Happy Tuesday. Here are five entertaining food-world stories:
— Stop everything and learn how to make a skillet pizza with Martha Stewart and her good friend, Late Night host Seth Meyers. Stewart is all business — as usual — while Meyers acts like a small, hungry child, poking at all manner of pre-prepared foods and ripping into the finished pizza like he hasn’t eaten in weeks.
— Eater D.C. has the early word on the newly opened BLT Prime inside the Washington’s new Trump Hotel. Apparently chef David Burke is in the house and on the floor and went so far as to personally shave truffles atop a diner’s pasta one recent night. That diner pronounced it a “Marvelous experience."
— Speaking of D.C., watch Alton Brown sing the praises of Ben’s Chili Bowl in a new Facebook video:
When in DC, you eat Ben's Chili Bowl.Posted by Alton Brown on Friday, September 30, 2016
— Oakland-based Blue Bottle Coffee is expanding in a big way. This morning the company confirmed news it would open shops in Miami, D.C., and Boston, where it will eventually operate a total of five cafes. Blue Bottle currently has storefronts in New York City, San Francisco, and Tokyo.
— Even some of the world’s most talented and renowned chefs experience defeat. In a story in the Las Vegas Review Journal Nobu Matsuhisa remembers how he felt after his first U.S. restaurant burned down to the ground after being open for just 50 days. "It is my worst memory, my worst experience because it was my last chance. …My restaurant burned out 100 percent, nothing was left except I find my knife in the rubble. I still have it — my lucky charm." He says he was so upset that "My brain was thinking how can I kill myself because my dream is gone, money’s gone, no insurance. I lost everything. My life is over. I have no energy anymore."