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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 →
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 →
Vito’s – Modesto’s Hidden Dining Gem!

Vito’s – Modesto’s Hidden Dining Gem!

By Dana Johnson Right there on 13th Street in downtown Modesto between I & J Streets you will find Vito’s, a hidden dining gem! For the past 14 months it has been under new ownership under the guidance of May and Ray Ashak. The couple is very grateful to the previous owner Mr. Lazar Piro for […]

By September 28, 2011 0 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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →