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


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!


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!


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 Or you can call at 941- 677-2733.


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