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featured-food-and-winefood and wineIssue 30

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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featured-food-and-winefood and wineIssue 30

By Noel Daniel It’s fall—the leaves will be falling soon, the harvest season for vineyards has begun, and that means it’s time to relax with a fine wine and relax as the summer heat simmers out of the air. Crush season is upon us, and there are any number of

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featured-food-and-winefood and wineIssue 29

By Noel Daniel The Fourth Of July is couched in by weeks of heat, pool parties, barbecues, and American flag-branded merchandise from sea to shining sea. That’s why we decided to get patriotic and offer up some of our favorite eateries that make us think about brews, honeydews, and barbecues. Whip

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featured-food-and-winefood and wineIssue 28

By Noel Daniel Being hungry in Stanislaus County is one of the best places to be. Even visitors from LA and the Bay Area flock to local establishments to curb their cravings. The Valley has some of the freshest foods and cooks up some classic comfort food on top of

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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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