With Cinco de Mayo on the way, we started the show with a Mexico in a Bottle mezcal tasting event organizer Susan Coss, accompanied by Joahna Hernandez of Manos de Maiz, bringing back the real flavors of corn to D.C., Erick Rodriguez, from Alma Mezcalera and Christian Irabien, until recently the executive chef and culinary program director for the La Cocina VA Project and now preparing to open Amparo Fondita, a modern Mexican restaurant in Mount Pleasant. Ivan Iricanin was in from Ambar to chat about opening not one, but two restaurants in one with a definite Mexican flavor, Tacos, Tortas and Tequila and Buena Vida. He has brought his chef de cuisine, Graham Bartlett. Erica Meier is the executive director of Compassion Over Killing (COK), a national non-profit animal protection organization exposing cruelty to farmed animals and promoting veg-friendly eating as a way to build a kinder world. Finally, Jonathan Nelms and Jacob Weinstein are in with tastes and talk of Supra and some great Georgian wines. To listen to the whole show, please click here. Be sure to check out the Facebook Live videos on Nycci’s Facebook profile, found here.