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Happy almost-Friday. In today’s food news: Guy Fieri is expanding his Donkey Sauce-slathered restaurant empire; Pharrell gets into the gourmet foods game; the ingredients chefs can’t live without; what Kanye West drinks backstage; and more.

— Your favorite spiky-haired talking head is opening another restaurant: Guy Fieri’s Smokehouse hits downtown Louisville on September 10. No menu has surfaced yet, but in the words of Fieri, expect out-of-bounds barbecue that’ll take you to Flavortown... or something.

Which ingredients are indispensable for the world’s top chefs? April Bloomfield says anchovies, while Marco Pierre White requires plenty of butter, and Eric Ripert’s got to have black truffles.

— A cafe in Australia serves coffee that will keep you awake for three days. This seems like a Very Bad Idea.

— Fans who manage to get backstage at a Kanye West concert may have a tasty frozen cocktail waiting for them. (It’s not frosé, but it’ll have to do.)

— Giant hat wearer Pharrell is launching a line of specialty foods for Dean & Deluca, for some reason. The "Williams Family Kitchen" line will launch next spring.

— Beyond Burger, the meatless burger that "bleeds" beet juice, is now available at Whole Foods in several more states: Kansas, Maryland, northern Virginia, Utah, Kansas, and Colorado.

— Speaking of plant-based burgers that bleed, here’s a review of Beyond Burger’s biggest competitor, the Impossible Burger:

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