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 – Ralston’s Goat

ChefView – Ralston’s Goat

Chef View: On your marks, get set, Goat!!! By Dana Johnson February is the month of love and my birthday month. Yes, it’s perfectly acceptable for me to celebrate all month long! This means raising my glass and my fork on numerous occasions! Lucky for us, Modesto has a new restaurant, Ralston’s Goat! The menu is […]

By January 31, 2016 Read More →
SuperBowl Options 2016

SuperBowl Options 2016

Looking for a fun place to watch Superbowl 50? On February 7th these are the places to be! Great food plus great people equals a great time! Go Football! The Boardroom, 1528 J St, Modesto Rivets American Grill, 2307 Oakdale Road, Modesto Twisted Pig  –  2717 Coffee Rd, Modesto Bookies, 2020 Standiford Ave, Modesto Shooters […]

By January 13, 2016 Read More →
ChefView – Cleaning Up for 2016

ChefView – Cleaning Up for 2016

Chef View Happy New You! Clean Slate, Clean Plate! By Dana Johnson Happy New You! I don’t know what kind of food frenzy you were on during the holiday season but if it was anything like mine, it’s time to clean up the food act!!! 2016 gives each of us a clean slate thank goodness […]

By January 4, 2016 Read More →
BrewView – Prosecco Mania for 2016

BrewView – Prosecco Mania for 2016

BrewView By Chris Murphy It is time for something fresh, something exciting. As we go into 2016, let’s change everything up. Let’s make every day special and celebrate living and enjoying our community daily. Now what can we do to make this statement? How can we put our zest for life on display and share […]

By January 3, 2016 Read More →
ChefView – Sugar Plums Danced in My Head

ChefView – Sugar Plums Danced in My Head

Chef View By Dana Johnson Sugar Plums Danced in My Head at the Fruit Yard. The truth of the matter is that the sugar plum is not a plum at all, nor does it contain any plum-like substance. The sugar plums of Christmas fantasy are in fact sugar, and any resemblance to plums is entirely […]

By December 2, 2015 Read More →
BargainView: Happy November Modesto

BargainView: Happy November Modesto

BargainView By Monica Barber Happy November, Modesto! Sun sets a little earlier this evening in Downtown Modesto and Ms. M realizes that the time change is coming. Much like life, you have the choice to change how you see it, and time won’t wait for you to see it all differently. You might miss something […]

By November 4, 2015 Read More →
BrewView: Do Good Distillery

BrewView: Do Good Distillery

BrewView: Do Good Distillery: Made in Modesto By Brandilyn Brown and Christopher Mitchell Do Good Distillery is breaking the mold. The first distillery in Modesto to have a tasting room since the prohibition, is certainly one of the many triumphs they are known for. Since it’s inception in 2013, they have created more than 12 spirits, featuring several different whiskeys. […]

By November 4, 2015 Read More →
ChefViewVicious Thanksgiving Treats

ChefViewVicious Thanksgiving Treats

Dana~licious Cooking Parties By Dana Johnson In November, I’m always reminded what I’m grateful for. I’m grateful to all of you Viewers for trusting me to guide you where all the best ‘eats’ and related culinary wonders are in our community. Thank you for trusting me to guide you to all the great eats our […]

By November 4, 2015 Read More →
BrewView: Spooky Drinks

BrewView: Spooky Drinks

Halloween is defined by mystery, intrigue, fairy tales and of course, creepy potions! The ViewCrew found the best drinks for your eerie get togethers. Freak out your friends, spook your parents, tease your neighbors, and delight the ghouls with these chilling drinks!   Minnie’s, 107 McHenry Ave Modesto Zombie A delicious mix of light and […]

By October 2, 2015 Read More →
Third Saturday Night Cruise Breakdown – September 19, 2015

Third Saturday Night Cruise Breakdown – September 19, 2015

Hello Modesto! We kept ourselves busy in DoMo (Downtown Modesto) last Saturday on our third installment of Saturday Night Cruise. There was so much food and so much great entertainment, we had to share it with friend of Modesto View, Jennifer Golden. We started the night at a downtown staple, Antiques and Boutiques, where there […]

By September 23, 2015 Read More →
McHenry Village Gives Customers a Taste of Appreciation

McHenry Village Gives Customers a Taste of Appreciation

  So much fun packed into one shopping center! The Taste of McHenry Village was full of wine, snacks, and other extravagances scattered in storefronts and parking lots, as the spotlights beaconed McHenry Village as the temporary heart of Modesto. Four musical acts dotted the parking lots, including the Funstrummers Ukulele Band, the Sensations, and […]

By September 18, 2015 Read More →
The Habit Burger Grill To Open In Modesto Sept. 16th

The Habit Burger Grill To Open In Modesto Sept. 16th

PRESS RELEASE THE HABIT BURGER GRILL OPENS IN MODESTO Three Pre-Opening Fundraisers will benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Stanislaus County, Standiford Elementary School and Center for Human Services (IRVINE, CA – September 8, 2015) – The Habit Restaurants, Inc. (Nasdaq: HABT), an Irvine-based restaurant company best known for its award-winning Charburgers, will open a Habit Burger Grill at Briggsmore Plaza, located at 1801 McHenry […]

By September 8, 2015 Read More →
ChefView – OPA!

ChefView – OPA!

Chef View By Dana Johnson Everybody say“OPA!” 50 Years! Greek Food Festival! “OPA!” is a Greek word that is heard often in the celebration of life. Most likely, you’ve heard the word at a restaurant (Greek or otherwise) when someone broke a plate – on purpose or unintentionally. Or you’ve heard the word at a […]

By September 6, 2015 Read More →
29th Annual Edible Extravaganza A Success

29th Annual Edible Extravaganza A Success

The 29th Annual Edible Extravaganza, the big fundraiser for Center for Human Services, was a smashing success! Over 25 food & beverage vendors were sampling their best and newest flavors on eager patrons of CHS. The amazing cover band Strange Brew got people up and out of their chairs onto the dance floor with their […]

By September 4, 2015 Read More →
BrewView: Pig Skin Drinks

BrewView: Pig Skin Drinks

BrewView Pig Skin Drinks by Brandilyn Brown and Christopher Mitchell     We were recently in Dublin, Ireland, and visited the Jameson Distillery. Ireland is obsessed with rugby, the way we are obsessed with football. Nearly everywhere  you go, you would see rugby on TV. Upon returning, we went on the hunt to capture the essence of […]

By September 2, 2015 Read More →