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: 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 →
AnniversaryView – Happy 25th Tresetti’s

AnniversaryView – Happy 25th Tresetti’s

AnniversaryView Tresetti’s World Café at 25 By Chris Murphy In 1994 downtown Modesto was a different place. The big department stores were gone, the theatres were dark and many businesses were boarded up. But this was about to change. At the same time the State Theatre was being restarted, long time restaurateurs Mitch and Tammy […]

By November 1, 2019 0 Comments Read More →
St. Stan’s Trivia Night and Expanded Menu

St. Stan’s Trivia Night and Expanded Menu

Thirsty Thursday is back at Stanislaus Brewing Co. (Modesto’s beloved St. Stan’s) with weekly trivia night and drink specials!

By November 1, 2019 Read More →
Corbin Cash Releases New Whiskey: 1917

Corbin Cash Releases New Whiskey: 1917

Corbin Cash Releases New Whiskey: 1917 by Brandilyn Brown and Christopher Mitchell Our favorite local distillery, Corbin Cash, has grown exponentially in the last year. If you need a refresher on their awesome sweet potato spirits, head to modestoview.com and read the previous article we wrote on David Souza and Corbin Cash. The distillery rotates […]

By October 1, 2019 Read More →
ChefView – Food Fix Fabulous

ChefView – Food Fix Fabulous

Food Fix Fabulous By Chris Murphy There is a new star on 11th St. When we say star we mean “star”. The great people of Modesto always knew that the food Fix Truck operated by Hank and Ashley Olson is one of our local treasures. Then they were sampled by Chef Alton Brown and then […]

By September 6, 2019 0 Comments Read More →
BrewView: LoFi and Chill

BrewView: LoFi and Chill

BrewView: LoFi and Chillby Christopher Mitchell and Brandilyn Brown Christopher and I went on the recent DoMo Prohibition Pub Crawl and one of the stops on the crawl was the new LoFi bar on J Street. Being a new bar, we had not yet had the pleasure of having a drink there. We each ordered […]

By August 30, 2019 Read More →
MaiTaiView

MaiTaiView

MaiTaiView By Trader Murf “Mai Tai-Roa Ae” which variously translates to “Out of this World — The Best” August 30 was the 75th Anniversary of the Mai Tai. Invented by “Trader” Vic Bergeron at his bar, then named Hinky Dinks on San Pablo Ave in Oakland, the MaiTai became the torch bearer of the Tiki […]

BrewView: Beer is the Great Unifier

BrewView: Beer is the Great Unifier

BrewView: Beer is the Great UnifierBy Bill Coffey Leaning back in a plush leather captain’s chair and sipping on a home-brewed light lager, I’m quickly transported back to the early days of homebrewing.  The Renegade Home Brewing Supply store in Turlock is a friendly, organized, and extremely clean facility where individuals feel very welcome and […]

By August 26, 2019 Read More →
ChefView – Fina by John Surla

ChefView – Fina by John Surla

Chef View By Chris Murphy Fina by John Surla is out of this world! Our very first issue of ModestoView featured an up and coming Chef who was new to Modesto. We knew then that he would do great things. Chef John Surla has become one of Modesto’s leading culinary voices. His namesake Surla’s has […]

ChefView – Nobody’s Got Ralston’s Goat

ChefView – Nobody’s Got Ralston’s Goat

Chef View By Chris Murphy Photos by MJ Mangano Nobody’s got Ralston’s Goat One of my favorite places in Modesto is the corner of 10th and J. This means downtown to me, it is the epicenter. 10th St just has some magic to it as the site of our legendary cruising and the cruise route, […]

Go Modesto Motown Fry Fest

Go Modesto Motown Fry Fest

Go Modesto: Motown Fry Fest Modesto’s own Omega Nu presents Motown Fry Fest Saturday, April 27th 4-8 pm! Experience the creativity of local chefs as they put their culinary skills to the test with loaded fries you’ll love! From the savory to the sweet and everything in between, there will be something for everyone at […]

By April 20, 2019 Read More →
Central Valley Brewfest

Central Valley Brewfest

  Golden Anniversary for Central Valley Brewfest Turlock – May 11, 2019-  More than forty breweries will serve up craft beers at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds for the seventh annual Central Valley Brewfest on May 11 at 12:00 p.m. The craft beer festival has become widely known as the pinnacle of spring fun for easy day […]

By April 15, 2019 Read More →