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featured-food-and-winefood and wineIssue 27

Spring is here! Birds are singing, flowers are blooming, and it’s the perfect time to welcome the season by enjoying a tasty weekend brunch with friends. Check out the following local hotspots for a special brunch this weekend. SURLA’S RESTAURANT 431 12th St., Modesto 209-550-5555 www.surlasrestaurant.com  “Springtime diners can enjoy

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featured-food-and-winefood and wineIssue 26

By Noel Daniel While there’s still some chill in the air, we’d recommend enjoying a few last delicious bowls of soup. But where can you find some of the county’s best?  We’ve put together a list of five  stops where you can get a steamy  bowl of goodness. Phoenix Noodle

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featured-food-and-winefood and wineIssue 25

  By Noel Daniel As winter settles in, it seems like most of the years’ fruits go out, except for the sweet, tangy, and festively bright pomegranate. In Ancient Egypt, the pomegranate was a symbol of prosperity. In Ancient Greece, the pomegranate symbolized the lean winter months when Demeter, the

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featured-food-and-winefood and wineIssue 25

By Noel Daniel The holidays are filled with wonderful things, food being one of them. We don’t believe that you should deprive yourself of enjoying one of the wonderful things that the holidays have to offer. But you should be intentional. We’ve collected the opinions of some of the healthiest

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featured-food-and-winefood and wineIssue 25

By Noel Daniel Whether you’re hosting a soiree or  just enjoying a night in to put your feet up, these  bundt cakes and holiday cocktails will warm you up on a chilly winter’s night. Write up the perfect crowd-pleasing menu with these wintery drinks and delights. Pomegranate Sangria Sangria is a crowd-pleaser. Normally made with lemonade,

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featured-food-and-wineIssue 24

Luigi’s Pizza to Go KitchenLocated in a nondescript strip of storefronts on Yosemite Avenue in Modesto, Luigi’s Pizza To Go Kitchen is almost literally a hole in the wall. Step into the little shop and you’re met with two tables, a handful of chairs, a beautiful brick oven and the

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featured-food-and-wineIssue 23

By Noel Daniel If you’ve been searching for a restaurant that’s the perfect blend of atmosphere and gourmet cuisine and you haven’t been to Redwood Café, then you should start making dinner plans. Perfect for a date, a night out, or even a casually elegant lunch, Redwood Café is just as ponderous with style as

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featured-food-and-winefood and wineIssue 22

By Jacqui D. Sinarle If your season’s bounty is overflowing, think gleaning and gathering. That’s the name of a program operated by Interfaith Ministries that helps homeowners and farmers who have excess produce get it harvested and donated to people in need throughout community. It’s easy, philanthropic, and good for the environment, too. “With

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featured-food-and-winefood and wineIssue 21

By Noel Daniel Back in the earlier days of Turlock’s Downtown, Dust Bowl Brewing Company’s taproom settled on West Main Street in 2011 and started to make a name for itself. “Growler” became a part of local parlance and the drought of business in Downtown seemed to lessen through the

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featured-food-and-winefood and wineIssue 19

By Noel Daniel Hopefully it’s not too often that you sit down on a train to enjoy a drink, only to have the conductor pushing to outrun a zombie menace. Or solve a Murder Mystery. Thankfully for some, that’s only a small portion of the Sierra Dinner Train – it’s also a great place to meet

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