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We wrap up our week-long coverage of Big Storm Coffee Company with a final demonstration from head roaster Chris Ramsey.  The cupping process is a way to ensure quality and consistency from one cup of coffee to the next.  Chris shows us a little behind the scenes magic and how all of that comes together to make a great cup. 

Follow Big Storm Coffee Company’s social media here:

https://www.facebook.com/bigstormcoffee/

https://twitter.com/bigstormcoffee 

https://www.instagram.com/bigstormcoffee/ 

Also, a special thank you to John Schroeder at Big Storm Brewing in Cape Coral for arranging this interview with Chris and for filming our Instagram and Facebook live videos to celebrate National Coffee Day! Go check them out if you haven’t yet on our social media.  

We thank Chris for taking time to demonstrate the process that brings delicious coffee to all who visit Big Storm Brewing Company’s tap rooms and can’t wait to visit Big Storm Coffee Company‘s first retail location in Clearwater!

THAT’S A WRAP

Are there races we should try?  Is there a great  local place to explore and indulge in the best food or beverages in your hometown when we visit? Want to reach us with a tip, trick, or recommendations?  Our email is info@runeatdrink.net. Or you can call with your “runcation” tips at 941- 677-2733.  

Thank you for listening! We are looking forward to another great year of the podcast because of all your support! Don’t forget to follow us and let us know where to find you next on our website, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.  Also checkout our new store on the website and get some swag, compliments of Pure Creative Apparel. Thanks to PodcastMusic.com for providing the music for this episode, too!

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RED Quick Bite #90: Big Storm Coffee Company Pour Over Demo with Head Coffee Roaster Chris Ramsey (VIDEO)

October 6, 2019
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We continue sharing all the fun we had celebrating National Coffee Day with Chris Ramsey, Head Coffee Roaster at Big Storm Coffee Company with this Video Quick Bite!  

Here, Chris gives us a pour over demonstration.  Chris steps through the process of creating a great cup of coffee through this method.  He also talks about the varieties of coffee available in all Big Storm Brewing Company’s tap rooms.  You can have it there or take it home to brew.   Chris shared the awesome news about the expansion and first retail location featuring Big Storm Coffee and ice cream in Clearwater, Florida right down the road from the place where Big Storm brews its great beer !!

We thank Chris for taking time to demonstrate the process that brings delicious coffee to all who visit Big Storm Brewing Company’s tap rooms and can’t wait to visit their first retail location in Clearwater!

THAT’S A WRAP

Are there races we should try?  Is there a great  local place to explore and indulge in the best food or beverages in your hometown when we visit? Want to reach us with a tip, trick, or recommendations?  Our email is info@runeatdrink.net. Or you can call with your “runcation” tips at 941- 677-2733.  

Thank you for listening! We are looking forward to another great year of the podcast because of all your support! Don’t forget to follow us and let us know where to find you next on our website, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.  Also checkout our new store on the website and get some swag, compliments of Pure Creative Apparel. Thanks to PodcastMusic.com for providing the music for this episode, too!

RED Quick Bite 89 VIDEO Interview with Head Coffee Roaster of Big Storm Coffee Co Chris Ramsey

October 4, 2019
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It’s a Video to Celebrate National Coffee Day! (which is basically everyday for us...)

Our latest Quick Bite brings you the video of our awesome chat with Head Coffee Roaster at Big Storm Coffee Company, Chris Ramsey!  He talks about the varieties of coffee available in all Big Storm Brewing Company’s tap rooms as well as the expansion and first retail location featuring Big Storm Coffee and ice cream!!

Stay tuned for more video this weekend, including two demos Chris gave us showing off how Big Storm brings us its awesome coffee!  

THAT’S A WRAP

Are there races we should try?  Is there a great  local place to explore and indulge in the best food or beverages in your hometown when we visit? Want to reach us with a tip, trick, or recommendations?  Our email is info@runeatdrink.net. Or you can call with your “runcation” tips at 941- 677-2733.  

Thank you for listening! We are looking forward to another great year of the podcast because of all your support! Don’t forget to follow us and let us know where to find you next on our website, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.  Also checkout our new store on the website and get some swag, compliments of Pure Creative Apparel. Thanks to PodcastMusic.com for providing the music for this episode, too!

RED Episode #81: Lessons Learned, Your Childhood Comfort Foods, & Big Storm Head Coffee Roaster Chris Ramsey

October 1, 2019

RUN

This week was not a travel week for us, so on to training updates! Aimee has learned a couple of really great lessons.  Like is starting late in the day to complete a long run in Florida really smart?  Also, isn’t it just a great feeling to get it done?  Dana is also really close to being cleared to start intervals again!  It’s International Podcast Day!  What podcasts do you listen to when you are out there pounding the pavement?  We share some.  Let us know yours!

