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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!! 😞

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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!

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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!

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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!)

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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.  

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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!

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!

EAT

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.

DRINK

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

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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.  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!

EAT

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!

RED Quick Bite #82: Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory at Port Orleans French Quarter At Walt Disney World in Orlando

August 2, 2019

RunDisney’s Virtual Race Series celebrates 80 years of Marvel this summer, and we decided to make it a “not-so-virtual” 5K for the July Ironman medal!

That meant the chance to fuel up for the 5K at a Walt Disney World Resort.  We chose to get breakfast at Port Orleans French Quarter.  Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory has breakfast options that are unique to the Port Orleans resort and celebrate New Orleans right.  We had the Shrimp and Grits with poached eggs and the Mickey-shaped Beignets with Chicory Coffee Ganache.  Plus we had the Chicory Coffee to go with these fantastic breakfast picks.  We can’t wait to get back there!

Where at Walt Disney World should we complete our last virtual 5K in August? Then where should we explore and indulge?  Let us know!  Our email is info@runeatdrink.net. Or you can call at 941- 677-2733.  

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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 #81- Cuban Coffee Queen in Key West

August 1, 2019

We had a great breakfast at Cuban Coffee Queen on our first morning in Key West for the 30th Anniversary Hemingway Key West Sunset Run & Paddleboard Race. This place is just off the water and steps away from The Waterfront Brewery that we covered in Episode 72 last week.    It looks like a tiny little shack from the outside, but the line is so long there all the time.  Why?  An incredibly friendly staff and amazing food and coffee!

The Cuban Breakfast Burrito was so flavorful!  It was so big, we split it.  It had three eggs, American cheese, rice, beans, and mojo pork on a grilled tortilla.  You can choose your own meat, and they have ham, bacon, sausage, chorizo, turkey or pork roll to choose from as well.  But the mojo pork is where it’s at for this breakfast burrito!  That mojo pork had citrus spices and the meat was tender and delicious in this burrito.  This huge breakfast offering is only $8.50.

We washed it down with Cuban coffee.  Cuban espresso with steamed milk was such a great way to start the day.  This beverage is also offered with caramel or vanilla flavoring, too.  It warms the soul and charged us up for the day!

Come wait in the fast-moving line for incredible Cuban breakfast!

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 #80: Listener Recommendation at DJ’s Clam Shack in Key West

July 31, 2019

We went to Key West for the 30th Anniversary Hemingway Key West Sunset Run & Paddleboard Race.  We explored fantastic places for food and beverage both on and off Duval Street. On Episode 40, we went to DJ’s Clam Shack after our half marathon.  It was amazing seafood and we only got to try conch fritters and clam strips during that visit, and one of our listeners said that we had to go back and try the lobster roll and Dana was curious about the Ipswich Fried Clam Basket and how it compared to the clam strips from our first visit.

My mouth is watering as I write this recap because it was the best lobster roll I ever had.  The bread was buttered and toasted.  The lobster was tossed in just enough mayo along with celery and a hint of tarragon.  A squeeze of lemon brought out all the flavors.  Can I talk about the lobster itself?  The pieces of lobster are huge in the sandwich and cooked to be perfectly tender.  The natural sweetness and briny flavor of the lobster... just incredible.

The fried clam basket is something you want to get on a special occasion because it is a bit pricy, but the flavor is worth it.  The breading was crispy and it stayed on the clams.  The clams The tarter sauce brought out the seafood flavor. They were meaty and tasty clams served with hot and crispy fries!

If you get the chance, get down there and try these two awesome items on the menu!

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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 # 73: Training Updates & Where to stop on your trip to Key West: Florida Keys Brewing & Kiki’s Sandbar

July 30, 2019

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This week, we update you on the progress of our training for upcoming races.  Dana started physical therapy.  He learned that he’s gotta take it easy in a lot of ways post-surgery, even though movement is important to recovery.  Aimee hit all three training runs this week, including a 19-miler!  Mental training was so important to hitting goals this week.  The humidity in Florida was brutal and it does a number on motivation to get out there and get it done.  So it was important to break it into smaller chunks to get it done.

