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This week's Foodie & the Beast started with Marisol Plata, the Brand Director with ThinkFoodGroup, oversees the José Andrés Foods brand, working with gourmet food producers in Spain and getting José Andrés Foods items on US shelves. Like, amazing, Spanish virgin olive oils that she brought to sample on the show. Ryan Aston who is a professional bartender in DC and also a founding Board Member of the Restaurant Workers of America. He was in to talk about his involvement with convincing DC City Council to keep the tip credit in DC, on the show we dug into the issue with him. Momofuku City Center DC continues to evolve its menu and presentation. They have brought on a new executive chef Tae Strain who was in with tastes and talk of Momofuku. The Capital Grille’s new Capital Burger is dedicated to creating a luxury burger experience. So, what’s a ”luxury burger experience?” We talked with general manager Matt Jaffe and got all the details. BLT Steak's beverage director James Nelson was in whipping up cocktails from their new veggie cocktail menu.To listen to the whole show, please click here. Be sure to check out the Facebook Live videos on Nycci’s Facebook profile, here as well.