EAT

We asked and you responded with your favorite comfort foods and where to get them!

Some places you mentioned were:

Bullig Coffee and Bites  in Fort Myers, FL - Morgan “The Moose” Wright on Facebook

Thinh Asian Kitchen  and Saigon Deli - Trang Bryan on Facebook and Instagram

Burro Cheese Kitchen  and Wholly Cow in Austin, TX- Transforming Tobi on Instagram

Ledger in Salem, MA - Michael Leslie on Instagram

Ramsey’s Diner in Lexington, KY - Suzanne on Instagram

Charley’s Steakhouse in Tampa, FL -Steph from the vacation planning website www.justadayinparadise.com

Rib City in various locations - Stephanie Swan on Instagram (Thanks for your email!)

DRINK

It’s National Coffee Day!  You know how we feel about coffee!  How do we celebrate?  With a very special guest.  Did you know that Big Storm is also a coffee company? Big Storm Coffee Company’s head roaster, Chris Ramsey, joins us for a very special interview to celebrate the day!  He talks Big Storm Coffee, how he got started, and what’s important in a good cup of coffee.

We will share more from our chat with Chris throughout the week, so stay tuned to our social media and be sure to subscribe to the podcast so you don’t miss those Quick Bites we will share from our interview with Chris!

Follow Big Storm Coffee Company’s social media here:

https://www.facebook.com/bigstormcoffee/

https://twitter.com/bigstormcoffee 

https://www.instagram.com/bigstormcoffee/ 

Also, a special thank you to John Schroeder at Big Storm Brewing in Cape Coral for arranging this interview with Chris and for filming our Instagram and Facebook live videos to celebrate National Coffee Day! Go check them out if you haven’t yet on our social media.  

THAT’S A WRAP

Are there races we should try?  How do you mix up your training to stay motivated for the longer runs?  Want to reach us with a tip, trick, or recommendations?  Our email is info@runeatdrink.net. Or you can call with your “runcation” tips at 941- 677-2733.  

Thank you for listening! We are looking forward to another great year of the podcast because of all your support! Don’t forget to follow us and let us know where to find you next on our website, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.  Also checkout our new store on the website and get some swag, compliments of Pure Creative Apparel. Thanks to PodcastMusic.com for providing the music for this episode, too!

Special thanks to Warby Parker for sponsoring this week’s show!  Don’t forget to check out www.warbyparkertrial.com/red!  Get a free 5-day in-home trial of 5 frames shipped to you at no charge.  We thank Warby Parker again for sponsoring this week’s show!

RED Episode Preview: Episode 81 Will Be Out Later Tonight

October 1, 2019

Hey! We got so much great content to share with you in our episode this week that we are still putting it together this morning.  Our episode will be out later tonight including your listener feedback about great comfort food and a great interview with Chris Ramsey, Head Coffee Roaster at Big Storm Coffee.  In the meantime, head over to our Facebook Page or Instagram to see some of the live demos that Chris gave us!  Thank you for tuning in and for your patience.  Have a great day!

RED Episode #80: Dana’s Infinity Hunt

September 24, 2019

RUN

This week was not a travel week for us, so on to training updates!  Aimee completed speed work this weekend and will complete a long run on the upcoming weekend to stay on track for SouthernMost Half Marathon, Wine and Dine, and Jeff Galloway’s race weekend!  Dana completed a 9-miler and has lessons he learned on the road to help you on your next long one!

EAT

This week Dana takes us on an Infinity Hunt!  This was a Marvel-themed, local event involving local taprooms and breweries!  What a fun collaboration!  Solving clues to locate all the Infinity Stones was hard work!  

During the hunt, he got hungry and ordered food from Paradise Pizza to be delivered to Big Storm Brewing in Cape Coral.  He has a recap of a chicken tenders basket and we talk about other offerings on the menu we want to try.

DRINK

Dana went to Eight-Foot Brewing, Big Storm Brewing, No. 3 Craft Brews, Big Blue Brewing, and Scotty’s Bierwerks, before returning to Eight-Foot to finish the final step of the Infinity Hunt.  Don’t worry, he followed the advice we always give:  Bring a designated driver or ride share to stay safe!

Big Storm Brewing - Munich Dunkel

No. 3 Craft Brews - Innis and Gunn Kindred Spirits Stout

Big Blue Brewing - Chocolate Milk Stout

Scotty’s Bierwerks - Irish Red Ale

Eight-Foot Brewing - Florida Wheat

NEXT WEEK

It’s National Coffee Day!  You know how we feel about coffee!  How do we celebrate?  Tune in and find out!

THAT’S A WRAP

Are there races we should try? Want to reach us with a tip, trick, or recommendations?  Want to recap a race on our show that everyone should run?  Our email is info@runeatdrink.net. Or you can call and leave us a message at 941- 677-2733.  

