RUN

This week, we talk about how Aimee got us into running even before the podcast began and why that has been a sustained passion for the last ten years.

EAT

Then we talk about Dana’s health crisis that occurred almost two years ago and how that got us into plant-based eating.  We discuss the books that led us down the path.  If you are interested in any of the stuff we talked about and you purchase through our link, you not only save money, but we earn an associate credit, which helps keep the lights on and lets us grow the podcast!

Presto!: How I Made Over 100 Pounds Disappear and Other Magical Tales by Penn Jillette 

Eat to Live: The Amazing Nutrient-Rich Program for Fast and Sustained Weight Loss, Revised Edition by Joel Fuhrman MD

The Idiot's Guide to Plant-Based Nutrition by Julieanna Hever

The Healthspan Solution: How and What to Eat to Add Life to Your Years by Raymond J. Cronise and Julieanna Hever M.S. R.D. 

DRINK

Since we have made this change, there has been one drink that we have on a daily basis.  Water with bubbles but without sodium has become such a satisfying staple of our household.  The Soda Stream is vital for us to stay hydrated and not get bored with the beverages we drink on a daily basis.

THAT’S A WRAP!

Got a race to share?  A great place to eat in your hometown?  Know of a great bar or brewery we should feature on the show? Share it with the runcation nation!  Our email is info@runeatdrink.net. Or you can call 941-677-2733.  Leave us a 1-minute message letting us know who you are, where you are from, and the places we should accomplish, explore, and indulge

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, check out our store on the website and get some swag, thanks to Pure Creative Apparel. Thanks to PodcastMusic.com for providing the music for this episode, too!

 

More Episodes

RED Episode #94: What #FOMO Made Us Do

January 17, 2020

RUN

We had a training week and along with it came a 13.5-miler on the weekend.  All week leading up to the training run, we were seeing awesome photos from everyone on social media about running at the happiest place on earth. We were lucky enough to have days off together this week, so we headed up to Disney to get mileage there.  It was so great to see everyone with their medals and a great preview of Star Wars Rival Run Weekend.  So, we are postponing talking about our typical diet and training process until next week’s episode.

EAT

We had not yet tried any food or beverage offerings from Galaxy’s Edge at Hollywood Studios.  So we decided  to try a recommendation from a cast member, the pot roast at Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo.  The Batuuan Beef Pot Roast had braised beef, cavatelli pasta, wilted kale, and mushrooms for $18.99.  We spied the entrees while we were in line and that one looked big enough and hearty enough to split, so we did. (You can mobile order and pick up, but we wanted to see some of the entrees before we committed to one, and the line moved pretty quickly.) 

DRINK

Also in Galaxy’s Edge, we decided to sample a lager with hints of lavender called Gold Squadron Lager and a non-alcoholic hot chocolate.  The hot chocolate was thick and really rich with hints of cinnamon but not a super spicy flavor of it.  It was a special, so you won’t find it on the website menu for Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo.  But if they offer it, it would make a great dessert or beverage to warm your soul on a rare cold day.  Both were very tasty!

THAT’S A WRAP!

Got a race to share?  A great place to eat in your hometown?  Know of a great bar or brewery we should feature on the show? Share it with the runcation nation!  Our email is info@runeatdrink.net. Or you can call 941- 677-2733.  Leave us a 1-minute message letting us know who you are, where you are from, and the places we should accomplish, explore, and indulge!

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 store on the website and get some swag, thanks to Pure Creative Apparel. Thanks to PodcastMusic.com for providing the music for this episode, too!

RED Episode 93 The Road to Chicago 2020

January 6, 2020

 

RUN

This is a  preview of our race schedule in 2020!  We have gotten better about planning this year, and for good reason.  We hope to share our schedule and discover more of our runcation nation running these races along with us!  We talk about our 2020 race calendar, including the following races:

January - Publix Fort Lauderdale A1A Marathon, Half Marathon, and 5K in Fort Lauderdale, FL

February - Donna Marathon Weekend in Jacksonville, FL

April - RunDisney Rival Run Challenge in Orlando, FL

June - Steamboat Springs Half Marathon in Steamboat Springs, CO

Summer - RunDisney Virtual Race Series Celebrating Favorite Disney Park Attractions - destination TBD

September - Beat the Blerch Half Marathon in Carnation, WA

October - 2020 Bank of America Chicago Marathon in Chicago, IL

November - 2020 Wine and Dine Half Marathon Weekend in Orlando, FL

December - Northside Hospital Orthopedic Institute Half Marathon Weekend Powered By Jeff Galloway in Atlanta, GA

EAT

Fat Point Brewing in Punta Gorda is a local place we have been meaning to get to and we had the chance this weekend!  They have food to enjoy in the taproom or for takeout.  Their menu includes an Italian panini and a Cuban plus a pretzel with beer cheese that we got to try.  

