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

SweetView – All American Frozen Treats

SweetView – All American Frozen Treats

By Abigail Power During Modesto Summers, there’s nothing better than classic All-American frozen treats to cool down and enjoy the sunshine. This month we are breaking down the some of our fave local places to get ice cream and milkshakes! Mocha Magic 920 16th Street Modesto, CA MV PICK: Maria at Mocha Magic has amazing […]

Dave & Buster to Open on Memorial Day

Dave & Buster to Open on Memorial Day

Dave & Buster’s Continues to Expand in CaliforniaHighly Anticipated Modesto Location Will Open its Doors on Memorial Day Modesto, CA (May 16, 2022) – Dave & Buster’s, the ultimate entertainment and dining destination, will open its 18th location in California at the Vintage Faire Mall in Modesto on Monday, May 30th. The unique arcade and […]

By May 18, 2022 Read More →
BrewView: Pageo Lavender Farm Lavender Margaritas

BrewView: Pageo Lavender Farm Lavender Margaritas

BrewView: Pageo Lavender Farm Lavender Margaritas By Brandilynn and Christopher Mitchell   In 2015, #BrewView attended the first annual VinoFest, and it was held at the magical Pageo Lavender Farm. It was such a quaint and small event-only 15 wine makers or so-and as you walked around to sample wines you got to chat with […]

Five Eye Brewing Collabs with Homebrew Club the Brewins

Five Eye Brewing Collabs with Homebrew Club the Brewins

“Five Eye Brewing collabs with Homebrew Club The Brewins for May Release”  By Christopher and Brandilyn Mitchell   Five Eye Brewing in Ceres, CA and the Brewins homebrew club will collaborate on new beer to be released in May.    The two brewers of Five Eye, Alan Atkins and Steve Verner, are both Valley natives […]

By March 20, 2022 Read More →
DateView: Your Slice of Heaven Awaits at Dragonfly Tea Room

DateView: Your Slice of Heaven Awaits at Dragonfly Tea Room

DateView: Your Slice of Heaven Awaits at Dragonfly Tea Room By Brandilyn Mitchell If you are looking for something out of the box (er, from another era?) for Valentine’s this year, I have found the perfect date for you! Whether you want to take your partner, your best friend, your mom or your kids, Dragonfly […]

By February 22, 2022 Read More →
BrewView: “Five Eye Brewing; A Thirst for Quality and A Desire to Understand Beer”

BrewView: “Five Eye Brewing; A Thirst for Quality and A Desire to Understand Beer”

BrewView: “Five Eye Brewing; A Thirst for Quality and A Desire to Understand Beer”By Christopher & Brandilyn Mitchell This month we got to meet the brewers at Five Eye Brewing and, man, were we impressed with this operation! Founded by three partners (with five eyes between them-hence their name), they have a surplus of ingenuity […]

By February 1, 2022 Read More →
Crab Feeds 2022

Crab Feeds 2022

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 5, 2022 Read More →
Culture Coffee Bar: A Mobile Community

Culture Coffee Bar: A Mobile Community

Culture Coffee Bar: A Mobile Community By Brandilyn Brown Ah November, a month we love to focus on community….ModShop, Small Business Saturday, being thankful, paying it forward, and getting loved ones together over home-cooked meals. You are probably shopping at the Modesto Farmers Market frequently this month in preparation for all the cooking and eating, […]

By November 4, 2021 Read More →
BrewView: Being a Smart Axe

BrewView: Being a Smart Axe

BrewView: Being a Smart Axe By Middagh Goodwin   Have you ever wanted to drink a beer hang out with friends and throw an axe in the comfort and security of the indoors? Well, you are in luck, you can do just that at the Smart Axe, Modesto’s only and Northern California’s premier axe throwing […]

By November 3, 2021 Read More →
BrewVeiw: Lumberyard Cellars, A Great Addition to the 120

BrewVeiw: Lumberyard Cellars, A Great Addition to the 120

BrewVeiw: Lumberyard Cellars, A Great Addition to the 120 By Brandilyn Brown & Christopher Mitchell   If your friend asks you “Wanna go to the Lumberyard?”, and you respond “No, I don’t really want to go to Home Depot today,” you are gravely misinformed! Lumberyard Cellars is a new wine bar in Escalon, and yes, you do […]

By October 3, 2021 Read More →
BrewView: Swing Into Squeeze In

BrewView: Swing Into Squeeze In

BrewView: Swing Into Squeeze InBy Brandilyn Brown and Christopher Mitchell We’ve had some great bloody marys in our day, so when a friend shared with us about how much they enjoyed the “Hail Mary” at Squeeze In on Roselle & Floyd, we had to check it out for ourselves. It is named after the football […]

By September 3, 2021 Read More →
FoodVIew – Very Good Butchers

FoodVIew – Very Good Butchers

Very Good Butcher By Chris Murphy You can have amazing vegan meat delivered right to your door to your door. Do you love the idea of British Bangers, Smokin Bangers, Roast Beast, Jack Fruit and even Taco Stuffer? Do you like it even better if it was all made from vegetables? You can get all […]

BrewView: Hey There, Manmosa

BrewView: Hey There, Manmosa

BrewView Hey There, Manmosa By Brandilyn Brown and Christopher Mitchell Chef Tye Rhone Bauer is a household name, one of Modesto’s local celebrities. He opened Bauer’s 66 ½ in the back of McHenry Village in November 2009. If that sounds familiar to you, it should! It was featured on the popular show “Diners Drive-Ins and […]

By August 5, 2021 Read More →
ChefView: Magnolia Southern Kitchen

ChefView: Magnolia Southern Kitchen

ChefView: Magnolia Southern KitchenBy Tasha Wilson I walked into Magnolia Southern Kitchen on a bright Thursday afternoon, and I felt right at home! Upon opening the door, the aroma of the soul food almost knocked me down, (in the best kind of a way)! It was as if I was walking into my grandma’s kitchen […]

By August 4, 2021 Read More →
BrewView: Dying Breed

BrewView: Dying Breed

Dying Breed Brewing: A Valley OasisBy Brandilyn Brown & Christopher Mitchell There isn’t a perfect way to describe Dying Breed, because it is hard to describe a feeling. This place was a welcome break in all the best ways. Walking into the brewery and taproom, the welcoming atmosphere took us for a ride that we […]