RED Episode #36: Cape 5K and a Fundraiser at No. 3 Craft Brews

RUN 

In June, we started the Run Disney Virtual Running Shorts Race Series.  This is an Incredibles-themed series of 5Ks this summer.  Complete one in June, July, and August plus get a bonus medal.  

For the month of August, and the Dash and Jack medal, we ran a local 5K, the Cape 5K. We got a free entry for it because we volunteered at the water stop in a 5K for 3D Racing, a local organization that helps certify courses and time races, earlier this summer.  Rachel, the owner of our local running store, The Run Shoppe, and the one who helped us find the right shoes almost 9 years ago when we started running, heads up that organization as well.  Can’t beat that, right?  

The course was flat and shady, which can help us during those long, hot, and humid summer months in Florida.  It was also the second half of our long training run. We got up early in the morning and did 3.4 miles in the neighborhood before the race, so we could get our full 6.5 miles from the training schedule for the Wine and Dine 2-Course Challenge.

 

EAT

We ate delicious ribs after the race!  Normally, we feature a restaurant where you might be able to go and explore some local food.  This episode is a bit different because we headed to No. 3 Craft Brews to help support a fundraiser for a local firefighter who lost his life earlier this summer. No. 3 collaborates with local food trucks to bring together great beer and food, so, while this particular food item was not something that is normally here, usually, on a weekend, you can find something great in the world of local food trucks to explore here.  We hope these ribs make a repeat appearance because they were meaty, smokey, and cooked perfectly!

DRINK

No. 3 Craft Brews collaborated with Big Blue Brewing to release “0603” Smoked Porter.  0603 was the badge number of Michael Camelo, Jr., the firefighter who lost his life suddenly and tragically about two months ago.  100% of the proceeds go to the family of this fallen hero.  This Porter pairs perfectly with the ribs.

If you want to support the family of Michael Camelo, Jr., you can go to No. 3 Craft Brews or Big Blue to toast in his honor or you can contribute to the GoFundMe page set up to help support his family.

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Episode 35: Flashback to Incredibles Virtual 5K at Disney Springs

It’s a FLASHBACK Episode!

RUN

In June, we started the Run Disney Virtual Running Shorts Race Series.  This is an Incredibles-themed series of 5ks this summer.  Complete one in June, July, and August plus get a bonus medal.  While you can do a virtual race anywhere, we heard about the Bourbon Experience at Disney Springs during the months of May and June. 

EAT

While we were there, we discovered that Disney Springs had special pairings at various restaurants during this experience.  While we made several stops, our first is featured in this episode and it is one of our favorites, Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’ ! Fried chicken sliders with hot honey on homemade cheddar biscuits!  You have got to go!

DRINK

While we were there, we tried the Basil Hayden’s Mint Julep. It had Basil Hayden’s Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, Simple Syrup, and mint. Simple, refreshing, and delicious...dare I say addictive! 

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RED Quick Bite #41

RUN

My husband had a work conference in Orlando.  So, I decided to tag along and do my training runs at Walt Disney World through the various parks (I was lucky enough to get the time off from my day job).  I will share one of those runs in an upcoming episode.

EAT

While we were there, we discovered that Disney Springs had special pairings at various restaurants and bars for a Brews & BBQ event.  How could we say no?  We headed to Raglan Road one night to try the Boaring Burger they were featuring as part of the Brews and BBQ event. Can you say party?  It was a great atmosphere with live music and dancers plus the food was mouth-watering.  You have got to go!

DRINK

While we were there, we tried the beer that Orlando Brewing Company made exclusively for Raglan Road, the Blagger Organic Blonde Lager.  It was yummy and low ABV, so it was a tasty pairing with the burger and it would have been a great post-race beer as well. Light and not hoppy, with a little kick at the start and honey on the finish.  We could have many of those.  But of course, we will always grab a cab, Uber, or Lyft to be safe and responsible after having any adult beverages, of course!  It is really easy to meet up with that kind of transportation on the property.

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RED Quick Bite #40: Nevermind's James Beard Burger Contender & National Scotch Day

RUN

Okay.  We "ran" to a couple of our favorite local restaurants to get dinner and drinks.  Yes, we will get a training run in this weekend, but first we had to celebrate a great burger and National Scotch Day. We ran into a local American Ninja Warrior competitor that I am a huge fan of Morgan Wright, "the moose" took a photo with us!

EAT

We went to Nevermind Awesome Bar & Eatery in our hometown of Cape Coral to support owner Shannon Yates in the James Beard Blended Burger Project competition going on now through July 31st.  The burger is a blend of a Grilled Angus Burger and Quincy FL Medium Mushrooms Century Beef Waygu Steak Tartar layered with arugula, onions, and Gruyere cheese on a Toasted 10Cent bun.  We are still dreaming about it. 

You should try it if you are anywhere near Nevermind Awesome Bar & Eatery and you should vote for this burger in the James Beard Blended Burger Project here: jamesbeard.org/blendedburgerproject/vote(At the top of the page, click vote and scroll down past the description of the contest to where you can search entries.  Type in Nevemind to get straight to their entry and vote.)

DRINK

We were at Nice Guys Pizza to celebrate National Scotch Day, thanks to the recommendation of Murphy, the bartender at Nevermind, who told us that Nice Guys had a great Dalwhinnie 15-year old Scotch that we needed to try.   Greg, one of the owners of Nice Guys Pizza, had their amazing bartender Jimmy Salemi put together a great beverage featuring Dalwhinnie 15-year old Scotch,  that has no name, but will be featured on an upcoming cocktail menu.  

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RED Episode #34: National Tequila Day

 

RUN

We completed 5 miles around the World Showcase at Epcot. Those sights will be featured on an upcoming episode.  that was the first long run of our half marathon training season that went beyond a 5k.  So it has begun! More on our training in future episodes and blog entries.

EAT

We had the chips, salsa, queso, and guacamole at La Cava Del Tequila.  They never disappoint!

DRINK

La Cava Del Tequila has tequilateral flights that allow to experiment and really find out what kinds of tequila you love.  We had the Premium Flight that lived up to its name, including:

Arette 101 Proof Blanco

Casa Noble 102 Proof Reserva De La Cava

Volcán Cristalino Añjeo

Avíon Reserva 44 Extra Añjeo

Casa Dragones Joven

Mezcal Montelobos Espadín Blanco

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RED Quick Bite #39: National Mojito Day 2018

It's National Mojito Day 2018!

We went to Nice Guys Pizza last year and Jimmy Salemi made us a traditional mojito on Quick Bite #7 of our show. This year, we took a page from Valerie Bertinelli and made a Grapefruit Mojito based on her recipe. Plus we featured our favorite hometown rum, Wicked Dolphin.  

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