DRINK

Fat Point Brewing also has some great original beers on tap.  We had Big Boca and Cape Haze but we definitely want to go back and try them all plus seasonal offerings!

THAT’S A WRAP!

Got a race to share?  A great place to eat in your hometown?  Know of a great bar or brewery we should feature on the show? Share it with the runcation nation!  Our email is info@runeatdrink.net. Or you can call 941- 677-2733.  Leave us a 1-minute message letting us know who you are, where you are from, and the places we should accomplish, explore, and indulge!

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 store on the website and get some swag, thanks to Pure Creative Apparel. Thanks to PodcastMusic.com for providing the music for this episode, too!

 

RED Quick BIte 94 VIDEO: Head Brewer Joe McInTyre from Scofflaw Brewing in Atlanta

January 5, 2020
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It’s time for a great video beer chat!

We went to Atlanta for Northside Orthopedic Hospital Half Marathon Weekend Powered By Jeff Galloway back in December.  It is a weekend that is near and dear to our hearts! 

A fantastic place to get terrific beer in Atlanta is Scofflaw Brewing Company.  From IPAs to hard seltzer, there is something on the menu for everyone.  Their space is huge but at the same time you feel right at home.  This is our chat with their head brewer, Joe McIntyre to find out the secret to their success and stories behind their brews.

 

You can check out Scofflaw Brewing Company here: 

Website:  https://scofflawbeer.com 

Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/scofflawbeer/ 

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/scofflawbrewingco/ 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/scofflaw   

THAT’S A WRAP!

Got a race to share?  A great place to eat in your hometown?  Know of a great bar or brewery we should feature on the show? Share it with the runcation nation!  Our email is info@runeatdrink.net. Or you can call 941- 677-2733.  Leave us a 1-minute message letting us know who you are, where you are from, and the places we should accomplish, explore, and indulge!

Thank you for listening and watching! 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 store on the website and get some swag, thanks to Pure Creative Apparel. Thanks to PodcastMusic.com for providing the music for this episode, too!

RED EPISODE 92 Northside Orthopedic Hospital Half Marathon Powered By Jeff Galloway, The Highlander, and Scofflaw Brewing in Atlanta

December 31, 2019

 

RUN

It’s part 2 of our recap of Northside Orthopedic Hospital Half Marathon Weekend Powered By Jeff Galloway.  It is a weekend that is near and dear to our hearts!  Sunday is the half marathon powered by Jeff Galloway himself!   We got to see so many great historical places plus finish in Piedmont Park!  We talk about the course, the race swag, and more.

EAT

Dana went to college in Atlanta and a staple that was there during his years at Emory is still there putting out great pub food.  The Highlander we talk about the atmosphere and the incredible food we got there.  It is a laid-back place.  You don’t have to worry about dressing up to get great food.  They are even open late night and give a discount on breakfast if you get a cocktail along with it after midnight!

DRINK

A fantastic place to get terrific beer in Atlanta is Scofflaw Brewing Company.  From IPAs to hard seltzer, there is something on the menu for everyone.  Their space is huge but at the same time you feel right at home.  We chatted with their head brewer to find out the secret to their success and stories behind their brews.

THAT’S A WRAP!

Got a race to share?  A great place to eat in your hometown?  Know of a great bar or brewery we should feature on the show? Share it with the runcation nation!  Our email is info@runeatdrink.net. Or you can call 941- 677-2733.  Leave us a 1-minute message letting us know who you are, where you are from, and the places we should accomplish, explore, and indulge!

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 store on the website and get some swag, thanks to Pure Creative Apparel. Thanks to PodcastMusic.com for providing the music for this episode, too!

