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.