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

Crab Feed

Crab Feed

8th ANNUAL OAKDALE CRAB FEED TICKETS ON SALE TO BENEFIT OAKDALE RESIDENTS  WHO:               Center for Human Services Oakdale Family Resource and Counseling Center (FRC)  WHAT:              Crab Feed fundraiser to raise money for the Oakdale FRC’s numerous programs for children, families and individuals. The Oakdale FRC will be celebrating their 10-year anniversary in 2021. This year the Crab Feed is drive-thru or delivery, but […]

By January 17, 2021 Read More →
FoodView – The Boardroom Gets Back to its Roots

FoodView – The Boardroom Gets Back to its Roots

Food View By Chris Murphy I have been a fan of The Boardroom since it was a blueprint many years ago. I have had many a cocktails, great lunches and even had our first May the 4th Celebration there. Owner Roman Wagner is one of the best in our region about creating a theme for […]

By December 3, 2020 0 Comments Read More →
BarView – Holiday Treats

BarView – Holiday Treats

By Chris Murphy Well the weather outside is frightful, but cocktail season can still be delightful. America is going to learn what Europe has known all along; outside dining and café seating is part of our year-round experience now. We call it #cafelife. As we get into winter, we look for some of those amazing […]

By December 3, 2020 0 Comments Read More →
FoodView – Harvest Moon is Back!

FoodView – Harvest Moon is Back!

FoodView Harvest Moon By Chris Murphy I learned to love Harvest Moon soon after moving back to Modesto in 1996. After we bought our house, we decide to remodel and had no kitchen. So with our 1-year old and our 6-year old in tow, we explored looking for places to dine out. We had already […]

By November 1, 2020 0 Comments Read More →
GoModesto – Shop Local

GoModesto – Shop Local

Go Modesto This year, it is more important than ever to shop local. Our local businesses have been hit so very hard this year. Even if you are not confortable dining indoors, or being inside, you can purchase a gift card at nearly every local restaurant and business. Please consider starting here. Local businesses like […]

By November 1, 2020 0 Comments Read More →
FoodView – Tresetti’s, A Downtown Original

FoodView – Tresetti’s, A Downtown Original

FoodView By Chris Murphy Tresetti’s – a 90s Start Up and Great Today Some people just have to be first, and back in 1994, downtown Modesto was in trouble. The 80s saw many closures and something good had to happen. Mitch and Tammy Maisetti were owners of the Tiki Lounge. In 1993 the Graffiti Cruise […]

FoodView – Dining Al Fresco

FoodView – Dining Al Fresco

FoodView Dining Al Fresco By Chris Murphy There is a huge change happening in our world of dining. Outside is the new inside and our local restaurants are fighting hard to stay alive and there’s creativity in the streets and parking lots and even drive-throughs. With the closing of indoor dining, outdoor became the solution […]

Modesto Openair Initiative

Modesto Openair Initiative

MODESTO OPENAIR INITIATIVEThe City has launched the Modesto OpenAir Temporary Outdoor Dining Initiative. This initiative is in response to Governor Newsom’s July 1, 2020 and Stanislaus County Public Health order of July 13, 2020 prohibiting indoor food service. Restaurants may use this opportunity to expand seating outdoors to remain open while mitigating the spread of […]

By August 1, 2020 Read More →
BrewView My Mimosas

BrewView My Mimosas

My Mimosasby Brandilyn Brown and Christopher Mitchell    My Mimosas, the brand new breakfast & brunch restaurant owned by Ediun Gallon, opened on July 12th in downtown Modesto, which is good news for locals. With the bar scene being non-existent these days, we know you’re always looking for alternatives. Never fear, My Mimosas is handling […]

By August 1, 2020 Read More →
Edible Extravaganza at Home

Edible Extravaganza at Home

Edible Extravaganza at Home Center for Human Services’ Long-Running Fundraiser Goes Virtual  Eat, Drink and Do Good from the comfort of your own home. This year, Edible Extravaganza looks a lot different, but the essence of this 34-yearlong fundraiser for Center for Human Services (CHS) remains the same.  Edible Extravaganza has been a successful fundraiser largely in part to the amazing, generous […]

By July 27, 2020 Read More →
FoodView – Get Yer Hot Dogs

FoodView – Get Yer Hot Dogs

FoodView By the View Crew Hot Dogs! Who wants Hot Dogs! You can’t have 4th of July, or heck a picnic in July without having hot dogs. Hot Dogs and baseball go hand in hand, so many are grateful for the abbreviated 60 game season. Of course, there is always the basic hot dog with […]

BrewView: Desert Fox Brewing Story & Fuzio Poptails

BrewView: Desert Fox Brewing Story & Fuzio Poptails

BrewView by Brandilyn Brown and Christopher Mitchell The Desert Fox Brewing Story We’ve been waiting for the opening of Desert Fox Brewing Company for a few months now. They are a small 1 barrel brewery located in the back of Renegade Brewing Supplies, which we’ve written about a few times because they are awesome! Renegade Brewing […]

By July 1, 2020 Read More →
BrewView’s Grab-N-Go Etiquette

BrewView’s Grab-N-Go Etiquette

By Brandilyn Brown and Christopher Mitchell Slainte, friends! As of this writing, Stanislaus County is moving to Stage 2 reopening. As exciting as that is, we still need to practice Covid common sense, and to help you with that we’ve made a list of grab-n-go libations etiquette. Be respectful and nice while you’re out and […]

By June 20, 2020 Read More →
AllAgesView – Happy June Modesto

AllAgesView – Happy June Modesto

AllAgesView By Sofia Johnson Happy June Modesto! As we all know, there is nothing that screams Modesto more than cars and American Graffiti. I had the opportunity to take it back to the 1950s and enjoy the drive-in movie of E.T. put on by the State Theater. If this sounds like something you are interested […]

FoodView – Velvet Grill and Creamery

FoodView – Velvet Grill and Creamery

FoodView By Chris Murphy Classic Fresh Tastes for All There is really nothing that goes with classic cars, cruising and rock and roll like a cheeseburger, fries and a milkshake. This is the very foundation of the drive-in, diner or juke joint. As Modesto’s classic history has evolved, so have our diners. The early drive-ins […]