Happy Holidays from the Run Eat Drink Podcast Crew

December 24, 2019

Happy Holidays from the Run Eat Drink Podcast crew!  We will be back next week with our episode recapping the Northside Hospital Orthopedic Institute Half Marathon Powered by Jeff Galloway - one of our favorite races of the year!  Tonight, on Christmas Eve, we just want to say, thank you for being a part of the runcation nation!  Whatever you celebrate, we hope you have a great holiday season with friends and family.  We will talk to you next week!

RED Quick Bite 93: Instagram Live from Orpheus Brewing

December 22, 2019
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Barb Galloway, Jeff Galloway’s wife, has a 5K that kicks off the Northside Orthopedic Hospital Half Marathon Weekend Powered By Jeff Galloway.   Her race is a great way to start off the weekend and the post-race celebration at Orpheus Brewing is not to be missed.  Aimee did an Instagram Live from the event to share some bonus beers,  beyond what Dana shared over on Facebook,  and if you missed it, we drop it here as a quick bite for you.  If you are headed to the Atlanta area, Orpheus Brewing is a place you should stop in for pint!

THAT’S A WRAP!

We are still asking for your holiday wishes at the holidays!  Be sure to share with us, make it on the show and get some swag!!  Our email is info@runeatdrink.net. Or you can call 941- 677-2733.  Leave us a 1-minute message letting us know who you are, where you are from, and your holiday wish!

Thank you for watching and 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 store on the website and get some swag, thanks to Pure Creative Apparel. Thanks to PodcastMusic.com for providing the music for this episode, too!

RED Quick Bite 92 Dana’s Facebook Live from Orpheus Brewing in Atlanta

December 21, 2019
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RED Quick Bite 92 (VIDEO)

Barb Galloway, Jeff Galloway’s wife, has a 5K that kicks off the Northside Orthopedic Hospital Half Marathon Weekend Powered By Jeff Galloway.   Her race is a great way to start off the weekend and the post-race celebration at Orpheus Brewing is not to be missed.  Dana did a Facebook Live from the event to share some of their great beer, and if you missed it, we drop it here as a quick bite for you.  If you are headed to the Atlanta area, Orpheus Brewing is a place you should stop in for pint!

THAT’S A WRAP!

We are still asking for your holiday wishes at the holidays!  Be sure to share with us, make it on the show and get some swag!!  Our email is info@runeatdrink.net. Or you can call 941- 677-2733.  Leave us a 1-minute message letting us know who you are, where you are from, and your holiday wish!

Thank you for watching and 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 store on the website and get some swag, thanks to Pure Creative Apparel. Thanks to PodcastMusic.com for providing the music for this episode, too!

RED Episode 91 Barb’s 5K, Bantam Pub, and New Realm Brewing in Atlanta

December 18, 2019

RUN

This week is the first part of our recap of Northside Orthopedic Hospital Half Marathon Weekend Powered By Jeff Galloway.  It is a weekend that is near and dear to our hearts!  It kicks off with Barb’s 5K, as in Barb Galloway, Jeff’s wife.  Her race is a great way to start off the weekend and we tell you all about the race itself through Atlanta’s Piedmont Park, the race swag, and the post-race celebration at Orpheus Brewing!  

EAT

Bantam Pub is really close to the Atlanta Beltline and it was a recommended by a friend of the show!  They were serving brunch when we finished the 5K and it did not disappoint.  They have a frittata and a country-fried steak entree that we really enjoyed!  It is a nice small place with really friendly bartenders and staff.  We can’t wait to go back and try the burgers and other items on their regular menu!  We tried a couple of their original cocktails, so stay tuned for a Quick Bite featuring these beverages.

DRINK

Bantam Pub was near the Beltline and our next stop was right on the Atlanta Beltline.  We headed to New Realm Brewing Company.  We pass it each on the race course of the half marathon, so we wanted to explore the beer menu that tempts us right around miles 4-5 on race day.  They have a huge menu of original beers, so we each had flights!  In the flights, we found a wide range of styles and a couple of favorites we’d go back and have a pint of for sure.  It is a huge and beautiful space that is ideal for a party. We can’t wait to go back and try their food, too!

THAT’S A WRAP!

