April 15, 2011
Shannon Litz/Nevada AppealGilles Galhaut, owner and chef of Z Bistro, chops onions at the restaurant Thursday afternoon. With food prices rising around the globe, restaurants in the region are starting to feel the pinch.
Dean Christopher, owner of Blind Onion Pizza & Pub stores in Reno, hangs up the phone after a lengthy conversation with his bookkeeper and shakes his head. Christopher each month purchases more than a ton of flour and about 2,000 pounds of cheese between his two stores, and prices are rising rapidly on both commodities, as well as other dairy products, produce and meats.