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

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 →
Cup of Joe

Cup of Joe

5 Spots for Coffee in Downtown Modesto Preservation Coffee & Tea 1030 J Street-They take coffee as seriously as we do. Quick and friendly service regardless if you want just a cup of joe or one of their signature drinks. Great spot to hang out with some friends or get some work done and check out […]

By November 11, 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 →
ChefView – Papachino’s Mediterranean Heaven

ChefView – Papachino’s Mediterranean Heaven

Chef View By Tasha Williams Papachino’s – A Smooth Transition into Mediterranean Heaven My picture may not have given it away. So, just in case, I am going to help you out here. I am not Greek. I have never sailed the Mediterranean Sea, nor have I had an opportunity to visit any of the […]

By September 6, 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 →
ChefView– Tour de Modesto

ChefView– Tour de Modesto

Publisher’s Note: Our Chef View takes a detour with our newest ViewCrew Tasha Williams. Mother, Student and wonderful writer, she takes you on a whirlwind ride of our local culinary specialties. Please welcome her to these pages. – Chris Bike Riding and Foodie Dreams with Modesto’s Very Own Tour de Food By Tasha Williams Bicycles […]

By August 6, 2017 Read More →
BrewView Last Call Brewing

BrewView Last Call Brewing

Last Call Brewing “Anyone can drink beer, but it takes intelligence to enjoy it.”-Stephan Beaumont When you think of Oakdale, you likely think, “The place Hershey used to be.”, “Cows!”, and “Isn’t that where we stop on our way to Sonora?”. All three are correct, but now you can add another thought, “Let’s swing by […]

By July 1, 2017 Read More →
June 2017 BrewView: ChurchKey

June 2017 BrewView: ChurchKey

  When your favorite watering hole goes viral thanks to a TV cooking show guy, and you have grown weary of showing up for decent beer to find all tables are full, you pick up the ModestoView to find your new favorite place to quench your thirst. We try our best to inform you of […]

By June 1, 2017 Read More →
BrewView: Go Back in Time at Vintage Piano Lounge and Bar

BrewView: Go Back in Time at Vintage Piano Lounge and Bar

BrewView: Go Back in Time at Vintage Piano Lounge and Bar by Christopher Mitchell and Brandilyn Brown   The view as you approach on Main Street. Prepare to be amazed! Being brewers ourselves, we are quite obsessed with the 1920’s culture and prohibition, and everything that went with it. The inclusion of women into the drinking […]

By April 1, 2017 Read More →
Pig Out This St. Patrick’s Day At Twisted Pig

Pig Out This St. Patrick’s Day At Twisted Pig

Pig Out This St. Patrick’s Day! By Brandilyn Brown With a name like “Twisted Pig”, you would expect pork on the menu every day of the year at this restaurant, and 364 days of the year you’re right. But on St. Patrick’s Day, Corned beef is front and center, ruling this roost. Friday March 17th, […]

By March 1, 2017 Read More →
BrewView: Erin Go Bragh! P. Wexford’s Pub

BrewView: Erin Go Bragh! P. Wexford’s Pub

Erin Go Bragh! P. Wexford’s Pub By Brandilyn Brown & Christopher Mitchell    There a few fun St. Patrick’s Day parties in the Central Valley, and up high on the list is St. Paddy’s at the MAMA winning P. Wexford’s Pub!  A great little Irish pub in the heart of Modesto, with an impressive array […]

By March 1, 2017 Read More →
Bargain View Fabulous February

Bargain View Fabulous February

Bargain View Fabulous February Everything about February is fabulous! Ms. M feels like everything is coming up roses and hearts for everyone as she finds herself window shopping in Mchenry Village. The stores have begun their transformation for Valentine’s Day and it reminds this doll that this it may be shortest month of the year but that makes it the perfect time to make it […]

By February 1, 2017 Read More →
ChefView – Modesto Mardi Gras

ChefView – Modesto Mardi Gras

Chef View By Dana Johnson Modesto Mardi Gras! Aaah February, my birthday month! Yes, throughout the month you will see me celebrating at numerous local hot spots! I do share this month with past President’s B’days, St. Valentine’s Day and Mardi Gras! How perfect is that? The biggest party of all is held annually at […]

By January 31, 2017 Read More →