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

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 →
ChefView Go Green

ChefView Go Green

ChefView: Go Green By Tasha Williams Ann Endsley is a beautiful person both inside and out. She has a heart to serve our Modesto community in as many ways as she possibly can. I spoke with her just long enough to briefly discuss her beautiful restaurant, Greens on Tenth. Though our conversation was short, she […]

By March 5, 2018 Read More →
BrewView: Erin “Go Bragh!” at P. Wexford’s Pub

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

Erin Go Bragh! at P. Wexford’s Pub By Brandilyn Brown & Christopher Mitchell You will not want to miss the St. Patrick’s Party at the MAMA winning P. Wexford’s Pub!  It’s the best little Irish pub, and it’s located right in the heart of Modesto! It has an impressive array of 25 taps, and serves […]

By March 1, 2018 Read More →
March BargainView Spring Into Savings!

March BargainView Spring Into Savings!

Spring Into Savings by Monica Barber There’s something magical about the month of March that makes it a special time of year. It marks the end of the long winter days and warmly welcomes the shorter days of Spring. Admiring the new blooms, Ms. M thinks it’s a perfect time to get out of the house and see the town. It’s […]

By February 26, 2018 Read More →
CrabView – It’s time!

CrabView – It’s time!

CrabView By Middagh Goodwin Is there a better more mouthwatering way to satiate your appetite? Do you wait all year long for Dungeness Crab season? Do you like lots of crab? Not just for a delicious night out but also for giving to great causes. It is Crab Feed Season and it seems like every […]

ChefView: Romance is Just A Crepe Away

ChefView: Romance is Just A Crepe Away

ChefView: Romance is Just A Crepe Away by Brandilyn Brown Photos by Michael Mangano   Looking for a special Valentine’s evening?  Something delicious and exotic , served with wine and dessert in a romantic European atmosphere? Me too! And I found it! Loza Wine and Crepes in Turlock, owned by Yelena Tsymbal, has been open […]

By February 1, 2018 Read More →
BrewView Bee Mine Valentine: Tsymbal Honey Wine

BrewView Bee Mine Valentine: Tsymbal Honey Wine

Bee Mine Valentine: Tsymbal Honey Wine by Christopher Mitchell and Brandilyn Brown Nothing says romance more than wine! Unless it’s honey wine!  You should take your honey  to Tsymbal Winery in Turlock for a tasting of the sweetest wine in the valley! Tony Tsymbal started the winery in 2009, after growing grapes and making wine […]

By February 1, 2018 Read More →
Crab Feeds

Crab Feeds

Is there a better more mouthwatering way to satiate your appetite? Not just for a delicious night out but also for giving to great causes. It is Crab Feed Season and it seems like every Non Profit hungry for donations are boiling water and melting butter. These events are some of the biggest fundraisers for very […]

By January 29, 2018 Read More →
Turlock Restaurant Week

Turlock Restaurant Week

Diners, Lick Your Chops! Restaurants, Light Your Stoves!  Turlock Restaurant Week Is Launching January 19-28, 2018! Introducing Turlock’s Newest Food Experience – A Ten Day Food Extravaganza Throughout the Town at Our Beloved Restaurants! Turlock, CA – December 5, 2017 – Introducing Turlock’s first-ever Restaurant Week! Local entrepreneur and marketer, Ali Cox-Verissimo are executive producers and owners of this […]

By January 8, 2018 Read More →
BarView – Fuzio¹s Candied Bacon Do Good Old Fashioned

BarView – Fuzio¹s Candied Bacon Do Good Old Fashioned

BarView By Chris Murphy Fuzio’s Candied Bacon Do Good Old Fashioned Have you ever had a drink that got better with every sip? I am not kidding. I did not want this drink to end, and since it was in the mid-afternoon, I did not ask for a 2nd one. But boy oh boy am […]

By January 3, 2018 Read More →
ChefView – New Beginnings and New Teamwork

ChefView – New Beginnings and New Teamwork

ChefView By Chris Murphy New Beginnings and New Teamwork John Surla was our very first ChefView interview when I started ModestoView. It is only fitting that we start here again as we head into 2018 as there is a great new beginning. John has been a leader in the Modesto culinary community and he commitment […]

By January 3, 2018 Read More →