Asphalt Cowboys serve up famous pancake breakfast to thousands

Flapjacks have been traveling off the griddles — often simply because of the wind — through the wildly well known pancake breakfast that the Asphalt Cowboys served to the local community on Friday.

The smell of hotcakes and syrup was in the air as breakfast-goers sat at dozens of tables that lined the Market place Street Promenade. This year’s regular Friday morning meal all through Rodeo Week was served at the new downtown location. In earlier a long time, up to 10,000 people today would go to.

Asphalt Cowboy Rick Thurmond stirs batches of Krusteaz mix for Friday morning's famous pancake breakfast that the Cowboys and their helpers served to the community.

Asphalt Cowboy Rick Thurmond stirs batches of Krusteaz combine for Friday morning’s well known pancake breakfast that the Cowboys and their helpers served to the local community.

Households stood in line for their servings of pancakes, sausage, orange juice or milk, and cups of “cowboy mud,” otherwise known as espresso. Friends waved and greeted every single other as they discovered their seats.

All eyes turned to the towering steam whistle as songs often blasted from speakers upcoming to the rustic pipes. Numerous experienced to keep on to their cowboy hats as the wind gusted in the early morning sunshine.

Pancake breakfast fixture Alden Bailey reprised his purpose as Dry Gulch Dan. He permit both little ones and grownups pound his metallic gold pan with a spoon as a morning wake-up phone, a custom he commenced some 45 yrs ago.

Courtney Parker of Redding helps son Logan Nunes cut his pancakes during the Asphalt Cowboys' well-attended breakfast on Friday morning, May 20, 2022, along the Market Street Promenade in downtown Redding.

Courtney Parker of Redding will help son Logan Nunes minimize his pancakes in the course of the Asphalt Cowboys’ well-attended breakfast on Friday morning, Could 20, 2022, together the Sector Avenue Promenade in downtown Redding.

The Cowboys wind up their events with the Redding Rodeo Parade that starts downtown at 10 a.m. Saturday. Meanwhile, the Redding Rodeo Association will present the final effectiveness of the Redding Rodeo setting up at 7 p.m. Saturday.

Rodeo officials say the Saturday rodeo presently is sold out and individuals who have tickets should get there early to beat the site visitors.

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