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ChefView – Modesto Mardi Gras

ChefView – Modesto Mardi Gras

Chef View By Dana Johnson Modesto Mardi Gras! Aaah February, my birthday month! Yes, throughout the month you will see me celebrating at numerous local hot spots! I do share this month with past President’s B’days, St. Valentine’s Day and Mardi Gras! How perfect is that? The biggest party of all is held annually at […]

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BarView – Thursday A. A.

BarView – Thursday A. A.

BarView By Kate Serpa Photos By Philip Johnson Thursday Night A.A.: Art and Alcohol I normally do not attend Modesto Art Walk because it requires me to be outside, and outside is my least favorite place to be (aside from the gym). However, I have been attempting to get more involved in Modesto downtown activities […]

Chef View: The Fruit Yard

Chef View: The Fruit Yard

Chef View By Dana Johnson Fruit Yard   In Modesto’s Backyard you will find The Fruit Yard!   Built on the historic landmark location of the Old Foamy Drive-In (1959 – 1976), The Fruit Yard opened in May of 1977. Owned by brothers Joe and Willy Traina of Traina Foods (trainafoods.com,) The Fruit Yard serves […]

By December 3, 2011 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 […]

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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 […]

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You Bet Your Glass It’s Important

You Bet Your Glass It’s Important

VinoView By Brad Gibson For as much as America has become a wine drinking nation, it amazes me how many very nice restaurants have inappropriate or poor quality wine glasses or stemware or how often the glass smells like bleach or detergent. While you may not have any control over the glass you get when […]

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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 […]

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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.  […]

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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 →
DiningView: AMERICAN GRAFFITI SETS THE PACE

DiningView: AMERICAN GRAFFITI SETS THE PACE

& MIKE’S ROADHOUSE IS THE PLACE! By Dana Johnson As June kicks off the summer season, the feeling of American Graffiti’s nostalgia is in the air. Many want to breathe it, but more actually want to taste it! Look no further than Mike’s Roadhouse to find a classic Route 66 dining atmosphere and a menu […]

By June 4, 2011 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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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