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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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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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featured-food-and-winefood and wineIssue 18

By Jacqui D. Sinarle You could say that milk is in Rick Nutcher’s blood.   Nutcher grew up working in the family dairy, milking cows in the morning before going to school and raising dairy cattle in the local 4-H club. So although he left the industry for a time to grow cattle feed,

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contentfeatured-food-and-winefood and wineIssue 17

  “When You go out to eat, it’s really all about the food,” says DEWZ restaurant co-owner Scott Aspesi. And there’s possibly no better food in Modesto than Dewz’ New American cuisine, made fresh from scratch with local ingredients by Executive Chef Vincent Alvarado for 18 years. “It’s a combination of great service

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By Alex Cantatore There, along the slopes of China’s Kunlun Mountains, a small, deciduous, fruit-bearing tree first grew. But it wasn’t until the fruit came to Persia and the Romans termed it the “Persian apple” that it got its modern name – the peach. China still dominates the world’s peach

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featured-food-and-wineIssue 16

 BY ALEX CANTATORE It’s easy to mistake Joe Baird for just another deli employee at the O’Brien’s Market on Dale Road in Modesto, as he slices cheese in his white chef’s coat. But then that free sample quickly turns into an in-depth discussion about cheese, and it becomes clear: Baird

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featured-food-and-wineIssue 16

BY ALEX CANTATORE There’s something in the water in Turlock: hops, barley, and malt. Dust Bowl Brewing Co. broke ground on a massive new facility in early April, expected to dramatically expand the Turlock brewery’s offerings and distribution. It’s just the latest sign of Turlock’s ongoing craft beer revolution. The

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