Post Race Snacks at RAM

Originally published on the Hale and Hearty 7k blog

The Hale and Hearty 7k is focused on celebrating healthy communities and happy and healthy places. This is fitting because the race starts and ends at the Riverside Arts Market (RAM) located under the Fuller Warren Bridge.

RAM is open and free to attend every Saturday from 10 am to 4pm from March to December and is accessible by foot, bike, car, or even boat.  It features more than 100 vendors filling several long rows of the best of the best Arts market type items like cute clothing, jewelry, crafts, pottery, art, soaps, honey, home decor, pastries, cookies, flowers plus other fun stuff like street performers, live music, local food vendors, and even a full blown Farmers Market with fruits, veggies and more.

I’ll be honest, after I run 4.3 miles at 8 a.m. on a Saturday, the first thing on my mind will be food!


(Source: Jax Truckies)

After I cross the finish line, I plan to head towards RAM and check out what’s available. I’m just not sure how I’ll decide between options like tacos, knish, crepes, pizza, and pastries. It will be a shame if I leave RAM hungry!

Plus with the Farmers Market on-site, you can stock up on good, healthy food to last you the entire week.  Since it’s May, I’m excited because it’s just about season for watermelon,  plums, raspberries, and rhubarb so these fruits should start popping up at RAM any week now.

Here’s a sneak peek of some of the vendors that will be waiting for you. (Yes, there are more vendors than the ones listed here)

Brooklyn Knish, Inc.

16 varieties of Knishes:

  • the Classic Potato Knish
  • the Breakfast Bacon Egg Cheese & Potato Knish
  • Spinach Mushroom & Potato
  • and more

Caribbean Sunrise
Traditional Jamaican Recipes:

  • Curry Chicken
  • Jerk Chicken
  • Veggie Chunks
  • Jerk Pork
  • Oxtails
  • Rice & Beans and White Rice
  • Fried Plantains
  • Fish Fritters
  • Fried Dumplings
  • Homemade fruit punch
  • Fruit Salads
  • knuckle sandwiches

The Ultimate Gourmet Sandwich Shop:

Using homemade sauces and fresh cut meats.

  • Club Sandwiches
  • Gourmet Chicken SaladSandwich
  • BrisketSandwich
  • Steak Sandwiches
  • BreakfastSandwich
  • Taters
  • Nachos to order
  • Breakfast Pita and more!


(Source: RAM Organization)

Wazees

Coconut and Blackened Dishes:

  • Coconut Shrimp with a handmade batter
  • Coconut Fish, with handmade batter.
  • Blackened fish sandwich topped with fresh mango salsa.
  • Fresh mango salsa toppings.
  • Several varieties of Paninis, with grilled portabella mushrooms.
  • Grilled fresh seasonal vegetables

Maui Dogz

Hawaiian Varieties:

  • Prepared to order with Chef’s recipe Maui Sauce-
  • Chicken and Meatball Sandwiches
  • Hot dogs,
  • Brunch Wraps
  • Kahlua pork sandwiches
  • mahi mahi sandwiches

Ritters Finest

Many Varieties of Fresh Handmade Burgers!  Such as the:

  • RAM Burger
  • the Gourmet Blue Cheese Burger
  • Sweet Potato Fries,
  • Fresh Funnel Cakes.
  • and much more.


(Source: RAM Organization)

Blue Pacific Tacos
Mexican Dishes:

  • Tacos
  • Fajitas
  • Empanadas
  • Burritos
  • Quesidillas

All available with salsa, guacamole, pico de gallo, sour cream and other toppings.

Driftwood BBQ

Smoked onsite Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Ribs, and other great varieties of BBQ!


(Source: Jax Truckies)

peles fire catering

Many varieties of delicious, prepared on-site Wood Fire Pizzas!!!

Mangroves

  • Cubans
  • Caribbeanpulled pork
  • Calypso Chicken
  • Gaucho Steak
  • Black beans
  • Rice
  • Blue Crab Bisque
  • Soups
  • Mango-pistachio macaroons
  • Chocolate-dipped key lime squares

One last reason I’m looking forward to ram?  Since it’s under the Fuller Warren bridge, it’s out of the blazingFloridasun!  It’s a perfect place to walk around and cool down after the race. I hope everyone has a great run this Saturday.  If you would like to meet up after the race, come find me wandering around RAM!

Which food vendor at RAM are you looking forward to?


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