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!
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
Traditional Jamaican Recipes:
- Curry Chicken
- Jerk Chicken
- Veggie Chunks
- Jerk Pork
- 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
- Steak Sandwiches
- Nachos to order
- Breakfast Pita and more!
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
- Prepared to order with Chef’s recipe Maui Sauce-
- Chicken and Meatball Sandwiches
- Hot dogs,
- Brunch Wraps
- Kahlua pork sandwiches
- mahi mahi sandwiches
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.
Blue Pacific Tacos
All available with salsa, guacamole, pico de gallo, sour cream and other toppings.
Smoked onsite Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Ribs, and other great varieties of BBQ!
peles fire catering
Many varieties of delicious, prepared on-site Wood Fire Pizzas!!!
- Caribbeanpulled pork
- Calypso Chicken
- Gaucho Steak
- Black beans
- Blue Crab Bisque
- 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?