Foodie and the Beast – March 19, 2023

Hosted by David and Nycci Nellis.
On today’s show:
·        Marc Rios, creative director of beverages at the Mayflower Hotel. Any beverage program that goes so far as to have its own CD is one you’ll want to know about. Especially when it has to do with the Mayflower’s very cool Edgar Bar and Kitchen, a great watering hole and hommage to J. Edgar Hoover;
·        George Rodrigues, chef/owner of El Mercat De Tapas in Rockville Town Center, with a menu celebrating Spain’s tasty cultural diversity.  Once monthly the restaurant hosts Flamenco Night. Flamenco dancer Mariana Gatto and guitarist Michael “Miguelito” Perez tell us what we can expect;
·        Montgomery County is cool, especially for day-tripping this spring!!! Cory Van Horn of Visit Montgomery, Maryland, joins us with info about the MoCo Eats program spotlighting  the area’s eateries and the county’s new Tastemaker Trail featuring more than 20 local craft beverage producers;                                                                                                                                                                                                   
·        Lauren Bernstein is founder and CEO of The Culinary Diplomacy Project. Its mission is to promote cross-cultural awareness through global culinary engagement by working with high-profile American chefs who travel to different countries, learn the cuisine and culture from the local people and then share their experiences with American audiences.