One of the worst kept secrets in town is that you can order off-menu biscuits at Olamaie, and, oh my, are they delicious. Soft on the inside, crunchy on the outside, and richer than your cousin who bought Tesla at $100. Their carefully engineered squareness gives you more biscuit for the footprint as well as maximum area for spreads.
Due to the pandemic, Olamaie created an in-house pick-up pop-up of their cubes of joy titled Little Ola’s Biscuits. You order online, drive and park off the alley behind Olamaie (feels illicit…), text them that you’re there, pop your trunk, and wait for the biscuits to arrive (they are blessedly religious about non-contact). You can also order drinks from the bar as part of your delivery.
We tried several kinds, including straight-up biscuits with the standard house-made honey butter as well as house-made pear cardamom jam; a sausage, egg, and cheese biscuit; a tomato, egg, and cheese biscuit; and a fried chicken biscuit. They were all good, but the sausage, egg, and cheese (rich on top of rich on top of rich [like a key party at the Kardashians] was something special as was the simple pleasure of a sophisticated pear cardamom jam sloppily smeared on a top half, a hi-fi/lo-fi guilty pleasure. The Negroni we ordered even came with the ice cube, a clear huge cube that somehow didn’t melt in transit.