The tastiest restaurant in Twisp is Tappi (201 Glover St., 509/997-3345), which offers smoky, flavorful dishes prepared in its wood-fired ovens, fresh salads, and a fantastic wine selection.
Next door is the Confluence Art Gallery, which displays changing exhibits of local artists.
Hometown Pizza (509/997-2100, 11:30 a.m.–8 p.m. Mon.–Tues. and Thurs.–Sat., closed Sun. and Wed.) competes with Tappi for the title of the best pizzas in Methow Valley.
Treat your nose and your taste buds to the smell and flavor of fresh breads and pastries at Cinnamon Twisp Bakery (509/997-5030, 6 a.m.–3 p.m. Mon.–Sat., closed Sun.), which specializes in baked goods, organic coffees, and other healthy foods.
The unofficial town hall in Twisp is inside Twisp River Pub (209 E. 2nd Ave., 509/997-6822, www.methowbrewing.com, 11:30 a.m.–8:30 p.m. Wed.–Thurs., 11:30 a.m.–9 p.m. Fri.–Sat., 10 a.m.–8:30 p.m. Sun.), a lively brewhouse that features fresh cookin’ and local art and hosts live music on some weekends. If you don’t sip on the mighty fine brew, at least indulge in one of the decadent homemade desserts. On Sunday, guests are treated to an extended brunch.
Get organic produce at Glover Street Market, or come to town for Twisp’s Farmers Market (9 a.m.–noon Sat. mid-Apr.–mid-Oct.).
© Ericka Chickowski from Moon Washington, 8th edition