Foodie and the Beast – Aug. 20, 2023


Hosted by David and Nycci Nellis.


On today’s show:



·        The Lahaina fire is the deadliest fire in our country in over a century. Maui is remote, and getting supplies and assistance is difficult and slow. Rescue, relief and rehabilitation efforts are going to be long and arduous. How can you help? Participate in the Sticky Fingers Diner Relief for Maui fundraiser by donating to the live auction which will take place Wednesday, Aug. 23,  7:00–9:00 p.m. Donations will be multiplied, as all funds will be matched by a factor of four by a generous donor! Celebrity pastry chef and Sticky Fingers owner Doron Peterson joins us with all the info;


·        Jonathan H. Stahl is the Washington Nationals’ vice president, experience and hospitality. He tells us about some really fun stuff coming up at Nats Park, an event called BBQ and Barrels on Aug. 26.  You can sample over 90 whiskeys from over 30 distilleries, there’s a cocktail competition and more. Of course, one of our favorite guest bartenders is in with Jonathan – it’s NRG’s spirits director, Nick Ferrell, here to pour and kibbitz the action;                                                                                                               


·        Next, get ready for the man…the legend … the guy behind many of D.C.’s most legendary restaurants. It’s Tony Cibel! Born in Washington in the 1930’s, and Wilson High grad, he’s been in the hospitality business for 60 years. From the dearly departed Dancing Crab to Tony and Joe’s to Nick’s Riverside Grill, Tony’s seen it all. Not only is he the winner of numerous RAMMY awards, he’s a fabulous raconteur and the ultimate D.C insider;                                                                                                                                                             

·        Since she arrived as chef de cuisine at Estuary in the Conrad Washington DC, Ria Montes has been getting sparkling reviews. Chef Ria and her executive sous Sean Tew join us to chat about the way they highlight local ingredients of the Chesapeake in a fresh, unconventional way;                                                                                                                                                                                             


·    Alessandro “Alex” Oradei is the executive chef at the Mayflower Club, D.C.’s exciting restaurant/nightclub combo. It’s a restaurant Wednesday through Saturday and a nightclub only after the restaurant closes at 11:00 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. He’s on to talk about the food, the crowd, the red-hot nights there and how he manages to juggle everything while turning out great food.