Foodie & The Beast: FEBRUARY 12TH, 2023

So what did you miss on the last Foodie And The Beast? A Lot! Nycci was out of town and David was left to fend for himself. Lucky for David he had a studio full of amazing people serving up all the delicious things: 

-Stephanie Coppula Director of Marketing with the Bethesda Urban Partnership, chatted the food-packed Bethesda Restaurant Week – starting February 16 and running through February 26. Chi-KO, World of Beer and dozens more of Bethesda’s are in the mix.

-On David and Nycci’s trip to Sardinia – among the biggest treats was a day spent with winemaker Renato Spanu at Vini Jankara - Jankara Winery - in Gallura. All arranged by, Gary Diamond with Empson USA. Renato zoomed in live with tales of Jankara and Gary poured in-studio. The Vermentino and Cannonau flowed

-In 2021 Hollis Wells Silverman. introduced three new concepts to Capitol Hill all under one roof: The Duck & The Peach, La Collina and The Wells. All are hugely successful, which shouldn’t be a surprise, since Hollis, a graduate of Cornell’s School of Hotel Administration, has a background in taking restaurant organizations to the moon.

-Food and hospitality business counselor Chef Carolina Gomez joined David with details about a new  web portal from The District of Columbia Small Business Development Center and the Aspen Institute designed to help small food entrepreneurs plan, launch, and grow successful small businesses. Carolina herself has plenty of entrepreneurial cred as evidenced by her 2022 selection as Young Hispanic Entrepreneur Of The Year by The Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. 

-How delicious is the Olivia Macaron? And, how interesting is the story of its development and explosive popularity. Ana Claudia Lopez, the innovator and business entrepreneur behind it all, and she came in with all the sweet treats 

So? How did he do? Tune in here and listen — and let us know~