The Greens, So Tender
In the Culver City cultural gold rush, Tender Greens (like Beacon) got there a little before the party started. (For those of you who have no resources other than LAist, people are just starting to get tipsy at the party.) And, as the line going out the door attests, Tender Greens is a great place for salads (and a couple of soups and dinners like yer ma used to make – meat, potatoes and veggies). I went there with a friend who, though she worked at Sony, had never been before because of that line.
What she didn't know is that the line moves and not like the brunch line at Toast, but quite briskly. You give your order, walk a little, get your order (on a large baking sheet), you pay, and usually, there's a good seat available, even when the line is long. There are a few seats inside, in a bright area with curving seats near the door. The rest is outside, under the trees in the front, or umbrellas on the side with pots of herbs and flowers growing all around.