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Which are the better of the Texas olive oils and where are they available in DFW? Jimmy's? I seem to remember Spicer carrying some at FM1410.

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  1. Spiceman had some where you could BYO-container that was unfiltered, a little cloudy, and awesome, but it has been a while. Central Market has at least one or two brands, but can't say they were memorable.

    1. There's an olive oil store in Grapevine that I believe has some/a few TX varieties. They offer taste testing, but probably only on those in urns, ie, not pre-bottled. (They also carry a number of balsamic vinegars)

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      1. re: CocoaNut

        I did not see any Texas olive oils or vinegars beyond the small bottles of Texas Olive Ranch Rattlesnake Cracked Pepper and Chipotle. That said there were some interesting flavors such as the Harissa flavored olive oil and Cinnamon and Pear basalmic.

        If you want a good variety of unflavored basalmic, to pair with whatever oilve oil your choose, that has that nice thickness to it I would say Texas Hill Country Olive Oil has the best.

        http://www.texasoliveoilcouncil.org/m...

        I would start with the above website (Jim Henry from Texas Olive Ranch is the president) and start making some calls. I do know the Texas Hill Country Olive Oil is now availabe in Shed 1 (former furniture shed) at the Dallas Farmers Market.

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        Chipotle
        7700 N Central Expy, Dallas, TX 75206

      2. Too add my 2 cents, I didn't think they were very good in comparison to what I usually buy.

        1. My experience with Texas olive oil is limited but I have found Texas Olive Ranch Arbosana Variety to be very good. The olives are grown in Carrizo Springs and they cold press and bottle on site.

          Their website lists places where their products are located and there are several in DFW.

          http://texasoliveranch.com/index.html

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          1. re: bhoward

            I like it as well, it holds up to a lot of California olive oils, not as good as a good Spanish, but good enough for salad dressings and such.

          2. sneeb,

            What are you looking for out of the olive oil? Nice mellow flavor, one for dipping, one just to drizzle?

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            1. re: LewisvilleHounder

              Just something to drizzle/finish. Destined for some Lemley maters while they're still around.

              1. re: the_sneeb

                Sneeb,

                Since you will be down at the DFM I would try out both the Texas Hill Country Olive Co's products and the Texas Olive Ranch. I have seen both there on a regular basis but it all depends your own personal taste. For a tomato or even caprese salad I would say something a bit more virgin and grassy to hold up to the acitidty in the maters. Either the Sola Stella or Terra Verde Estate Blend from Hill Country and Koroneiki Varietal from Texas Olive Oil.

                http://www.texashillcountryoliveco.co...
                http://www.texasoliveranch.com/produc...

                1. re: LewisvilleHounder

                  LH they sell those at the Dallas Farmers Market and have samples of each. Shed 2.