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

BrewView: LoFi and Chill

BrewView: LoFi and Chill

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

By August 26, 2019 Read More →
ChefView – Fina by John Surla

ChefView – Fina by John Surla

Chef View By Chris Murphy Fina by John Surla is out of this world! Our very first issue of ModestoView featured an up and coming Chef who was new to Modesto. We knew then that he would do great things. Chef John Surla has become one of Modesto’s leading culinary voices. His namesake Surla’s has […]

ChefView – Nobody’s Got Ralston’s Goat

ChefView – Nobody’s Got Ralston’s Goat

Chef View By Chris Murphy Photos by MJ Mangano Nobody’s got Ralston’s Goat One of my favorite places in Modesto is the corner of 10th and J. This means downtown to me, it is the epicenter. 10th St just has some magic to it as the site of our legendary cruising and the cruise route, […]

Go Modesto Motown Fry Fest

Go Modesto Motown Fry Fest

Go Modesto: Motown Fry Fest Modesto’s own Omega Nu presents Motown Fry Fest Saturday, April 27th 4-8 pm! Experience the creativity of local chefs as they put their culinary skills to the test with loaded fries you’ll love! From the savory to the sweet and everything in between, there will be something for everyone at […]

By April 20, 2019 Read More →
Central Valley Brewfest

Central Valley Brewfest

By April 15, 2019 Read More →
United Cerebral Palsy of Stanislaus County Sips & Treasures: Life Without Limits

United Cerebral Palsy of Stanislaus County Sips & Treasures: Life Without Limits

United Cerebral Palsy of Stanislaus County Sips & Treasures: Life Without Limits By Brandilyn Brown Do you live a life without limits? Do you often think about what that means? United Cerebral Palsy has had a center here for 30 years. UCP’s adult day centers in Modesto and Turlock work hard every day to create […]

By March 1, 2019 Read More →
Modesto’s Taste of Ireland

Modesto’s Taste of Ireland

Modesto’s Taste of Ireland By Brandilyn Brown and Christopher Mitchell Looking for a fun way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this month? Check out on these dives and enjoy what they have to offer from Irish beer, Irish whiskey, Irish food and Irish music. Do me a favor and don’t order an Irish Car Bomb […]

By March 1, 2019 Read More →
Go Mardi Gras

Go Mardi Gras

Go Mardi Gras Kicking things off with a bang on Saturday, March 2nd at the Jack Douglas Saloon in Columbia and Sunday, March 3rd at the River’s Edge in Knights Ferry don’t miss the BluesBox Bayou Band a fan favorite especially this time of year. On March 5th Modesto may not have a Mardi Gras […]

By February 27, 2019 Read More →
Sweets for your Sweet (and You Too!)

Sweets for your Sweet (and You Too!)

BrewView Sweets for your Sweet (and You Too!) by Brandilyn Brown and Christopher Mitchell To help you woo your special someone this month, we thought we’d share our perfect “going out” & “staying in” pairings of our favorite sweet drinks and treats. Whether you’re taking out a partner, beloved family member, best friend or you’re […]

By February 1, 2019 Read More →
CrabView

CrabView

CrabView It’s a brand new year and it is a brand new crab season. Boy oh boy is this one of the tastiest time of the year and the ViewCrew are suckers for a great crab feed. Best of all, you get this delicious treat at the same time, you can help some of our […]

By January 4, 2019 Read More →
BrewView: Get your Cocktail On with Fresh Victor

BrewView: Get your Cocktail On with Fresh Victor

BrewView: Get your Cocktail On with Fresh Victor By Brandilyn Brown & Christopher Mitchell We love a good cocktail, and what makes a cocktail brag-worthy are the ingredients! Of course fresh is best, local is great, and a mish mash of flavors is what we look for, but not everyone has time to create a […]

By December 30, 2018 Read More →
The New Persuasion Brewing BrewView

The New Persuasion Brewing BrewView

by Christopher Mitchell and Brandilyn Brown The Market at La Comisaria is THE best market in town if you love craft brew. For a prime example of craft beer, look no further than The Market. Light, dark, doesn’t matter. Ales, pilsners, hoppy IPAs, stouts, sours, you like it, they carry it. Try a new brand. […]

By December 1, 2018 Read More →
Mac ‘N Cheese, an Ooey-gooey Winter Food

Mac ‘N Cheese, an Ooey-gooey Winter Food

Mac ‘N Cheese, an Ooey-gooey Winter Food by Brandilyn Brown Last month we brought you the ViewCrew favorite soups, this month we bring you the ViewCrew favorite mac ‘n cheeses! There’s plenty more macs out there not listed below, so if your favorite didn’t make the list, be sure to tell us about it! We […]

By November 28, 2018 Read More →