Foodie and the Beast – July 23, 2023

Hosted by David and Nycci Nellis.


On today’s show:



·         We’re sampling the cocktails at Joon, the new – and outstanding – Persian restaurant in Tysons Corner. But we also talking about the Kitchen Collective. Joining us is the leadership team at Joon – Michelin Star recipient Chris Morgan, chef/co-founder of The Kitchen Collective and boss of the kitchen at Joon, and Said Haddad, The Kitchen Collective’s beverage director, Chris’s longtime collaborator and the guy running the cocktail program at Joon;                                                                           

·        Jennifer Meltzer, co-owner and managing partner at Fryer’s Roadside and her partner – and hubby – Head Chef Ed Reavis are in with the delicious details of their latest venture. Fryer’s Roadside is a  fried chicken and soft serve spot in Silver Spring and, for the Beast, that is a killer combo!                                                                                                                                                                                                

·        We are partial to pretty much every morsel of cuisine from countries ringing the Mediterranean. So it’s no wonder that we’re looking forward to talking today about Ililli, a restaurant on The Wharf in D.C. The name means “tell me” in colloquial Lebanese, and the restaurant tells a story of Lebanon’s rich heritage of cuisine and hospitality.. Founded by Chef/Owner Philippe Massoud, with a menu curated by Executive Chef Satinder Vij, Ilili is racking up plaudits;   


·        Baltimore-based ice cream company The Charmery is now open in Chevy Chase. Huzzah!  At Charmery locations, the joy of ice cream is king. David Alima, the founder, “master flavor maker” and “dreamer of dreams” for The Charmery, joins us.