Thank you for listening! We are looking forward to another great year of the podcast because of all your support! Don’t forget to follow us and let us know where to find you next on our website, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.  Also checkout our new store on the website and get some swag, compliments of Pure Creative Apparel. Thanks to PodcastMusic.com for providing the music for this episode, too!

Special thanks to Warby Parker for sponsoring this week’s show!  Don’t forget to check out www.warbyparkertrial.com/red!  Get a free 5-day in-home trial of 5 frames shipped to you at no charge.  We thank Warby Parker again for sponsoring this week’s show!

RED Episode # 79: Mike Bankhead from the Be Our Guest Podcast Lizards Running Facebook Group

September 17, 2019

WE RUN, EAT, and DRINK DISNEY on THIS WEEK’S SHOW!

This week we share your listener feedback about keeping training enjoyable when it gets tough.  Thank you to everyone who sent in a tip, trick, or suggestion!  

On this episode, we got to test out our really great audio equipment and talk to a special guest.  When things get tough in your training season, it is important to be part of a training group or online group that understands and can provide support and advice.  The Be Our Guest Podcast Lizards FaceBook group is one of the best.  It was born out of the Be Our Guest Podcast, which is a fantastic podcast about all things Disney (Shout out to Mike, Pam, and Rikki!).  The Be Our Guest Podcast Lizards group on FaceBook started because of a love for all things RunDisney, but members also support each other in all running endeavors and races.

We are sharing our interview with Mike Bankhead, who created the Be Our Guest Podcast Lizards running group on Facebook almost six years ago!  It is almost 2000 members strong.  Mike talks about his journey with running, creating the group, and shares his tips and tricks for a Disney runcation or vacation!  He emphasizes that this group has forged very special friendships and members who cheer each other on have become like family to each other.  He also shares his favorite places to stay and where to eat after you have run off all those calories!

He also shared great resources like The Magic for Less Travel, to help you book a magical Disney vacation and The Mouse for Less, which is the blog that Rikki, co-host of the Be Our Guest Podcast along with Mike Rahlmann, helps to maintain and that gives you tips, tricks, information, and great resources about Disney, too!

THAT’S A WRAP

Are there races we should try?  How do you mix up your training to stay motivated for the longer runs?  Want to reach us with a tip, trick, or recommendations?  Our email is info@runeatdrink.net. Or you can call with your “runcation” tips at 941- 677-2733.  

Thank you for listening! We are looking forward to another great year of the podcast because of all your support! Don’t forget to follow us and let us know where to find you next on our website, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.  Also checkout our new store on the website and get some swag, compliments of Pure Creative Apparel. Thanks to PodcastMusic.com for providing the music for this episode, too!

Special thanks to Warby Parker for sponsoring this week’s show!  Don’t forget to check out www.warbyparkertrial.com/red!  Get a free 5-day in-home trial of 5 frames shipped to you at no charge.  We thank Warby Parker again for sponsoring this week’s show!

RED Episode # 78: Training Updates, Wicked Streatery, and a Hot Take on a New Big Storm Brewing Release

September 10, 2019

RUN

We were on a podcast called Experiences You Should Have with Gail Lovelace Menasco this week!  We loved meeting her at Podcast Movement. She gave us a chance to talk about one of our favorite race experiences, the Donna Marathon Weekend in Jacksonville that supports the Donna Foundation in the mission of helping fight the battle to end breast cancer.

 

We talk about Dana’s progress on his road to recovery from surgery and Aimee’s training plan to prepare for the fall race season.  In addition, we talk about how we mix up our runs during training by entering races along the way to change up the scenery of longer distances, including Southernmost Half Marathon.  Although a repeat for us, it allows us to have a weekend getaway while staying on track with training and show you more of Key West as a runcation or vacation destination.

EAT

This week we bring you Wicked Streatery!  After our training run over the weekend, we went out to Fort Myers Brewing Company for their Kegs & Eggs Sunday Brunch.  If you visit the Southwest Florida area, you must have the food from this truck!  Wicked Chicken and Waffles, Southwest Breakfast Bowl, and Chimichurri Steak Hash are all must-haves on the menu!  

DRINK

Big Storm Brewing had a new release this week: Firestorm Black IPA.  We break it down and try it for the first time as we record the show! At 5.8% ABV and 71 IBU, we did not know if we would like it or what overwhelming flavors we would get from this beer.  It was surprising.  Not an overwhelming pine flavor, but yet another great offering that we’d have another pint of from Big Storm!

THAT’S A WRAP

Are there races we should try?  How do you mix up your training to stay motivated for the longer runs?  Want to reach us with a tip, trick, or recommendations?  Our email is info@runeatdrink.net. Or you can call with your “runcation” tips at 941- 677-2733.  

