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RED Episode 59: Training and Race Schedule Updates, King’s Kitchen, and Coastal Dayz Brewery

RUN

This week we talk about our training plan and upcoming races heading into the hot and humid Florida summer.

In May, we will head to the Tampa Beer Run.  It is our third time doing this awesome race and it was the very first one we covered on our podcast, so how could we pass it up?  It will be a nice flat training run while we get to sample some new local beers.

Then we will head into summer, and we have committed to do the RunDisney Virtual Race Series that celebrates 80 years of Marvel.  We complete a 5k in June for a Captain Marvel medal, one in July for an Iron Man medal, and one in July for a Black Panther medal.  Plus, because we complete the entire series, we will have a bonus Marvel medal!

In July, we will head to Key West for the Hemingway Key West 5K Sunset Run, and we are so excited because it is a nighttime race.  Can’t wait to get back down there and sample more island food and beverages from on and off Duval!

In August, we will have a big trip!  We will go the Anchorage RunFest in Anchorage, Alaska!  So excited!  We will participate in the Back 2 Back Challenge, which involves a 1-mile race on Saturday and a longer race of your choosing on Sunday.

EAT

This weekend, we got to try King’s Kitchen in downtown Fort Myers.  King’s Kitchen does comfort food from all corners of the globe, with a twist.  We had the Loaded Tostones.  Tostones, pulled mojo pork, sour cream, and pico.  They were delicious!  It was a very unexpected sweeter twist by comparison to traditional nachos.  We can’t wait to go back and have a meal there.  They have daily specials and happy hour as well.

DRINK

We headed to a local brewery that has only been open a couple of years.  But we can’t wait to go back.  Coastal Dayz Brewery is also in downtown Fort Myers.  It is a laid back atmosphere with a beach theme.  The tables are bolted down and made of concrete with table legs wrapped in rope.  They serve popcorn to munch on and you can order food from McGregor Pizza and Deli or partake in some awesome local food trucks on most days.  We had a delicious flight that illustrates the tasty variety in their refreshing beer.  We met Gary, owner and Navy Veteran.  We are looking forward to going back and sitting down with Gary to find out more and taste additional original brews!

THAT’S A WRAP

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RED Quick Bite #70: A Poke Bowl at Asian Kitchen

In this Quick Bite, Aimee is back to try a Poke Bowl at Asian Kitchen! This is a continuation of our series recapping our visit to Tampa, Florida for our half marathon at the Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic Weekend!

This restaurant takes a variety of Asian influences and puts a unique, fast, and fresh take on them.  The poke bowl is a refreshing and healthy option with your choice of tuna, salmon, krab salad, or a combination.  We got it with tuna and salmon.  First of all, it looks beautiful.  They say you eat with your eyes first, and with this one, I took one look and I was ready to dive in and taste those flavors! Avocado, tuna, salmon, seaweed salad, pickled veggies,edamame, and rice.  The fish tasted so fresh and light with the creamy texture of the avocado and the salty kick from the seaweed, this was a dish that had so many levels of flavor, more than I even mention here.  I just kept going back for more. (And yes, I did share with the cameraman!)

Be sure to drop by Asian Kitchen if you are in the area.  The food is amazing. (Did we mention they do their own smoked meats, original sauces, and dry rubs for their dishes?)

Be sure to visit Asian Kitchen’s website or their Instagram (which had our mouths watering before we even arrived in the Tampa Bay area!)

Thank you, Lisa, for the outstanding dishes and for welcoming us in like family!

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RED Quick Bite #69: The Bahn Mi Sandwich at Asian Kitchen with Cameraman Dana

In this Quick Bite, our cameraman, Dana, tries a Bahn Mi sandwich at Asian Kitchen! This is a continuation of our series recapping our visit to Tampa, Florida for our half marathon at the Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic Weekend!

This restaurant takes a variety of Asian influences and puts a unique, fast, and fresh take on them. They cleverly titled this sandwich the “Stand Bahn Mi” on their menu. As a child of the 80’s, this made me smile and think of the movie of the same name from that decade.  You can choose your protein, and my cameraman decided on chicken.  Then Lisa Larkin, owner of Asian Kitchen, told us that they would use chicken thighs to make the sandwich!  That was so smart because the meat was tender and juicy. (Can you tell that the cameraman let me have a bite or two?)

Be sure to drop by Asian Kitchen if you are in the area.  The food is amazing. (Did we mention they do their own smoked meats, original sauces, and dry rubs for their dishes?)

Be sure to visit Asian Kitchen’s website or their Instagram (which had our mouths watering before we even arrived in the Tampa Bay area!)

Thank you, Lisa, for the outstanding dishes and for welcoming us in like family!

Like what you see?  Tune in to the podcast all this week or subscribe on iTunes so you don’t miss a minute.  Come accomplish, explore, and indulge with us!

THAT’S A WRAP

Thank you for watching! Here’s hoping for a great second year of the podcast because of all your support! Don’t forget to follow us and let us know where to go next on our website, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.