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!