We are still asking for your holiday wishes at the holidays!  Be sure to share with us, make it on the show and get some swag!!  Our email is info@runeatdrink.net. Or you can call 941- 677-2733.  Leave us a 1-minute message letting us know who you are, where you are from, and your holiday wish!

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 store on the website and get some swag, thanks to Pure Creative Apparel. Thanks to PodcastMusic.com for providing the music for this episode, too!

 

RED Episode 90 Lessons from our Chat with Marathon Marko  

December 10, 2019

RUN

Last week, we interviewed Marko Cheseto.  He is the current world-record holder for double amputees in the marathon distance.  We were lucky enough to meet him when he spoke at the Anchorage RunFest in August 2019.  He earned this title at the Boston Marathon in April 2019 and then broke his own record again at Chicago in October 2019.  There were so many nuggets of wisdom that apply to life and running.  We decided to discuss those nuggets and now that Dana, my co-host, has returned, we chat about how these gems apply to life and to running.           

CONNECT WITH MARKO CHESETO

Marko’s Website:  https://marathonmarko.com 

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/marathonmarko 

Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/marathonmarko/ 

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/marathonmarko 

EAT

It’s a preview week! Since it was a training week, we are looking ahead to the great food in Atlanta.  We will go to one of Dana’s old college haunts, The Highlander. We are also looking forward to Bantam Pub, a recommendation from one of our friends of the show!

DRINK

New Realm Brewing is a place we have passed each year on the race course and we are finally checking it out!  They have food and original beers that are tempting us to go right after we finish the race! Scofflaw Brewing Company has some cleverly named beer that we can’t wait to sneak into our trip!  

THAT’S A WRAP

If you would like to be on our show and share a special holiday wish for an important person in your life that has helped you and supported you in achieving your running goals, please send it in!  We offer some RED Swag for the people who submit a 1-min audio recording to our email or our phone number!  

Leave us a 1-min message with your name, where you are from, and what you are sharing at info@runeatdrink.net or 941-677-2733.

That’s  941-677-2733 OR info@runeatdrink.net!  We will share these on our Christmas Eve episode,  and we will record it on December 23rd, so you have plenty of time to get your submission in to us!  Get some swag and share a holiday message with someone special!

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 store on the website and get some swag, thanks to Pure Creative Apparel. Thanks to PodcastMusic.com for providing the music for this episode, too!

 

RED EPISODE 89: World Record Holder for Double Amputees in the Marathon, Marko Cheseto

December 3, 2019

RUN

We are so excited because in this very special episode of our podcast, we talk with Marko Cheseto.  He is the current world-record holder for double amputees in the marathon distance.  We were lucky enough to meet him when he spoke at the Anchorage RunFest in August 2019.  He earned this title at the Boston Marathon in April 2019 and then broke his own record again at Chicago in October 2019.  He shares his story of adversity and advice for anyone who is training for a big goal or overcoming obstacles in life.  His positivity is contagious.  He will motivate and inspire you.  Listen to his words of wisdom in this episode.  Perfect for a long run or commute to work to get you in the right headspace for your own goals.

EAT

We asked Marko to share his favorite pre and post-race meals.  He says he is going to share his recipe for his pre-race meal.   Have you heard of Ugali?  Neither had we until we talked to Marko.  His post-race meal is so smart, but it was an answer we were not expecting.  Listen to find out more.  

DRINK

Can you guess what Marko’s favorite post-race beverage is to celebrate his accomplishment?  It will surprise you just as much as his favorite foods!

CONNECT WITH MARKO CHESETO

Marko’s Website:  https://marathonmarko.com 

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/marathonmarko 

Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/marathonmarko/ 

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/marathonmarko 

THAT’S A WRAP

We are still asking for your holiday favorites and what you are thankful for at the holidays!  Be sure to share with us and make it on the show!  Our email is info@runeatdrink.net. Or you can call 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 store on the website and get some swag, thanks to Pure Creative Apparel. Thanks to PodcastMusic.com for providing the music for this episode, too!

 

RED Episode 88: Giving Thanks…

November 26, 2019

RUN

We are doing a local turkey trot race that we will report on next week!  In a few short weeks, we will get to do one of our favorite race weekends!  Now it is called Northside Hospital Orthopedic Institute Half Marathon Powered by Jeff Galloway.  This week, we are giving thanks and talking about what running has brought into our lives this year.

