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Quick Sips: The French Martini

Quick Sips: The French Martini

Quick Sips Modesto experiences food from around the world and it makes it’s way on to the local menus. Many of our restaurant and bar owners travel, sampling the best from the most amazing places. Recently Mitch and Tammy Maisetti and my wife Becky and I found ourselves in New Orleans, sampling the same incredible […]

By June 4, 2011 Read More →
VinoView: Ordering Wine at a Restaurant

VinoView: Ordering Wine at a Restaurant

By Brad Gibson For a lot of people ordering wine at a restaurant is an anxious and intimidating time with too many choices and unfamiliar names. Was that a good year? Will the wine go with the food? Why are you giving me the cork? Understanding the process can eliminate the anxiety and leave the […]

By June 4, 2011 Read More →
NightView: Galletto

NightView: Galletto

By Kate Serpa When given a wine list at a restaurant, I usually close my eyes as discreetly as possible and haphazardly point something out near the top of the page. Unsurprisingly, this has continuously resulted in poor wine choices. The wine culture, I will admit, has always made me feel completely out of the […]

By June 4, 2011 Read More →
VinoView

VinoView

By Brad Gibson Welcome to VinoView.  I’ve been interested in wine for about 20 years and I’ve learned about wine the easy way – by drinking it!  The goal of VinoView is to increase your knowledge, and thus, your enjoyment of wine.   Wine has a rich history dating back to 6000 BC and wine with […]

By May 3, 2011 Read More →
Old Schoolin’ with Sean Devlin

Old Schoolin’ with Sean Devlin

BarView By Chris Murphy  Old Schoolin’ with Sean Devlin One of the bartending badges of honor is to have long time famous bartender Harry Broumas give you the thumbs up and be a regular at your bar.  Tradition is in vogue and in this crazy economy and world; the vintage black and white vibes of […]

By May 3, 2011 Read More →
Shrooming at the Speakeasy

Shrooming at the Speakeasy

By Guest Editor Madison Murphy I just finished listening to White Rabbit by Grace Potter in the car and then I stepped into the cool and trippy red lights of the Speakeasy Lounge.   Bypassed the martini glass shaped tables and cool private booths, I stepped up to the bar and started chatting away with Mary […]

By April 5, 2011 Read More →
Tresetti’s World Caffe’ “A Downtown Original”

Tresetti’s World Caffe’ “A Downtown Original”

Featuring fine world fare (dishes, cuisine) in a casual, fun and relaxing atmosphere. We are located in the heart of downtown Modesto; within easy walking distance to cultural events including the Gallo of the Arts Center, Brenden Movie theatre and The Fat Cat Music House. We also carry many local and hard to find wines […]

By March 30, 2011 Read More →
Board Meetings with a Twist

Board Meetings with a Twist

I wandered into The Boardroom on a discovery mission. There’s been a sign in the window for months on the corner of 16th and J St. in downtown Modesto and looked to be start and stop construction. My curiosity finally got to me and it was time to see what exactly was going on. The door […]

By January 30, 2011 Read More →