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

FoodView: Delicious and Deliverable

FoodView: Delicious and Deliverable

FoodView By Chris Murphy I love Grab N Go and hope you do too. ModestoView has been out there doing GrabNGo every day, making sure we know who is open, new hours and our job is to make sure that we support our local restaurants and help to it in a safe way. We have […]

Modesto GrabNGo

Modesto GrabNGo

Modesto Grab and Go This is a really tough time for our local restaurants. We all want to make sure that we are safe and following the guidelines. But we all need to eat, and if we can get our favorite foods from our favorite restaurants, that would be fantastic. And you can. Most of […]

FoodView – Coach’s Corner

FoodView – Coach’s Corner

Coach’s Corner By Chris Murphy This is a very unusual time. As we deal with this time of “Shelter in Home”, our community has really tried hard to rally around our local restaurants, especially those that are offering Grab and Go or Curbside pick up. ModestoView is working hard to keep a running list of […]

Grab and Go Modesto

Grab and Go Modesto

Let’s Grab and Go Modesto! Here is a list of Restaurants and Cafes still serving with Curbside Pick up or deliveries. Remember to tip generously. Order directly if possible as Grubhub and Doordash charge 20-30% to the restaurant. Information is subject to change. These are subject to change day to day. Copy and paste this […]

By April 2, 2020 Read More →
Special Store Hours for Seniors

Special Store Hours for Seniors

Here is a list of Modesto Area stores that are offering special programs for seniors and at-risk costumers because of coronavirus. All programs are subject to change. Big Lots: The first hour 9 am -10 am of the day is reserved for senior citizens and those most vulnerable to this virus.  Big Lots stores are […]

By March 20, 2020 Read More →
FoodView – At P. Wexford’s, Everyone is Family

FoodView – At P. Wexford’s, Everyone is Family

FoodView P. Wexford Irish Home Cooking By Abigail Murphy Photos by MJ Mangano Where Everyone is Family As a Murphy, Irish Pubs have a special place in my heart. It is amazing that all around the world, there are Irish Pubs, even when I was in Mongolia. You feel at home in an Irish Pub […]

BarView – Modesto’s Speakeasies – Then and Now

BarView – Modesto’s Speakeasies – Then and Now

BarView By Chris Murphy The Roaring 20s were wild right? But Prohibition was the law of the land, alcohol was destroyed and poured down the drain everywhere. Everyone got in line and became teetotalers right? Wrong. Where there is a will, there is a way, and the creativity of the Moonshiners in the south, the […]

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 →