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

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 →
ChefView – Camp 4

ChefView – Camp 4

Chef View By Chris Murphy It is all about the lingering and the questions. A visit to Camp 4 is so much more than a culinary taste sensation, but a walk into a space both steeped in history at the same time pointing the way to the future. In a way, this place is a […]

By January 2, 2017 Read More →
BarView Do Good Manhattan East

BarView Do Good Manhattan East

BarView Do Good Manhattan East Kimoto Sake and Sushi’s take on the Manhattan is delicious! If you love drink interpretations, Kimoto is a great place to try an inspired twist on a classic beloved recipe. For their barrel-aged “Manhattan East”, they replace the dry vermouth with a dry sake, and they give a touch of […]

By December 1, 2016 Read More →
BrewView: Tis’ the Season for Ales!

BrewView: Tis’ the Season for Ales!

BrewView: Tis’ the Season for Ales! by Brandilyn Brown & Christopher Mitchell   Here in sunny Central California, our winters are hardly rough. While some countries focus on Lagers this time of year, we tend to lean more towards Ales as our winter beer, because temperatures are mild and perfect for brewing (or drinking!) ales. […]

By December 1, 2016 Read More →
ChefView – Sip, Taste & Shop

ChefView – Sip, Taste & Shop

Chef View By Dana Johnson Sip, Taste, and Shop! As the holiday season is upon us, I find I have less time in each day, a lil’ more stress, and a valid reason to treat myself to something I enjoy while I’m multi-tasking for everyone else! Stewart & Jasper Orchards Company Store conveniently located in […]

By November 5, 2016 Read More →
ChefView – Mmmm is for Minnie’s

ChefView – Mmmm is for Minnie’s

Chef View By Dana Johnson Mmmm is for Minnie’s! Restaurants, no matter what city seem to come and go, but Minnie’s on Mc Henry in Modesto has been in business since 1954 according to owner, Stuart Mah! That is an astounding 62 years! According to Modesto View’s very own Chris Murphy it is the oldest […]

By September 30, 2016 Read More →
ChefView – Luigi’s Pizza

ChefView – Luigi’s Pizza

Chef View By Dana Johnson Like a BIG Pizza Pie… 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!!! Yes Mo Viewers, it looks like I’m in love… it all started at Luigi’s Pizza on a warm […]

By September 25, 2016 Read More →
14th Annual Tastes of the Valley

14th Annual Tastes of the Valley

14TH ANNUAL “TASTES OF THE VALLEY” AT THE STANISLAUS COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS Turlock, CA (September 13, 2016) — “Come Grow with Us” as Stanislaus State Agricultural Studies Department and Friends of the Fair Foundation present the 14th annual Tastes of the Valley Wine and Cheese event at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds. The Tastes of the Valley […]

By September 13, 2016 Read More →
Local Fruit Stands

Local Fruit Stands

Our local fruit stands are an absolute treasure and will help you stay fit and healthy by eating fresh and tasty produce grown right here in the Central Valley. This handy list of local certified farmer’s market locations will help you find your groove and stay on track with your health goals. Remember to take […]

By August 1, 2016 Read More →
BrewView: Sangria

BrewView: Sangria

BrewView: Sangria by Brandilyn Brown and Christopher Mitchell Sangria has been a beloved beverage for centuries. We can thank Spain for this refreshing, easy-to-drink beverage. It’s grown even more in popularity in the last few years, and Starbucks just introduced a non-alcoholic tea-based version.  There are fewer alcoholic beverages as refreshing as Sangria. Sangria is […]

By August 1, 2016 Read More →
ChefView – Eat Your Veggies

ChefView – Eat Your Veggies

Chef View By Dana Johnson Eat Your Veggies!!! With lightning speed, August is already here! From hot August nights to back to school, we can all benefit from healthy eating to give us that extra boost. We are so fortunate to live here where the 2nd largest leafy produce growers, Ratto Bros. of Modesto grows […]

By July 30, 2016 Read More →
BrewView Putting the Produce in Producing Cocktails

BrewView Putting the Produce in Producing Cocktails

BrewView: Putting the Produce in Producing Cocktails Christopher Mitchell & Brandilyn Brown Not only is Modesto the home of 3 farmer’s markets (see list below), there are fruit stands on almost every corner. We are home of Loretelli’s, Rodin Farms, Fidel’s, and more. Have you wondered about making your own cocktails at home with fresh produce? […]

By July 15, 2016 Read More →