Saturday, May 26, 2007

Review | City Olive

Located on the bustling commercial strip of Clark Street in Andersonville, City Olive is a welcome addition to the neighborhood. It’s a mix of olive oils from around the world and gourmet grocery items including mustards, vinegars, tapenades and sea salt. On my first visit, I purchased a package of Spanish chorizo and a bag of dried Italian pasta (in an interesting shape that I’ve never seen anywhere else). I went back the second time and bought four ramekins for serving olive oil and an olive plate that has a compartment for the pits and one for toothpicks (it’s an ingenious little thing). The owners are very knowledgeable and helpful on all things olive oil and they hold daily tastings so that you can try before you buy. I highly recommend a visit to City Olive – and while you’re there, make sure to visit their neighbors, In Fine Spirits, for a bottle of wine to go with your purchase.

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