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:   ·        Tommy Evans, founder and cidermaker, Two Story Chimney Ciderworks. We’re sipping and talking the finer aspects of cider all during the show;                                                                                                               ·        Joe Farruggio,…
    June 10, 2023
  •   Hosted by David Nellis.   On today’s show:   ·        Elizabeth Parker, general manager, Lutèce, whose non-alcoholic drinks are thoughtful concoctions for folks who for whatever reason just don’t want alcohol but do want a…
    June 3, 2023
  •   Hosted by David and Nycci Nellis.   On today’s show:   ·        Who doesn’t love Montgomery County? And who doesn’t know about all the cool stuff to see and do there? You don’t! That’s why…
    May 20, 2023
  • Hosted by David and Nycci Nellis.   On today’s show:   ·        Who doesn’t love Montgomery County? And who doesn’t know about all the cool stuff to see and do there? You don’t! That’s why Cory…
    May 6, 2023
  • Hosted by David and Nycci Nellis.   On today’s show:   ·        Who doesn’t love Montgomery County? And who doesn’t know about all the cool stuff to see and do there? You don’t! That’s why Cory…
    April 30, 2023
  •   Hosted by David and Nycci Nellis.   On today’s show: ·        Heeeeee’s baaaack! Our buddy, Nick Farrell, spirits director for the Neighborhood Restaurant Group, is in with tastes and talk of some of his newest…
    April 8, 2023
  • Hosted by David and Nycci Nellis.   On today’s show: ·        Bo & Ivy just released its limited edition Spring Gin. Co-founder Julia Fletcher is owner and general manager, and she’s in with Joe Rivera for…
    April 1, 2023
  • Hosted by David and Nycci Nellis.   On today’s show: ·        Marc Rios, creative director of beverages at the Mayflower Hotel. Any beverage program that goes so far as to have its own CD is one…
    March 18, 2023
  • Hosted by David and Nycci Nellis.   On today’s show:                                                       ·        Sticky Fingers vegan bakery founder, cookbook author and two-time “Cupcake Wars” winner Doron Petersan has news about the upcoming second annual Women’s History Month…
    March 11, 2023
  •   Hosted by David and Nycci Nellis.   On today’s show: ·         Will Shifrin, director of food and beverage, Marriott Bethesda Downtown, which offers several spots in the hotel for food and drink, but … ya…
    March 4, 2023
  • Hosted by David and Nycci Nellis.   On today’s show: ·        Old Town Alexandria’s only hotel and spa, the Lorien is a chic getaway. For dining fun there are the BRABO Brasserie and the Tasting Room,…
    February 25, 2023
  • Hosted by David and Nycci Nellis.   On today’s show: ·        Brad Parkes, partner at Masq Hard Organic Tea  and Masq Hard Coconut Water, and his wife, BeBe, co-creator of Masq’s product line. Masq was built…
    February 18, 2023
  • Hosted by David Nellis.   On today’s show: ·        Stephanie Coppula, director of marketing with the Bethesda Urban Partnership, joins us with news about another action- and food-packed Bethesda Restaurant Week – starting this Thursday, Feb.…
    February 11, 2023
  • Hosted by David and Nycci Nellis.   On today’s show: ·        Clyde Davis Jr. , North American brand ambassador for the Equiano Rum Company. Based in the U.K., it is a black and woman-owned company. He’s…
    February 4, 2023