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:     ·        Dania Jolley, deputy chief of staff and cultural affairs at Events DC, which is is thrilled to announce the return of Passport DC;…
    April 20, 2024
  • Hosted by David and Nycci Nellis.   On today’s show:   ·        Shawn Townsend, president and CEO of the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington, on to chat about a proposed law in D.C. that would reduce…
    March 23, 2024
  • Hosted by David and Nycci Nellis.   On today’s show:   ·         Lesley Deveraux is in with tastes and talk of her Khamsa Tonic and its health  benefits – especially how the ingredients are beneficial for…
    March 16, 2024
  • Hosted by David Nellis.   On today’s show:   ·        We love our cocktails on this show. And who better to help serve them up than one of the spirits industry’s leading lights –especially in the…
    March 9, 2024
  • Hosted by David and Nycci Nellis.   On today’s show: ·        The Annual Embassy Chef Challenge is coming up! Jinhee Kim, chief creative officer at Events DC is in. And so is Dameain Williams, the Visit Barbados/Embassy…
    March 2, 2024
  • Hosted by David and Nycci Nellis.   On today’s show: ·        Our drink segment today is a twofer with wine AND cheese. We’re joined by our friend of many years, Diane Gross, co-founder of the Cork…
    February 24, 2024
  • Hosted by David and Nycci Nellis.   On today’s show: ·        Victoria Rodriguez is the hugely respected sommelier at D.C.’s Bourbon Steak in the Four Seasons Hotel. February 18 is National Drink Wine Day. Bourbon Steak…
    February 17, 2024
  • Hosted by David and Nycci Nellis.   On today’s show:     ·        Fairfax City Restaurant Week is back and keeps getting bigger and better. It’s on from Monday, Feb. 26 through Sunday, March 3. Joe…
    February 10, 2024
  • Hosted by David and Nycci Nellis.   On today’s show:   ·        Dan Marlowe is the beverage director at Common Plate Hospitality, overseeing innovative concepts like The Grove and Chevy Chase’s cool new watering hole, The…
    February 3, 2024
  • Hosted by Nycci Nellis.   On today’s show:   ·        Do you know anything about Ethiopian honey wine, a fermented beverage made from raw honey? It dates back more than 3000 years. Created by master winemaker…
    January 27, 2024
  •   Hosted by David and Nycci Nellis.   On today’s show:   ·        Alcohol-free drinks are proving to be one of the most popular trends to hit the cocktail scene in years. D.C.’s favorite cocktail expert, Derek Brown,…
    January 20, 2024
  • Hosted by David and Nycci Nellis.   On today’s show:   ·        Roasting Plant Coffee is revolutionizing coffee culture with the Javabot, which roasts in micro-batches to ensure each cup is full-flavored—with results in one minute.…
    January 13, 2024
  • Hosted by David and Nycci Nellis.   On today’s show:   ·        Philippe & Jackie Loustaunau, co-owners of Arlington’s Pirouette, which is both a full-service restaurant and wine shop. Good food — and the wine list…
    January 6, 2024
  • Hosted by David and Nycci Nellis.   On today’s show:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             ·        Paul Ashe is a guy whose name definitely rings a bell – several bells. He’s the CEO of the North American Carillon…
    December 16, 2023