FOODIE & THE BEAST

The DC area’s only food & wine variety show, now in its 11th year.
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FOODIE & THE BEAST: February 18th, 2024
Listen & Learn on Today’s Foodie & The Beast: -Victoria Rodriguez is one of three very talented Sommeliers at DC’s Bourbon Steak in the Four Seasons Hotel. And if you didn’t know, February 18 is National Drink Wine Day. Bourbon Steak boasts over 850 labels, so it’s a natural draw for celebrating Wine Day & Victoria aces the assignment.-Our fave Bethesda Boss Babe, Stephanie Coppula, of Bethesda Urban Partnership is in with the latest on the retail and restaurant growth & how we are dining during Bethesda’s Restaurant Week, now through February 25, 2024. In with Stephanie is chef/restaurateur Payson Mtatmon, of Zao Stamina Ramen, with his incredible story about his love of ramen.-David & Nycci are always trying to live a more sustainable lifestyle. Who better to put us all through the paces than Stephanie Miller, author of Zero Waste Living, the 80/20 Way: The Busy Person’s Guide to a Lighter Footprint. Stepaanie founded Zero Waste in DC where she hosts learning events and offers business and household consultations.-AND, It’s no secret that Americans waste 40% of the food we produce. It’s food that could feed the 40 million people who go hungry and it contributes significantly to global warming. Jen England. VP of External Affairs for Food Rescue Hero is here to talk about solutions to the problem.11am on 1500am or here. 
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FOODIE & the beast: February 11, 2024
Well, we didn’t exactly get ready for some football on Foodie & The Beast but we did agree that we are all on team Taylor: -Fairfax City Restaurant Week is back and keeps getting bigger and better. Joe Sullivan, Head Chef at the new musical venue Earps Ordinary showcased some cocktails. And,Tara Borwey, of Fairfax City Economic Development provided the Fairfax City Restaurant Week 411. -Brad Feickert of Soko Butcher. — he has the meats. He stopped in to talk the butcher shop’s traditional offerings, cuts & delish sandwiches. Dylan Greer, general manager and head of beverages at the Koma Café joined him to shake up a pairing. -Who has their finger on the pulse of hospitality?  Hilton’s Hampton Inn and Hampton Inn & Suites does. It’s so easy to take for granted all that they do to make your stay a great one. Shruti Gandhi Buckley, Senior VP & Brand Leader talked elevated hospitality and why everyone wants those Hampton Inn waffles. -Miguel Guerra & Tatiana Mora transformed their pop-up Mita into into a permanent brick-and-mortar in Shaw.  Mita aims to offer a unique cultural experience, dispelling the notion of Latin American cuisine as solely meat-centric, INSTEAD focusing on Latin American vegetables and flavors and it’s all delicious. -Foodie & The Beast, Every Sunday at 11AM on 1500AM or Here. 
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FOODIE & THE BEAST: FEBRUARY 4TH, 2024
They Wouldn’t Leave The Foodie & The Beast Studio Today - Here’s Why:-Dan Marlowe aka Marlowe, the Beverage Director at Common Plate Hospitality, is shaking it up at Chevy Chase’s newest speakeasy, The Turncoat. The cocktails flowed.-#BlackHistoryMonth is a time to explore history, culture and cuisine.  Fortunately. Chef Ramin Coles of the Sweet Home Café at the African American Museum of History & Chef Kyre Rochon from the National Museum of American History share it all with us.-Jill Erber is back in studio with a new concept and the chef, Cathal Armstrong. Together they have opened of Corso Italian in the former Cheesetique location in Shirlington. Chef is making EVERYTHING in house - except the wine & cheese!-The dragon has been released thanks to Tuyet-Nhi Le & Eduardo Lauris of Nue Elegantly Vietnamese and Chasin’ Tails. Lunar celebrations start in studio with delish drinks, a whole fried fish and Chef Kyrie won $$$! You do not want to miss a bite — 11AM on 1500AM or here
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FOODIE &the beast: January 28th, 2024
