, which recognizes a business that has made significant contributions to the community and prides itself on giving back.  Adele’s also was awarded multiple Diners’ Choice Awards, including for 2018.  Karen and Charlie also join the Loving Hearts Club in Reno, feeding the area’s homeless.

Cafe at Adele’s is the local community’s first choice for celebrating special moments and a haven for Nevada’s movers and shakers during each Legislative Session. Whether it’s a lovely beginning to the day with breakfast, a gathering of friends at lunch or an evening of romance for dinner, Cafe at Adele’s provides an unforgettable dining experience that brings locals and out-of-state visitors through its doors time and again.

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Carson City has many cultural and outdoor events for locals and visitors alike. Find out what’s going on by visiting The Brewery Arts Center and Visit Carson City website!

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