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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 […]

By January 31, 2017 Read More →
Scenic Drive In is Back and Tastier Than Ever

Scenic Drive In is Back and Tastier Than Ever

It has been six months since Scenic Drive In was closed due to a fire. Today, they are back open for business and the ViewCrew was there. We couldn’t wait to be some of the first people to have a Knock Out Burger. Can we say they were tastier then we remembered?! Scenic Drive In […]

By March 9, 2016 Read More →
BarView – I Hate Camping but Love Camp 4

BarView – I Hate Camping but Love Camp 4

I Hate Camping, but Love Camp 4 By Kate Serpa Photos By Philip Johnson I hate being outside; it’s probably my least favorite place to be. Outdoor weddings/camping/concerts/parties — don’t bother sending me an invite unless you’re doing a no host tequila bar and Bill Murray is there to rub spf 80 on me hourly. […]

ChefView – Rivets American Grill

ChefView – Rivets American Grill

Chef View By Dana Johnson Photos by Michael J. Mangano Rivets American Grill March Munchie Madness! Mmmm… Modesto’s March Munchie Madness is a slam dunk at Rivets American Grill! This place has only been open for 6 months and has already scored big with the well-rounded, want it all, Modesto View readers who support our […]

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-Coach’s Corner

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 […]

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 →
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 […]

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 →
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 →
Where Modesto and Ripon More Than Meet and Chill… They Crossover @ Canal Street Grille

Where Modesto and Ripon More Than Meet and Chill… They Crossover @ Canal Street Grille

ChefView By Dana Johnson Where Modesto and Ripon More Than Meet and Chill… They Crossover @ Canal Street Grille Stanislaus and San Joaquin counties are intertwined at the Canal Street Grille in Ripon bringing culinary magic to its full fruition. Canal Street Grille is a premium restaurant with a menu that will make even the […]

By May 2, 2011 Read More →