The bread pans and baking trays begin clattering early at Cinnamon Productions, announcing the bakers’ 4 a.m. arrival. It’s during these hours before dawn that the bakery’s team brings everything from sandwich bread to signature cinnamon rolls, which they pepper with actual ground cinnamon, to golden brown fruition. Once out of the oven, the freshly made goods crowd the eatery’s display case, tempting patrons to pair them with cups of coffee, scrambled eggs, or one of seven gourmet sandwiches. Every now and then, one of the staffers will pluck a few of the fresh cinnamon rolls to create a catering order, gift basket, or convincing Princess Leia headpiece.
A flurry of activity fills the kitchen at Ollie & Jax Pub 'n Pizza, where staffers prepare flatbreads, pizza crusts, pasta sauce, french fries, and other ingredients by hand in-house. These freshly baked flatbreads envelop sandwiches such as chicken parmesan and spicy steak and ranch, and the alfredo-and-marinara Ollie & Jax signature sauce tops plates of penne or angel-hair pastas. Pizzas with thin, traditional, or gluten-free crusts don specialty toppings such as spinach and ricotta, spicy chicken in honey-habanero sauce, or the Award-Winning White, whose blend of garlic sauce, cheeses, tomato, and onion can be pinned to diners' lapels next to their 4-H ribbons. Nine flat-screen high-definition TVs dapple the dining-room walls, where they broadcast sports such as NCAA basketball and NHL hockey games. Ollie & Jax also hosts special events, such as car-and-bike shows.
Committed to perfecting olive-oil production, Trabuco Farms private labels its olives from California. The result is an oil that lends a mild fruit and pepper flavor to salads or pastas. Using natural fruit extracts, Trabuco Farms’ oil further enhance these oils by infusing them with a variety of flavors, including orange, jalapeño, garlic, and basil. Trabuco Farms also stocks a range of barrel-aged balsamic vinegars imported from Modena, Italy.