RED Episode 58 Fast and Furriest 5k, National Empanada Day and National Beer Day


Aimee had to work, so Dana went to a favorite race of ours here locally, The Fast and the Furriest 5K at Hammond Stadium. It benefits The Gulf Coast Humane Society.  That race has it all.  It is a flat course and the race is held early in the morning before the humidity that is slowly ramping up for the summer gets too bad.  The real plus?  Dogs!  On the course, you get to run with so many adorable dogs. there are kiddie pools that double as water stops for the puppies.  And he saw a favorite puppy that we featured on a quick bite last year, Tegan the Tripawd! It’s a great way to get in a training run, get a cute medal, be around some great pups and support a cause at the same time!


It was National Caramel Popcorn Day this weekend, so Dana headed to Wild About Popcorn on Saturday after the race to pick us up a couple of bags to celebrate.  He brought home Dill Pickle - what an unexpected and incredible flavor.  It was tangy and tasted legitimately like a dill pickle.  The Salted Caramel Popcorn was so sweet and had amazing crunch from tasty caramel coating and just the right hint of salty goodness. Wild About Popcorn has great flavors and they do shipping as well as being a popular spot for locals.  Thanks for helping us celebrate!

It was National Empanada Day on Monday! So we headed to one of our favorite Cuban Bakeries, Azucar, here in Cape Coral.  We had their beef, chicken, and ham and cheese empanadas.  They do it right.  The crust is tender and flaky and the filling is warm and spiced just right.  The sauces are tangy and compliment the empanadas perfectly.  The beef empanada was served with a garlic and lime sauce while the other two were accompanied by a smoky mustard sauce.  This place is full of flavorful options, so if you are local and live in the Cape Coral area or dropping in for a visit, check it out!


It was also National Beer Day on Sunday.  You know how we love beer!  We were still dreaming of the awesome beer we had in Lexington last weekend, so we headed to a couple of local spots to get some Lexington Brewing Company offerings.  Keg and Cow, a local bar has quite an extensive number of taps.  I think we counted 49!  There we got to celebrate with Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale.  Then we moved on to 10 Twenty Five.  They are also a local bar named after their address with some great offerings on tap.  There we found the Kentucky Blackberry Porter that we got to try last week on the tour of the brewery.  It was amazing, just like we remembered!  Not overly sweet but true blackberry flavor.  It was a great way to celebrate National Beer Day!


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