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BarView – Why Give?

BarView – Why Give?

Why Give When You Can Receive? Redwood Café By Kate Serpa Photos by Philip Johnson On the subject of holiday gift giving, Phil and I were presented with a rather thought provoking question recently: What, in your humble opinion, is the American contribution/gift to the culinary world? You figure Italy has wine, France has cheese […]

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BarView – Gervasoni’s

BarView – Gervasoni’s

BarView By Kate Serpa Photos by Philip Johnson Family Jewels: Gervasoni’s Food & Spirits Ah yes, August — the worst month of the entire year. Still desperately hanging on to the coattails of summer, too much of a wuss to commit to fall, the last golden month before school starts up again — and doesn’t […]

By August 6, 2014 Read More →
BarView-All Them Raw Emotions

BarView-All Them Raw Emotions

BarView By Kate Serpa Photos by Philip Johnson All Them Raw Emotions: Valentine’s Day at Raw Sushi Bistro Do you know what’s disgusting? Valentine’s Day happens to be my favorite holiday. I can’t make a sandwich to save my life, but ask me to sacrifice hours to tweezing individual flecks of glitter into the shape […]

By February 4, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Mind Erasers at Ridgway’s

Mind Erasers at Ridgway’s

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NoFrills, All-Fun, Rocket Pop

NoFrills, All-Fun, Rocket Pop

BarView By Kate Serpa I consider my dear friend Samantha to be a champion drinker. I don’t flatter myself when I say that I can hold my own better than most, but I’d have to have a sick death-wish to ever put myself up against Samantha in a shot contest. She would shut me down […]

By January 31, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Ladies and Gentlemen: Presenting the World Renowned Brave Bull

Ladies and Gentlemen: Presenting the World Renowned Brave Bull

BarView-  Brave Bull Ladies and Gentlemen: Presenting the World Renowned Brave Bull By: Kate Serpa   A detour past the usual downtown bar circuit and a brief trip down the 9th Street bridge will lead you head-first straight to a glowing pink martini (on your right-hand side) and your new holiday star destination.  I’ve heard […]

By December 3, 2011 1 Comments Read More →
O’Brians Tavern

O’Brians Tavern

O’Brians Tavern By Kate Serpa O’Brian’s Tavern was, up until this past week, completely off the radar for me. I had never previously been, and being the 95 year-old woman I often feel myself to be, I didn’t feel myself too inclined to try someplace new. How then do I adequately describe the fantastic welcoming […]

By November 2, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Buddy’s Pub – NightView

Buddy’s Pub – NightView

By Kate Serpa I hadn’t heard about Buddy’s until recently when a friend of mine told me about a bar with a great tap selection and a lax rule on throwing peanut shells on the ground.  My initial thought was:  in Modesto?  I haven’t heard of such a place.  I’m a bit on the arrogant […]

By September 30, 2011 2 Comments Read More →
Go Big Or Go Home – Hero’s Sports Lounge

Go Big Or Go Home – Hero’s Sports Lounge

NightView Hero’s Sports Lounge & Pizza Co. “Go big or go home,” By: Kate Serpa     I don’t get very excited over sports bars.  I’m not one to tune in for big games, I couldn’t tell you who is on whatever team… I’m more of an indoor martini sort of person rather than a baseball […]

By September 28, 2011 1 Comments Read More →
Step Inside Fuzio!

Step Inside Fuzio!

By Kate Serpa I have walked past Fuzio Universal Bistro a number of times, however I have never, until today, been inside.  Why?  I had always assumed it was A) a chain, B) an Italian restaurant, and C) probably pretentious.  As I am a creature of habit, I never saw any reason to venture in.  […]

By September 28, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Blue Moon Celebrates the Season with Summer Honey Wheat Ale

Blue Moon Celebrates the Season with Summer Honey Wheat Ale

The season of picnics, beach outings and family reunions has arrived. And for Blue Moon Brewing Company, summer means the welcome return of its award-winning seasonal, Blue Moon Summer Honey Wheat Ale. Blue Moon Summer Honey Wheat Ale is crafted with Rocky Mountain clover honey for a hint of sweetness that’s balanced by a touch […]

By July 5, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Minnies Restaurant & Bar

Minnies Restaurant & Bar

By Kate Serpa Minnie’s is the oldest bar in Modesto. The house itself was built in 1901 and served as a doctor’s house and office. The house was moved from next door and converted into a restaurant and lounge in 1954 by Hop and Minnie Louie. Peter and Stuart Mah are the cooperators of the […]

The Moon Shines Over Modesto

The Moon Shines Over Modesto

By Greg Cobb A basement inspires the imagination of many young minds. It’s a place where a single light bulb may hang with a dangling chain to turn on and off the light. For Lee Palleschi, Master Distiller and owner of Valley Spirits of Modesto, a basement was where his passion began and now thrives […]

By July 5, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Dining View / Burger Me Happy!

Dining View / Burger Me Happy!

By Dana Johnson Dana’s on a burger mission! July is BB Q and grillin’ month. MoBand, neighborhood parties and our local chefs want to show their skills and two of our local restaurants have great options. Look what Dana found! The Station on Tenth Street Chef Chad Briscoe Finally! A downtown Modesto restaurant that understands […]

By July 5, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Dining View / Burger Me Happy Again!

Dining View / Burger Me Happy Again!

By Dana Johnson Knucklehead’s Bar and Grill Chef Robb Perez Whether you are a Knucklehead or not, you gotta try these burgers! Right next door to Modesto Harley you will find Knucklehead’s Bar and Grill hot ‘foodie’ spot. This full bar and grill is set to a backdrop of motorcycles and an auto racing theme. […]

By July 5, 2011 2 Comments Read More →