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

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

RUN

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!

EAT

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!

DRINK

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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Thank you for listening! We are having a great second 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!