Today is a very special food-and-drink-only episode of Snacky Tunes. Darin and Greg Bresnitz are joined in the studio by Naomi Pomeroy of Beast in Portland, Oregon. Tune in to hear about Beast's history in the Alberta Arts District, Portland's affinity for farm-to-table cooking, and its fixed menu in a sea of vegetarians and vegans. Naomi discusses what two tribute dishes she would make for the people who taught her how to cook- her mother and grandmother. Also in the studio is Lesley Townsend, founder and organizer of the Manhattan Cocktail Classic. Tune in to hear about this year's event and all of the surprising collaborations with technology, theater, and music. This program has been sponsored by Hearst Ranch.

"Portland is a really natural place for farm-to-table food because the farms are really close to the city"

"This is a fixed menu, and there's going to be meat." -- Naomi Pomeroy on Snacky Tunes

"The whole point of setting up the festival in this way is to have as many different entities become a part of it, and host their own events." -- Lesley Townsend on Snacky Tunes