Dose of Vitamin P: Milo & Olive Sausage & Grits
2723 Wilshire Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90403
310 453 6776
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Breakfast for dinner can be a great indulgence, and Milo & Olive has given it a fun twist. Josh Loeb and Zoe Nathan, who’ve found runaway success with Rustic Canyon, Huckleberry and Sweet Rose Creamery, turned to Italy (and son Milo) to inspire their latest restaurant, but the couple still maintains California touches, and at least one Southern one. During my recent dinner, Walter Manzke was behind Milo & Olive’s stainless steel counter, filling in for recent departee Evan Funke for a couple months before he and wife Margarita ramp up Republique. Anyway, one of the best dishes involved Sausage & Grits ($18), with creamy Anson Mills grits supporting braised greens and a pair of seared, fennel-flecked patties the size of hockey pucks (but much juicier), made in-house from pork belly and sporting a lingering chile kick.
Dose of Vitamin P spotlights my favorite pork dish from the previous week.