Thank you for listening! We are looking forward to another great year of the podcast because of all your support! Don’t forget to follow us and let us know where to find you next on our website, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.  Also checkout our new store on the website and get some swag, compliments of Pure Creative Apparel.  Thank you, Pure Creative Apparel, for sponsoring this week’s show!  Thanks to PodcastMusic.com for providing the music for this episode, too!

RED Quick Bite #88: Midnight Sun Brewing Company in Anchorage

September 3, 2019

It’s time for another Quick Bite!  This is the last bite-sized bonus from our trip to the Anchorage RunFest

We had a late flight on Monday following our completion of the Half Marathon, so we decided to explore Midnight Sun Brewing Company’s loft and highly recommended beer and food.

It was a short 20-minute Lyft from our hotel in downtown Anchorage to Midnight Sun Brewing Company’s loft and brewery. Their brewing space and kitchen are located on the lower level.  The loft is on the second level and has indoor and outdoor space where you can enjoy food and beer.  They have a kitchen in the space where they make some tasty food, and we got the “Off the Hook” Chorizo Dip.  Yum!

We loved the “beer forward” board where, after you buy someone a beer, you can post a note telling everyone why you chose to pay it forward to that person.

In this quick bite, we talk about the flights our beer tender recommended, both a “light” and a “dark” flight.  Each flight was inexpensive and had several tasty options for whatever pleases your palate.

We wanted to stay longer and sample more of their beer and food menu, but alas, we had to make our way to the airport.  If we get back to Anchorage, we will make a point of getting there when we can stay for a while, have a meal, and enjoy a pint or two.

THAT’S A WRAP

Want to reach us with a tip, trick, or recommendations?  Our email is info@runeatdrink.net. Or you can call with your “runcation” tips at 941- 677-2733.  

Thank you for listening! We are looking forward to another great year of the podcast because of all your support! Don’t forget to follow us and let us know where to find you next on our website, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.  Also checkout our new store on the website and get some swag, compliments of Pure Creative Apparel.  Thank you, Pure Creative Apparel, for sponsoring this week’s show!  Thanks to PodcastMusic.com for providing the music for this episode, too!

RED Quick Bite #87: Beer Flights at Glacier Brewhouse in Anchorage

August 30, 2019

It’s time for another Quick Bite!  A bite-sized bonus from our trip to the Anchorage RunFest. 

We talked about the upscale celebratory meal we had at Glacier Brewhouse in Episode 77 when we recapped the Anchorage RunFest Half Marathon.  Check that out if you haven’t because that is the way to celebrate!  

Not only was the food great, but the original beers they have on tap are quite tasty, too. So we decided to break down the flights of beer we had as we celebrated the completion of the half and Dana’s comeback to the half marathon distance.  We sampled 5 beers each so we could bring you a true tour of their original brews!

If we are lucky enough to make it back to Anchorage, we will be back to Glacier Brewhouse!  

THAT’S A WRAP

Stay tuned for more from Anchorage.  We still have some additional awesome food and beverage options when celebrating your accomplishments in Anchorage.  

Want to reach us with a tip, trick, or recommendations?  Our email is info@runeatdrink.net. Or you can call with your “runcation” tips at 941- 677-2733.  

Thank you for listening! We are looking forward to another great year of the podcast because of all your support! Don’t forget to follow us and let us know where to find you next on our website, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.  Also checkout our new store on the website and get some swag, compliments of Pure Creative Apparel.  Thank you, Pure Creative Apparel, for sponsoring this week’s show!  Thanks to PodcastMusic.com for providing the music for this episode, too!

RED Episode 77: Anchorage RunFest Half Marathon, Glacier Brewhouse, and Moosestooth Pub

August 27, 2019

RUN

Welcome back to Anchorage RunFest!  This week we recap our half marathon experience.  This race includes beautiful weather with the exception of a really strong head or tail wind from time to time and beautiful mostly off-road course.  It is mainly flat and scenery is simply amazing. Beautiful trails with picturesque water views, beautiful trees, and a paved course.  The time limit is so generous and you get to interact with others on the course that are running the full marathon and the 49k race.  Other runners on this course are so friendly!  The water and sports drink stops as well as port-a-potties are plentiful so you have what you need to be successful.  The medal is a beautiful metallic purple reflective color.  And we ran into Bart Yasso on the way back to the finish line in downtown Anchorage.    There was a complimentary beer from Humpy's Great Alaskan Alehouse after the race was over.  We’d come back and do this one again!

