POST RACE [walt disney world half marathon]

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

I was fixated on one post-race treat after the half marathon:  Dole Whip.  This soft-serve pineapple ice cream is tart, cold and delicious and sold at only a handful of places worldwide.  It’s been a bit of a tradition since we traveled to Hawaii as kids and visited the Dole plantation.

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I found an article in Food & Wine magazine about good eats in Disney World and was excited to discover that the Aloha Isle food stand in Magic Kingdom carries the dessert.  Post-race we rode back to our hotel, hopped in the pool, gorged ourselves on a greasy lunch and then headed into the park.  The Dole Whip did not disappoint (and I was too busy enjoying it to snap any pictures).

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We didn’t indulge in post-race libations until the following day when we sought out margaritas from La Cava del Tequila.  This was another tip from the Food & Wine article and, again, it did not disappoint.  We ventured inside the Mexico pavilion in the World Showcase at Epcot and we each ordered a margarita.  The bar is small and a bit cave-like, and it was packed with runners who had just finished the marathon.  I went with a suggestion from the bartender and ordered a frozen avocado margarita with a hibiscus Himalayan salt rim.  It was creamy and perfectly complemented by the salty, floral tasting rim.   You can enjoy beverages on the terrace of the pavilion and this is just what we did.  It wasn’t crowded and we leisurely sipped our drinks and people watched.

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