Foodie and the Beast – Sept. 24, 2023

Hosted by David and Nycci Nellis.


On today’s show:


·        In Northern Virginia, the Ashby Inn and Restaurant sits in the tranquil and historic village of Paris. David Saavedra (general manager) and Stephen Elhafdi (wine director) join us for cocktails and other tales at the historic Ashby Inn;  


·        Love Chinese cuisine? Ever been curious about the names of the dishes you order?     “Chinese Menu: The History, Myths, and Legends Behind Your Favorite American Chinese Foods” is the new book from award-winning children’s book author and New York Times bestselling author/ illustrator Grace Lin. The book is a great read, and Grace Lin joins us to take you through it;


·        For dog lovers and dog lover wannabes, there’s nothing cooler than Bark Social at Pike and Rose in Rockville. At its core, Bark Social is a bar for dog lovers, where dogs are encouraged but not required. An indoor/outdoor venue, Bark Social hosts a professionally monitored off-leash dog park and features a fully stocked beer garden bar as well as coffee bar offering bites for both humans and pups. Luke Silverman, the founder and CEO … and a doggone genius … tella us all about it;


·        Alak Vasa is a true Renaissance woman and citizen of the world. The founder of Element Truffles donates much of her profits to helping disadvantaged children. Aa a wellness and meditation instructor, her mission is to create a stress-free and violence-free society through individual empowerment. As such, she’s helping to promote awareness of and attendance at the upcoming World Culture Festival, a three-day event giving people a chance to renew, groove, dance, sing, and connect with millions of others who long for greater unity.