Highball Wizard + Flour Power: Foodie & The Beast July 25, 2021

Radio & Podcast
Have we mentioned how excited we are to be back in studio? Well, we are! It feels so good to have these interviews face-to-face. The interaction is totally at another level. The plethora of cocktails and platters of sweet treats have nothing to do with it. On this week’s show: 
*The Washington Post has called Andy Bixby, creative director of beverage at The Imperial, a “cocktail wizard,” for his uber-creative house cocktail ingredients. Andy’s enthusiasm behind the bar and on-air is infectious. 
*Thanks to the pandemic, there’s now a dearth of trained hospitality workers for the front and back of the house. Howard Community College is helping to replenish the pool of skilled workers by offering classes to earn with offers baking and pastries certificates and other culinary arts & hospitality certificates. The man in charge there is Tim Banks, associate professor and department chair for the Center for Hospitality and Culinary Studies. He talked the program and its successes.
*Casie Vogel is a lover of all things carbonated, whether it’s a spiked seltzer happy hour or her daily Diet Coke. She loves them so much that she wrote a book: The Hard Seltzer Cocktail Book. She’s a bubbly conversationalist, duh!                            
*Gluten-free baked goods ALERT. Nieshia Williams is the Owner/Pastry Chef of the new Golden Flour bakery. Aside from making really delicious gluten-free goods, she has a whole story to tell, but the teaser is that she was invited to audition for The Great British Baking Show but…turned them down.
Foodie & The Beast is back and it is really delicious. Listen in to the latest episode~