Food & Drink

IT IS ALWAYS TIME TO EAT AND DRINK!

This is top of our list at most any time. You may have eaten about 20 minutes ago, but the right thing may make you eat again. There is a plethora of great restaurants in Modesto, some big, some small. We especially like the downtown restaurants that are in walking distance from the theaters, clubs, the State and the Gallo Center. We try to expose most of the good restaurants,  give chef tips, interviews and secret recipes. We will also keep you up to date on local coffee shops and great cocktail spots.

food & drink

ChefView: For Great Q it’s Doc’s

ChefView: For Great Q it’s Doc’s

Hey Positive Peeps! It has been a while since I have shared a “Fun Food Ride” with you guys and it sure feels good to be back! I couldn’t have returned at a better time either, because I’m covering my favorite food subject: SOUL FOOD!

By February 3, 2020 Read More →
Crab Feeds Buttery Goodness

Crab Feeds Buttery Goodness

Crab Feed Buttery Goodness By Middagh Goodwin   Is there a better more mouthwatering way to satiate your appetite? Not just for a delicious night out but also for giving to great causes. It is Crab Feed Season and it seems like every Non Profit hungry for donations are boiling water and melting butter. These events […]

By January 30, 2020 Read More →
FoodView – Chefs of Italy for 2020

FoodView – Chefs of Italy for 2020

Chef View Chef’s of Italy By Chris Murphy Chefs of Italy Goes Big for 2020 If you are craving authentic Italian food, you need to look no further than Chefs of New York. Vinnie Altadonna and his daughter Kim have been serving up amazing flavors for years at their original location on Oakdale Road, and […]

Let Spirits Warm Your Spirit

Let Spirits Warm Your Spirit

Let Spirits Warm Your Spiritby Christopher Mitchell and Brandilyn Brown Looking to warm up your innards as we finally welcome cooler weather? Or want the best places to take your relatives and friends to warm them up when they visit you for the holidays?Impress them with these drinks. Some are local annual favorites and some […]

By January 2, 2020 Read More →
BrewView: Simmer Down at the Grand Cru

BrewView: Simmer Down at the Grand Cru

BrewView: Simmer Down at the Grand Cru by Christopher Mitchell and Brandilyn Brown We try to stay on the up-and-up on hot new liquor creations for you, and we have accidentally stumbled across the valley’s hottest new concoction while browsing Facebook the other day. We love it when new libations fall into our radar! The […]

By December 1, 2019 Read More →
ChefView – Bauer’s Downtown Gastropub

ChefView – Bauer’s Downtown Gastropub

Chef View By Chris Murphy Tye Bauer and the New Bauer’s Downtown Gastropub It is all about the taste, and it is all about the care that goes into the unique foods that are served up as specialties. Tye Bauer has been a champion of hand-made flavors, competed on network TV cooking shows and delivered […]

By December 1, 2019 0 Comments Read More →
IrishCoffeeView

IrishCoffeeView

By Chris Murphy It all started in Key Largo. Taking advantage of the end of daylight savings time, I woke up in a bungalow on the beach in Key Largo. The night before, I had discovered the Caribbean Club in Key Largo, where I learned that this was the original bar, featured in the classic […]

By November 29, 2019 0 Comments Read More →
GreetingsView – I Believe

GreetingsView – I Believe

Greetings friends, I believe. Really. I believe in the spirit of giving, friendship and fellowship for the Holidays sprinkled with a bit of magic, and I confess, I never stopped believing in Santa Claus and Clark W Griswold. This probably explains a lot about me and why we wanted to decorate downtown Modesto along with […]

By November 29, 2019 0 Comments Read More →
AnniversaryView – Happy 25th Tresetti’s

AnniversaryView – Happy 25th Tresetti’s

AnniversaryView Tresetti’s World Café at 25 By Chris Murphy In 1994 downtown Modesto was a different place. The big department stores were gone, the theatres were dark and many businesses were boarded up. But this was about to change. At the same time the State Theatre was being restarted, long time restaurateurs Mitch and Tammy […]

By November 1, 2019 0 Comments Read More →
St. Stan’s Trivia Night and Expanded Menu

St. Stan’s Trivia Night and Expanded Menu

Thirsty Thursday is back at Stanislaus Brewing Co. (Modesto’s beloved St. Stan’s) with weekly trivia night and drink specials!

By November 1, 2019 Read More →
Corbin Cash Releases New Whiskey: 1917

Corbin Cash Releases New Whiskey: 1917

Corbin Cash Releases New Whiskey: 1917 by Brandilyn Brown and Christopher Mitchell Our favorite local distillery, Corbin Cash, has grown exponentially in the last year. If you need a refresher on their awesome sweet potato spirits, head to modestoview.com and read the previous article we wrote on David Souza and Corbin Cash. The distillery rotates […]

By October 1, 2019 Read More →
ChefView – Food Fix Fabulous

ChefView – Food Fix Fabulous

Food Fix Fabulous By Chris Murphy There is a new star on 11th St. When we say star we mean “star”. The great people of Modesto always knew that the food Fix Truck operated by Hank and Ashley Olson is one of our local treasures. Then they were sampled by Chef Alton Brown and then […]

By September 6, 2019 0 Comments Read More →
BrewView: LoFi and Chill

BrewView: LoFi and Chill

BrewView: LoFi and Chillby Christopher Mitchell and Brandilyn Brown Christopher and I went on the recent DoMo Prohibition Pub Crawl and one of the stops on the crawl was the new LoFi bar on J Street. Being a new bar, we had not yet had the pleasure of having a drink there. We each ordered […]

By August 30, 2019 Read More →
MaiTaiView

MaiTaiView

MaiTaiView By Trader Murf “Mai Tai-Roa Ae” which variously translates to “Out of this World — The Best” August 30 was the 75th Anniversary of the Mai Tai. Invented by “Trader” Vic Bergeron at his bar, then named Hinky Dinks on San Pablo Ave in Oakland, the MaiTai became the torch bearer of the Tiki […]

BrewView: Beer is the Great Unifier

BrewView: Beer is the Great Unifier

BrewView: Beer is the Great UnifierBy Bill Coffey Leaning back in a plush leather captain’s chair and sipping on a home-brewed light lager, I’m quickly transported back to the early days of homebrewing.  The Renegade Home Brewing Supply store in Turlock is a friendly, organized, and extremely clean facility where individuals feel very welcome and […]

By August 26, 2019 Read More →