On this week's Foodie and the Beast, we noshed, nibbled, and sipped from some of the hot spots around town. Andrew Dana, one of the genius founders behind nationally-acclaimed, Timber Pizza, who’s now opening a New York bagel place called Call Your Mother was up first. Courtney Bond of Texas de Brazil, a rodizio-style dining experience blending Brazilian cuisine with Texas hospitality was in with tastes and talk of the restaurant. Pistoian chef Daniele Catalani and his nephew, Matteo, whose four Alvolo restaurants are serving true Florentine pizzas, homemade pasta and much more. George Hamel of Sonoma’s Hamel Family Wines, with news about the upcoming, Sonoma County Wine Auction, an annual event that has raised more than $29 million supporting community organizations there focused on literacy, education, health and human services, the environment and arts and culture Last but not least, general manager and beverage director Jennifer Knowles from Hakan Ilhan’s highly touted, Mirabelle were in with tastes and talk of the restaurant’s awesome wine list. Learn more about today's guests with Nycci's live Facebook feed or catch all the details with the live recording on Federal News Radio.