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Watch the First Trailer for Ali Wong’s Celebrity Chef Rom-Com, ‘Always Be My Maybe’

“Ghost pepper” gets added to Webster’s dictionary, and more news to start your day

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A first glimpse at Always Be My Maybe

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Here’s the teaser trailer for Always Be My Maybe, the new Netflix rom-com “from the fertile mind of Ali Wong” about a San Francisco celebrity chef named Sasha (played by Wong) who starts up a relationship with her childhood friend Marcus (Randall Park). In the clip, the two old friends reunite at a farmer’s market and discuss Sasha’s recent romantic fling that gave her “after-shakes from the window to the wall.” Wong and Park wrote the script along with Michael Golamco, and the movie is directed by Fresh Off the Boat veteran Nahnatchka Khan. Always Be My Maybe is slated to land on Netflix on May 31 and it will also be released in a limited number of theaters.

And in other news...

  • The World’s 50 Best group has decided to give its problematic Best Female Chef award to Daniela Soto-Innes of Cosme and Atla in NYC. The award was celebrated at an event in NYC last night, and per an Eater staffer, Soto-Innes “was very excited and happy to have the platform to show that young chefs can have good new ideas.” Cosme currently sits at number 25 on the World’s 50 Best list, but in previous years this organization has given this particular award to chefs like Clare Smyth and Dominique Crenn whose establishments did not make the cut. For more on why this award is sexist and insulting, read Eater EIC Amanda Kludt’s take on the accolade. [@worlds50best]
  • Merriam-Webster is adding a bunch of new food words to the dictionary, including “ghost pepper,” “cheesemonger,” and “go-cup.” [MB, @jsidman]
  • In an extremely on-brand move, Ree Drummond — aka the Pioneer Woman — is launching a line of ranch dressings. [People]
  • Anna Wintour was spotted waiting in line for chili and cornbread during the intermission of a production of Oklahoma in New York City this week. Diane Keaton apparently waited in line for food the night before. [Page Six]
  • Forbes takes a look at all the ways that big fast food brands are embracing artificial intelligence these days. [Forbes]
  • A server at a burger restaurant in Asheville, North Carolina got busted for collecting more than $3,500 in fraudulent tips from customers. [The Takeout]
  • Coca-Cola is preparing to introduce a mixture of Coke and coffee in 25 new markets around the world. [CNBC]
  • Martha Stewart is consulting on the meals and culinary excursions for guests aboard MSC cruise lines. [People]
  • Some Instagram users are outraged over the fact that reality TV stars the Duggars call deviled eggs “yellow pocket angel eggs.” [Buzzfeed]
  • Sonic apparently sells 10-pound bags of its popular nugget ice for $2. [DWYM]
  • And finally, via the Takeout, here’s a great tweet from skateboard legend Tony Hawk:

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