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:   ·        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…
    October 21, 2023
  •   Hosted by David and Nycci Nellis.   On today’s show:   ·        Lead Bartender Sara Chaudhuri of Michelin-starred Bresca uses her creative background in graphic design to inspire her cocktail menu, which relates life experiences…
    October 14, 2023
  •   Hosted by David and Nycci Nellis.   On today’s show:   ·         Winn Roberton, head sommelier, and Erich Stumpe, general manager, Bourbon Steak at the Four Seasons in Georgetown. Chef Michael Mina’s Georgetown Wine and Dine…
    October 7, 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…
    September 23, 2023
  • Hosted by David and Nycci Nellis.   On today’s show:   ·        Jason Brauner of Buzzard’s Roost Spirits out of Louisville is with us. If you said, “Who?” you don’t know your bourbon. He’s credited by…
    August 26, 2023
  •   Hosted by David and Nycci Nellis.   On today’s show:                                                                                                                                                              ·        The Lahaina fire is the deadliest fire in our country in over a century. Maui is remote, and getting supplies and assistance is…
    August 19, 2023
  •   Hosted by Nycci Nellis.   On today’s show:                                                                                                                                                              –   Have you been to Mike Rafidi’s YELLOW in Georgetown? The lil’ Levantine cafe serves up delicious pastries – the lebneh-filled croissant is Nycci’s kryptonite…
    August 12, 2023
  • Hosted by David and Nycci Nellis.   On today’s show:                                                                                                                                                                                                 ·       Mika and Ian Carlin are former attorneys who met while attending law school at the University of Virginia and fell in love…
    August 5, 2023
  • Hosted by David and Nycci Nellis.   On today’s show:                      ·        Spice n Nice is a local and woman-owned brand founded by Mariya Cherk and Risa Lin. The company bottles all-natural add-in coffee flavorings made from premium…
    July 29, 2023
  • Hosted by David and Nycci Nellis.   On today’s show:                                                                                                                                                  ·         We’re sampling the cocktails at Joon, the new – and outstanding – Persian restaurant in Tysons Corner. But we also talking about the Kitchen…
    July 22, 2023
  • Hosted by David and Nycci Nellis.   On today’s show:                                                                                                                                                  ·        Dave Delaplaine is the general manager at Roofers Union, and he’s a guy who feels strongly both ways. Dave’s first passion in the industry…
    July 8, 2023
  • Hosted by David and Nycci Nellis.   On today’s show:                                                                                                                                                  ·        Brian Landry, executive chef, and Michael Schoutens, assistant general manager of restaurants at The St. Regis Washington, D.C., are in with big news…
    July 1, 2023
  •   Hosted by David and Nycci Nellis.   On today’s show:                                                                                                                                                  ·         Glendon Hartley, co-owner of U Street’s celebrated Service Bar and a partner at the equally celebrated Peruvian concepts, Causa and Bar Amazonia,…
    June 24, 2023
  •   Hosted by Nycci Nellis.   On today’s show:   ·        Eileen Vaughn, the general manager at Il Piatto. If you’re a regular listener, you know that anything Italian gets our attention – and, since Il Piatto…
    June 17, 2023