Author Archive: Brandilyn Brown

Always up for trying something new. Obsessed with coffee. Loves to sleep. Bring on the rain, and a bottle of Wonky & Wry's Honey Braggot Ale.

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ChefView: Romance is Just A Crepe Away

ChefView: Romance is Just A Crepe Away

ChefView: Romance is Just A Crepe Away by Brandilyn Brown Photos by Michael Mangano   Looking for a special Valentine’s evening?  Something delicious and exotic , served with wine and dessert in a romantic European atmosphere? Me too! And I found it! Loza Wine and Crepes in Turlock, owned by Yelena Tsymbal, has been open […]

By February 1, 2018 Read More →
BrewView Bee Mine Valentine: Tsymbal Honey Wine

BrewView Bee Mine Valentine: Tsymbal Honey Wine

Bee Mine Valentine: Tsymbal Honey Wine by Christopher Mitchell and Brandilyn Brown Nothing says romance more than wine! Unless it’s honey wine!  You should take your honey  to Tsymbal Winery in Turlock for a tasting of the sweetest wine in the valley! Tony Tsymbal started the winery in 2009, after growing grapes and making wine […]

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Farm to Pint: Blaker Brewing

Farm to Pint: Blaker Brewing

Farm to Pint: Blaker Brewing Back before the prohibition, a town wasn’t really considered a town until it has its own brewery. Then when alcohol was banned, we lost our little breweries. We live in exciting times, as we are going back to our roots, with breweries opening in the Central Valley on a regular […]

By January 1, 2018 Read More →
Macy’s Doubles Donation On “National Believe Day” at Vintage Faire Mall

Macy’s Doubles Donation On “National Believe Day” at Vintage Faire Mall

MACY’S DOUBLES DONATION ON NATIONAL BELIEVE DAY TO BENEFIT MAKE-A-WISH® Local Wish Child will Lead High School Marching Band as They Deliver more than 5,000 Letters! Each letter to Santa collected in-store or submitted online is worth $2 on Friday, Dec. 8 This year, Macy’s Believe campaign invites “Believers” of all ages to bring their […]

By December 6, 2017 Read More →
BrewView: Apres Skate

BrewView: Apres Skate

BrewView: Apres Skate by Brandilyn Brown and Christopher Mitchell Just like ice cream, we truly encourage the consumption of alcohol year-round, not just when it’s hot outside. Just because it is winter doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a relaxing libation! In fact, we have done all the hard work for you, and are bringing you […]

By December 1, 2017 Read More →
ChefView: Getting Frosty at Frost Bakery

ChefView: Getting Frosty at Frost Bakery

ChefView: Getting Frosty at Frost Bakery By Brandilyn Brown December is a month of sweets; we’re talking cakes, pies, pastries, cookies, hot cocoa and of course, gingerbread houses! All the sweets! For your sweet needs this month, we recommend Frost Bakery. You might recognize the name if you’ve visited them at their old location in […]

By December 1, 2017 Read More →
Drake’s Brewing Brews Special Beer for Do Good Distillery Urban Outdoorsman

Drake’s Brewing Brews Special Beer for Do Good Distillery Urban Outdoorsman

Drake’s Brewing Brews Special Beer for Do Good Distillery, the Urban Outdoorsman by Christopher Mitchell and Brandilyn Brown Drake’s Brewing’s Barrel Project, run by Travis Camacho and Zack Bassett has been busy! Not only did they collaborate with Do Good previously on the Benevolent Brew, a beer created to match Do Good’s Benevolent Czar, now […]

By November 3, 2017 Read More →
Pumpkin Spice Sweetness

Pumpkin Spice Sweetness

November 2017 BrewView: Pumpkin Spice Sweetness by Brandilyn Brown and Christopher Mitchell BrewView Pumpkin Spice Sweetness by Brandilyn Brown and Christopher Mitchell We knew it would only be a matter of time before the words “pumpkin” and “spice” came before “cocktail” and that time is now! Our friends at Fuzio Universal Bistro created a new […]

By November 1, 2017 Read More →
BrewView: Liquid Autumn at Kimoto Sake and Sushi

BrewView: Liquid Autumn at Kimoto Sake and Sushi

BrewView: Liquid Autumn at Kimoto Sake and Sushi by Brandilyn Brown and Christopher Mitchell Ah, finally, it’s fall! California is cooling down, leaves are falling, and we are back to a two-day-a-week watering schedule (for those of us that water at all!). If you are sick of literally pumpkin spice flavored everything, we have the perfect […]

By October 1, 2017 Read More →
BluesView Wednesday Friendsdays and more!

BluesView Wednesday Friendsdays and more!

Hello everybody and welcome to the best month of the year aka my birthday month! I’m turning 41 and I’m having more fun than ever. It’s music, I say music, that is the fountain of youth and on that note, let’s talk shows. On the 3rd is an event called the Downtown Sampler and if […]

By October 1, 2017 Read More →
Art View October 2017

Art View October 2017

Art View October 2017 By Jim Christiansen   Trick or Treat! I haven’t got a lot of ghoulish or zombie apocalypse to add to our Modesto View, except to suggest some theme like that for October Art Walk.  So far, the new format has included Clue Mystery, Pirates, and Rockabilly, so stop in to find […]

By October 1, 2017 Read More →
NonProfitView United Cerebral Palsy Safari Dash: Life Without Limits

NonProfitView United Cerebral Palsy Safari Dash: Life Without Limits

NonProfitView: United Cerebral Palsy Safari Dash: Life Without Limits By Brandilyn Brown Do you live a life without limits? Do you often think about what that means? I met a precious group of people whose lives are dedicated to breaking limits. Can you imagine a world where disabilities didn’t stop anyone from living a rewarding, […]

By October 1, 2017 Read More →
Wild Planet Day at the Great Valley Museum Oct 14th 2017

Wild Planet Day at the Great Valley Museum Oct 14th 2017

Wild Planet Day at the Great Valley Museum by Brandilyn Brown In case you haven’t heard about it before, The Great Valley Museum’s annual Wild Planet Day is a fun event you don’t want your kids or grandkids to miss. While standard classroom settings struggle to make science fun, it’s an easy task to do […]

By September 30, 2017 Read More →
BrewView: Wine Tasting in Modesto

BrewView: Wine Tasting in Modesto

BrewView: Wine Tasting in Modesto By Brandilyn Brown and Christopher Mitchell One question that comes up a lot on Modesto’s reddit page is, “Where can I take my wine loving relatives while they’re here visiting?” Most responses are to drive them to Lodi, but we’re here to set the record straight: you don’t have to […]

By September 1, 2017 Read More →
BrewView: St. Stan’s: Conceived in Heaven, Brewed in California

BrewView: St. Stan’s: Conceived in Heaven, Brewed in California

BrewView: St. Stan’s: Conceived in Heaven, Brewed in California By Brandilyn Brown and Christopher Mitchell We know there’s been a lot of gossip about St. Stan’s and we’re here to set the record straight! THEY ARE OPEN! Yes, we have all been missing pints of Red Sky, and your wait is nearly over to get […]

By August 1, 2017 Read More →