Olives (the store)?
Hello, missholmes! This is just a wild guess, but are you referring to: http://www.oliviersandco.com/
During the holidays we received some of their Premium Balsamic Vinegar of Modena (8.5 fl.oz. for $27, Item #4821). It is worthy of pouring into a glass and drinking! It pours like a syrup, and it has a very rich, deep taste -- like nothing I have ever tasted before!
They have several stores around town, one at the Grove, I think, and others at the malls (Thousand Oaks?). If you go into the store, you can taste many of their items. I hope this helps????
kat_dew -- Your location for this Olives Grocer that you found is right-on, because the poster has specifically mentioned Long Beach! (With the olive store that I mentioned above, I was really taking a guess...it was the only thing I could come up with...)
But I haven't been to the grocery store, Olives Gourmet Grocer, and I'd love to hear from someone who has!
Yup! That is the place! I used to go there all the time when I lived in the area! It was a GREAT addition (That and all the little wine shops in the area too! :))
I mostly went there for Cheeses, they had a great selection of Boars Head too. Italian Pastas, various cookies, and other little unique ingredients. I would call them a Mini Market Gourmet.
They also have a lot of carry out options, but they are a bit pricy and not as good as I've had in other places (They had a cranberry tuna that looked like the WF version, but the balance was off) and their Sandwiches are not that great for the price.
All in all, a nice stop when you are looking for a special ingredient or an idea on what to make. :)