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ChefView – Clean Eats

ChefView – Clean Eats

By Dana Johnson Modesto View May Modesto View May ’14 Clean Eats Central Valley Modesto Eats Clean! Over the decades we’ve watched food trends come and go.  I believe that clean eating is here to stay. Food is so key when it comes to our best health in so many ways. This is why I’m […]

By May 5, 2014 Read More →
ChefView – House Of Beef

ChefView – House Of Beef

Chef View By Dana Johnson Saddle Up! We Are Heading To The House Of Beef! Howdy Partners! Let’s give a big Yeehaw & Happy Anniversary to Steve and Cindi Medlen’s House of Beef (HOB) for rounding up 35 years in business this month, right here in Oakdale’s dubbed Cowboy Capitol of the World. HOB has […]

ChefView – Rivets American Grill

ChefView – Rivets American Grill

Chef View By Dana Johnson Photos by Michael J. Mangano Rivets American Grill March Munchie Madness! Mmmm… Modesto’s March Munchie Madness is a slam dunk at Rivets American Grill! This place has only been open for 6 months and has already scored big with the well-rounded, want it all, Modesto View readers who support our […]

ChefView – Mama Mia Vito’s

ChefView – Mama Mia Vito’s

Chef View By Dana Johnson Mama Mia!!! I’m so breaking out in song right now! When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that’s amore! When the world seems to shine like you’ve had too much wine, that’s amore! When I’m dining at Vito’s Ristorante on 13th Street Modesto, that’s amore! Almost […]

By February 4, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
ChefView-Year in Review

ChefView-Year in Review

Chef View By Dana Johnson Modesto View January 2014 Chef View Dana~licious’ Word of Mouth! Happy, Hungry, and Healthy New Year to all of the Modesto Viewers that give me reason to think about getting a gym membership or at least find an outlet to plug in my dusty treadmill sitting in my garage! Seriously […]

ChefView – Sciabica Olive Oil

ChefView – Sciabica Olive Oil

Chef View By Dana Johnson Dear Santa, I can explain! If you don’t believe, then you don’t receive! I believe in making a long Christmas wish list with many of my culinary favorites on it! Yes, many items on my list come from right here in Modesto, like Sciabica’s Olive Oil also known as www.sunshineinabottle.com<http://www.sunshineinabottle.com>. […]

By December 1, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
ChefView – Rockin B’s

ChefView – Rockin B’s

Chef View By Dana Johnson Rockin B’s Dana~licious Burger~licious!!! Do any of you Modesto Viewers remember the line “Get in my belly!” from Austin Power’s “The Spy Who Shagged Me” movie in 2008? I’m not going to say the characters offensive name, but after my very first visit to Rockin B’s, I kinda knew what […]

By November 3, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
ChefView – Oakdale Cheese

ChefView – Oakdale Cheese

Chef View By Dana Johnson Oakdale Cheese Factory & Specialties Smile and Say Cheese! Miss Dana~licious was eating her curds and whey, when along came a family of cheese makers, who sat down beside her… The Oakdale Cheese Factory and Specialties has many time transcending characteristics of whimsy nursery rhymes reminding me of simpler times. […]

ChefView-Cafe Deva

ChefView-Cafe Deva

Chef View By Dana Johnson Dana~licious Delighted @ Deva’s! Oh yes Modesto, if you love melt in your mouth food, soulful blues music, and/or have an eye for passionate art, Deva Café has it all! It was a Sunday morning in downtown Modesto when I was drawn in by decadent aromas of breakfast, the inescapable […]

ChefView – Chopping Block

ChefView – Chopping Block

Chef View By Dana Johnson Dana~licious on the Chopping Block! Calling all carnivores! Chopping Block Butcher Shop and Deli is now open on Coffee and Floyd ready to satisfy the meat lovers of Modesto! Brother and sister owners, John Pallios and Denise Zagaris grew up in and worked their adult lives in the family Richland […]

ChefView – Chillin¹ with Dana~licious

ChefView – Chillin¹ with Dana~licious

Chef View By Dana Johnson Loard’s & Oodles July 2013 Chillin’ with Dana~licious! July, it’s just another indulgent reason for me to browse Modesto in search of cool treats, sweets, and scrumptious eats! Lucky for all of us living in Modesto we don’t have to go far to satisfy our sweet spot when it comes […]

ChefView-Taste of American Graffiti

ChefView-Taste of American Graffiti

Chef View By Dana Johnson A Taste of American Graffiti by Dana Johnson With American Graffiti running rampant throughout Modesto as the excitement builds as George Lucas will be the Grand Marshall in this year’s parade, I thought it fitting to visit our local drive-ins and see what smells so dang good and what’s shakin’! […]

By June 14, 2013 Read More →
ChefView – SOS Salad Safari

ChefView – SOS Salad Safari

Chef View By Dana Johnson SOS Safari on Salad May, the month that is synonymous with Mother’s Day has motivated me to go on a safari so to speak! A safari in search of salads that Moms (step-moms, grandmas, aunties, caregivers, and Mr. Mom!) do not have to make, shake, bake, or take anywhere! On […]

ChefView-Redwood Cafe

ChefView-Redwood Cafe

Chef View By Dana Johnson Redwood Café Revealed Anyone that knows me, knows I’m not easily impressed. It’s rare that I will walk into a restaurant and instantly feel transported through a magical portal like in Alice in Wonderland! From the street side of the Redwood Café you will see a quaint little restaurant with […]

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Chef View By Dana Johnson Just Skewer Me & Grill Me! Do not fry me! As my dining choices continue to get more spoiled and selective, I was most delighted by my very first experience at the renowned Skewers Kabob House. I am a mega carnivore and there is something cool about biting delectable meats […]