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Beyond the Olive is different than the other olive oil stores. We only carry exclusively produced and bottled in California extra virgin olive oil – not shipped over and imported from Europe. This way we can control the product. Our partners are small producers. We are committed to supporting our local economy, and California crops.
We are a small business, doing our best to share our passion with the world. Come visit, taste, learn and let us share our love of olive oil with you.
Taking Pasadena Beyond The Olive
As featured on PasadenaIndependent.com read original article here
Epicure Lisa Grabow recently posted an Instagram picture with the caption “I’ve got olives in my pockets, olio nuovo in my mouth and hand and customers on my mind. A delicious day!” It neatly sums up why she can accurately call her business Beyond the Olive.
Grabow’s involvement with Beyond the Olive came when friends Chip and Crystal Reibel called on her to carry their products in her gourmet food shop, The Bea’s Knees. Before long, the shops merged into one mecca of deliciousness.
“Their plan became a reality as a store in Old Town Pasadena in 2009, which is noted as one of the ‘10 Great Places to Buy Olive Oil in the World’,” remarked Grabow. “Today, we have an in-depth selection of California extra-virgin olive oils, balsamic vinegars, wines, spirits, international cheeses, and a deli specializing in cheese boards.”
In many ways, the shop serves as a monument to California products. A Pasadena native, Grabow regularly tours the state to visit olive groves, meet the millers and learn as much as she can.
“I love all things California—especially our agriculture. I’ve never had a Georgia peach, Texas grapefruit or Florida orange that can compare to anything grown in our great state,” said Grabow. And while vinegars from Modena do grace the shelves at Beyond the Olive, she cautions her clients against grocery store oils—even the ones from Italy.
“Grocery store-brands have best by-dates that are three years from harvest. Olive oil is likely to go rancid that far out. We don’t sell anything older than a year from harvest,” she said. “And Italy actually exports more extra-virgin olive oil than they produce because they blend the oil with cheaper oils or import oils from other countries and put a ‘made in Italy’ label on it—which once upon a time insured quality, but doesn’t anymore.”
Grabow’s depth of knowledge paired with that of her staff has led to some pretty serious accolades. Along with several wins as Best Specialty Food Store (and even Best Grilled Cheese) from local publications, Beyond the Olive brought home gold and bronze medals for their signature blends at the 2017 Los Angeles International Olive Oil Competition. For Grabow, flavor inspiration is found in her city and its people.
“We have an incredible customer base. I listen carefully to their health needs, cooking habits and flavor profiles and curate flavors that they want to use,” she said, perfecting flavors like the spicy Pasadena Blend and Porcini Sage. And while Grabow recognizes it’s fun to browse, she affirms that small businesses make communities more vibrant.
“If you don’t want your neighborhood to look like an industrial park or walk past numerous vacancies, and you take pleasure in the shopping experience of a unique store, then please support that store,” she said. “If you can see the difference, feel the difference, taste the difference, then please, pay the difference to keep indie stores alive!”
Beyond the Olive is located inside of Stats at 120 S. Raymond Avenue in Pasadena. Contact them at www.beyondtheolive.com | 626.844.3866 and check them out at the La Canada’s Farmer’s Market every Saturday. Follow along on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter @beyondtheolive.
Popularity surging as LA souvenir! Olive Oil & Vinegar Specialty Store “Beyond the Olive” (Google Translated from Japanese)
For souvenirs of traveling to the United States, I would like to present products and foods made in America that are not available in Japan. California, especially olive oil that is gaining popularity as a souvenir selected by tourists coming to Los Angeles.
This time we introduce Los Angeles’s olive oil & vinegar specialty brand “Beyond the Olive”, mainly based on olive oil made from California and vinegars of a wide variety of flavors.
