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RED Quick Bite #81: Cuban Coffee Queen in Key West

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!

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

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

RUN

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 websiteFacebookInstagram, 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!