Foodie and the Beast – Feb. 26, 2023

Hosted by David and Nycci Nellis.
On today’s show:
·        Old Town Alexandria’s only hotel and spa, the Lorien is a chic getaway. For dining fun there are the BRABO Brasserie and the Tasting Room, serving European cuisine with an American twist and inventive cocktails. We hear about the latter today as we are joined by Phillip Blane, the Lorien’s general manager, and Fernanda Romero, The Tasting Room’s manager;                                                                                                                                                                                                         
·        Oysters have long been considered a natural aphrodisiac to increase sex drive and desire. In fact, Casanova ate large amounts of oysters for breakfast each day due to their stimulating properties. Do they work?  We find out when Rick Allison, chef/owner of the King Street Oyster Bar, joins us. He offers more than 10 varieties on any given day in his four locations, with a fifth coming soon to Northwest D.C.;                                                                                                     
·        In an increasingly rude world, do manners still matter as they did 100 years ago, when Emily Post was America’s “go-to” for etiquette advice? We say “Yes!” and so does her great-great-granddaughter, Lizzie Post, who carries on the family tradition as co-author of “Emily Post’s Etiquette;”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
·        Terra Saunders is creator/co-founder of della Terra Organics, offering wellness education and self care consultations along with locally crafted, small batch organic wellness products made 100% from plants. They range from  reef-safe sunscreen to sublingual and topical all-natural full-spectrum cannabinoids.