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

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 […]

FoodView: Delicious and Deliverable

FoodView: Delicious and Deliverable

FoodView By Chris Murphy I love Grab N Go and hope you do too. ModestoView has been out there doing GrabNGo every day, making sure we know who is open, new hours and our job is to make sure that we support our local restaurants and help to it in a safe way. We have […]

Modesto GrabNGo

Modesto GrabNGo

Modesto Grab and Go This is a really tough time for our local restaurants. We all want to make sure that we are safe and following the guidelines. But we all need to eat, and if we can get our favorite foods from our favorite restaurants, that would be fantastic. And you can. Most of […]

FoodView – Coach’s Corner

FoodView – Coach’s Corner

Coach’s Corner By Chris Murphy This is a very unusual time. As we deal with this time of “Shelter in Home”, our community has really tried hard to rally around our local restaurants, especially those that are offering Grab and Go or Curbside pick up. ModestoView is working hard to keep a running list of […]

Grab and Go Modesto

Grab and Go Modesto

Let’s Grab and Go Modesto! Here is a list of Restaurants and Cafes still serving with Curbside Pick up or deliveries. Remember to tip generously. Order directly if possible as Grubhub and Doordash charge 20-30% to the restaurant. Information is subject to change. These are subject to change day to day. Copy and paste this […]

By April 2, 2020 Read More →
Special Store Hours for Seniors

Special Store Hours for Seniors

Here is a list of Modesto Area stores that are offering special programs for seniors and at-risk costumers because of coronavirus. All programs are subject to change. Big Lots: The first hour 9 am -10 am of the day is reserved for senior citizens and those most vulnerable to this virus.  Big Lots stores are […]

By March 20, 2020 Read More →
FoodView – At P. Wexford’s, Everyone is Family

FoodView – At P. Wexford’s, Everyone is Family

FoodView P. Wexford Irish Home Cooking By Abigail Murphy Photos by MJ Mangano Where Everyone is Family As a Murphy, Irish Pubs have a special place in my heart. It is amazing that all around the world, there are Irish Pubs, even when I was in Mongolia. You feel at home in an Irish Pub […]

BarView – Modesto’s Speakeasies – Then and Now

BarView – Modesto’s Speakeasies – Then and Now

BarView By Chris Murphy The Roaring 20s were wild right? But Prohibition was the law of the land, alcohol was destroyed and poured down the drain everywhere. Everyone got in line and became teetotalers right? Wrong. Where there is a will, there is a way, and the creativity of the Moonshiners in the south, the […]

ChefView: For Great Q it’s Doc’s

ChefView: For Great Q it’s Doc’s

Hey Positive Peeps! It has been a while since I have shared a “Fun Food Ride” with you guys and it sure feels good to be back! I couldn’t have returned at a better time either, because I’m covering my favorite food subject: SOUL FOOD!

By February 3, 2020 Read More →
Crab Feeds Buttery Goodness

Crab Feeds Buttery Goodness

  Crab Feed Buttery Goodness By Middagh Goodwin   Is there a better more mouthwatering way to satiate your appetite? Not just for a delicious night out 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 […]

By January 30, 2020 Read More →
FoodView – Chefs of Italy for 2020

FoodView – Chefs of Italy for 2020

Chef View Chef’s of Italy By Chris Murphy Chefs of Italy Goes Big for 2020 If you are craving authentic Italian food, you need to look no further than Chefs of New York. Vinnie Altadonna and his daughter Kim have been serving up amazing flavors for years at their original location on Oakdale Road, and […]