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Yes, People Actually Get Married Inside Voodoo Doughnut at Universal Studios

Plus Bernadette’s turns one, and Red O won’t sell

Voodoo Doughnut
Voodoo Doughnut at Universal Studios Hollywood
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Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

Voodoo days

It’s apparently a certified “thing” to get married inside Voodoo Doughnut at Universal Studios Hollywood. The pink-hued speciality doughnut shop offers an official package for such things, and it comes with a pretty hilarious set of options.

First up, ceremonies are limited to 13 people — probably a size constraint — but are officiated by someone legally allowed to perform the ceremonies. Wedding-goers also get a dozen (staff-picked) doughnuts to share, and the couple gets custom lookalike doughnuts for themselves. Voodoo also serves coffee. Want in? All it requires is a week’s notice and a phone call.

Little Beast gets bigger

Exciting news for five-year-old Eagle Rock neighborhood staple Little Beast, as the place has finally gotten approval to serve full liquor, and has lightly revamped its patio and bar area as a result. Chef/owner Sean Lowenthal will also be doing a Southern-inspired summer pop-up series starting at the restaurant soon as well.

Downtown bar dates

Throwback Downtown bar Bernadette’s is officially one year old, and to celebrate the team is doing a party on Saturday from 2 p.m. to close. Expect music, a great craft beer tap list, and lots of dumb fun.

Red O still available

The key money price on Rick Bayless’s Red O property along Melrose has been reduced. A new real estate flyer going around shows a drop from the nearly $2 million asking price, though rent is still well north of $30,000 a month.

Esters burgers again

There’s another chef burger pop-up happening at Esters Wine Shop & Bar in Santa Monica soon, and it’s with Hinoki & The Bird’s Brandon Kida. The one-night affair goes down April 10.

The Boss is in

In other local burger news, mini-chain Burger Boss is expanding to Newport Beach next month. Expect an April or early May arriva for the beach-adjacent property at 6800 W. Pacific Coast Highway.

Sweetgreen’s new turn

Here’s an updated menu for Sweetgreens around the city, with an increased focus on grain bowls and their seasonal specialities — including the recent Nancy’s Chopped Salad addition.