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

Persuasion Brewery “The wrong side of the tracks”

Persuasion Brewery “The wrong side of the tracks”

Persuasion Brewery There have been plenty of changes within our establishment known as the Market Modesto. We were a one-stop shop to get craft beer, top-quality cuts, and speciality groceries, along with hand-crafted sandwiches from our deli. Soon after realizing the growing success of the market, it was decided to incorporate a brewery. Persuasion was […]

By November 8, 2022 Read More →
Rodin Ranch Farmers’ Market: Mixers & Mocktails

Rodin Ranch Farmers’ Market: Mixers & Mocktails

BrewView: Rodin Ranch Farmers’ Market: Mixers & MocktailsBy Brandilyn Mitchell How do you host a holiday party with yummy drinks for everyone: those who partake as well as your beloved teetotalers and all the kiddos? Do you like mixing cocktails but have a toddler who wants to partake from your glass all the time? We […]

By November 3, 2022 Read More →
The Murphys 6th Annual Witch Walk: Eat, Drink & Be Wicked!

The Murphys 6th Annual Witch Walk: Eat, Drink & Be Wicked!

The Murphys 6th Annual Witch Walk: Eat, Drink & Be Wicked!By Brandilyn Mitchell  Calaveras County is a 90-ish minute drive northeast of Modesto and boasts some spectacular things to do and see, including being the home of the little gold-rush town of Murphys. You’ll notice as you walk around enjoying the sights and sounds that […]

By October 3, 2022 Read More →
NonProfitView – Brunch & Munch for a Great Cause

NonProfitView – Brunch & Munch for a Great Cause

Brunch & Munch for a Great Cause By Chris Murphy Do you want to enjoy the most amazing brunch and help local charities at the same time? You can do it at the Community Brunch. This is a wonderful event presented by the Costa Family and five of our area non-profits. There are two complete […]

By September 5, 2022 0 Comments Read More →
BrewView Cold Brews and Drinks Volume 2

BrewView Cold Brews and Drinks Volume 2

BrewView Cold Brews and Drinks Volume 2By Brandilyn & Christopher Mitchell We heard you loud and clear with all the great feedback after July’s issue. We’ve found even more amazing drinks for you to try, while you are kept nice and cold in this 100+F degree heatwave. Set your home A/C for 88F and then […]

By September 2, 2022 Read More →
JavaView: National Coffee Month

JavaView: National Coffee Month

JavaView: National Coffee MonthBy Middagh Goodwin August is National Coffee Month and if you are like me, you start your day off with a cup of coffee, I am and have been a serious coffee drinker my entire life, I buy whole beans and grind fresh daily(no Folger’s Crystals for me). Back in the nineties […]

By August 1, 2022 Read More →
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 →