Foodie and the Beast – Oct. 22, 2023

Hosted by David and Nycci Nellis.


On today’s show:


·        Hosted by globally famous chefs Jose Andres and Spike Mendelsohn, DC Central Kitchen’s Capital Food Fight returns to The Anthem on Nov. 9, when chefs Carlos Camacho of dLeña, Ria Montes of Estuary DC, Ed Reavis of All Set and Rachel Bindel of Gravitas will duke it out in front of celebrity judges like “Top Chef’s” Tom Colicchio. DCCK’s CEO Mike Curtin, Jr. joins us with the details;                                                                                                                

·        Executive Chef and Director of Food and Beverage Marco Fossati is THE MAN at the Salamander Washington DC – formerly the Mandarin Oriental. He’s in with tastes and talk of the Salamander and insider news about a bold new restaurant concept coming to the hotel in 2024 from none other than celebrity chef and New York Times bestselling author Kwame Onwuachi. Chef Marco is joined by the hotel’s assistant director of food and beverage, Gina Netisingha, and its marketing manager, Janelle Burt;                                                                                                                                      

·        When the phrase “where’s the beef” comes up, the guy you want to talk to is Nathan Stambaugh, regional sales manager for Creekstone Farms Premium Beef. He’s in with all sorts of great tips on how to select, dry age and cook beef – including some lesser-known cuts that still deliver amazing flavor;                                                                                                                                       

·        Happy first anniversary to Balian Springs, the 100,000-square-foot “social club for wellness” in Springfield. We’ve been there; we’ve had the Balian Springs experience. It’s nothing short of spectacular and there is nothing like it in the area. So we invited Balian Springs’ founder, Stephanie Chon, and her business partner, Jennifer Chon, to help us tell you all about it.