EAT

We went to Key West for the 30th Anniversary Hemingway Key West Sunset Run & Paddleboard Race and recapped it on last week’s episode. The best part about driving down to Key West is that you can discover great places to eat all along the keys. In Quick Bite 63, we featured Kiki’s Sandbar.  We had unique and tasty Ahi Tuna Nachos.  When we came back through, we stopped and decided to order them two ways:  one with the tuna raw and one order with seared tuna. We compared what happened to the wonton “chips” and the flavor of the tuna.  They are completely different, and Kiki’s is worth the stop!  The view from the top of the restaurant is great, but it is also beautiful to sit on the lower level if you want to bring your dog and have the chance to put your feet in the sand!

DRINK

Florida Keys Brewing Company is a great brewery in Islamorada and they have a great deal going.  It is true, we featured this place on Quick Bite 62.  But when we visited, we focused primarily on seasonal offerings.  This time we got more of their regular beers and took advantage of a great deal they have going.  For $110, you can get two flights and two pints of their refreshing beer, plus one of their 64-ounce DrinkTank growlers filled with your choice of what’s on tap.

Here’s what we tried:

Weed line Wheat 5.1% ABV

Tampa Bay Brewing Company Collaboration Dragonfruit Mango Kolsch 5.4% ABV

Bayside Blonde Coffee Blonde 5.8% ABV

Resistant Strain Double Hibiscus Kolsch 5.3% ABV

Smelly Butt IPA 7.4% ABV

Bonus (Made by Keys Meads in Key Largo)

Keys Mead 13% ABV

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Next week, we return to finish the RunDisney Virtual Race Series celebrating 80 years of Marvel.  We will run at Disney, so it is not so virtual and show off our final two medals!  You still have time to tell us where to run it on the Disney property!

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 #79: Frita’s Cuban Burger Cafe in Key West

July 29, 2019

Off Duval Street in Key West, there are some hidden gems.  We like to bring you some places tucked away from the action that offer amazing food and allow us to meet some great and hard-working people!  

Frita’s Cuban Burger Cafe is one of those places. All of the food is cooked in a food truck but there is a house with an outdoor garden area and indoor seating as well.  it is decked out with colorful references to Cuban culture.  We stopped in to look around and a group of four vacationing gentlemen from South Africa (who now live in London) said they were there for the second time in two days!  The food looked amazing.  We knew we had to try it.

We started with Red Sangria.  It was sweet and fruity.  A refreshing beverage on a very hot and humid Key West Day.

Then Dana had a Classic Frita Burger and I had the Perro Cuban Hot Dog. The burger is a beef and pork patty seasoned with garlic and Spanish spices, topped with onion, frita sauce, and crispy fried joust julienne potatoes on a freshly baked Cuban roll.   The hot dog has melted cheese, frita chili sauce, chopped onion, crispy fried house julienne potatoes on top, and is wrapped in a crusty Cuban roll.  Both are $8.95.  We want to go back and try more of this awesome menu!

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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 #72: 30th Anniversary Hemingway Key West Sunset Run, Amigos Tortilla Bar, and Waterfront Brewery in Key West

July 23, 2019

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We have come to Key West for the 30th Anniversary Hemingway Key West Sunset Run & Paddleboard Race.  It is true, we have been here for other races in the past, the Southermost Half Marathon on Episode 40 in October 2018 and the Key West Half Marathon on Episode 48 in January 2019.  But, the beautiful and picturesque setting of Key West called us back when we heard that the Hemingway 5k was at night! We miss nighttime races, so whenever we can take part in one, we do!  This was a great and short race for Dana to test out his knee post-surgery.  Although it was humid, we did it.  So the lesson for a nighttime race is the Florida summer? Hydrate!

