Foodie and the Beast

Nycci Nellis is everyone's "go to" food journalist for insights and in depth info about everything happening across the food/wine/spirits/brews/restaurant scenes in the Mid-Atlantic and across the U.S. Her husband, David, is a beer and burgers guy. Together, they host celebrity guest interviews with famous and up-and-coming chefs, winemakers, distillers, oystermen, farmers, marine biologists and more.


Latest Podcasts / Episodes

  • Hosted by David and Nycci Nellis.   On today’s show:   ·        Palestinian pop-up Shababi Chicken teams with Please Bring Chips, the very cool event space and caterer on H Street NE to deliver unforgettable events,…
    January 21, 2023
  • Hosted by David and Nycci Nellis.   On today’s show:     ·        Crimson Lane Vineyards is a Northern Virginia winery in Fauquier County founded by Tom Herrity and his wife, Deanna, and overseen by winemaker…
    January 14, 2023
  • Hosted by Nycci Nellis. On today’s show: · Mary Ann Mohanraj, clinical associate professor of fiction and literature at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She recently published the first vegan Sri Lankan American cookbook,…
    January 8, 2023
  •   Hosted by Nycci Nellis.   On today’s show:     ·         Mary Ann Mohanraj, clinical associate professor of fiction and literature at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She recently published the first vegan…
    January 8, 2023
  • Hosted by David and Nycci Nellis. On today’s show: • Jon Krinn, CEO of WineLAIR in the West End, the U.S. outpost of the European WineBANK network, a gathering place that offers members access to…
    December 17, 2022
  • Hosted by David and Nycci Nellis. On today’s show: • Phil Greene is back with us. He is an author, cocktail historian, one of the founders of the Museum of the American Cocktail in New…
    December 10, 2022
  • Hosted by David and Nycci Nellis. On today’s show: • When the District Winery opened in The Yards along the Anacostia, it quickly was recognized as a pillar of the revitalized waterfront restaurant scene. Today…
    December 3, 2022
  • Hosted by David and Nycci Nellis. On today’s show: • If we say “French desserts,” you probably think “fancy.” And if we say “baking French cakes,” you probably say, “I can’t pull that off.” Not…
    November 12, 2022
  • Hosted by David and Nycci Nellis. On today’s show: • Founded in 1927 as a nine-stool root beer stand in Washington, D.C., Marriott International is the world’s largest hospitality company. Brad Nelson, vice president for…
    November 5, 2022
  • Hosted by David and Nycci Nellis. On today’s show: • Bill Jensen is co-owner and beverage director of the Tail Up Goat and the Reveler’s Hour in Adams Morgan. Among many awards of note, he…
    October 29, 2022
  • Hosted by David and Nycci Nellis. On today’s show: • Think NOBU and you might think world-class sake. And that would be true – but Nobu DC has an amazing cocktail program, featuring not only…
    October 22, 2022
  • Hosted by David and Nycci Nellis. On today’s show: • The Middle Atlantic’s Prestige-Ledroit Distributing Co. offers a huge selection of artisanal and authentic wine and spirits from around the world, which includes the products…
    October 15, 2022
  • Hosted by David and Nycci Nellis. On today’s show: • Bodegas Tempore Wines is an independent brand of four organic and vegan wines produced in Spain’s Aragón region. Alejandra Sarmiento of Bodegas Tempore joins us…
    October 8, 2022
  • Hosted by Nycci Nellis. On today’s show: -The Beast is back –the Snalleygaster beast, that is. And the head of that massive monster – literally – is Greg Engert, the nationally and internationally acclaimed beer…
    October 1, 2022