EAT

After the half marathon we really indulged by celebrating at Glacier Brewhouse.  We’d say that this is a special occasion kind of meal.  Good news:  reservations are taken on Open Table and we highly recommend them.  We had an appetizer of Smoked Salmon Dip that was delicious.  Alder wood grilled entrees are plentiful on this menu, including a Ribeye we had.  We also sampled the Herb-Crusted Alaska Halibut.  We each added a half pound of the Alaskan King Crab Legs because when in Alaska... you know what to do! We finished off the meal with the Original Peanut Butter Pie.  Everything was so tasty and Travis was a great server!  We recommend this place for sure.  We will be talking about their beer on an upcoming Quick Bite, so stay tuned!

DRINK

Moose’s Tooth serves Broken Tooth Brewing Beer and when we were waiting for and eating the amazing pizza that we talked about on Episode 76 , we sampled a few of their original beers.  Dana’s offerings were cleverly named Van Damme Belgian Strong Ale and Darth Delirium Belgian-Style Stout, while Aimee had Chugach Sessions Cream Ale and Hard Apple Ale. They have a wide variety and something for every palate.  We wanted to try them all!

THAT’S A WRAP

Stay tuned for more from Anchorage because we couldn’t fit all the amazing food and beverage in one episode, as you can already tell!

Want to reach us with a tip, trick, or recommendations?  Our email is info@runeatdrink.net. Or you can call with your “runcation” tips at 941- 677-2733.  

Thank you for listening! We are looking forward to another great year of the podcast because of all your support! Don’t forget to follow us and let us know where to find you next on our website, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.  Also checkout our new store on the website and get some swag, compliments of Pure Creative Apparel.  Thank you, Pure Creative Apparel, for sponsoring this week’s show!  Thanks to PodcastMusic.com for providing the music for this episode, too!

RED Quick Bite #86: Matanuska Brewpub’s Awesome Food Options

August 26, 2019

The Matanuska Brewpub Downtown location was just steps away from our hotel in Anchorage when we were there for the Anchorage RunFest.  We recapped their awesome beer selection on RED Episode 76.  But they have an awesome menu of delicious food, too.

So, we ordered two items from their menu.  We are going to break them down for you on this quick bite.

The first:  The Shrimp and Artichoke Flatbread that was $10.  It had a crispy flatbread crust with huge shrimp and big pieces of artichoke hearts as well as tarragon, mozzarella, sun-dried tomato, capers, and garlic. Every last bite was so tasty!

The second:  The Alaska Pot Roast Sandwich that was $15.  it was huge!  The sandwich had a generous serving of pot roast on French baguette and topped with brown gravy and garnished with parsley.  It was such a great comfort food option!

Matanuska had an outstanding variety of beer but also a fantastic menu.  If we ever return to the Anchorage area, and we are already planning... we will be back and we highly recommend both their beer and food to you!

THAT’S A WRAP

Stay tuned for more from Anchorage.  We still have the half marathon to recap plus some additional awesome food and beverage options when celebrating your accomplishments in Anchorage.  

Want to reach us with a tip, trick, or recommendations?  Our email is info@runeatdrink.net. Or you can call with your “runcation” tips at 941- 677-2733.  

Thank you for listening! We are looking forward to another great year of the podcast because of all your support! Don’t forget to follow us and let us know where to find you next on our website, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.  Also checkout our new store on the website and get some swag, compliments of Pure Creative Apparel.  Thank you, Pure Creative Apparel, for sponsoring this week’s show!  Thanks to PodcastMusic.com for providing the music for this episode, too!

RED Episode #76: Anchorage RunFest Recap Part 1, Moose’s Tooth, and Matanuska Brewpub

August 20, 2019

RUN

Welcome to Anchorage RunFest! This week, we recap Saturday’s events on our trip, including the Expo and the Anchorage Mile.  The Anchorage Mile events included a Women’s, Men’s, Military, and Community Mile that went off throughout the morning.  We had a great time running the flat course that looped 1.5 times around a great park where an outdoor post-race event was held with tents setup with games for kids, a truck serving coffee, post-race pizza, and hunting safety tips tent was set up.    Then we got the honor and privilege to hear Bart Yasso, Jeff Galloway, and World Record Holder for Double Amputees in the Marathon, Marko Cheseto motivate us and provide us with wisdom ahead of the longer races on Sunday.  Such great events to start the weekend off right!  We will recap our half marathon experience on next week’s episode, so stay tuned for more about this awesome weekend.  

EAT

Moose’s Tooth boasts the best pizza and beer in town.  It did not disappoint!  We arrived to find there was a wait.  It is not on Open Table, so be prepared to wait, but good news... there is an outdoor deck with a waiting area around a fire pit and beer from Broken Tooth Brewing.  We will recap the beers in a later episode.  But, that pizza was amazing!  We got a large so we could try two different kinds from the menu.  The Call of the Wild included Reindeer sausage!  The Brewhouse Favorite had chorizo sausage and Denali sauce, which is a unique ricotta-based white sauce with herbs and spices.  Crust was a thicker New York-style crust.  The wait staff was knowledgeable and friendly and the view from the outdoor patio where we ate was incredible.  You gotta stop by!