Let us know what you running has brought to your life that you are thankful for this year!  Our email is info@runeatdrink.net. Or you can call at 941- 677-2733.  

EAT

This year, we share what we are most looking forward to eating after we accomplish our goal of completing a Turkey Trot.  (Which we have not done before!). So, what will we explore from our childhood memories of favorite foods at Thanksgiving?  We share favorites that make us think of the best times with family at Thanksgiving. 

DRINK

We have discovered two beverages that have become Thanksgiving traditions in our household.  We talk about how we found mulled wine that warms our souls at holiday time and a cocktail that packs a punch that Bobby Flay showed off a couple of years ago on Food Network.  It is so good that now we make it every year!  Meet the Spanish Cranberry Sparkling Martini!  

THAT’S A WRAP

Are there favorite dishes or beverages you have at Thanksgiving?  Share them with us!  Our email is info@runeatdrink.net. Or you can call 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, check out our new store on the website and get some swag, thanks to Pure Creative Apparel. Thanks to PodcastMusic.com for providing the music for this episode, too!

 

RED Episode 87: 2019 Wine & Dine Half Marathon & Dana’s Picks from Epcot Food & Wine Festival

November 19, 2019

RUN

 This week, we recap our Half Marathon at Walt Disney World in Orlando.  We start with our experience at Hilton Bonnet Creek’s Marathon Weekends pre-race party.    This is a big reason why we choose this hotel for RunDisney races whenever we can!    Then we talk our strategy and course changes this year, plus weather, and the classic Mickey-themed medal.  Finally, we got a great bonus medal for us as we completed the two-course challenge.  There’s a reason Aimee looks so happy after this race, too...

LISTENER FEEDBACK

Sherry (@runsinaskirt on Instagram), Kristin (@kristersc on Twitter) and Steph (@justtakeadip on Instagram and at www.justadayinparadise.com) provided listener feedback for our episode today!  They share their recommendations for the 2019 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival today on the show!  We will intersperse their recommendations with Dana’s this week!

EAT

This week, we highlight Dana’s picks from the 2019 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival.  We sampled the Lobster Roll from Hops and Barley.  We tasted Butternut Squash Ravioli from the Wine and Dine Studio.  Finally, as the rain came down, we tried the Frothy Ramen from Japan.

DRINK

We toasted our accomplishments with a non-alcoholic offering of Mango Bubble Tea from China.  Then we had 3 Daughters Brewing Awake Coffee Blonde Ale from Hops and Barley.  Finally, as we filmed our final segment in the rain (shout out to Katherine from the Japan booth for giving us plastic trash bags to try to keep dry!), we had Draft Sake in Japan.  

BONUS: Steph’s recommendation this week flashes back to our Wine and Dine episode about Flavors from Fire from 2019.  Check it out here!

THAT’S A WRAP

Thank you so much to Hilton Bonnet Creek for hosting us during this race weekend!  Their Marathon Weekends package is not to be missed! 

Are there races we should try?  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, thanks to Pure Creative Apparel. Thanks to PodcastMusic.com for providing the music for this episode, too!

Special thanks to Hilton Bonnet Creek for taking such great care of us during their Marathon Weekends events for the 2019 Wine and Dine Half Marathon Weekend.

RED Episode 86: The 10K and Aimee’s Selections at 2019 WDW Wine and Dine Half Marathon Weekend in Orlando

November 13, 2019

RUN

This week, we recap our 10K race at Walt Disney World in Orlando.  RunDisney knows how to do it right.  The course had some key changes this year that we will discuss plus our race strategy, weather, and the beautiful medal.    Would we do it again?  Of course, because it is the first half marathon we ever did together and it has a special place in our hearts.  Would we recommend it?  Yes!  If anyone is looking to get into running and accomplishing their first big race, this weekend has a 5k, 10k, and half marathon distance, it is one of the most friendly courses with the most support around.  

EAT

We sampled flavors from the Donut Box, Africa, China, Canada, and Ireland during this trip to the Epcot Food and Wine Festival. By far our favorites were Canada and Ireland.  Canada had their famous Cheddar and Bacon Soup with a Pretzel Roll that we had to compare against Ireland’s Warm Irish Cheddar and Stout Dip with Irish Brown Bread. 

