Industry Night is the long-talk format radio show and podcast that brings you up close and personal with the trends and trendsetters across today’s diverse food, wine, spirits, brews and hospitality landscape. For in-depth insights and insider tips, join your host, Nycci Nellis, cohost of Foodie and the Beast, the DC area’s one and only food and wine variety show, and all the locally, nationally and globally renowned chefs, restaurateurs, cookbook authors, mixologists, somms, distillers, brewmasters, pit-masters and more that you’ll hear from on Industry Night.
Strike a Pose, Host
Being a model sounds fabulous. But not every pretty face becomes a model, creates a style aesthetic and becomes a sought-after stylist, and launches a modeling company, especially in DC. Joy Kingsley-Ibeh did all of that, truly the definition of an entrepreneur. But first, Nycci catches up with Chef Eric Adjepong who is taking time out of the kitchen to host Food Network's Alex vs America. Industry Night 7pm on Real Fun DC
Don’t Call Them Mocktails (Zero-proof cocktails are not a fad)
Omicron is spreading like the highly transmissable virus that it is, restaurants are short staffed, and market shelves are not well-stocked. Uh who can use I drink? On the next Industry Night, Nycci talks with Sam Nellis (yes, they’re related) Beverage Director for All Purpose Pizza & Red Hen about getting on the dry-January bandwagon. Zero-proof cocktails, non-alcoholic beers & wines offer up more than you think. Just don’t call them mocktails.
Do you know Shochu, like I know Shochu
On the first Industry Night of 2022 Nycci talks the absolute do’s of dining right now with Kathy Hollinger of the Restaurant Association of Metro Washington. And, all the way from Japan - seriously - Honkaku Spirits founder Christopher Pellegrini and Ambassador of Honkaku Spirits, Stephen Lyman provide a Japanese Distillery education. Think you know koji-fermented shochu, awamori and whiskey? Class is in session.
The first Pandemic Pivot?
Restaurants had to up their takeaway abilities. Now there are heating instructions, maybe you have to cook something a bit, plating ideas maybe there’s a video? All of this has become part of the “at home” experience. Enter Table 22 and their monthly meal subscriptions. On the next Industry Night, Sam Bernstein joins Nycci Nellis along with Grace Shea of Lebanese Taverna, Rob Sonderman of Federalist Pig, and Antonio Matarazzo, Stellina. Talk about a gift that could give all year long. But first, the mystical Deb Schaffer of Enchanted Botanicals helps us clear and reset for a brilliant 2022. Industry Night, Tuesdays at 7pm on Real Fun DC
Changing The Conversation of Food Insecure to Sovereignty
The holiday season can be a time of pure gluttony. A glut of friends, family, food and food and food and all the festivities that are usually centered on food. And with all that excess, it is gobsmacking to believe that in this country there are many and of all ages who are in a struggle to access food. On the next Industry Night, Nycci brings in a panel of experts — Mike Curtin, Jr, of DC Central Kitchen, Christopher Bradshaw of Dreaming Out Loud and Kate Urbank Food Rescue — to talk Food Sovereignty, Systemic Issues, Food Waste, Access and how we answer the call to take care of each other. Industry Night, 7pm on Tuesday son Real Fund DC
Local Gifts For Everyone
They say it is better to give than to receive and on the next Industry Night Nycci helps make that a reality. Bart Yablonsky, owner of one of the last independent grocery stores in the DC Metro area, Dawsons Dupont & Rockville helped gather a group of local vendors - Sarah Dwyer of Choquette, Ekua DuFu of Natural Essentials and Chris Burns of Old Ox Brewing - who each have great stories and gifts for even the most difficult of recipients. But first, it is said, “If you give a man a fish, you feed him for a day. If you teach a man to fish, you feed him for a lifetime.” Brian Duss explains how his organization World Vision is doing just that. Industry Night on Real Fun DC.