EAT

Looking for great Mexican food in Key West?  Look no further than Amigos Tortilla Bar.  The fire-roasted corn on the cob, chips and salsa, plus the made-from-scratch tacos are so flavorful!  This little place is situated right off the busiest end of Duval Street, right across from Captain Tony’s and the Tiki Hut.  It is totally worth stepping off Duval for these tasty morsels.  Our favorite?  The avocado tacos!

DRINK

Waterfront Brewery is in a big and beautiful building and they have refreshing original beers to offer in their huge and family-friendly space looking out over the water.  We each had a flight of their original beers, including:

Reserve Flight, $8

Intolerance Milkshake IPA 7.1% ABV

Extra Terrestrial Peanut Butter Ale 6% ABV

Kilted Cowboy Irish Red 5.2% ABV

Irish Stout on Nitro 4.1% ABV

Flagship Flight $8

Island Life  American Lager 4.1% ABV

Crazy Lady Honey Blonde Ale 5.6% ABV

Elven Orchard Graff Beer 5.5% ABV

Lazy Way American IPA 6.5% ABV

They had a game room perfect for families and they are planning a rooftop space that would look out over an amazing view of the water.  Zarina was a great bartender.  We want to go back for a tour of the brewery that they have available, too!

We are still looking for your recommendations for August!  It’s our last Virtual 5K in the RunDisney Race Series celebrating 80 Years of Marvel!  Where at Walt Disney World should we complete our last virtual 5K? Then where should we explore and indulge?  Let us know!  Our email is info@runeatdrink.net. Or you can call at 941- 677-2733.  

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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 #71: RunDisney Virtual Race Series July 5K, Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin, The Basket at Wine Bar George, and Raglan Road

July 18, 2019

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RunDisney’s Virtual Race Series celebrates 80 years of Marvel.  And we are so excited because... our medals came in the mail!  You might have seen our unboxing live on Facebook.  This month’s medal is one of my favorites... Ironman!  We earned it running the path between Port Orleans French Quarter and Riverside resorts.  It was so beautiful and a great change of scenery to get in our training runs!  Dana was still taking it very easy post-surgery, while Aimee was doing her assigned speed work.  

EAT

Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’ turned 3 this past Friday, and we saw that he would be there to celebrate at the same time we’d be up at Disney completing the 5K.  We featured his thigh high chicken biscuits last summer in Episode 35, which were incredible!  But we have never had his Fried Chicken and Doughnuts or Hummingbird Cake, so we went to explore those menu offerings.  Of course, we had to start with Fried Green Tomatoes because of our southern roots.  All this amazing food, and we also got to talk with Art Smith himself!  Turns out, he’s been a runner, too!

DRINK

The Basket at Wine Bar George is a great walk-up window at Disney Springs that offers the chance to create picnic basket and has a menu of small bites we can’t wait to try, but we were there because they have made one of our favorite treats from the Disney Parks into a refreshing frozen alcoholic beverage, the Frozcato.  Pineapple Dole Whip, Vodka, and Moscato... what a way to beat the heat in the midst of the hot Florida summer.  Over at Raglan Road, Dana had an offering called Tri Wishes, a malty Red Ale from Crooked Can. They offer it in the restaurant or at a stand outside the restaurant to cool you off while you are walking around Disney Springs.

Where at Walt Disney World should we complete our last virtual 5K? Then where should we explore and indulge?  Let us know!  Our email is info@runeatdrink.net. Or you can call at 941- 677-2733.  

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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 #78: National Mojito Day 2019 at Wicked Dolphin

July 12, 2019
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Happy National Mojito Day!

We celebrated with Paul Cottrell, Assistant Distiller at Wicked Dolphin and he made us two amazing mojitos with their delicious rum!

Let us know how you celebrated!

