We had more food and booze than we could handle on this past weekend’s show. The famous Manhattan restaurant The Smith has opened up right here in D.C. on F Street, and Founder Jeff Lefcourt and Chef Brian Ellis gave us a delicious taste of the brunch menu. We continued to stuff ourselves with samosas and biryani from Choolaah, which has opened recently in the Mosaic District. Raji Sankar, co-CEO and Thomas McNulty, Managing Partner, told us all about the origins of Choolaah and their sourcing—did you know that the Amish play a role? We washed all of that down with delicious cherry-themed cocktails brought in by Chef Jeff Buben and Beverage Director Alissa Costello from Woodward table—just in time to get ready for the Cherry Blossom Festival. But it wasn’t only food on this past show—Theresa McCulla came into talk to us about the American Brewing History Initiative at the National Museum of American History. We learned all about how beer and the path of American history collide and have helped to form our nation’s culture and identity. But history is still in the making—Katherine Miller, from the James Beard Foundation, came in to tell us all about sanctuary restaurants—restaurants all around the country offering support and resources to restaurant workers, employers and consumers impacted by hostile policies and actions, including immigrants, Muslims, LGBTQI people and many more. To listen to the whole show, please click here.