Radio & Podcast

Multiple ways to be in the know about all the deliciousness happening locally, nationally, and internationally. Tune in to the food variety show, Foodie & The Beast, with David & Nycci Nellis on Federal News Network, or take a deep dive with Nycci on Industry Night on Real Fun DC.


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Is That a Napa Valley Wine in Your Glass? Industry Night, May 30, 2024
Welcome back to another episode of Industry Night. If you are joining me on YouTube, you can see I am in a new location this week (taking a break from the Peter Chang Family Restaurants where I will be back next week in their brand new location, Ni Hao). And have I mentioned yet that the month of May I’ll be recording at the Capital Jewish Museum? I am — they have a new exhibit on Deli Culture - I’ll Have What She's Having - and they are hosting Industry Night there for the month. AND THEN — I’ll be out at Barrel Oak Winery in Delaplane for the month of June. I’m just a tad excited about all these amazing people and places who are hosting Industry Night - including where I am now. So today we are at the Urban Grape in Shaw. The Urban Grape is one of the country’s most successful independently owned wine stores, recently opened in DC, and is America’s largest certified Black-owned beverage retailer. They thoughtfully curate wine, beer, and spirits with an emphasis on representation for diverse makers, regions, and varieties. I’ll be talking to old friend, Kat Dean AND THEN — I am so excited. Every year, for the last 5 years? I have had the pleasure of having the Napa Valley Vintners & Napa Valley Winemakers on my show. Such an amazing opportunity to talk to the makers, the farmers, the producers and get an insider look on the nature of the wine business, what is going into the bottle at this moment, what are the pressing issues that are affecting their businesses, and…what are they pouring into my glass right now?!Michelle NoviCounsel and Sr. Director of Industry RelationsNapa Valley VintnersKellie DuckhornGeneral ManagerBaldacci Family VineyardsMalek AmraniFounder & WinemakerThe Vice WinesAre all joining me … but first Where I’ve Been:- WHCD Party at the National Women’s Museum - thanks to DC Magazine- Casa Teresa- Cranes x Crimson Lane Wines- WineLair - new and improved- Quick round trip to Philly to revisit Royal Izakaya Listen to the episode here, or watch it all on YouTube, here.


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FOODIE & The Beast: June 2, 2024
It was BOOZY in studio today — glassware everywhere!  - RAMW’s Kieristin Wilbert called in with all the details on this week’s RAMMY Cocktail promo - Tim O‘Rourke, wine sales & education manager at Prestige-Ledroit Distributing Co.: He trained as a chef, worked with Michel Richard at Citronelle where he learned about wines, and the rest is history.  Tim just returned from France and he brought in his knowledge & wine.- Jovana Urriola is now the Executive Chef at Colada Shop. She’s a fabulously talented Panamanian chef, restaurateur, television personality, and RAMMY nominee and she’s in today with news about all the delicious changes she is cooking up at Colada Shop. Ummmm, corn croquetas!- Great wines? Delicious beers? Who doesn't love both (just not in the same glass)? Jeremy Ligon is the winemaker, and Jin Bowman is the brewer at Barrel Oak Winery & Brewery. There they produce both at the gorgeous property and recently won a Double Gold at the San Francisco International Wine Competition. We’ll hear from them, taste their wares & plan a drive out to Delaplane.- Summer = entertaining. Sydney Morgan, a Senior Account Executive at Occasions Catering, plans all of the top events, like the Kevin Hart Mark Twain event at the Kennedy Center. She’s has all the tricks of the trades when it comes to incredible event- and wedding-planning.#FoodieAndTheBeast every Sunday at 11AM on 1500AM~ or here.