The Crescent Olive

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40 Archdale Street, Charleston, SC 29401 40 Archdale Street, Charleston Directions
+18437246087
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Report | 2 years ago
A huge store with lots of space! I understand they are moving a few doors down soon. They have lots of olive oils and vinegars for one to try. You will be given a dish of bread and you can explore and taste to your heart's content! My only wish is that one could buy the tiny bottles of olive oil and vinegar in any flavor.
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Definitely try the bread with the oils and vinegars. The dark balsamic goes so well with icecream.I know it sounds weird, but try it before you knock it. I love the flavored oils especially for pasta and pizza, and the dark balsamic are my favorite personally. If you're looking for a light and fresh vinegar for salad dressing the light vinegars are perfect! :)
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Delicious oils and vinegars. Being able to taste before buying is great. Nice store and staff.
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Close your eyes and pretend you're enjoying a fine olive oil, and the first flavor notes to come to mind probably won't be blood orange and chipotle. Likewise, ask for something to put on top of your ice cream, and you probably won't expect someone to hand you a bottle of balsamic vinegar. But at The Crescent Olive, neither ingredient follows the rules. “People don’t really know what to expect until they come in the store,” owner Mike Easler told told The State newspaper. “The fun part about our store is you get to come in and taste everything we have.”

Mike and his wife, Charlotte, oversee a seasonal roster of gourmet oils and aged balsamic vinegars imported from around the globe, including Spain, Portugal, Italy and Australia to name a few. Visitors stop by and test the goods with breads and, yes, even ice cream, before selecting their favorites from the stainless-steel containers that populate the shop. Once that happens, Mike fills up bottles of up to 750 milliliters for customers to take home or to toss to an ex-flame who's leaning out of a moving train.

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