Holy moly or should I say Oli Moly. If you love all sorts of olive oils and balsamic vinegars, you’ll be in olive oil and vinegar heaven when you enter Oli & Ve (pronounced Ollie and Vee). It’s a fun retail store—the first of its kind in Atlanta—that features premium extra virgin olive oils (EVOO) from around the world including fused, infused and gourmet flavors as well as traditional-style Italian condimento balsamic vinegars and specialty vinegars. The coolest thing is that you can taste any of them before you buy. And they’ve made it really easy to do so if you’re inside the perimeter with that addition of its newest store in the heart of Buckhead (just a bit north of East Andrews).
It was fun to wonder the store with owner and partner Suzanne Davidson and sample EEOOs from Australia, California, Chile, Italy, Portugal, Sicily and Spain and balsamic vinegars literally from B to W (Black Cherry to Wild Blueberry). Some tasty ones for the holidays would be black currant, cranberry pear, espresso, dark chocolate and my personal seasonal favorite: Vermont Maple. I even sampled some balsamic vinegars over ice cream. One word: YUM!
Two Atlanta locations: Historic Roswell: 1003 Canton Street, Roswell and Buckhead: 3263 Roswell Road, Atlanta. www.oliandve.com