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How Many Olives Can You Eat?

How Many Olives Can You Eat?

Photo by Bob Hansen

Every week, we'll be featuring a guest post from the travel writers behind Worth the Drive, a blog featuring nearby getaways, festivals, and sweet travel deals on NBC Bay Area.

Fifteen? Or sixteen? We've been sitting here trying to do the math on just how many olives we can eat, in a row, before we get to thinking "are we eating too many olives in a row?" Our feeling is that olives don't have too much meat, per se, so eating a dozen, or over, equals one massive, peach-sized olive. Ohhh, if only we could find those at our farmers market. We know, we know; they're rich, and probably a few go a long way, but we're also of the school that pretty much any cocktail we drink is merely an olive-delivery system. You still with us? Our olive confessional has now wrapped, we're ready for more, and here's where we can get that: The Paso Robles Olive Festival. The Central Coast-y wine burg is known for its grapes, but every year it pauses to fete that other small fruit it does love so: the olive.

It's set for Saturday, August 18 in Paso's downtown City Park (which is, if we might say so, one of our state's most picturesque city-centered green spaces).

Click here for more details on the Paso Robles Olive Fest!