RED Episode #43: 2018 Wine and Dine Half Marathon - A Comeback!

Welcome to Orlando, Florida and Walt Disney World for the 2018 Wine and Dine Half Marathon Weekend, Two-Course Challenge, and Epcot Food and Wine Festival!

RUN

In this episode, we run the half marathon on Sunday of theRunDisney Wine and Dine Half Marathon Weekend.  The course is relatively flat and takes you from Magic Kingdom parking lot to Animal Kingdom and the beautiful Pandora area then to Hollywood Studios before finishing around the World Showcase at Epcot.  My cameraman narrates most of this episode because he wanted me to run "my race at my pace" for this comeback.  It is a comeback because we were picked up at mile 10 of this same half marathon last year. So we had to return and finish what we started.  A year later, 50 pounds lighter, and feeling good on race day, this was an emotional one for the books!

 

EAT

We visited theFlavors from Firebooth at the 2018 Epcot Food and Wine Festival to have their smokey and delicious offerings.  The Piggy Wings are pork wings with a Korean BBQ sauce and a tangy slaw.  The smell of the booth alone is worth Disney bringing it back next year.  We had more from the booth because of the fantastic aroma, so stay tuned for Quick Bites with more to share!

DRINK

Flavors from Firealso had an interesting bourbon beverage called the Swine Brine.  Jim Beam, lemon juice, apple cider, and dijon mustard!  Who thought to put all that together?  A genius, that's who. 

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RED Episode #38: Joggin’ for Frogmen 5K and “Bourbon & Beyond”

Welcome to Louisville, Kentucky! We are here to run a race that supports the Navy Seals Foundation and attend the Bourbon and Beyond Festival!

RUN 

In this episode, we run the Joggin for Frogmen 5K to benefit the Navy Seals Foundation on Saturday. It was at South Oldham High School in Crestwood, not too far outside Louisville.  The weather was awesome and the course was almost entirely on the high school campus.  It was mainly flat and it is an inexpensive race that everyone can run or walk and feel inspired knowing they are supporting a great cause.  We talk to the media manager for the event, Steve Watkins, who is also a former Navy Seal, and he tells us about the foundation and what it does for families of Navy Seals as well as Navy Seals themselves.

EAT

We got to the Bourbon and Beyond Festival on the first day with a plan to research and prepare to film our food segments on the second day of the festival.  We saw lots of local eats and we talked to several people at many booths.  We were exited.  I can tell you Island Noodles were tasty... we wish we had filmed some segments on Saturday.

DRINK

We tried many cocktails as part of the Jefferson’s Reserve VIP Lounge Area.  The Jefferson’s Airplane was a great cocktail that was part of our VIP experience.  The Old Fashioned they made us was also awesome.  We wanted to bring you so many of the offerings from the local distilleries as well.    We should have filmed everything we tried that day because....

THE WEATHER HAD OTHER PLANS...

It started raining like cats and dogs and we took shelter as we watched great musical acts like Keb Mo’ Sheryl Crow, and Lenny Kravitz.  

At the end of the night, we made our way to get picked up at the Uber / Lyft shared ride location.  It was ankle-deep mud because of the rain and it was difficult for many to exit the park.  The city declared the park unsafe and canceled day two. We understood.  Safety is always the top priority.

We also knew we had to change course so we could bring you some of what Louisville has to offer should you come here to run a race or visit for an awesome vacation.

We decided to go on a couple of distillery tours and to a couple of restaurants, so we will bring you those in future Quick Bites.

Thank you for hanging in there with us, even though plans changed in the interest of safety for everyone. 

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RED Quick Bite #44: Enzo's Hideaway at Disney Springs

It’s a FLASHBACK and preparation for our experience at Bourbon and Beyond later this month! 

RUN 

In June, we started the Run Disney Virtual Running Shorts Race Series.  This is an Incredibles-themed series of 5ks this summer.  Complete one in June, July, and August plus get a bonus medal.  While you can do a virtual race anywhere, we heard about the Bourbon Experience at Disney Springs during the months of May and June.  We got to sample some great bourbon beverages to help us research ahead of attending Bourbon and Beyond at the end of September!  It is coming up soon and we are excited!

EAT

While we were there, we discovered that Disney Springs had special pairings at various restaurants during this experience. Enzo's Hideaway, tucked under Maria and Enzo's restaurant, which we really want to try but haven't had the chance to yet. Enzo's Hideaway has a speakeasy feel and some great appetizers, so we gave one a try that made us recall a restaurant in Atlanta we went to when we were dating, so many years ago!

DRINK

Enzo's Hideaway had a couple of tasty bourbon-based beverages we had to try. One was the Hazelnut Old Fashioned, featuring Knob Creek. My camera man tried one too. It was Enzo's Bourbon Swizzle featuring Bulleit Bourbon.  Both were very tasty!

 

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