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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 #70: Freedom 5K, Danger Danger, and Fort Myers Brewing Company Expansion

July 9, 2019

RUN

As we said last week, Dana is injured, so Aimee had to run this week’s race on her own!  Aimee chose the Freedom 5K in Cape Coral because it had a bridge on the course and needed to incorporate some bridge work before the Anchorage RunFest!  It was a morning race, so there was a beautiful view over the water as the sun came up.  It was very hot and humid, so hydration was key!  They had one water stop setup and it was available twice on this out and back course, so that was great.  It was a safe and well-managed course.  The bridge was steep but it was great to get some of that work into training because hill work is hard to come by in Florida! The shirt was great - a dark green one with an American Flag in the middle of a star as the logo.  The swag bag... of course Aimee’s favorite part was the free pint card inside from Big Storm Brewing!  It was a great way to support the military museum in town and to get some key training in ahead of our half marathon in August.

EAT

We went to Danger Danger in Cape Coral because we want to continue to celebrate the awesome business independent small business owners who are bringing such amazing food to our hometown.  We had their Falafel Burger which is a crispy chickpea patty with a chimichurri and a yum yum sauce on it, pickled onion, arugula, and a wheat roll.  AND it is 100% Vegan! It was so good and a great option when we want to stay Vegan during the week.   

We had their Danger Dog as well.  This is a hot dog and as it was the 4th of July, we wanted to celebrate with an All-American day meal with the Danger Danger twist.   It was a bacon-wrapped hot dog with pinto beans, avocado, pick, chipotle mayo, and jalapeño on a bun.  So good!  

DRINK

We went to Fort Myers Brewing Company to end our 4th of July weekend.  True, we featured this brewery on Episode #41 when we talked to Joel Germain and he took us through a great flight of beer after we ran the Cops and Joggers 5k, but they have so many great brews at this brewery and we are so happy to see that they are expanding to include a new food truck space, tasting hall, manufacturing and packaging facility, and private event space.   We had to go back and try more of their vast and ever-expanding menu of original beers!  

Aimee had these beers:

Key Lime Wheat 5% 

Lime Shake Berliner 4%

Tart Like a Tiger 3.2%

Caramel Strong 9.2%

Happy 4th of July!  Did you run in a great 4th of July race?  Let us know about it so we can shout you out next week.  Our email is info@runeatdrink.net. Or you can call at 941- 677-2733.  

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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 #69: Your Running Mantras, Point 57, & Big Storm Brewing Category 3

July 2, 2019

RED Episode #69

RUN

We asked:  What are your running mantras when things get challenging on a run or during a period of injury?  You submitted some great feedback.  We share and discuss what keeps you going when things get tough.

EAT

It was a training week for us, so we explored and indulged in a local restaurant, Point 57, right here in Cape Coral.  We were there for brunch, but they also have the regular menu available all day.  Aimee had the Cast Iron Ribeye with a blue cheese fondue in a skillet served with an onion, green bean and bacon hash.  Dana had the Crispy Pork Shank with blue cheese grits and apple chutney.  So tasty!

DRINK

At Point 57, there are some pretty tasty cocktails and local brews on tap.  Aimee had the Dead on Bourbon, which is worth ordering for the presentation in a smoking skull, rye whiskey, coffee flavors, and a bit of spice.  The Summertime in Mexico is tasty as well. Tequila, spiced pear, cardamom, lemon, honey, and maple make this a refreshing and unique cocktail on a hot day.  Dana had Islamorada Sandbar Sunday, which made us recall the trip we took to their taproom last October.

Yes, we also had a great time this weekend at Big Storm celebrating the release of their Category 3 Belgian Trippel.  Thanks to everyone who was able to join us live!  At 9.5 ABV, the darker golden body and strength of Cat 3 is far and away heavier than Category 1, and vastly different from Category 2, with its dried fruit notes and darker body.  We also got a bonus release to try, Bromosa Tangerine Brut IPA.  Yep, Aimee loved it!  Shocking! Tangerine flavor with a bit of hop but not too much on the end of the sip, it was not overly sweet, but the fruit aroma and flavor were just right for a hot Florida day.

Happy 4th of July this week!  Are you running in a great 4th of July race?  Let us know about it so we can shout you out next week.  And let us know, like we said in the show, where you find a great steak, too!  Our email is info@runeatdrink.net. Or you can call at 941- 677-2733.  

