Food & Drink

IT IS ALWAYS TIME TO EAT AND DRINK!

This is top of our list at most any time. You may have eaten about 20 minutes ago, but the right thing may make you eat again. There is a plethora of great restaurants in Modesto, some big, some small. We especially like the downtown restaurants that are in walking distance from the theaters, clubs, the State and the Gallo Center. We try to expose most of the good restaurants,  give chef tips, interviews and secret recipes. We will also keep you up to date on local coffee shops and great cocktail spots.

food & drink

September BrewView: Corbin Cash Sweet Potato Spirits from Ground to Glass

September BrewView: Corbin Cash Sweet Potato Spirits from Ground to Glass

BrewView Corbin Cash Sweet Potato Spirits: from Ground to Glass by Brandilyn Brown and Christopher Mitchell The Souza family have been established farmers since 1917, now entering its fifth generation of farmers. The Souzas are big into creating jobs, wanting to revitalize agriculture by pulling young people in to create life-long careers out of farming. […]

By August 28, 2018 Read More →
BrunchView – Who Loves Brunch?

BrunchView – Who Loves Brunch?

Community Brunch Who loves Brunch? Everybody! You can have one of the most amazing brunches, loaded with crepes, custom omelets, shrimp cocktail, fruits, pastries and so much more. The Community Brunch pulls together our whole community and 5 very important non-profits to help raise money and awareness for these organizations. Your tickets support the Salvation […]

BrewView: GO ROGUE!

BrewView: GO ROGUE!

BrewView GO ROGUE by Brandilyn Brown and Christopher Mitchell Rogue Brewing from Newport Oregon, has been taking over the taps at various California BJ’s Roadhouses. The Modesto location hosted a beer dinner in their honor on August 20th to “Go Rogue” and we were delighted by the event start to finish. At only $40 per […]

By August 21, 2018 Read More →
Edible Extravaganza Celebrates 32 Years

Edible Extravaganza Celebrates 32 Years

Center for Human Services Celebrates 32nd Annual Edible Extravaganza! Center for Human Services’ Edible Extravaganza is back! This year, Edible Extravaganza celebrates 32 years as the Central Valley’s most-anticipated food and beverage show. Last year, more than 1,200 people attended this signature event, with this year’s event projected to be just as popular. The 32nd Edible Extravaganza […]

By August 8, 2018 Read More →
BrewView: Corbin Cash Cocktails at the Stanislaus County Fair

BrewView: Corbin Cash Cocktails at the Stanislaus County Fair

BrewView: Corbin Cash Cocktails at the Stanislaus County Fair by Brandilyn Brown The animals, the rides, the music, the exhibits, and THE COCKTAILS. If you don’t think of cocktails when you think of the fair, you’re going to change your mind! Corbin Cash is new to the fair, hailing from Atwater. Created, owned and operated […]

By July 16, 2018 Read More →
GoModesto: Picnic on the Go

GoModesto: Picnic on the Go

If you are in need of a quick picnic, or even everything for a family BBQ, stop by the Chopping Block at 2625 Coffee Rd between the hours of 9-6 pm Daily and Denise and her staff will take care of you. It had been too long since we had a picnic, so we headed […]

By July 8, 2018 Read More →
ChefView – The Scene to be Seen

ChefView – The Scene to be Seen

Chef View The Modesto Scene’s” Hottest Place to “Be Seen By Tasha Williams ATTENTION: NEW HOTSPOT ALERT! Whether you’re eating, drinking, and/or socializing, lately, Skewers Restaurant is the hottest place to “Be” and to “Be seen”! If you are a native of Modesto, then you are fully aware that Skewers Restaurant is not new; only […]

By July 2, 2018 Read More →
BrewView: A Divine Summer

BrewView: A Divine Summer

BrewView: A Divine Summer By Christopher Mitchell and Brandilyn Brown Ah, summer, the 5 months out of the year that we all live indoors, only leaving to take a swim or see a movie in an air conditioned building! Or, in our case, you also leave the house to find delicious and refreshing adult beverages. […]

By July 1, 2018 Read More →
Loza Wine and Crepes Has an Updated Menu!

Loza Wine and Crepes Has an Updated Menu!

Loza Has an Updated Menu! by Brandilyn Brown One of my favorite places to eat is Loza Wine & Crepes in Turlock. They update their menu often, using the best fresh local produce that is in season. All the dishes are gorgeous exotic creations, worthy of our adoration. They have recently updated their menu again, […]

By June 25, 2018 Read More →
BrewView: Be(er) Yourself at PizzaRev

BrewView: Be(er) Yourself at PizzaRev

BrewView: Be(er) Yourself By Brandilyn Brown and Christopher Mitchell Ever wonder if you are considered a “glass is half empty” or a “glass is half full” person? Do you love beer? Then we have the perfect way for you to determine once and for all which category you fall into! PizzaRev, owned by Ray and […]

By June 1, 2018 Read More →
Star Wars: Local Cantina 108 Lounge is Serving Up Special Galactic Drinks to Celebrate May the 4th

Star Wars: Local Cantina 108 Lounge is Serving Up Special Galactic Drinks to Celebrate May the 4th

“B.O.M. Vimdin” 108 Sports Lounge 3119 Atchison St Riverbank, CA 95367 This drink is a play on a blood orange margarita (hence the “b.o.m.”) Bom Vimdin was a mercenary and smuggler and made a brief appearance in episode IV, some speculation is that he may have an appearance in the new Han Solo movie. 1 […]

BrewView: Time To Get Tapped 

BrewView: Time To Get Tapped 

BrewView: Time To Get Tapped by Brandilyn Brown and Christopher Mitchell While ciders have a huge scene in the UK, they have been slowly gaining popularity here in the States. We in the Valley now have our very own cidery, Tapped Apple Cider, in Salida, and with ciders this delicious, it’s going to greatly contribute […]

ChefView: Kimoto We Like The Way You Roll

ChefView: Kimoto We Like The Way You Roll

ChefView: Kimoto We Like The Way You Roll by Brandilyn Brown and Christopher Mitchell Looking for fresh seafood and sushi? Us too! We found the most delightful dishes at our local “izakaya” (Japanese for “stay in sake shop” or what we call a Japanese Pub), Kimoto Sake & Sushi in Modesto. Owner Brandon Dodge and […]

By April 30, 2018 Read More →
Pirates, Beer, Wine & Food

Pirates, Beer, Wine & Food

MJC Athletics Pirates Fest fundraiser features beer, wine and food tasting (Modesto, CA)—The Modesto Junior College Athletics Department and MJC Foundation invite the community to the 19th Annual Pirates Fest – Beer, Wine and Food Celebration on Friday, May 11, 6 – 9 p.m. in the Mary Stuart Rogers Student Learning Center on West Campus, 2201 Blue Gum Avenue, Modesto. The […]

By April 27, 2018 Read More →
Chef View: It’s Hot Dog Time!

Chef View: It’s Hot Dog Time!

Chef View By the ViewCrew Hot dogs, get your hot dogs here! As we wrap ourselves in baseball season, one thing is for sure; you can’t go to a baseball game without getting a hot dog. In many cases, I anticipate the dogs more than the game. Hot Dogs are one of the all-time hall […]

By April 14, 2018 Read More →