This Foodie & The Beast Is So Good. It May Be Beastless But Tune In For: -Ethiopian Honey Wine, a fermented beverage made from raw honey dates back more than 3000 years to the time of Queen of Sheba. Created by master winemaker, Gize Negussie, the Negus Winery and Meadery Tasting Room  in Alexandria is the first and only honey wine tasting room in the US.-And more wine! TJ and Hadley Douglas of The Urban Grape Boston have brought their famed wine shop here to  the Shaw Area of DC. The Urban Grape is America’s largest, certified Black-owned beverage retailer, with curated wines, beers and spirits from a diverse offering of makers and their Progressive way of selecting wines.-Fan of eat2explore.com, you know that founder Rowena Scherer believes that every cuisine tells a three-dimensional story about the culture it represents. And what better way to expand kids’ horizons than through good food. So, her new cookbook, A Taste of the World: Celebrating Global Flavors, Rowena brings kids up-close-and-personal with a cultural world tour of 64 recipes.-He’s a bartending OG, herbalist, frozen drink shaman, a Vermouth and liqueur maker … he is Lukas B. Smith of Redbeard & at The Line Hotel. We’re talking i his signature approach to deliciously crafted -low-ABV- &-No-ABV botanicals & tinctures  of good taste and fun.Tune In 11AM on 1500AM or https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/foodie-and-the-beast/id1265867635?i=1000643204168
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FOODIE & THE BEAST: January 19th, 2024
A Bit of Mindfulness on Today’s Foodie & The Beast: -Okay so it’s Dry January but that doesn’t mean being mindful of what you consume should not happen all year long. One of DC’s favorite cocktail expert, Derek Brown, you know him from his Columbia Room days is now heading Positive Drink Company and is one of the brans behind the massive three day Mindful Drinking Festival - Non-alcoholic beverage tastings, wellness offerings and mixology classes, dance parties and so much more.-An Ice Cream BAR-lour is coming to DC thanks to Danielle Hatchett of Tipsy Scoop where she’ll be serving boozy ice cream scoops, shakes, and cocktails. We get the scoop on the opening in DC in winter 2024.-Laura Calderone, Chef & Founder of Relish Catering has hosted large-scale events at venues like The White House and The National Building Museum and smaller more intimate events like Longview Gallery and Decatur House. We talk running a sustainable business and smart entertaining choices.-Because Dr. Paul Quinn PhD, one of the only US-male midwives and has been a Certified Nurse Midwife for almost three decades talks his new book, Prenatal Possibilities - Recipes for Healthy Pregnancy and Beyond — Deliciously we might add.-Nycci LOVES an infrared sauna. The heat, the sweat, the detox! Have you tried them? What about Float Therapy services? Willing to give them a shot? Liz Baker, Owner of DC’s Pure Sweat + Float Studio chats all the healthy benefits.Foodie & The Beast every Sunday at 11AM on 1500AM or http://www.podcastone.com/podcast?categoryID2=1236
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Foodie & The Beast: January 14, 2024
Today’s Foodie & The Beast has a bit of a buzz!-New to DC, Roasting Plant Coffee is revolutionizing coffee culture with the Javabot, which roasts coffee in micro-batches to ensure each cup is roasted and full-flavored—with results in 1 minute. In with all the details are Mike Caswell, founder and chief and a former senior executive at Starbucks and Genevieve Kappler, Roasting Plant’s specialty Coffee Expert – we’ll call her a “coffee master somm.” -Newly minted cookbook author, Barkha Cardoz, chats about her debut cookbook, With Love & Masalas: Everyday Indian Recipes from My Kitchen to Yours. The book is a family affair, with more than 30 family recipes and easy-to-follow instructions for home cooks. -Mood Swings Food Hall is opening in Northwest DC on the former Glassey space. Taj Sohal knows that people often want something different than their usual every night. Mood Swings to the rescue. Mood Swings will offers a different cuisine and menu every month, ensuring that you'll find something to satisfy your cravings. Soul? Italian? Chinese? Whatever – go to the website and vote for next month’s cuisine to be served.  -The name, “John Zaller” may not ring a bell, but what he does surely will. John is the executive producer of Exhibition Hub, a curator and distributor of world-renowned immersive exhibitions, like Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition; Jurassic World: The Exhibition; Bodies the Exhibition; Star Trek: The Exhibition, and more, including Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience find out what immesive artist experience is coming to town next … That’s Foodie & The Beast Every Sunday at 11AM on 1500AM or here.  
