Holiday shopping Whac-a-Mole
Foodie and the Beast
by Andrew Mitchell
5d ago
Hosted by David and Nycci Nellis. On today’s show: • Julie Greenstein and Debbie Sonnenreich are co-founders of URBNmarket, an upscale, curated handmade and vintage pop-up market at the Hotel Washington for three weekends and at Mosaic for two. They have great gifty stuff ranging from jewelry, home décor and bath and beauty products to pet accessories; • When the District Winery opened in The Yards along the Anacostia, it quickly was recognized as a pillar of the revitalized waterfront restaurant scene. Today it still produces great wines and great meals in the restaurant there. Last year win ..read more
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The day pound cake married shortbread
Foodie and the Beast
by Andrew Mitchell
3w ago
Hosted by David and Nycci Nellis. On today’s show: • If we say “French desserts,” you probably think “fancy.” And if we say “baking French cakes,” you probably say, “I can’t pull that off.” Not true. Aleksandra Crapanzano is the James Beard–winning writer and dessert columnist for The Wall Street Journal and she has a cookbook out, “Gateau: The Surprising Simplicity of French Cakes,” that’s going to help you make gateau Breton and lots of other French specialties with the greatest of ease; • In Spanish, “el cielo” means “heaven” – and El Cielo at La Cosecha in the Union Market District is pre ..read more
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A hundred bottles of booze on the wall
Foodie and the Beast
by Andrew Mitchell
1M ago
Hosted by David and Nycci Nellis. On today’s show: • Founded in 1927 as a nine-stool root beer stand in Washington, D.C., Marriott International is the world’s largest hospitality company. Brad Nelson, vice president for the company’s global culinary portfolio, joins us with news about Marriott’s global headquarters in Bethesda, especially about its new innovation lab and test kitchen, where chefs and mixologists look at the latest trends in food and beverage and develop concepts for Marriott properties globally; • We call her the Wellness Chef – she’s Dalia David, the first South Asian Welln ..read more
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We can put a Finger on it
Foodie and the Beast
by Andrew Mitchell
1M ago
Hosted by David and Nycci Nellis. On today’s show: • Bill Jensen is co-owner and beverage director of the Tail Up Goat and the Reveler’s Hour in Adams Morgan. Among many awards of note, he was honored with Michelin’s 2021 Washington, D.C. Sommelier Award. He’s in to treat us to some tastes and talk of his wine favorites from the Finger Lakes for your Thanksgiving table; • Lane Levine owns A Friendly Bread, launched four years ago as a fresh sourdough bread business. He has mastered that which previously seemed impossible – producing a preassembled, frozen, single-serve, heat-and-eat sourdough ..read more
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Death by ice cream
Foodie and the Beast
by Andrew Mitchell
1M ago
Hosted by David and Nycci Nellis. On today’s show: • Think Nobu and you might think world-class sake. And that would be true – but Nobu DC has an amazing cocktail program, featuring not only great sakes but other world-class distilled spirits. Filipe Bertrand, the beverage and events manager at Nobu DC, is mixing up some cocktails that we are panting to try; • Ice Cream Jubilee specializes in creative flavors of hand-made ice cream. It has some fun new fall creations and some especially for Halloween, including a ghost pepper ice cream that may very well leave you in R.I.P.-land. We are joine ..read more
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Another perfect pairing
Foodie and the Beast
by Andrew Mitchell
1M ago
Hosted by David and Nycci Nellis. On today’s show: • The Middle Atlantic’s Prestige-Ledroit Distributing Co. offers a huge selection of artisanal and authentic wine and spirits from around the world, which includes the products of the Bardstown Bourbon Co in Kentucky. We are joined by Bardstown’s Nicholas Lewis; • He’s an all-around good guy, a James Beard Award recipient and one of America’s most influential and respected restaurateurs. He’s Michael Schlow and his property on 14th Street, formerly Tico, has been magically transformed into Nama Ko, a Japanese-inspired restaurant and craft coc ..read more
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For many wine lovers, plastic is fantastic
Foodie and the Beast
by Andrew Mitchell
2M ago
Hosted by David and Nycci Nellis. On today’s show: • Bodegas Tempore Wines is an independent brand of four organic and vegan wines produced in Spain’s Aragon region. Alejandra Sarmiento of Bodegas Tempore joins us long-distance and Eric Platt, president of Artisans and Vines, the Bodegas distributor, is in studio to fill our cups with Bodegas Tempore wine; • Has it been five years already? Yep – and so, the fifth annual DMV Black Restaurant Week starts Nov. 6. Dr. Erinn Tucker-Oluwole, the event’s cofounder, and Chef Jeffeary (Jeff) Miskiri, the founder and chief executive officer of the Misk ..read more
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This is not the belly of the beast
Foodie and the Beast
by Andrew Mitchell
2M ago
Hosted by Nycci Nellis. On today’s show: -David takes a week off from co-hosting, but there is still a beast in the house – the Snalleygaster beast, that is. And the head of that massive monster – literally – is Greg Engert, the nationally and internationally acclaimed beer expert from NRG. He is pouring all through the show and talking about how you too can get your beer geek on; -The Capital Jewish Museum—opening at Third & F Streets, NW, in the spring of 2023 – is a secular organization that explores the intersection of the American Jewish experience in D.C. In to talk about the museum ..read more
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Caviar that’s not Volga
Foodie and the Beast
by Andrew Mitchell
2M ago
On today’s show: • Taste of Bethesda returns Saturday, Oct. 1 and will bring nearly 40 restaurants and five stages of entertainment to downtown Bethesda. Stephanie Coppula, director of marketing and communications for the Bethesda Urban Partnership, Sebastian Neira, general manager, and Elder Pineda, bartender, both of Jose Andres’ Spanish Diner, join us; . • Bart Yablonsky. owner of Dawson’s Market in Rockville and D.C tells us what we can find there for theholidays; • Sarah Mayo, CCO / Global Sales & Marketing, Black River Caviar / Esturiones del Rio Negro tells us about the Ocietra cav ..read more
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We get all miXt up
Foodie and the Beast
by Andrew Mitchell
3M ago
Hosted by David and Nycci Nellis. On today’s show: miXt Food Hall, located in the heart of Prince George’s County’s Gateway Arts District on Rhode Island Ave., is a chef-driven culinary and cocktail experience for family and friends to meet up and find community within a convivial environment curated by local artisans. Today, we’re going to take you inside miXt’s exciting offerings with the hospitality pros who make this community dining experience so exceptional. We’re joined by members of the miXt team to give you a taste of what’s waiting for you there: • Rivkah Alvial. As chief mixologist ..read more
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