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RED Episode # 82: Southernmost Half Marathon, Nine One Five on Duval, and Caroline’s Other Side in Key West

RUN

This week, we recap our time running the Southernmost Half Marathon in Key West.  We report on the packet pickup, the race course, on-course support, and bling of course!  This is Dana’s first official half marathon back doing run-walk-run intervals.  For Aimee, it was a time to stay with Dana and try the short interval he was doing as well as a great training run to prepare us for Florida heat should we encounter it at Disney in November.  Aimee was so proud of Dana!  But we also learned by doing a race in the middle of training season what we needed to work on for the remainder of our training time for the Wine and Dine 2-Course Challenge. 

EAT

Last time we were in Key West, for the Hemingway Sunset 5k, we featured some spots off Duval.  This time, we had to carb-load at one of our favorite places on Duval in Key West, Nine One Five Restaurant and Bar.  We have been there many times over the years, even before we started this show.  We started with a cheese plate.  We had a Brie from France, Smokey offering from Oregon, and a Parmesan-like cheese from France.  The plate included port-soaked cherries, Marcona almonds, Florida Keys honeycomb and crostini as well as rosemary biscuits.  Then we moved on to pasta.  It  is simply amazing.  We had the Pappardelle with Kobe Beef Bolognese, Parmesan Reggiano, and Creme Fraiche.  It was hearty, filing, and the pasta was scratch-made.  In the past, we have also had the lobster ravioli and beef carpaccio.  All in all, we have not had a bad meal here.  It is a more expensive meal than those we have featured in the past, but it is totally worth it.  (They also have a homemade tonic for their gin and tonic drink. It is tasty, but we did not partake this time as we had the race the next morning.)

DRINK

After we achieved our goal, it was time to celebrate!  So we had a drinks at Caroline’s The Other Side.  We used to come to this same building when The Porch was here, and we discovered The Other Side  once before this trip, and listeners reminded us about it and said to come get the Banana Bread Old Fashioned and Hemingway Daquiri.  They did not disappoint.  So much so, that we stayed for another round and had the Southern Godfather and an “off the menu” creation from our awesome bartender, Michelle, a Peanut Butter and Jelly Old Fashioned with peanut butter on the rim of the glass!  

THAT’S A WRAP

Are there races we should try?  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. Thanks to PodcastMusic.com for providing the music for this episode, too!

Special thanks to Warby Parker for sponsoring this week’s show!  Don’t forget to check out www.warbyparkertrial.com/red!  Get a free 5-day in-home trial of 5 frames shipped to you at no charge.  We thank Warby Parker again for sponsoring this week’s show

RED Quick Bite #91: VIDEO Demo of a Coffee Cupping with Big Storm Coffee Head Roaster Chris Ramsey

We wrap up our week-long coverage of Big Storm Coffee Company with a final demonstration from head roaster Chris Ramsey.  The cupping process is a way to ensure quality and consistency from one cup of coffee to the next.  Chris shows us a little behind the scenes magic and how all of that comes together to make a great cup. 

Follow Big Storm Coffee Company’s social media here:

https://www.facebook.com/bigstormcoffee/

https://twitter.com/bigstormcoffee 

https://www.instagram.com/bigstormcoffee/ 

Also, a special thank you to John Schroeder at Big Storm Brewing in Cape Coral for arranging this interview with Chris and for filming our Instagram and Facebook live videos to celebrate National Coffee Day! Go check them out if you haven’t yet on our social media.  

We thank Chris for taking time to demonstrate the process that brings delicious coffee to all who visit Big Storm Brewing Company’s tap rooms and can’t wait to visit Big Storm Coffee Company‘s first retail location in Clearwater!

THAT’S A WRAP

Are there races we should try?  Is there a great  local place to explore and indulge in the best food or beverages in your hometown when we visit? 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. Thanks to PodcastMusic.com for providing the music for this episode, too!

RED Quick Bite 90: Big Storm Coffee Company Pour Over Demo with Head Coffee Roaster Chris Ramsey

We continue sharing all the fun we had celebrating National Coffee Day with Chris Ramsey, Head Coffee Roaster at Big Storm Coffee Company with this Quick Bite!  

Here, Chris gives us a pour over demonstration.  Chris steps through the process of creating a great cup of coffee through this method.  He also talks about the varieties of coffee available in all Big Storm Brewing Company’s tap rooms.  You can have it there or take it home to brew.   Chris shared the awesome news about the expansion and first retail location featuring Big Storm Coffee and ice cream in Clearwater, Florida right down the road from the place where Big Storm brews its great beer !!

We thank Chris for taking time to demonstrate the process that brings delicious coffee to all who visit Big Storm Brewing Company’s tap rooms and can’t wait to visit their first retail location in Clearwater!

THAT’S A WRAP

Are there races we should try?  Is there a great  local place to explore and indulge in the best food or beverages in your hometown when we visit? 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. Thanks to PodcastMusic.com for providing the music for this episode, too!