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FOODIE & THE BEAST: January 7th, 2024
New Year, What’s New? The first Foodie & The Beast of 2024 Has The Answer: -Philippe & Jackie Loustaunau of Arlington’s Pirouette, combine a full-service restaurant and a thoughtfully curated wine. -Chef Scott Drewno is back in studio. His Fried Rice Collective with partner Chef Danny Lee,  has some of the tastiest spots in town, like Anju, ChiKo and now the new breakfast hotspot, I Egg You. -Chef Kyle Bailey, also back in studio. A partner and culinary creative genius with  Long Shot Hospitality - Dauphine, The Salt Line - and the new gorgeously designed, Ometeo in Tysons Corner -Chef Rubén García has never joined us in studio but we’re so glad her did! Ruben and Richie Brandenburg have opened The Square, an impressive new food market destination helmed by the restaurant, Casa Teresa The best part of today’s show was the roundtable discussion at the end of the show on the status of the industry.It’s a great listen … tune in every Sunday at 11AM/1500AM or click here.
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FOODIE & the beast: December 17th, 2023
We are ringing out the last Foodie And The Beast of 2023! - What’s that pop?! Lieven de Geyndt, of Sparkle-ist the monthly subscription box of superior sparkling wines, has our glasses raised with all sorts of bubbles.- Bells are ringing thanks to Paul Ashe. He’s with the North American Carillon School and Director of the National Bell Festival — they truly ring in the New Year- Stephanie Franklin of Fly Wines takes us around the world with her wine subscription service. She offers tasting boxes that let subscribers get acquainted with unfamiliar wines before committing to a full order- AND It’s time for the “Foodie And The Beast Year” In Review. Food critic & cookbook author, David Hagedorn and the Moveable Feast Podcast co-host and bon vivant, Jenna Golden join David and Nycci to discuss & debate the year’s biggest openings, saddest closings and hopes for the industry in the New Year. What a year 2023 has been — so much more to look forward to in 2024! 11AM/1500AM or Here. 
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FOODIE & THE BEAST: DECEMBER 10, 2023
Rainy Day Schedule: Tune in —> #FoodieAndTheBeast-Chocolatier Chef Ursula the 17th, who has whipped up pastries for some of the best talks and teaches traditional Catalan Christmas foods like 'torrons' oh and Cava, wines, chocolates, cheeses, and olive oil. -Love to entertain? We do! Party Host Helpers to the rescue! Renee Patrone Rhinehart has the solution to  your holiday party needs-Lisa Lucas and Debrianna Mansini aka Corona Kitchen & their new book, That Time We Ate Our Feelings, shares stories of their experiences & homey recipes.-Not everyone needs a world-class executive chef at home, but sometimes, you do! Chef Brian Arruda launched Executive Chefs at Home as a premier, global private placement agency for top chefs who curate your customized dining experiences. -Off-Hours Bourbon is an authentically crafted bourbon which David can vouch for having enjoyed a fair portion of the sample sent us with our neighbors on Halloween. Jake Ireland, of Off Hours Bourbon talks us through the smooth processListen here. 
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Foodie & The Beast: December 3,2023
We totally got merry & bright in the #FoodieAndTheBeast studio. ICYMI, the DC Area is all lit up with holiday activities and markets. How better to shop than with a class of wine in hand? Doron Peterson, known to all for her plant-based bakery, Sticky Fingers is also a are board members of Re:HER, a women-led, national organization promoting and working with women who own and lead food and beverage businesses. RE:Her is sponsoring its second,  annual Holiday Market on Monday, December 11th at Cork Wine Bar and all us ladies are going to be there.It really doesn’t feel like the holiday season until you head down to Penn Quarter and walk and shop the  Downtown Holiday Market. 70 vendors this year! Ebony Walton, Ebony Walton, Acting Director of Marketing & Communications, Downtown DC BID, has all the delish details.We were sent a Moveable Feast dinner party featuring a menu and meal designed by Chef Phil Whitemarsh of New Orleans Jewel of the South and it was amazing! In less than 30 minutes thanks to the easy guidance and incredible packaging we did indeed feast! This a nationwide subscription and a la carte service that creates and delivers exclusive dinner parties in collaboration with America's most celebrated and award-winning restaurants makes for an incredibly thoughtful gift. Cofounder John Stubbs joins us with how to execute a party meal anywhere.Georgetown GLOW is a totally different kind of feast — one for the senses, featuring contemporary public art, amazing shopping, an outdoor holiday market and events and more all with historic Georgetown as its backdrop.  Debbie Young, Events Director, Georgetown Business Improvement District is in with all the deets.You know the drill. #FoodieAndTheBeast every Sunday at 11AM on 1500AM or here https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/foodie-and-the-beast/id1265867635?i=1000637288640 
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