Recently, my good friend and former elite-level Ironman competitor Pete Tabor opened up a roadside brats ‘n franks stand in downtown Winthrop. Seeing it in action, it’s amazing to me that no one has pursued such a venture before. Sure, Winthrop has a handful of good, quick-food options: East 20 Pizza, Dos Gallos Taco Stand, the Rocking Horse Bakery… but what really beats a good handmade bratwurst? Pete gets his bratwurst and frankfurters specially-made from Twisp meatmonger Chris Thomson, who for years has been keeping the valley happy with his various protein offerings. In addition to the headline items, Pete is also slinging veggie dogs and some pretty tasty “Lil’ Rickies” – Hebrew National hotdogs. That, plus a slew of ice cream bars, sodas, and chips oughta keep folks going for a good stroll on the boardwalk.
And, if you haven’t already guessed it, Ricochet Dogs is a proud MOD sponsor, so I am now assured of getting my essential amino acids and protein sources after every workout. I also help Pete out one day a week on Tuesdays from 11-3pm, so come on down and sample the best! The cart is located out in front of Methow Cycle and Sport, at the northern entrance to Winthrop on Highway 20. Pete has the cart open Tuesday – Saturday from 11-3pm, and on Sundays at the Winthrop Farmer’s Market.