Today, while the Beast was out nursing a sore back, the Foodie – Nycci Nellis – hosted a very cool show that for all intents and purposes could be titled, “Meet the Innovators.”
First up, Gayle Galbraith, co-founder and owner of Federal Brewing Company. Yes, she’s a brewer, but along the way, Gayle discovered she had an affinity for brewing the ancient healing elixir, kombucha. Fed Brew shifted gears from traditional craft beer brewing to fermented tea brewing and now their kombucha is the tea talk of the town.
Mintwood Place in Adams Morgan is a great neighborhood restaurant that goes the extra mile with food and drink. GM Gene Alexeev, a longtime acquaintance OF OUR from his days at Macon in Chevy Chase DC, and his chef de cuisine, Matthew
Cockerell, are in talking their amazing wine list (Gene also is a certified somm) and some new dishes that make Mintwood such a rewarding dining experience.
And who knows more about wine than Maria Bastach, Wine Director for Compass Rose and Maydan. Maria’s encyclopedic wine knowledge is matched only by her perfect palate.  She’s in to share some sips and info about this summer at Compass Rose, where they’re featuring “Vino la Femme,” a curated list of thirst-quenching chilled wines made by women.  Proceeds from sales of these wines go to support their neighbors from N Street Village, the largest provider of housing and services for homeless women in DC.

Turn it on, tune it in and… enjoy!
Listen to the show live on Federal News Radio and be sure to check out Nycci’s  Live Facebook Feed for a behind the scenes look!