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

The Turlock Certified Farmers Market and Love Turlock will begin this Saturday, May 7th at the Stan Co Fairgrounds

The Turlock Certified Farmers Market and Love Turlock will begin this Saturday, May 7th at the Stan Co Fairgrounds

The Turlock Certified Farmers Market and Love Turlock will begin this Saturday, May 7th at the Fairgrounds. The Turlock Certified Farmers Market (TCFM) will now be held every Saturday, 8:00 am – 1:00 pm, starting this Saturday May 7, 2016 through October 29, 2016 (blackout dates including the two Saturday’s of Fair, July 9th and […]

ChefView – Indulge Her on Mother’s Day

ChefView – Indulge Her on Mother’s Day

Chef View By Dana Johnson Indulge “Her” on Mother’s Day! Here’s to all the wonderful Mothers who go that extra mile, wear that comforting smile, and often get lost in the laundry pile! For me, I’m thinkin’ Mike’s Grillhouse and the Mother’s Day Buffet. YES! You read that correctly…Buffet is the “special” of this highly […]

By May 1, 2016 Read More →
May BrewView: What’s New with Do Good

May BrewView: What’s New with Do Good

BrewView: What’s New with Do Good Distillery By Brandilyn Brown and Christopher Mitchell   Do Good Distillery is now open for tours! When you walk into the rustically furnished, homey space, you immediately sense what drives the family business: Ben Franklin’s famous quote, “You Do Well by Doing Good” graces the wall, alongside a photo of beloved friend and family, Officer Paul […]

Assyrian Festival Held At The Stanislaus County Fairgrounds

Assyrian Festival Held At The Stanislaus County Fairgrounds

ASSYRIAN FESTIVAL HELD AT THE FAIRGROUNDS Immerse yourself in the culture that started it all at the 2nd Annual Assyrian Festival with authentic foods, historical exhibits, live entertainment and a kids zone on August 27-28, 2016 from 10 a.m.- 10 p.m.  The Assyrian Festival is free to the public with free parking and will start […]

By April 26, 2016 Read More →
BargainView: Taste of Turlock

BargainView: Taste of Turlock

Taste of Turlock by Monica Barber Stepping out of your comfort zone is a great way to promote change. Getting a new perspective by visiting a different city to taste what they have to offer is a bold approach to change. As Ms. M steps out of One Sixteen Bijou onto Main Street in Downtown […]

By April 25, 2016 Read More →
Modesto Garden Club Spring Luncheon Table Viewing

Modesto Garden Club Spring Luncheon Table Viewing

Modesto Garden Club Spring Luncheon Table Viewing The Modesto Garden Club will present their “Spring Luncheon Table Viewing” Wednesday, June 1st.  This special event will be held from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Del Rio Country Club, 901 Stewart Rd., Modesto.  Tickets are $10 at the door or can be purchased in advance […]

By April 13, 2016 Read More →
BrewView: Wine Tasting Fun at Stewart & Jasper

BrewView: Wine Tasting Fun at Stewart & Jasper

BrewView Wine Tasting Fun by Brandilyn Brown & Christopher Mitchell Any local wine drinker is familiar with Modesto’s own Gallo, and most have also been to Lodi and Murphy’s for all the wine tasting adventures found there. While I’m a fan of “Sip, Savor Lodi”, I’m here to tell you that you no longer have […]

By April 1, 2016 Read More →
ChefView – Giddy Up at Rivi’s

ChefView – Giddy Up at Rivi’s

Chef View By Dana Johnson Giddy Up at Rivi’s! I can finally believe the great buzz I keep hearing about Oakdale’s Rivi’s. It’s not a chuck wagon, and you won’t find calf head soup or red flannel hash on the menu, but you will be able to satisfy your hearty appetite and your taste buds […]

By April 1, 2016 Read More →
Hey Bartender  – Maddy Olds

Hey Bartender – Maddy Olds

Hey Bartender By Maddy Olds So a guy walks into the bar…. I love people and this is the main reason I’m a bartender. It has nothing to do with the party life or the life of a bartender. I love to talk to people. I feel kind of like a psychiatrist. Bartending is really […]

By April 1, 2016 Read More →
ZinFest Wine Festival: Wine, Food & Fun at Lodi Lake

ZinFest Wine Festival: Wine, Food & Fun at Lodi Lake

ZinFest Wine Festival: Wine, Food & Fun at Lodi Lake May 14, 2016 | 12 Noon to 5:00PM Lodi Lake Park – 1101-1301 W. Turner Road, Lodi, CA 95242 Celebrate the 12th annual ZinFest Wine Festival with us as you sip, swirl & savor from a selection of over 150 handcrafted wines from more than […]

By March 30, 2016 Read More →
Central Valley Brewfest is Back!

Central Valley Brewfest is Back!

Turlock, CA – Nominated for a MAMA award for best large event in 2015, the fourth annual Central Valley Brewfest is bringing more breweries, beers and entertainment to make the event grander than ever. The festival promises to be an amazing experience in taste, art, and music with over 125 brews to sample. “The Brewfest […]

By March 24, 2016 Read More →
Scenic Drive In is Back and Tastier Than Ever

Scenic Drive In is Back and Tastier Than Ever

It has been six months since Scenic Drive In was closed due to a fire. Today, they are back open for business and the ViewCrew was there. We couldn’t wait to be some of the first people to have a Knock Out Burger. Can we say they were tastier then we remembered?! Scenic Drive In […]

By March 9, 2016 Read More →
Another Saturday in Modesto

Another Saturday in Modesto

Have you ever thought, “What am I going to do this weekend? There is nothing to do!” There’s no excuse for boredom here. Not only do we have a great city with tons to discover and experience, we are centered perfectly in the Central Valley, only minutes away from some of our sibling cities like […]

By March 7, 2016 Read More →
ChefView – Flavor of Irish

ChefView – Flavor of Irish

Chef View By Dana Johnson All in “Flavor” of Irish Luck say “I” Once upon a time there was a fanciful Leprechaun (lol, it’s me!) that could smell the aromas of corned beef swirling in the air throughout all the land (in Modesto) following the path (on McHenry), to a quaint cottage looking establishment (P. […]

By March 2, 2016 Read More →
Hey Bartender: Cody Baldwin, Twisted Pig

Hey Bartender: Cody Baldwin, Twisted Pig

“So an Irish man walks out of a bar”; it’s been a long standing joke since 1892. Being half-Irish I’ve heard them all, but being half-Irish I also know a thing or two about whiskey, Irish whiskey specifically. What does it take to be considered an Irish whiskey you ask? Three things, it has to […]

By March 1, 2016 Read More →