The Next Chapter
In November of 2014, Beyond the Olive moved down the block into The Bea's Knees Wine Cheese and Gifts at The Shoppe's at Stats. The Bea's Knees is a boutique gourmet food store nestled inside the old Stats building. With a delightful cheese case, great selection of wine, craft beer, the exclusive Southern California source for Dean & Deluca, and other delicious food goodies, it is a great fit for Beyond the Olive. This location is only 2 blocks south of the original location and still in the heart of Old Pasadena. Best of all, there is a TON of free parking available behind the building. We are excited to be able to offer so many more delicious goodies in this new retail location.
A New Partnership
The olive oil industry continues to change every year. The 2014 harvest was a difficult one for many of the olive farms caused mainly by California's severe drought. We partnered with a pioneer in the California olive oil and balsamic vinegar industry. Now we can work even closer with farmers in the Capay and Napa Valleys. We exclusively procure the oils directly from these farmers. We hand pick the varietals and direct the harvest time in order to achieve the perfect flavor profiles for customers. In addition, a direct relationship has been formed with the family that produces our best in class balsamic vinegar. While others continue to decrease the quality of their products, Beyond the Olive continues to provide higher quality year over year. What is in the store this year is even better than last!