Holy Basil is a side project of the smorgasbord drinks company, The Base Co. Initially they had brief street food project called Yum on the streets of Highland park last year. They morph to holy basil as part of the Santee Passage space where they were going to have a bar/restaurant.
We know them because they sponsored drinks and cocktails for our past cooking events.
So glad you got to try it! Honestly that’s the best pad Thai I ever had and while I can’t claim to eaten even at most la Thai spots. The attention to detail in that dish and the pad gra Pow (and sourcing—they make a custom blend of beef, the small dried krill is a great touch) almost certainly would put them at or near the top. Will let them know about IG, been telling them about that as well!