From Our Editors
There’s a bar with plenty of options on-tap at locally owned and operated Olivastro Oils & Balsamics—but there is no beer to be found. This is because the boutique tasting bar offers customers taste-tests of the shop’s 45+ single-varietal olive oils and balsamic vinegars. Staff, who are experts in their products, tend the bar, and can help potential purchasers find exactly what they’re looking for in an oil or vinegar, be it an extra-virgin batch from Chile or a white Italian balsamic laced with the tart notes of a Sicilian lemon. And when customers decide to purchase something, the crew will bottle it on-site, fresh from the tap. Customers who can’t make it into the brick-and-mortar shop can purchase Olivastro’s artisan products, including gourmet spreads, black-truffle sea salt, and Italian pesto, from the online catalogue.