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ChefView-Barking Dog

ChefView-Barking Dog

Chef View By Dana Johnson Dana, the Burger, & the Band! It was a Thursday, as soon as I entered the Barkin’ Dog Grill in downtown Modesto on 11th St.  I’m not exactly sure why… but I was reminded of that cool old jam by Shirley Bassey, Hey Big Spender!  “The minute you walked in […]

By February 3, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
ChefView – Bikini Bare Burrito

ChefView – Bikini Bare Burrito

Chef View By Dana Johnson Bikini Bare Burrito!!! Happy New Year Modesto or as my daughter Amanda says “Happy New YOU!” I’ve resigned myself to the fact that my bikini days are long gone, but I am always interested in feeding my bod healthier choices that I actually crave before eating. Ola’s Mexicali Grill (OMG!) […]

ChefView – IOT Wonderland

ChefView – IOT Wonderland

Chef View By Dana Johnson IOT Culinary Wonderland! Oh Sweet Christmas! I found peace on Earth right here in Modesto at the Institute of Technology (IOT) where I visited the Culinary Arts Program. The 1st stop on my guided tour was the baking and pastry specialist

By November 30, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
ChefView-Gratified at Galletto

ChefView-Gratified at Galletto

Chef View By Dana Johnson Modesto View November 2012 Gratified at Galletto’s As I start to write this article, I realized I’m licking my lips! There is nothing quite like the delight on my palate invited by fine prepared cuisine while paired with the perfect wine. Yes, my friend Zohreen and I Adamjee, indulged in […]

By November 3, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
ChefView – Bacchus is Back!

ChefView – Bacchus is Back!

Chef View By Dana Johnson Bacchus is Back! The doors again at Bacchus are open! After a brief hiatus, one of Modesto’s most favorite premiere dining establishments is welcoming patrons back to indulge in a lavishly abundant dining experience. So I sat down with the new general manager, Chad Jackson, to take in all the […]

By October 20, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
ChefView – Shop with a Chef

ChefView – Shop with a Chef

Chef View by Dana Johnson Shop with a Chef! Are you looking for inspiration in the kitchen? Anyone spending too much time preparing those over-used, predictable meals for their family, friends, and those must haveover guests? Come with me! Break the monotony of traveling down those gigantic supermarket aisles and get to know some new […]

By September 10, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
ChefView-Old Plantation

ChefView-Old Plantation

Chef View By Dana Johnson Old Plantation Coffee & Café Eat, Drink, and Pet Friendly! On the corner of Floyd and Roselle in the pleasing Village One Plaza you will find Old Plantation Coffee & Café (OPCC). No matter how you like your coffee, from French pressed, espresso, iced (cold pressed for 24 hours), or […]

ChefView- Ebelskivers!!!

ChefView- Ebelskivers!!!

Chef View By Dana Johnson Modesto View July 2012 Mediterranean Market and Grill Mediterranean Market and Grill has Ebelskivers!!! Do you want a splendid reason to say “Good Morning Modesto?” How about starting your morning off relaxing, sipping on a hot cup of coffee or a rich espresso, with a slight breeze drifting through a […]

Get Your Grub and Graffiti On!

Get Your Grub and Graffiti On!

Chef View By Dana Johnson Facebook: Dana’s Family Kitchen Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Get Your Grub & Graffiti On! Just what Modesto needed to get this summer started! On May 3, 2012 Dickey’s Barbecue Pit opened its doors and let the magnificent aromas of barbecue fill the Modesto air. Jerrad Marsh, owner/operator, at the spry age […]

By June 1, 2012 Read More →
ChefView: Boasting about Bauer’s 66 1/2

ChefView: Boasting about Bauer’s 66 1/2

Chef View Bauer’s 66 1/2 By Dana Johnson Boasting about Bauer’s 66 1/2 From gourmet bar food to Spanish tapas owner/ executive Chef Tye Rhone Bauer is on the tasty edge of Modesto. Literally on the backside edge in McHenry Village you will find Bauer’s 66 1/2 Restaurant connected to Vieira’s Lounge. Chef Tye, at […]

By April 2, 2012 Read More →
Chef View-Coach’s Corner

Chef View-Coach’s Corner

Chef View By Dana Johnson Let the Mmmmm March Madness Begin! 64 basketball games will be played during March Madness! With that being said, I’m thinking that’s going to be a lot of eating and drinking to play through! Modesto has just the place to accommodate such demands. Coach’s Corner! It has a clever set […]

You are the Dream Chef!

You are the Dream Chef!

ChefVIEW By Dana Johnson Delighted by Dream Dinners For February, you are the chef! With the month of love upon us and Valentine’s Day full of possibilities, Dream Dinners has the right idea! The ultimate romantic dinner just may be in your own home. Dream Dinners is a unique concept developed by two women who […]

By February 1, 2012 1 Comments Read More →
DiningView: AMERICAN GRAFFITI SETS THE PACE

DiningView: AMERICAN GRAFFITI SETS THE PACE

& MIKE’S ROADHOUSE IS THE PLACE! By Dana Johnson As June kicks off the summer season, the feeling of American Graffiti’s nostalgia is in the air. Many want to breathe it, but more actually want to taste it! Look no further than Mike’s Roadhouse to find a classic Route 66 dining atmosphere and a menu […]

By June 4, 2011 Read More →