DRINK

We toasted our accomplishments with tasty beverages from the Donut Box, Africa, China, and Ireland during this trip to the Epcot Food and Wine Festival.  We had both beer and cocktails at the festival, but I think the beer offerings were by far my favorite, including Tusker from Africa that we sampled at Animal Kingdom Lodge in the past as well as Brehon Brewhouse Killanny Red Ale from Ireland and both are excellent examples of light and refreshing beverages perfect for an outdoor festival in Florida.

THAT’S A WRAP

Thank you so much to Hilton Bonnet Creek for hosting us during this race weekend!  Their Marathon Weekends package is not to be missed!  We will talk about it more next week on our half marathon episode! 

Are there races we should try?  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, thanks to Pure Creative Apparel. Thanks to PodcastMusic.com for providing the music for this episode, too!

Special thanks to Hilton Bonnet Creek for taking such great care of us during their Marathon Weekends events for the 2019 Wine and Dine Half Marathon Weekend.

RED Episode # 85: 2019 Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend Expo & Pre-Race Carb-Loading at Hilton Bonnet Creek in Orlando

November 6, 2019

RUN

This week, we start to recap our amazing 2019 Wine and DIne Half Marathon Weekend.  We start with all the pre-race festivities, including Packet Pickup, Expo, and a chat with Olympian and America’s Coach, Jeff Galloway.  He discusses considerations for those of us who are running the 2-Course Challenge and it applies for anyone who may be thinking about it in 2020!

EAT

Carb-loading for your races at Disney?  Look no further than Harvest Bistro.  Located on the ground floor of the Hilton Bonnet Creek, it has something for everyone in the family, including a dynamite breakfast buffet that we have had before as well.  We dined there on not one but two separate occasions during our stay, so we had the chance to sample pasta from both the regular and Marathon Weekends menus.  All four dishes were so flavorful and filling!  What a great way to get fueled and ready for a successful race.

DRINK

Myth Bar inside the Hilton Bonnet Creek is an amazing bar and has a special place in our hearts because that is where we uploaded our first podcast episodes and shared them to Apple Podcasts (formerly known as iTunes...).  Have you tried their charcuterie plate?  If not, you should.  But, more importantly, since this is the drink segment of our show, we have to talk about the Goldmine as one of the best celebratory beverages we have ever had.  It is tobacco-infused bourbon, ginger ale, and “gunpowder” which is cocoa powder.  It is strong, smokey but with a hint of sweetness.  Such a great beverage to sip in the bar right by the fire pit while watching the Walt Disney World fireworks show, without having to fight crowds!!

THAT’S A WRAP

Thank you so much to Hilton Bonnet Creek for hosting us during this race weekend!  Their Marathon Weekends package is not to be missed!

Are there races we should try?  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, thanks to Pure Creative Apparel. Thanks to PodcastMusic.com for providing the music for this episode, too!

Special thanks to Hilton Bonnet Creek for taking such great care of us during their Marathon Weekends events for the 2019 Wine and Dine Half Marathon Weekend.

RED Episode # 84: Dealing with the Taper, Meat Cottage, and Oktoberfezt at Coastal Dayz Brewery

October 29, 2019

RUN

This week, we talk about the taper that comes right before a race and your listener feedback about how to deal with it. 

EAT

This week we were lucky enough to go to Coastal Dayz Brewery for their Oktoberfest celebration featuring food from The Meat Cottage.  They have an incredible potato salad!  Dana had the Brewery Plate with Bavarian Pork Roast, grilled Krakauer, Bavarian Onion Sausage, and brown pork gravy with Sauerkraut.  Aimee got the Hunter Style Chicken Schnitzel with white wine mushroom cream sauce and French fries.  

DRINK

We featured Coastal Dayz Brewery back in Episode 59.   Coastal Dayz Brewery tapped their Oktoberfezt brew for their own Oktoberfest celebration.  We love their nautical theme and the cute dog behind the bar!  Their Märzen Lager is amber in color and has a slight sweet flavor with hints of caramel or butterscotch with a very subtle salty end to a sip of this original brew.  It was tasty and went well with the delicious German food we ate that night.  If you are local, swing by Coastal Dayz Brewery and give it a try!

BONUS!

