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food and wineIssue 31

By Noel Daniel After opening on Aug. 15, Cobblestone Bakery has been serving as Downtown Modesto’s only bakery. Owner Gerit Sand—whose education and expertise spans from previous work with Ethan Allen and First Data to a current study of law—has big plans in mind for his Valley flagship. Sand has

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By Noel Daniel The holidays are chaotic at the best of times. Your calendar’s full of parties, your lists are full of gift ideas, and your every waking moment may or may not consist of “have I forgotten something?” No matter what you celebrate, just navigating a store during the

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By Noel Daniel For some, the holidays are a time where spending spirals out of all control. Splurging on that cousin’s gift or that aunt’s birthday card can lead to a budget that’s hundreds of dollars beyond what you initially thought. And have you given any thought to investing in

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By Connor Duewell It’s that time of year again! The excitement and stresses of the Holidays are coming to an end, and all that’s left is the one big night of celebration: New Year’s Eve. You’ve got the balloons, the champaign, the glasses–everything you need to ring in the new

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food and wineIssue 31

 By Ashley Stinson Since the 1800s, oranges have been an essential flavor of the holiday season, alongside cloves and cinnamon. Although oranges have been cultivated in Asia for thousands of years, this bright little fruit only made it’s way across Europe in the 16th century. Europeans began to develop recipes

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Past Articles

Issue 30Out and About

By Noel Daniel Continuing its legacy of success, Modesto Con was a definite hit this July, featuring all aspects of geek pursuits such as a plethora of cosplayers, crafts, and general nerdom. This event, held to revere and further the culture of geekery, provides a fun and safe event for

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Issue 30Out and About

By Noel Daniel Modesto joined the ranks of many bustling cities on Jul. 30 after throwing a wildly successful Porchfest. With more than 30 mini-concerts, Porchfest’s city-wide serenade was started and spearheaded by Kate Trompetter, Ruhi Sheikh, and Tricia Rosenow. Events like Porchfest, Modstock, and many others bring business to

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food and wineIssue 30

By Ashley Stinson Located on 13th St., Bayou Bar and Grill brings authentic Cajun flavor to downtown Modesto. If you’re looking for Southern food that will fill you up, with a kick of spice that you won’t be able to resist, this is your place. Bayou Bar and Grill has

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food and wineIssue 30

By Ashley Stinson Lemons are one of the kitchen’s most familiar sights, and possibly one of the most widely useful ingredients you can keep stocked. Although the lemon was introduced to Italy in the second century, it took until the Renaissance for it to reach wide usage throughout Europe. Spanish

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By Ashley Stinson It’s no surprise that the Valley loves to eat. Our community is surrounded by some of the world’s most fertile farmland, and is a mixing pot full of different culinary traditions, as well as modern-thinkers. The Modesto area is full of amazing restaurants—and some of those restaurants happen

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Issue 30Travel

By Ashley Stinson If there’s one thing that California is known for the world over, it’s our excellent wines. California is the world’s fourth-largest producer of wine, with a climate that’s fabulously suited to growing vast vineyards of flavorful grapes. And no place in California is more synonymous with vineyards

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