Big turn out for first Asphalt Cowboy pancake breakfast since pandemic

Thousands of people flocked to the Redding Civic Auditorium parking lot to enjoy a hot breakfast courtesy of the Asphalt Cowboys.

Posted: May 14, 2021 5:57 PM

REDDING, Calif. - Thousands of people flocked to the Redding Civic Auditorium parking lot to enjoy a hot breakfast courtesy of the Asphalt Cowboys.

And for many, it's a tradition. “I’ve been coming here since I was little," said Sabrina Cantu, from Redding. "I absolutely love the atmosphere, the Asphalt Cowboys are amazing.”

Pancakes and sausages were on the menu for breakfast, and some people who attended were obsessed with the flavor.

"It tastes really amazing," said Aba Wilson.

Gina Cantu also agrees, saying this a can't miss event. "Everybody should come down every single year."

The Asphalt Cowboys tell Action News Now, they make roughly 30,000 pancakes each time the event is held.

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"We put out a good meal and the folks at Shasta County love it and we love to be part of it," said Jim Pope, a fellow Asphalt Cowboy.

Cowboys and cowgirls say they missed coming to the breakfast last year.

"That was strange," said Gina adding that "it was uncomfortable, it's good to get back on the saddle so to speak."

"It’s just great to be back we come every year. It’s a great event for our community,” said Denise Ball, who was happy to see the pancake event come back Friday.

Pope sys even though this fan-favorite event is back, they had to put others on the back burner for next year.

"We hope to get the parade back. We hope to do the things we miss," Pope said.

The cowboys served up pancakes from 5 a.m until 10 a.m. Friday.

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