2015-7 July

posted Jul 6, 2015, 1:51 PM by Susan Dodd   [ updated Sep 1, 2015, 5:11 AM ]

  July 2015 Newsletter

Steve’s Gourmet Olives

Delicious Wine-Marinated Olives

Locally owned & operated
Delicious artisanal olives made locally
Spice up a recipe or dress up a cocktail
 Great for entertaining, snacking and gifting
 Sold at ABC Fine Wine & Spirits

Issue 1 Volume 8 
After 3 very eventful months of retooling, the wait is over! Steve's Gourmet Olives is re-launching the product line using a new production process and new labels!  We have outgrown our production capabilities, and now The Sauceology Group in Clearwater, FL is producing our product line using Steve's recipes. We have revised the labels to reflect the gourmet ingredients inside and to help distinguish our products on the shelves. On July 17, Steve's Gourmet Olives will be pitching Winn-Dixie as part of their Winn-Local initiative to add local products to their shelves. Look for more news soon! 

We are re-launching with 4 of the original 6 flavors. This allows us to make room for new products that customers have been requesting over the past 3 years. Same great flavor, with each jar still individually hand packed and spiced with the best ingredients.Those 4 flavors are:


Greek Mild - pitted Kalamata olives marinated in a bold red zinfandel wine from California and a savory blend of herbs, spices, garlic & mild peppers. Perfect addition to Greek salads, orzo pasta dishes and virtually all Mediterranean recipes.
Greek Spicy
- fiery habanero pepper added.
Italian Pirate Mild - medley of Italian and other olives marinated in a bold red zinfandel wine from California and a savory blend of herbs, spices, garlic and mild peppers. Our secret Caribbean spices produce a unique and complex flavor profile. This is our signature recipe and is perfect for antipasto, party trays, or any red sauces. Pairs well with sharp cheeses, grilled steaks and full-bodied wines.

Italian Pirate Spicy - fiery habanero pepper added.  Our signature recipe.  Spicy enough to walk the plank for more!

Delivery Schedule
We are delivering products into the Hillsborough and Pinellas County ABC Fine Wine & Spirit locations in July. Below are the store locations. Look for delivery confirmation on "Steve's Gourmet Olives" Facebook page. Delivery into other ABC locations scheduled soon.

3015 Kennedy Blvd, Tampa  (813) 876-5330
14729 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa   (813) 264-1881
3110 W Gandy Blvd, Tampa   (813) 839-7167
1845 Bruce B Downs Blvd, Wesley Chapel   (813) 907-2647
6943 West Hillsborough Ave, Tampa (813) 884-3792
2330 E Fletcher Ave, Tampa  (813) 971-2122
3535 4th Street N, St Pete  (727) 894-4875
2855 66th Street, St Pete  (727) 345-6149
1603 N Missouri Ave, Largo  (727) 581-4642

Monthly Recipe - Mini Omelette Cups

This makes a great breakfast, lunch or portable snack. Each mini omelette is created individually, allowing for easy customization for any picky eaters in your family. This will be featured at the Network Mixer on July 22nd at iHeart Radio Studio. Click above for recipe.

New Product / Service

Introducing new internet sales from the website.  You will be able to buy all flavors of olives, plus the martini and wine themed gift items directly from our website. In your pajamas.

Thurs, July 9th, 6 - 8 pm, Wine Tasting,  ABC Fine Wine & Spirits,    6943 W Hillsborough Ave, Tampa, FL 33634. $10 tickets at the door.

Sat, July 11th ,6 - 10 pm, Ball of Hope, Krewe of Pandora,  Annual New Goddess Induction Ceremony, Postcard Inn on the Beach, 6300 Gulf Blvd, St Pete Beach, FL 33706. Sold out event.

Wed, July 15th, 8 am, That Business Show with Jamie Meloni, Where Business Becomes Show Business, 1250 WHNZ. Working Women Wednesdays segment  featuring Steve's Gourmet Olives, a female and veteran owned business. Tune in to hear a little company history and hear where the business is going now. Lots of news regarding the new re-launch.   

Sat, July 18th, 10 am - 3 pm, Fresh Market at Wiregrass, over 75 local vendors.

Wed, July 22nd, 530 - 7 pm, Networking Mixer, Working Women of Tampa Bay, iHeart Radio Studio, 4002 W Gandy Blvd, Tampa.  $10 members, $15 non-members. Tickets online @workingwomenboftampabay.com.  Hosted by Steve's Gourmet Olives, Intensity Academy and Lean Vodka. Featuring Jamie Meloni from 1250WHNZ weekday radio show highlighting business owners, entrepreneurs, and people making a difference in Tampa Bay.

Fri, July 31st,  Carnivale 2015, Inter Krewe Council,   Best Western Bay Harbor, reception with  vendors, hors d'oeuvres and 2 hour open bar. 2 hour hospitality suite. Tickets online @ikccarnivale.com.

Sat, August 1st, Carnivale 2015, Inter Krewe Council, Best Western Bay Harbor all day with games, pool party, lunch and hospitality suite.  Evening buffet at Scottish Rites Hall with open bar and live entertainment. Tickets online @ikccarnivale.com.

Sun, Aug 2, Fresh Market at Hyde Park Village, 10 am - 3 pm, over 100 local vendors.

We are thrilled to be re-launching the product line!. Stay tuned with up-to-the minute details of retail locations and new products by visiting Steve's Gourmet Olives on Facebook. We are found on Twitter and Instagram as @mrscaptolive and @captolive. Like us on Facebook too, as our social media following will help as we pitch new retail customers. Thanks and hope to see you soon!


Susan & Steve Dodd