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: 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 […]

By July 2, 2021 Read More →
Irish Food & Drink View:

Irish Food & Drink View:

Irish Food & Drink View By Chris Murphy St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Wednesday this year.  It was this time last year that COVID took center stage and literally shut our community down over two to three days.  This year, it will be a different kind of St. Patrick’s Day where most people will […]

By March 16, 2021 Read More →
Crab n’ Go

Crab n’ Go

Is there a better more mouthwatering way to satiate your appetite? Not just for a delicious meal 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 are some of the biggest fundraisers for very worthy groups so […]

By February 27, 2021 Read More →
Food & Wine View: The Patio is the New Star!

Food & Wine View: The Patio is the New Star!

Food and Drink View: The Patio is the New Star! By Chris Murphy Well, the bars are not open and what do we do?  Yes, I know you want to go bar hopping as much as I do, but we just can’t.   So, how do we enjoy our favorite libations during this time?  Yes, friends, […]

By February 9, 2021 Read More →
Crab and Go

Crab and Go

Crab and Go!Is there a better more mouthwatering way to satiate your appetite? Not just for a delicious meal 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 are some of the biggest fundraisers […]

By February 1, 2021 Read More →
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, […]

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 […]