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New Olive-Oil only store in The Arboretum?

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Just heard a mention about it on KMFA. Said they specialized in olive oils and vinegars but I was too slow to write down their name or web site. Anybody been there?

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  1. Saw this place today, it's by Restoration Hardware. Didn't go in, however. Looked like it might be too pricey for me, but that's just a feeling.

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    1. re: phoeniciansailor

      I went in there today. Nice friendly people and very reasonable prices. Virtually everything, excluding the truffle oils was under $20 a bottle and it's great fun to taste the different balsamics and olive oils

    2. well, i checked to see if it was an o & co., as i am familiar with their boutiques.
      but, it's not.
      hopefully it's a local business-- that area totally needs more of that.

      1. It could be Con' Olio is moving from the Arboretum to the Domain... They sell vinegars and olive oil.

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        1. re: TaseT

          That's it. Thanks

          1. re: TaseT

            We are planning on staying in the Arboretum location for a long time and not looking to move to the Domain. We are a local Austin business and definitely not a chain, although we got our idea originally from an Oil & Vinegar Boutique in Paris.

            1. re: ConOlio

              so happy that the Domain hasn't killed business at the Arboretum!

          2. You know there is Bella Vista Ranch in Wimberley which has olive oil tastings and balsamic vineger tastings during the week. It is the only olive orchard in central Texas.

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            1. re: sheroxwithfood

              went out there in the fall. Owner was very informative, had a very interesting tour overall. I was hungover as hell but he kept me hooked. The olive oil of course was tasty. If you're out that way check it out. You'll learn a lot.

            2. It's Con' Olio. We went in and loved the concept. Prices are good and the selection is reasonable. What's up with tasting though? Tasting olive oil or vinegar out of a little cup is bizarre. How about providing some bread?

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              1. re: NYFoodSnob

                I have to agree with you on that--what are you supposed to do, taste and spit?! All the places that sample EVOO and fine vinegars in town (Central Market, WF, the sadly departed Grapevine) provide bread or crackers at least--not just as a media, but for palette cleansing...hard to believe if they aren't using bread because they want to save money, I sure hope that's not the case...

                1. re: taliesin15

                  We do agree bread and crackers should be available everyday. If they were not, then we ran out for the day and we do apologize. Although we do encourage tasting directly from the tasting cups because the bread and crackers will alter the flavor. When sampling fresh olive oil it is important not to mask the flavor in order to experience the wide variety of tastes available. In the International Olive Oil Tasting competition tasting is strictly from sampling glasses for this reason.

              2. i went a few weeks ago and we had a hard time deciding on the balsamics.
                there were crackers and bread for tasting, but we preferred to just sip from the miniature cups to get a better idea of the individual tastes.
                the fruit vinegars were wonderful, like the blueberry, but the vanilla was really special.
                the infused olive oils are also really perfect for summer cooking but we splurged on a black truffle one because it was just so damn good.

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