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food and wineIssue 25

By Noel Daniel The chef behind one of Modesto’s favorite Asian/Fusion restaurants is expanding his horizons yet again. Chef John Surla aims to open an upscale Italian eatery and steakhouse in Ripon in order to sample other culinary experiences. “I have a bistro,” said Surla. “I needed a different concept

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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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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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food and wineIssue 24

By Noel Daniel Next time you get a craving for some creamy, spicy deviled eggs, you might want to consider stopping in at Concetta— but they won’t be your grandma’s deviled eggs. Served with shrimp or else a tangy Sriracha kick, Concetta’s food is the most gourmet comfort food you’ll

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food and wineIssue 24

By Noel Daniel By now, you’ve probably had potatoes prepared in at least five ways: as chips, fries, baked potatoes, scalloped potatoes, or any other number of comfort food goodness. But potatoes are used in more ways than you’d think. Potatoes are fermented for vodka, as well as the Irish

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food and wineIssue 24

By Noel Daniel The leaves will be falling soon, and the harvest season for vineyards has begun. That means it’s time to put your feet up with a fine wine and relax as the summer heat simmers out of the air. But what wine is best for those countless fall

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food and wineIssue 23

By Noel Daniel If there’s any fruit that perfectly captures the feeling of summer, it’s a melon. Biting into a juicy watermelon on the 4th of July is a memory at least most of us have. Now that summer’s back in full force, so are the delicious melons that help

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food and wineIssue 23

If you like beer, wine, tequila or other spirits, you won’t go thirsty in Modesto. Here’s a roundup of some of the newer businesses that provide special adult beverages. Sandude Brewing Co. 1028 11Th St., Modesto www.sandudebrewing.com Sandude is a tasting room with a relaxed, beach-themed vibe and a comfortable

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food and wineIssue 22

By Michele Laverty If you are searching for local, fresh Italian food in Modesto, look no further than Ciao Bella. This restaurant brings fine dining to Modesto’s Century Center. Ciao Bella’s story begins with chef and owner Chau Nguyen. Chau started in the restaurant business as a dishwasher at the

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food and wineIssue 23

Oodles Oodles’ tasty yogurt varieties are made with the freshest, highest-quality ingredients and are as nutritious as they are delicious, helping you get your daily dose of active probiotic cultures. Oodles’ fantastic array of fresh yogurts are low in calories and fat and high in protein. Just add some fresh

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