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 – 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 →
First Annual VinoFest 2015 a Success

First Annual VinoFest 2015 a Success

First Annual VinoFest 2015 a Success by Elisabeth Vallerand and Rachel Loredo, Guest Wine Reporters     Expect somewhat of the unexpected with VinoFest, as our expectations were surprisingly superseded! From the baguette party gift as you enter the venue, to the eclectic crowd, the event as a whole was fun. VinoFest incorporated amenities for a […]

By August 24, 2015 Read More →
BrewView Frozen Summer Fun

BrewView Frozen Summer Fun

BrewView Frozen Summer Fun By theViewCrew Oh no! Do we only have one more month of summer? So many of us all have to be working and doing the regular things when kids go back to school. Does that mean we will miss happy hour? Will we get creative? Do we have to grab and […]

By August 3, 2015 Read More →
ChefView – Thai One On!

ChefView – Thai One On!

Chef View By Dana Johnson THAI ONE ON! It was an unassuming Tuesday when I was pondering what the Chef Viewers might like to sample on in the hot month of August. I asked my friends Colleen and Ron of Direct Appliance if they had a recommendation for amazing Thai food in Modesto; it seemed […]

By August 3, 2015 Read More →
Sip Savor Lodi Wine Tasting Event

Sip Savor Lodi Wine Tasting Event

Sip Savor Lodi September 25-27, 2015 www.SipSavorLodi.com Join Lodi Appellation’s vintners for the 2nd annual Sip Savor Lodi – a wine country harvest celebration! Festivities kick off on Friday evening with an exquisite, al fresco Harvest Dinner in downtown Lodi, highlighting the region’s agricultural bounty. On Saturday, sip award-winning, handcrafted wines from 40+ Lodi wineries […]

By August 3, 2015 Read More →
ChefView – Fresh Eats!

ChefView – Fresh Eats!

Chef View Get Your Fresh On! By Dana Johnson Here it is, a hot summer in the valley, each of us looking for a way to beat the heat and still enjoy the best of it all. Of course, we have numerous choices, its Modesto after all; we have plenty of ice cream/ yogurt shops […]

By July 1, 2015 Read More →
Local Turlock Marketing Agency Receives International Website Award Nomination

Local Turlock Marketing Agency Receives International Website Award Nomination

The Awwwards Acknowledge Modesto’s Galletto Ristorante’s Website in the Best Hotel and Restaurant Category For Immediate Release: Turlock, CA/ June 23, 2015: Turlock’s Ali Cox & Company Marketing is thrilled to announce that Galleto Ristorante’s new website, www.galletto.biz, was honored by the prestigious Awwwards.com in the best hotel and restaurant category. Ali Cox and her […]

By June 23, 2015 Read More →
Modesto Area Farmer’s Markets

Modesto Area Farmer’s Markets

Go Downtown Modesto: Farmer’s Markets By Brandilyn Brown Our local farmers markets 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 […]

By June 9, 2015 Read More →
BarView – Last Call

BarView – Last Call

Last Call By Kate Serpa Photos by Philip Johnson So I’ve got good news and bad news. Bad news is this will be my last ModestoView BarView (cue: boo, hiss). Good news is that Phil and I have chosen our three favorite stops for this last stumble, and as I’m currently eyeballs-deep in the good […]

By June 5, 2015 Read More →
ChefView – Retro Graffiti Fun!

ChefView – Retro Graffiti Fun!

Chef View By Dana Johnson Retro Graffiti Food & Fun Strikes & Spares Grill/Yosemite Lanes What is the first thing you think of when it comes to American Graffiti? Cruising cool cars, jukebox tunes, waitresses on roller skates, burgers, fries, shakes, black leather bomber jackets and poodle skirts, or do you just feel the nostalgia […]

By June 5, 2015 Read More →
One Table Dinner June 7th

One Table Dinner June 7th

Joe Hargrave, Tacolicious owner Paul Tremayne, owner of Concetta, Chef Gema Martinez of Redwood Café, Vito’s owner, Ray Ashak, Blake Humble Co-owner of Commonwealth  As of Today Modesto’s premier chefs have joined forces to give Modesto what’s it’s missing – an enormous, delicious, gourmet outdoor dinner party on 15th Street. Chefs Joe Hargrave of Tacolicious, Gema Martinez of […]

By May 29, 2015 Read More →
BrewView: Downtown Clovis Boasts First Brewery & Tasting Room

BrewView: Downtown Clovis Boasts First Brewery & Tasting Room

  Local & family owned 559 Beer is the first brewery in Clovis, CA, and lucky for us, they just opened a tasting room in a building over 100 years old on 4th Street. Rhett, Randy & Cheryl Williams are the key players, though the whole Williams family supports the brewery in some form, especially […]

By May 12, 2015 Read More →
BrewView: Central Valley Brewfest Review

BrewView: Central Valley Brewfest Review

2015 Central Valley Brewfest Guest post by Christopher Mitchell If you love beer, and love hanging out with other people who love beer, then Central Valley Brewfest is where it was at this past Saturday. Apparently a couple thousand other people seemed to agree. Seriously, aside from a crowded bar singing “Don’t Stop Believing,” this […]

By May 12, 2015 Read More →