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

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 →
BrewView: Farm to Pint: Blaker Brewing

BrewView: Farm to Pint: Blaker Brewing

Farm to Pint: Blaker Brewing by Brandilyn Brown and Christopher Mitchell Back before the prohibition, a town wasn’t really considered a town until it has its own brewery. Then when alcohol was banned, we lost our little breweries. We live in exciting times, as we are going back to our roots, with breweries opening in […]

By January 1, 2018 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, 2017 Read More →
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 →
BrewView: Pumpkin Spice Sweetness

BrewView: Pumpkin Spice Sweetness

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 drink specifically […]

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 →