Oh Hail The Garlic Knot from Santa Monica's Milo & Olive
Guys, I'm about to make you seriously drool...maybe, even cry. A lover of garlic, I use the vampire weapon in just about everything I cook. The smell of it...unless it's coming from Chris' breath, is one of my most favorite aromas. Such a sharp bite of flavor explosion, garlic is one powerful little gem.
I can honestly say; I have never, in my life, enjoyed garlic more than I did when I feasted on Milo and Olive's holier than thou, garlic knot. The delightfully greasy bundle of dough dripping with extra virgin olive oil and stuffed with numerous whole garlic cloves is just about as good as a garlic knot could ever get. I mean, it's not your average pizza joint garlic knot. No, it is so, so much more than that. Served piping hot from Milo and Olive's wood burning oven, this knot is the kinda treat that you starve yourself a week for. It's also the kinda treat that you have sweet dreams about and then wake up with a pile of slobber on your pillow. Gross but oh so true.
I promise I'm not getting carried away. These guys are legit when it comes to anything made with dough. Partly because this amazing Los Angeles restaurant also doubles as a bakery. So I'd be remiss if I didn't also tell you just how incredible their pizzas and pastries are too. Can't forget about their decadent pastas either. My, oh my...I can't say enough good things. Just go there, like now. Get that garlic knot and the Pork Belly & Kale pizza. Might wanna throw in their Tagliarini Bolognese too. Because, when in Rome...right? Or something like that.
Did I mention this place is literally right across the street from my place of employment too? Thank God I know how to practice self control....