This week on Foodie & the Beast, not only did we enjoy the weekly array of delicious foods and drinks, we also got to enjoy some entertainment. With Torrence Swain of Mezcal El Silencio in studio, the shaking, pouring, and tasting of different mezcal cocktails was quite a show. Torrence told us he likes to “keep it 100” using only ingredients made in house to pair with his pristine mezcal. As we sipped, he educated us about the differences between mezcals and how they are made. AJ Dronkers — another always entertaining guest — brought in the latest edition of EdibleDC. The magazine featured a beautiful cover, picturing roasted pears by pastry chef Alex Levin. AJ told us all about the ‘wine map’ segment of the magazine which displays great wineries throughout Virginia and Maryland in a fun graphic and do not miss Edible DC’s Awards party on October 16th. Sarah Gordon of Photoworks Gallery in Glen Echo came into the studio this week to talk about the new exhibit “Foodies.” This exhibit includes photos of not just food but the harvesting, cooking, scraps, and the “foodies” themselves. Alongside Sarah, food photographer Renee Comet spoke about Photoworks’ upcoming discussion about food and photos. Bart Yablonsky of Dawson’s Market brought in some delicious bratwurst that had the studio guests licking their fingers. David made sure nothing went to waste! As we enjoyed the food, Bart told us about the all-natural, local concept of the market. He also gave us the 411 about the upcoming Dawson’s Market 5th Anniversary celebration and the Annual Oktoberfest. With an appearance from State senator Cheryl Kagen, games for the kids, and food galore these are events you don’t want to miss! 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.