There's always a bustle when you stop by Olive & Thyme in Toluca Lake during lunch on an average weekday. By lunch, we mean anytime between 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. This is a part of town where real entertainment business is discussed -- a little less have my people call your people and a little more we need P.O.V's on competitive releases in the third quarter -- amidst young mothers chatting over entrée salads.
Christine Chiao Roasted beet farro salad
Owners Melina Davies and her husband Christian Davies opened their cafe and deli on Riverside Drive in February 2011, with no outside investors and zero restaurant experience between the two of them. They put their savings, IRA, and even house on the line for Melina to transition away from the movie industry and into the food industry.More »