Beyond the olive ( Beyond The Olive )
Address: 120 S Raymond Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105 Beyond the olive official site (English): Http://Www.Beyondtheolive.Com/
Bea’s Knees official site (English) : Http://www.thebeaskneespasadena.com/ Phone number: (626) 795-9308 Opening hours: 10: 00-18: 00 (Saturday – Saturday), 10: 00-17: 00 (Sunday) Closed: Monday
Author: Yuno Imai
So I finally used up all of the Beyond the Olive Champagne Mimosa Vinegar and Blood Orange Olive Oil I bought at Artisanal LA and figured I'd "refill instead of landfill." I packed up the car and trooped out to Old Pasadena to have my beautiful bottles refilled at The Bea's Knees Wine Cheese Gifts & Cafe at 'The Shoppes at Stats'
Located across the street from - and what was once part of - the historic luxury Hotel Green, The Bea's Knees Wine and Cheese store is a magical gem on Raymond St. in Old Town Pasadena, CA. A California Historical Landmark, Hotel Green was built in 1893 and designed by Frederick L. Roehrig. It was home to the beginnings of the Tournament of Roses association.
The shop's friendly wine guru Robert Ramirez greeted us at the door of the iconic STATS Floral Supply building, and introduced us to their unique and super yummy vinegars and oils while he refilled my bottles.... Have a look!
The highlight of this weekend's Artisanal LA experience was hands down the artisan Olive Oils and Vinegars from Beyond the Olive in Pasadena. Jennifer Scott takes us on a delicious tour of flavors like Champagne Mimosa Vinegar and Blood Orange Olive Oil, which I combined to make a vinaigrette for my Arugula and Fennel Salad with Apples and Olives. Next I'm going to try the Bordeaux Cherry Vinegar mixed with Strawberries over ice cream. The oils all come from California Olives.
All of the products come in beautifully etched bottles that can be refilled at The Bea's Knees Wine Cheese Gifts & Cafe at 'The Shoppes at Stats' in Pasadena in keeping with their motto "More Refills, Less Landfills."
They also ship!
Pasadena Now >> Living
Food is a big part of the holiday season no matter what holiday you celebrate. From Halloween to New Years, food traditions bring us together.With that idea in mind, Lisa Grabow of The Bea’s Knees keeps a carefully curated selection of high quality foods in stock. Her gifts are perfect for the foodie who has everything or for the amateur chef in your life. Grabow recommends getting things started with their exotic salt bar and small containers of high-quality spices like ground ginger and truffle salt.The Bea’s Knees is located at 120 South Raymond Ave, Pasadena. Call (626) 795-9308 or visit www.thebeaskneespasadena.com for more information.
It’s hard to think about the holidays without the food. Imagine Thanksgiving without the turkey (or turducken, if you’re feeling fancy) or Christmas without the gingerbread and eggnog.
But, with the holidays hustle and bustle, it can be hard to plate that perfect pie or curate a mouthwatering cheese board. There’s no shame in getting a helping hand from the kitchen elves at the Bea’s Knees.
Nestled in the Shoppes at Stats, this gourmet eatery is a return to artisan foods. Lisa Grabow opened The Bea’s Knees 2 years ago by pulling food artisans from Chef Center, Pasadena’s commercial community kitchen.
Grabow focuses on local, Southern California food artisans. She has nougat made in Altadena, honey from Pasadena and olives grown in state, not to mention the appetizing selection of freshly baked goods, including pumpkin pie and flourless chocolate cake.
Order an all-American Apple pie to complete your next gathering. Drop off your own pie plate in advance for a dessert that truly feels homemade. The stunningly beautiful crust and sweet-but-not-too-sweet filling will leave your guests in a post-pie coma.
On the more savory side, a handcrafted cheese board is the perfect start to any celebration. Grabow has an impressive selection of cheeses and makes a point to source sustainable products. Cheese boards make a thoughtful hostess gift to the chef that has everything. Grabow recommends ordering a week in advance for parties of 20 or more.
“Food is what culturally brings us together,” said Grabow. It just wouldn’t be the holidays without it.
The Bea’s Knees is located at 120 South Raymond Ave, Pasadena. Call 626) 795-9308 or visit www.thebeaskneespasadena.com for more information.
Source: Pasadena Now >> Living