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FoodView – Bauer’s Downtown

Bauer’s Downtown GastroPub
By Chris Murphy

You can find vegan food in the most amazing places. Tye Bauer is a meat specialist and his decadent meaty creations have landed him on Diners, Drive Ins and Dives and into the hearts of many locals. But if you look closely at the menu, his skills also make delicious vegan treats. No longer is it awkward to take your vegan friends out to lunch. Now you get what you want and they do too. The cool thing about Bauer’s is that many of your favorite items are available as vegan options. And yes, this means everything from the cheese, “meat”, cooking oils and everything are all vegan. If you look at the menu, you can get it vegetarian, or vegan or gluten free (look for the v/vg/gf). My order was one of my favorite burgers, the Fogo (Fire) with a big side of Brussels sprouts. It arrived and it was beautiful.

Simply put, it was really delicious. All of the flavors I love, great texture with vegan cheese all perfectly prepared by Chef Tim Mercer. Chef Tim reports that more people all of the time order the vegan preparations. He doesn’t know how many people are actually vegan, but the percentage of requests is going up nearing 1/3 of their orders. Bauer’s has always had solid vegan offerings, even back when they had Bauer’s 66 1/2 . Bauhaus also has a great vegan pastry that they use for even meat based entrees because it tastes great and cooks well as well as vegen items.

When you get a chance, check it out.
Downtown Bauer’s Gastropub
822 9th St. Modesto 95354
T-W: 11am – 8pm Th-Sat 11am – 9 pm

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About the Author:

Chris Murphy is the President and CEO of Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group and Publisher and Founder of ModestoView Inc. Chris worked globally in the cycling industry returning to Modesto in 1996. He is also the founder of the Modesto Historic Graffiti Cruise Route, Legends of the Cruise Walk of Fame, Modesto Rockin’ Holiday, the Modesto Music History Organization and co-founder of the Modesto Area Music Association. Chris is married to his artist wife Rebecca since 1985 and has two daughters Madison and Abigail, both graduating from Modesto High and UC Berkeley. He is lead singer and guitarist for his band, Third Party that donates their performances to non-profits.