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: · Jake Worth, General Manager at Bar Ivy, joins us. Opening this month in Arlington, Bar Ivy comes from the D.C.-based Blagden Hospitality Group, owner of…
    May 14, 2022
  • Hosted by David and Nycci Nellis. On today’s show: • John Borden, CEO, The Washington Tennis and Education Foundation. The foundation’s mission is giving children and youth a safe environment they trust, where they can…
    April 30, 2022
  • Hosted by David and Nycci Nellis. On today’s show: • Involved in large scale whiskey events for more than 16 years, David Sweet has owned and managed large-scale tasting events across North America, England and…
    April 23, 2022
  • Hosted by David and Nycci Nellis. On today’s show: • James Simpson, beverage director and partner at Espita, authentic Southern Mexican food and drinks in Shaw, DC.; • Chef Adrienne Cheatham. For now, she’s best…
    April 9, 2022
  • Hosted by David and Nycci Nellis. On today’s show: • Michael Jantz-Moon, co-owner, DC Vegan, and Starla Newman, bar manager, previewing cocktails as they prepare to open D.C.’s first vegan bar. A cool note for…
    April 2, 2022
  • Hosted by David and Nycci Nellis. On today’s show: • Chef Vic Albisu’s Taco Bamba serves food that is like a narcotic. And Taco Bamba’s beverage director, Amin Seddiq, knows his stuff, too, creating a…
    March 26, 2022
  • Hosted by David and Nycci Nellis. On today’s show: • Nationally celebrated as one of Food & Wine magazine’s 10 “Best New Chefs” and one of the nicest and most self-effacing guys you’ll ever meet,…
    March 19, 2022
  • Hosted by David and Nycci Nellis. On today’s show: • It often is said that wine lists don’t always reflect the diversity of makers from all different backgrounds. The response from Lyle’s, the signature restaurant…
    March 12, 2022
  • Hosted by David and Nycci Nellis. On today’s show: • St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner, and so is a live report and cross-continental tasting from the Emerald Isle, when we’re joined by…
    March 5, 2022
  • Hosted by David and Nycci Nellis. On today’s show: • You’ve seen those beautiful teal wine bottles. That’s Gemma di Luna, (Gem of the Moon) Italian wines. Filippo Lapides, national brand ambassador, joins us for…
    February 26, 2022
  • Hosted by David and Nycci Nellis. On today’s show: • Kimberly Hall and Tracy Franklin of Sip and Tipple, a membership club offering a curated shopping experience and exclusive benefits, all to help people enhance…
    February 19, 2022
  • Hosted by David and Nycci Nellis. On today’s show: The “Savor Bethesda” Restaurant Week takes place Thursday, Feb. 17 through Sunday, February 27, 2022. Joining us are Stephanie Coppula of the Bethesda Urban Partnership and…
    February 12, 2022
  • Hosted by David and Nycci Nellis. On today’s show: • Betsy Bonilla, lead bartender at Chef Danny Lledo’s Slate Wine Bar; • Fito Garcia, co-owner of Inca Social in Vienna, Virginia, which just opened a…
    February 5, 2022
  • Hosted by David and Nycci Nellis. On today’s show: • Beer here! Just in time for the playoffs as they get real serious is really serious BEER! Chris Burns is president of Old Ox, a…
    January 29, 2022