Chip and Crystal‘s Pasadena-based boutique Beyond the Olive was recently named one of the the “10 Best Places to Buy Extra Virgin Olive Oil” by The Olive Oil Times. Beyond the Olive took the number two rank on the list which is comprised of companies, large and small, all over the globe. The Olive Oil Times wrote:
A sweet little shop run by lovely and committed people. They feature a great selection of California artisan olive oils, and really make that connection with the producer that brings olive oils to life. You will find things there that are usually available only from the producer — very small production and truly special. They have a great educational program with visiting chefs and meet-the-producer events.
Located at 10 N. Raymond Ave. in Pasadena, Beyond the Olive sells more than 100 types of olive oil (all extra virgin), all produced by 35+ artisanal ranches in California. Each bottle, or bulk order, averaging about $1 per ounce, is designed for the good health of all and the epicurean cooking experiences for some.
This not the Reibel’s first editorial recognition. Beyond the Olive was featured in the March 2010 issue of Sunset Magazine. Read the article online here.
“We are a premier source for learning about, tasting and purchasing of California’s high-quality extra virgin olive oil,” said Crystal told Pasadena Weekly in 2009.
Both Chip and Crystal are 2009 graduates of Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management.