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 Episode #68: Training through Injury & Flashback to Below the Radar in Huntsville

June 25, 2019

RUN

In this episode, we talk about training challenges and how to overcome them.  Then we ask for your feedback and how you overcome training challenges because in this training week, Dana is coming back from injury and starting back to training slowly.  At the same time, Aimee had a long run distance of 14 miles in the heat and humidity of the Florida summer, which presents its own challenges that we all encounter and need to overcome at some point in a training cycle.

EAT

My cameraman had a work trip to Huntsville a couple of weeks ago.  We spent some time around some amazing exhibits at the US Space and Rocket Center.   We stayed near the Von Braun Center and Big Spring International Park, which was a great park to run in right outside our hotel. 

Huntsville has their own Craft Beer Trail that incorporates the fantastic breweries and tap houses we had the opportunity to visit.

We flash back to our visit to Below the Radar Brewhouse, where we had some tasty brews and some out of this world Fish and Chips for lunch when we visited the Brewhouse. I actually thought the fish and chips were the stars of our visit.   Flaky white fish perfectly cooked and battered in beer batter that was crunchy, a little salty, and perfect with a hit of malt vinegar.  It is on the heavier side as an entree, so we would recommend it as a dinner item or to split it if you are having it for lunch, but it is delicious no matter what the time of day.

DRINK

We had a flight of six original beers while we had the meal and actually saw the brewing process in action while we ate.  

The beers I had were:

Imperial Brown (Brown Ale) 8% ABV

Baltic Porter By Robo, Andrew, Alex, and Clint 7.6% ABV

Mild Thang (English Mild Ale) 3.5% ABV

Strange Wilderness (American Imperial Stout) 9.2% ABV

Voodoo Mary Belgian Dubbel 8% ABV

Mossy Oats Stout (Oatmeal Stout) 7% ABV

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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.  

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RED Episode #67: RunDisney’s Virtual Race Series June 5K and Breakfast Options at Walt Disney World in Orlando

June 18, 2019

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RUN

This is the first in a series of 3 summer 5Ks in our runDisney Virtual Race Series.  This first medal is in honor of Captain Marvel! We have chosen to run it in our favorite places around Walt Disney World:  Hollywood Studios, Epcot, and the Boardwalk.

EAT

Boardwalk Bakery  was a great way to get some coffee and a bite to eat before starting our 5K.  Their hot breakfast sandwiches and tasty coffee were just the right fuel to get our inner super heroes ready for our race.  The Butter Butter and Ooey Gooey Breakfast Sandwiches were so good!

While we were at Disney, we went to Sanaa Lounge in the Animal Kingdom Lodge for a bite after completing our 5K.  There we had the Indian-Style Bread Service and it was amazing!  We got all five breads:  Traditional Naan, Garlic-Ginger Naan, Spiced Naan, Onion Kulcha, or Paneer Paratha. And of course we got all nine sauces: Cucumber Raita, Roasted Red Pepper Hummus, Mango Chutney, Tomato-Date Jam, Tamarind Chutney, Coriander Chutney, Garlic Pickle, Red Chile Sambal, and Spicy Jalapeño-Lime Pickle.  Plus a super spicy bonus one that Joe, our bartender brought us when he heard we like spicy sauces.  Awesome!

DRINK

Woody’s Lunchbox in Toy Story Land has a Grown Up’s Lemonade with Vodka, Lemonade, and Black Cherry Purée!  Refreshing!  But also, if it is too early, there are nonalcoholic options like Cold Brew Joffrey’s Coffee.

At Sanaa Lounge we had the Safari Amber Ale and Tusker Premium Lager imported from Kenya.  Both beers were refreshing.  The Safari Amber Ale was a red ale with a malty character and no bitterness.  The Tusker Premium Lager was a light yellow and super refreshing citrus flavor.  Both were nice choices on a hot day!

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Thank you for listening! We are having a great third 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.  You can call us at 941-677-2733 or email us at info@runeatdrink.net.  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!