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

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 →
BrewView: Take a Beercation at 10East Kitchen & Taphouse

BrewView: Take a Beercation at 10East Kitchen & Taphouse

BrewView By Brandilyn Brown & Christopher Mitchell Take a Beercation at 10East Kitchen & Taphouse With hubbub always happening in downtown Modesto, it’s easy to forget Turlock has a great little strip of it’s own, too! In a city not even a hop away (pun!) you can experience quite an array of beers accompanied with […]

By March 1, 2016 Read More →
BrewView: Kimoto Japanese Pub

BrewView: Kimoto Japanese Pub

BrewView: Kimoto Sake & Sushi, Japanese Pub by Brandilyn Brown & Christopher Mitchell Forget the expensive flights across the ocean; Modesto is full of little gems when it comes to romantic get-aways. This year, be different and head over to our own little “izakaya” (translated “stay in sake shop”), Kimoto Sake & Sushi. This Japanese […]

By February 2, 2016 Read More →
Hey Bartender

Hey Bartender

Hey Bartender! By Charles Cathcart The other day someone came into my bar, and asked me a question. This was something I hear very often, and it’s a question I’m sure that every bartender, and anyone in the beverage industry have heard at one time or another. So, I will answer this to the best […]

By January 31, 2016 Read More →
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 →