Chef View-Coach’s Corner

Chef View By Dana Johnson

Let the Mmmmm March Madness Begin!

64 basketball games will be played during March Madness! With that being said, I’m thinking that’s going to be a lot of eating and drinking to play through! Modesto has just the place to accommodate such demands. Coach’s Corner! It has a clever set up with the full bar and restaurant being a shared setting with 4 flat screen TVs. If that isn’t enough, they also have a huge 9’ x 5’ TV in the banquet room that has an 80 person capacity. The atmosphere is upbeat and incredibly friendly! Then there is the Wow Factor…the succulent fried chicken is what will really brings the patrons in!

Coach’s Corner is owned by 2 couples, Krystal and Chubs Harakn & Jan and Hank Hesser. It will be 2 yrs. in May that they opened this shared happy place. Krystal is the Party Girl (haha) the supervisor, Chubs is the executive chef, Jan is H.R. and accounting, while Hank has the unique title of being in charge of the solitaire games going on throughout the day! The 2 couples met there several years ago when it was Monaco’s.

At least 2-3 times a week you will find Tom, a regular customer, dining at his fave place enjoying “the best fried chicken ever, and fried bologna sandwiches on Tuesdays!” Tom recalled coming to the restaurant since the 1970s when it was the only place he could get a burger and his Dad could get a drink! All thecustomers were excited to share their faves with me! “Steak sandwich by far! No, the ribs on Wed.! Wait it’s the Prime Rib on the weekends!” I say come decide for yourself!

The menu has a wide variety of selections all prepared fresh daily, including a kid’s menu. I was pleased I could start with appetizers and perhaps finish with dessert. The wine list compliments the menu while favoring both local and Napa wines. Yes, I did devour the fried chicken, but I also found the homemade raviolis with a rich red sauce to be Dana~licious!

Eat, drink, and get your Mmmmm March Madness on at Coach’s Corner! LMS… Coach’s Corner is on FB with updates for daily specials including happy hour M-F 3-7pm and Sat. drink specials 11am-2pm!

I asked Krystal Beatles or Stones? Without any hesitation “Stones! Because I love them!” With my 100% approval for her stellar response, I left our interview blissful, full and with a to-go order that my family was thrilled to dine on!

Coach’s Corner 950 Oakdale Road Modesto, CA 95355 (209)491-2805 11am to closing M-Sat. closed Sun.

<> Coach’s Corner Clam Chowder The forumla is: (4 slices bacon, 1 cup potatos, 1 cup celery, 1 cup celery, 1 cup carrots, 1 cup onions)chopped – 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/4 tyne leaf, 1/4 pepper, 10 oz chopped clam, 1/4 cup flour, 3 cups milk.

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