DRINK

Matanuska Brewpub in downtown Anchorage was only a few steps from our hotel!  Matanuska Brewing Company actually brews their beer in Palmer, but has several Brewpub locations in Eagle River and in Anchorage.  We tried a variety of their beers and were really pleased with their selection.  There is something for everyone from an IPA lover to someone who loves a fruit beer, and as you know, we love places like that.  They have a menu and, the sandwiches that came out looked amazing.  We would have gone back for the sandwiches, but we ran out of time!! 😞

THAT’S A WRAP

Stay tuned for more from the Anchorage RunFest including our recap of the half marathon and more great places to eat and drink as you celebrate your accomplishment.  

Want to reach us with a tip, trick, or recommendations?  Our email is info@runeatdrink.net. Or you can call with your “runcation” tips at 941- 677-2733.  

Thank you for listening! We are looking forward to another great year of the podcast because of all your support! Don’t forget to follow us and let us know where to find you next on our website, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.  Also checkout our new store on the website and get some swag, compliments of Pure Creative Apparel.  Thank you, Pure Creative Apparel, for sponsoring this week’s show!  Thanks to PodcastMusic.com for providing the music for this episode, too!

RED Quick Bite #85: Grilled Avocado and Ahi Tuna at Splitsville

August 16, 2019
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RunDisney’s Virtual Race Series celebrates 80 years of Marvel. While we were up at Disney completing the August 5K in the series, we got some great food at Splitsville in Disney Springs.    

Mike Crave, General Manager, sat down with us and took us through some of his favorites from the menu. The Grilled Avocado and Ahi Tuna is a unique dish that Mike shared with us.  A halved avocado is grilled and filled with a generous portion of seared ahi tuna tossed in spicy kimchee ponzu sauce. it is topped with scallions and spicy mayo and served with sticky rice and crispy wonton chips.  We had the most fun with Mike as he had us flip the warm avocado and squeeze it onto the sushi rice so that it mixed with the ahi tuna to create the perfect bite!  Those wanton chips topped with all the goodness... it is a must for the sushi lover in your life!

THAT’S A WRAP

Stay tuned for more from Splitsville.  Mike, was so nice to sit down with us and give us a tour of his favorites from the menu.  There were so many amazing flavors that we couldn’t fit them all in one episode, so we will be sharing them as quick bites.  Everyone should know about the elevated food, drinks, and fun at Splitsville.  

Want to reach us with a tip, trick, or recommendations?  Our email is info@runeatdrink.net. Or you can call with your “runcation” tips at 941- 677-2733.  

Thank you for listening! We are looking forward to another great year of the podcast because of all your support! Don’t forget to follow us and let us know where to find you next on our website, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.  Also checkout our new store on the website and get some swag, compliments of Pure Creative Apparel.  Thank you, Pure Creative Apparel, for sponsoring this week’s show!  Thanks to PodcastMusic.com for providing the music for this episode, too!

RED Quick Bite #84: Grilled Salmon with Mango Chutney at Splitsville in Disney Springs

August 15, 2019
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RunDisney’s Virtual Race Series celebrates 80 years of Marvel. While we were up at Disney completing the August 5K in the series, we got some great food at Splitsville in Disney Springs.    

Mike Crave, General Manager, sat down with us and took us through some of his favorites from the menu.  One of them is the Grilled Salmon with Mango Chutney.  The salmon is grilled and tastes so fresh atop the sticky rice.  The broccoli is topped with a flavorful garlic butter sauce.  This entree would be great after a long run or actually anytime. (Bonus hint:  Mike says it is great blackened!)

THAT’S A WRAP

Stay tuned for more from Splitsville throughout the week.  Mike, was so nice to sit down with us and give us a tour of his favorites from the menu.  There were so many amazing flavors that we couldn’t fit them all in one episode, so we will be sharing them as quick bites throughout the week.  Everyone should know about the elevated food, drinks, and fun at Splitsville.  

Want to reach us with a tip, trick, or recommendations?  Our email is info@runeatdrink.net. Or you can call with your “runcation” tips at 941- 677-2733.  

Thank you for listening! We are looking forward to another great year of the podcast because of all your support! Don’t forget to follow us and let us know where to find you next on our website, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.  Also checkout our new store on the website and get some swag, compliments of Pure Creative Apparel.  Thank you, Pure Creative Apparel, for sponsoring this week’s show!  Thanks to PodcastMusic.com for providing the music for this episode, too!

