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

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 →
Hey Bartender

Hey Bartender

Hey Bartender by Chris Murphy We love our local spirits and our local produce and we love it them even more when they are all blended together for some refreshment on a summer day. Our friends at Do Good are teaming up with bartenders in our area to create some new signature drinks. Our first […]

By July 1, 2016 Read More →
ChefView – Barking Hot Dogs

ChefView – Barking Hot Dogs

Chef View By Dana Johnson Barking Hot Dogs! Got this old song stuck in my head now; who let the dogs out, who, who?!!! No, not those kinds of dogs, but good old fashioned all-American hot dogs. Today it made no difference that I may have to hit the treadmill a couple extra hours after […]

By June 30, 2016 Read More →
BrewView: Jeremy Wine Co.

BrewView: Jeremy Wine Co.

Stewart & Jasper now carries Jeremy Wine Co. If you have ever wine tasted in Lodi, you have likely had some Jeremy Wine. Although Jeremy Wine’s Albarino (a light, fruity white wine) has been available here for some time, now you can get the Chocolate Port, a delicious dessert wine with 5 varietals (including Portuguese) […]

By June 1, 2016 Read More →
Shalom Deli-Jewish food and cultural celebration

Shalom Deli-Jewish food and cultural celebration

Shalom Deli event announced in Modesto Modesto, CA – Congregation Beth Shalom, the Center for Jewish Life in Modesto, has announced their plans for a new Jewish food and cultural celebration on Sunday June 5th called Shalom Deli.  Running from 10:30am – 2:00pm at the congregation’s campus on Sherwood near Doctor’s Hospital and Lady of […]

By May 20, 2016 Read More →
Hey Bartender: The Perfect Bloody Mary

Hey Bartender: The Perfect Bloody Mary

Hey Bartender By guest writer Brandon Dodge Owner Kimoto Sake & Sushi Watching a bartender work can be mesmerizing.  It’s like watching a conductor leading a symphony, but with booze. Ok, maybe more like a mad scientist, but if you really want to see some magic; and some of my fellow bartenders will probably hate me […]

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 →