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RED Episode # 78: Training Updates, Wicked Streatery, and a Hot Take on a New Big Storm Brewing Release

RUN

We were on a podcast called Experiences You Should Have with Gail Lovelace Menasco this week!  We loved meeting her at Podcast Movement. She gave us a chance to talk about one of our favorite race experiences, the Donna Marathon Weekend in Jacksonville that supports the Donna Foundation in the mission of helping fight the battle to end breast cancer.

We talk about Dana’s progress on his road to recovery from surgery and Aimee’s training plan to prepare for the fall race season.  In addition, we talk about how we mix up our runs during training by entering races along the way to change up the scenery of longer distances, including Southernmost Half Marathon.  Although a repeat for us, it allows us to have a weekend getaway while staying on track with training and show you more of Key West as a runcation or vacation destination.

EAT

This week we bring you Wicked Streatery!  After our training run over the weekend, we went out to Fort Myers Brewing Company for their Kegs & Eggs Sunday Brunch.  If you visit the Southwest Florida area, you must have the food from this truck!  Wicked Chicken and Waffles, Southwest Breakfast Bowl, and Chimichurri Steak Hash are all must-haves on the menu!  

DRINK

Big Storm Brewing had a new release this week: Firestorm Black IPA.  We break it down and try it for the first time as we record the show! At 5.8% ABV and 71 IBU, we did not know if we would like it or what overwhelming flavors we would get from this beer.  It was surprising.  Not an overwhelming pine flavor, but yet another great offering that we’d have another pint of from Big Storm!

THAT’S A WRAP

Are there races we should try?  How do you mix up your training to stay motivated for the longer runs?  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 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!

THAT’S A WRAP!

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 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!

THAT’S A WRAP

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!