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Wolfee Donuts Pressing Charges Against Ariana Grande, Honeymee Sawtelle Now Open

Plus a swirlin' roundup of soft serve around L.A.

Ariana Grande
Ariana Grande
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Matthew Kang is the Lead Editor of Eater LA. He has covered dining, restaurants, food culture, and nightlife in Los Angeles since 2008. He's the host of K-Town, a YouTube series covering Korean food in America, and has been featured in Netflix's Street Food show.

— DonutGate just doesn't die. The owner of Wolfee Donuts in Lake Elsinore is now pressing charges against Ariana Grande (despite the fact that it's helped bump up business with all the publicity), according to Buzzfeed. Apparently reports had gone around that owner Joe Marin wasn't planning on pressing charges, but those reports are false. Here's the thing, Grande's stunt hurt the business because of the lowered health grade, but in terms of actual damages? Just about $4 in donuts. Needless to say, the pop star is permanently banned from the shop.

Honeymee's newest spot on Sawtelle officially debuted their honeycomb-topped soft serve on July 10. Are you ready for those sweet, sweet lines?

— And since we're on the subject of soft serve, check out this handy dandy guide to great soft serve in L.A., including the supreme swirls at Jon & Vinny's, the CVT truck, and Big Gay ice cream at the Ace Hotel. [LAT]

— Ace barman Matthew Biancaniello is popping up at Sweet Rose Creamery with a cocktail infusion pop-up on July 19 at their Beverly Blvd location from 4 to 7 p.m. This one has an ocean theme, so look for a kombu ice cream with sake, or dashi sherbet with katsuoboshi (cured bonito) infused with whiskey.

The Downtown News has a little featurette on Downtown's newest gay barPrecinct, which takes over a former parole corrections office on the corner of Broadway and 4th. They'll eventually add a weekend brunch plus daily lunch and dinner service that highlights Southern comfort food like chicken gumbo fries and blackened catfish sandwiches.

— Here's a weird mashup: Raphael Lunetta, who shuttered his popular Jiraffe in Santa Monica last year, has helped longtime Echo Park French restaurant Taix come up with a special dineLA menu. The $20 two-course lunch offers dishes like steamed mussels with zucchini ribbons and Pernod shallot cream sauce to chicken paillard with wild arugula and goat cheese. The Lunetta menu is available throughout dineLA until July 26.

Eater Video presents: Delicious donuts without the Arianna Grande "glaze"