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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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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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By Noel Daniel Chef Surla is a staple in the Modesto area. And since April 2015, he took his cuisine into Merced county to flourish in Hilmar. Lola Bistro & Express features his modern take on Asian fare and American classics with a twist. “Lola” means “grandmother” in Filipino and

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food and wineIssue 29

By Ashley Stinson Middle eastern peoples learned to cultivate figs more than ten thousand years ago, a full millennium before cultivating other plants such as wheat and barley. If you’ve ever had a ripe summer fig, I think you’d understand where they were coming from. The first figs brought to

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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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food and wineIssue 28

By Ashley Stinson If there’s one fact in life that we can all depend on, it’s that there’s no food that isn’t improved by the addition of avocado. Delicious, full of vitamins, and just as good in sweet dishes as in savory dishes, the avocado is the miracle fruit of

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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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food and wineIssue 28

By Noel Daniel Everyone, at some point, gets a craving for some prime New Orleans cuisine. Maybe you want a plateful of shrimp fritters, crab cakes, or a steaming po’boy on a fresh bun. Having trouble locating Louisiana’s finest eats? Look no further: the Bayou’s just come to Modesto. The

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