A collection of food stories from across the web.

Questlove says food has always been important to The Roots. “In fact, when our third record came around, we asked our agency for only three things: A warehouse for jam sessions, new instruments and a chef.” [Forbes]

• Broomfield-based Noodles & Co. removes artificial ingredients from its main menu. [Nation’s Restaurant News]

• A restaurant in the United Kingdom served a Michelin reviewer a single snap pea topped with orange spice. “Don’t know whether to laugh or cry.” [Eater]

• Bud Light introduces the Bud-E Fridge, a 78-beer “smart home beer fridge” with accompanying iOS and Android app and countdown for when the beer “will reach the optimal serving temperature.” [Press Release]

• A Dunkin’ Donuts worker in Providence, R.I. wrote “#BlackLivesMatter” on a police officer’s coffee cup. [golocalprov.com]

• Coffee output needs to rise by 50 million bags in the next 10 years to avoid a global shortage. “We don’t know where this coffee will come from.” [Bloomberg]

• The renaissance of American brandy is being driven by producers like Copper & Kings. [Eater]

• “A new culinary scene has been born seemingly overnight” on San Francisco’s Market Street. [New York Times]