FoodView: Delicious and Deliverable

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 worked to get local restaurants on regional TV shows like Good Day Sacramento. My own commitment to our local restaurant community is to make sure I am picking up Grab n Go every day. Our company Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group has been providing daily meals to our amazing associates and truck drivers on the front lines of the food supply chain and have purchased over 5,000 meals from local restaurants along with support of our customers like Purina USA. I know that there are others out there doing the same. We truly believe in supporting local.

It has been a tough time for our local restaurants and there is a long road to getting back to any sense of normal. One thing we know for sure it will be a different normal. There are discussions with the cities in Stanislaus County to gradually reopen our many restaurants and other places where there may be social interaction and we may see movement this month. One thing for sure is that food and customer safety is the most important. Preparation of great food is top of mind and helping make that that our local restaurants make it thought. If you are fortunate to still be working, then we need to support each other can keep your business local. If you can’t enjoy ToGo Grab n Go or Curbside, then please consider buying a gift certificate to a future meal it will really help.

This month is going to be a test of what we can do. We hope that there is some capability to open safely and we will keep you posted regularly as we learn new information. What we do know, is the restaurant community has developed a sanitation plan that builds on existing food safe programs and extends these protection to the dining area and the customers. It can be done correctly and we hope that this will roll out over the next few months.

There is some fantastic food out there. I know, as I have been sampling as many places as possible. The favorite Prime Rib at Coach’s Corner? The pizza and pasta at Chefs of New York? The Firecracker Pork and Fuziotinis at Fuzio? The Chicken Cordon Bleu and Manhattans at Tresetti’s? Breakfast Yogurt Parfait at Rodin Downtown Farmer’s Market? Paninis at Camp 4? Salmon at Wildfire? The pastrami at Bauer’s Downtown ? The porkstrami at Food Fix? Crepes at Deva? Ft Knox Burger at Rivets? Breakfast Burritos at Taqueria Mis Compadres? Pasta at Fina? Ribs at Devine Swine? Corned Beef and Cabbage at P. Wexford’s? Oh my goodness, the food in our city is amazing and this is just a small sample. The food in Turlock, Patterson, Riverbank, Oakdale, Ripon is fantastic and our friends are fighting to keep their places open and make it through. We have created this special section to showcase many of the Grab N Go restaurants that are waiting for you to call them up and pick up your food, sides, desserts and ToGo cocktails.

Note to all restaurants! If you are opening up and serving Grab N Go, please make sure you let us know as we are keeping a running list of the open places. But we need to know your current hours and contact info.

Click here to see our list.
Click here for Modesto Grab N Go
Click here for Modesto ToGo and join<>

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.