FoodView – Twisted Pig 2.0

By Chris Murphy
Twisted Pig 2.0

One of north-east Modesto’s favorite places is getting a new groove for 2022 and beyond. The Twisted Pig has new owners, a new vision and a new menu under development that will make it more appealing to more people. Thom Guerrero and James Marsden and Seth Bassett teamed up with long-time Modesto bar and restaurateur and promoter Clint Shaw to take Twisted Pig to a new place, building on the current success of Low Key Bar and seeing opportunity to be a full service restaurant with expanded dinner menus and an expanded space.

New partner Thom is a regional mortgage broker who has really become involved in this community and was a fan and regular at Twisted Pig. He has a great network of friends and a focused vision that have encouraged this new move. His family is from Southern California and have restaurants so it is in his blood. James Marsden, (not the actor, but he does say the confusion is welcome) is a local Modestan going to school in the same neighborhood at Somerset and Beyer. He served our country in the Marines and has a passion for great customer and food service. Clint Shaw makes sure everything runs right, ensures that everything is well branded and each experience is an event that’s somethin people will remember and come back for.

New chapter openings and renovation have begun, with plans to join the two dining rooms, bring more live music and fun events like karaoke nights. One of the big plans will be to expand the dinner menu with new and tasty entrees like the Pasta and Potato Alfredo. The team is working on new entrees that will appeal to families and offer a wide variety and a nice multi course dinner experience and you may even see a kids menu. “We wanted to move beyond a neighborhood bar and really start serving great meals that everyone can enjoy” explains James Marsden. The amazing pork and burgers that are the foundation of the Twisted Pig are front and center too. These are big, hearty burgers, and with an appetizer menu that will satisfy everyone. Plus, did I mention tots? Yes, amazing tots.

One of the things has not changed is the man behind the bar, Griffin Dye. He is one of Modesto’s legendary bartenders and everything he makes, from my favorite, “the Cocky Irishman” to a full-blown Long Island, Irish Coffee or a craft cocktail is special. Every time I am there, the bar is loaded with his regulars and Grif takes care of the crew.

One of the cool new 2022 reboots will be expanded covered outdoor patio seating for Sunday brunch and there will even be some cool theme brunches this spring. Creating cool parties have been one of Clint’s specialties since his days doing the Fly Boy Productions in the early 2000s and expect some live bands once the two spaces are connected. Until then some cool singer / songwriters and karaoke will make it fun.

Twisted Pig is a great neighborhood place, offering full service specialty food and drink for the whole family as well as being a place you can get your groove on in the evening on the north east side of town. They are very proud that they are “veteran owned” and you will expect to see veteran-friendly events throughout the year. Easily located at Coffee and Floyd, you can get to the Twisted Pig from anywhere easily and there’s plenty of parking. Stop in soon and check it out and you will quickly find some favorites.

Sat & Sun10am-10pm, M-F 11-midnight
2717 Coffee Rd, Modesto 95355

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About the Author:

Chris Murphy is the President and CEO of Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group and Publisher and Founder of ModestoView Inc. Chris worked globally in the cycling industry returning to Modesto in 1996. He is also the founder of the Modesto Historic Graffiti Cruise Route, Legends of the Cruise Walk of Fame, Modesto Rockin’ Holiday, the Modesto Music History Organization and co-founder of the Modesto Area Music Association. Chris is married to his artist wife Rebecca since 1985 and has two daughters Madison and Abigail, both graduating from Modesto High and UC Berkeley. He is lead singer and guitarist for his band, Third Party that donates their performances to non-profits.