RED Quick Bite #83 Filet Sliders at Splitsville

August 14, 2019
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RunDisney’s Virtual Race Series celebrates 80 years of Marvel. This month’s medals include the Black Panther medal for the August 5K and the bonus medal for running all three virtual races this summer, the 80 Years of Marvel.  While we were up at Disney completing the August 5K, we got some great food at Splitsville in Disney Springs.    

Mike Crave, General Manager, sat down with us and took us through some of his favorites from the menu, including the Filet Sliders.  This appetizer has two sliders with thick slices of beef tenderloin topped with house-made onion rings and horseradish cream.  The bun was soft, the onion rings crunchy, and the meat perfectly cooked!  What a great way to start off a meal at Splitsville.  

THAT’S A WRAP

Stay tuned for more from Splitsville throughout the week.  Mike Crave, their general manager, was so nice to sit down with us and give us a tour of his favorites from the menu.  There were so many amazing flavors that we couldn’t fit them all in one episode, so we will be sharing them as quick bites throughout the week.  Everyone should know about the elevated food, drinks, and fun at Splitsville.  

Want to reach us with a tip, trick, or recommendations?  Our email is info@runeatdrink.net. Or you can call with your “runcation” tips at 941- 677-2733.  

Thank you for listening! We are looking forward to another great year of the podcast because of all your support! Don’t forget to follow us and let us know where to find you next on our website, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.  Also checkout our new store on the website and get some swag, compliments of Pure Creative Apparel.  Thank you, Pure Creative Apparel, for sponsoring this week’s show!  Thanks to PodcastMusic.com for providing the music for this episode, too!

RED Episode #75: Anchorage RunFest Training Updates and Splitsville Luxury Lanes

August 13, 2019

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These are our final training updates before next weekend’s Anchorage RunFest!  Aimee had one last round of trying to find a run-walk-run interval that she feels comfortable with for the Half Marathon on Sunday.  Yes, the goal is to PR, if possible, but you can never tell on a brand new race course what the unknown factors will be, so she is following the advice of Meb Keflezighi in his book, 26 Marathons, to have backup goals.  To PR, to finish, or to do the very best I can to “run to win” my own race, as he writes about in his book.  Meanwhile, Dana is continuing on with his physical therapy and getting ready to walk the Anchorage races.  It takes mental toughness to stay positive and heal following surgery, and he is doing a great job!

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RunDisney’s Virtual Race Series celebrates 80 years of Marvel. This month’s medals include the Black Panther medal for the August 5K and the bonus medal for running all three virtual races this summer, the 80 Years of Marvel.  While we were up at Disney completing the August 5K, we got some great food at Splitsville in Disney Springs.    

This summer at Disney Springs, all of the restaurants are creating special dishes as part of the “Savor the Flavors of Florida” event.  Splitsville created the Tuna Poke Tower, including seared ahi tuna, spicy crab mix, diced Florida avocado and Asian slaw stacked high and served with crispy wonton chips.  These flavors were so fresh and delicious. At Splitsville, their focus is fresh and flavorful food and this dish was a tasty example of that.

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Splitsville also created a beverage celebrating Florida flavors.  It was a strawberry sake spritzer including local strawberries, lemon juice, St. Germain, topped with rose-infused sake and garnished with a whole strawberry and mint.  It was a refreshing burst of strawberry flavor that was perfect in the heat of the Florida summer.

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Stay tuned for more from Splitsville throughout the week.  Mike Crave, their general manager, was so nice to sit down with us and give us a tour of his favorites from the menu.  There were so many amazing flavors that we couldn’t fit them all in one episode, so we will be sharing them as quick bites throughout the week.  Everyone should know about the elevated food, drinks, and fun at Splitsville.  

Want to reach us with a tip, trick, or recommendations?  Our email is info@runeatdrink.net. Or you can call with your “runcation” tips at 941- 677-2733.  

Thank you for listening! We are looking forward to another great year of the podcast because of all your support! Don’t forget to follow us and let us know where to find you next on our website, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.  Also checkout our new store on the website and get some swag, compliments of Pure Creative Apparel.  Thank you, Pure Creative Apparel, for sponsoring this week’s show!  Thanks to PodcastMusic.com for providing the music for this episode, too!

BONUS: Sneak Peek at this Week’s Visit to Splitsville

August 12, 2019
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On this week's show we get an inside look at what makes Splitsville in Disney Springs such a unique dining and bowling experience.  Here's a sneak peek at Mike Crave, General Manager at Splitsville, talking about what makes it a must-do while at Disney Springs.  

Join us all this week as we show you tasty offerings from their menu!

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Stay tuned for more from Splitsville throughout the week.  Mike Crave, their general manager, was so nice to sit down with us and give us a tour of his favorites from the menu.  There were so many amazing flavors that we couldn’t fit them all in one episode, so we will be sharing them as quick bites throughout the week.  Everyone should know about the elevated food, drinks, and fun at Splitsville.  