We also talk about the upcoming Wine and Dine Half Marathon Weekend and our two-course challenge.  We will visit the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival and discuss the food we might try at the different booths.  Are we headed in the right direction?  Let us know if there is another booth we absolutely must try!

THAT’S A WRAP

Are there races we should try?  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 # 83: Speed Work Training and Key West Recap Part 2

October 22, 2019

RUN

Last week, we recapped our time running the Southernmost Half Marathon in Key West.  This week we are taking what we learned and applying it to our training to prepare for the Wine and Dine Half Marathon Weekend.  There is a tight time limit at Disney and we want to make sure we can reach the finish and explore and indulge. Trying to find the right run-walk-run ratio is on the list as well as making sure we reach the start line as healthy as possible.

EAT

Blackfin Bistro is a great option on Duval in Key West that is right across from Nine One Five, where we had amazing pasta before the race.  It was a cute little place with a bar and some booth seating inside and a cute patio out back where they could have concerts and parties with beautifully strung lights for night events.    Blackfin Bistro has a great burger that was recommended to us by a listener.  It is an 8 oz. Wagyu Burger for $22, cooked to order and including port wine mayo, shallot marmalade, and smoked Gouda fondue. It is served with some perfectly-cooked truffle fries.

DRINK

The Roost is a small bar off Duval with a great ambiance and tasty original cocktails.  They make their own ginger beer and put it in a Moscow Mule cocktail on tap.  I had their house bourbon, one of our favorites, Buffalo Trace, in a perfectly made Old Fashioned.  The bar seating is intimate and there are high back comfortable chairs at small tables all around.  They also sell small plates, we couldn’t help but have fruit, cheese, and charcuterie.  Also, we saw that they sell liquor, including Papa Pilar’s rum!  It was a friendly little place off Duval that we’d go back to again.  I want to try more of the small plates and original beverages.  They looked tasty!

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Are there races we should try?  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 # 82: Southernmost Half Marathon, Nine One Five on Duval, and Caroline’s Other Side in Key West

October 15, 2019

RUN

This week, we recap our time running the Southernmost Half Marathon in Key West.  We report on the packet pickup, the race course, on-course support, and bling of course!  This is Dana’s first official half marathon back doing run-walk-run intervals.  For Aimee, it was a time to stay with Dana and try the short interval he was doing as well as a great training run to prepare us for Florida heat should we encounter it at Disney in November.  Aimee was so proud of Dana!  But we also learned by doing a race in the middle of training season what we needed to work on for the remainder of our training time for the Wine and Dine 2-Course Challenge. 

EAT

Last time we were in Key West, for the Hemingway Sunset 5k, we featured some spots off Duval.  This time, we had to carb-load at one of our favorite places on Duval in Key West, Nine One Five Restaurant and Bar.  We have been there many times over the years, even before we started this show.  We started with a cheese plate.  We had a Brie from France, Smokey offering from Oregon, and a Parmesan-like cheers from France.  The plate included port-soaked cherries, Marcona almonds, Florida Keys honeycomb and crustini as well as rosemary biscuits.  Then we moved on to pasta.  It  is simply amazing.  We had the Papardelle with Kobe Beef Bolognese, Parmesan Reggiano, and Creme Fraiche.  It was hearty, filing, and the pasta was scratch-made.  In the past, we have also had the lobster ravioli and beef carpaccio.  All in all, we have not had a bad meal here.  It is a more expensive meal than those we have featured in the past, but it is totally worth it.  (They also have a homemade tonic for their gin and tonic drink. It is tasty,but we did not partake this time as we had the race the next morning.)

DRINK

After we achieved our goal, it was time to celebrate!  So we had a drinks at Caroline’s The Other Side.  We used to come to this same building when The Porch was here, and we discovered The Other Side  once before this trip, and listeners reminded us about it and said to come get the Banana Bread Old Fashioned and Hemingway Daquiri.  They did not disappoint.  So much so, that we stayed for another round and had the Southern Godfather and an “off the menu” creation from our awesome bartender, Michelle, a Peanut Butter and Jelly Old Fashioned with peanut butter on the rim of the glass!  

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Are there races we should try?  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 Quick Bite #91: VIDEO Demo of a Coffee Cupping with Big Storm Coffee Head Roaster Chris Ramsey

October 8, 2019
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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!

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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 #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!