Want to reach us with a tip, trick, or recommendations?  Our email is info@runeatdrink.net. Or you can call with your “runcation” tips at 941- 677-2733.  

Thank you for listening! We are looking forward to another great year of the podcast because of all your support! Don’t forget to follow us and let us know where to find you next on our website, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.  Also checkout our new store on the website and get some swag, compliments of Pure Creative Apparel.  Thank you, Pure Creative Apparel, for sponsoring this week’s show!  Thanks to PodcastMusic.com for providing the music for this episode, too!

Big Storm Brewing Bonus: A Chat with Brewer Kevin Long

August 10, 2019
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Big Storm Brewing Bonus (VIDEO):  A Chat with Brewer Kevin Long

This video originally aired as a Facebook Live on July 27, 2019.  Big Storm Brewing Company released a series of Belgian Beers this summer.  We were there for all five, sometimes doing our beer chat live and describing the refreshing and tasty beers as best we could. But we were lucky to arrange a chat with Kevin Long, brewer at Big Storm, so he could give us his expertise and vast knowledge of the brews and what makes them great in this series.  Thanks, Kevin!  

Their 2020 Hurricane series is already in the works, or so we hear, so this will give you an idea of what to expect next summer and tempt you to come out and get some while it is still here if you are near one of their locations in Cape Coral, Pasco, or Pinellas. 

Want to reach us with a tip, trick, or recommendations?  Our email is info@runeatdrink.net. Or you can call with your “runcation” tips at 941- 677-2733.  

Thank you for listening! We are looking forward to another great year of the podcast because of all your support! Don’t forget to follow us and let us know where to find you next on our website, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.  Also checkout our new store on the website and get some swag, compliments of Pure Creative Apparel.  Thank you, Pure Creative Apparel, for sponsoring this week’s show!  Thanks to PodcastMusic.com for providing the music for this episode, too!

RED Episode # 74: RunDisney August Virtual 5K at Coronado Springs Resort and Toledo at the new Gran Destino Tower

August 7, 2019

RUN

RunDisney’s Virtual Race Series celebrates 80 years of Marvel. This month’s medals include the Black Panther medal for the August 5K and the bonus medal for running all three virtual races this summer, the 80 Years of Marvel.  Just like we did for June and July, we headed to Disney to run our last Virtual that was “not-so-virtual.”  We headed to Coronado Springs Resort because we know from a listener recommendation that there are several running trails.  Stephanie Swann, a listener and Instagram follower, sent us a blog post from a great website.  We had heard of it on the Be Our Guest Podcast, but she sent the exact article we needed to plan our trip from Touring Plans.  It broke down all the resort and on-property options for running.  Several people in the BOGP lizards recommended the boardwalk and we did do that awesome path in June.  In the article, we found the path around Coronado Springs.  It did not disappoint. Might we recommend running it at night to see the beautiful lights around the bridges we saw as we ran.  It was beautiful scenery, including the new Gran Destino Tower!

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We have been hearing about Gran Destino Tower and the new restaurant up on the 16th floor called Toledo.  It features Spanish Tapas, full entrees, and beverages.  We had some crostini from their pintxos offerings including one with manchego and fig while another had tuna.  Their cazuelas menu items that come in Spanish-style pots including chorizo, herbed goat cheese-filled peppers, and charred octopus with romesco and chimichurri.  There were some nice flavors and I feel they will continue to develop and get even better.

DRINK

Toledo, at this point in time, really shines when it comes to their drink menu.  It was my favorite part of the meal there aside from the view of fireworks.  We started with refreshing sangria-type offerings after our 5K in the Espumoso Punch and Manzana Fizz.  We love Cava, Spanish bubbly that is similar to champagne, and it was included in both drinks.  One was red and the other white.  Alla Prima Manhattan was the bourbon-based drink we tried.  It had great flavors of an Old Fashioned that we love.  For those who don’t want to spend a little less on drinks, the beer offerings were great as well.  Estrella Galicia 1906 Reserva Especial Lager out of Spain was a tasty beer that Dana tried and for $8 it was a really tall and refreshing glass of beer.

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We recommend the cocktails and beer offerings here.  The tapas were good and as they have been open for just under a month, and we know they will get even better with time.

Want to reach us with a tip, trick, or recommendations?  Our email is info@runeatdrink.net. Or you can call with your “runcation” tips at 941- 677-2733.  

Thank you for listening! We are looking forward to another great year of the podcast because of all your support! Don’t forget to follow us and let us know where to find you next on our website, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.  Also checkout our new store on the website and get some swag, compliments of Pure Creative Apparel.  Thank you, Pure Creative Apparel, for sponsoring this week’s show!  Thanks to PodcastMusic.com for providing the music for this episode, too!