posted Jul 31, 2015, 8:34 AM by Susan Dodd   [ updated Sep 1, 2015, 1:38 PM ]

   August 2015 Newsletter

Steve’s Gourmet Olives

Delicious Wine-Marinated Olives

Locally owned & operated
Delicious and unique artisanal olives
Spice up a recipe or dress up a cocktail
 Great for entertaining, snacking and gifting
 Sold at ABC Fine Wine & Spirits, Tampa Bay Markets & online

Issue 1 Volume 9  

Happy August! We hope the heavy July rains are over and we can get back to summer entertaining. The July re-launch plans for Steve's Gourmet Olives ran smoothly. Product is stocked in 10 ABC Fine Wine & Spirits retail locations, with more deliveries scheduled.  We have secured a spot in the Tampa Bay Markets (website) for the Fall, and have several wine & craft beer festivals on our Events calendar . The Winn Dixie pitch in July went well, and they are advancing us to the next level of competition. This could lead to stocking in 150+ grocery stores across Florida. Fingers crossed!

Retail Locations
Please add 2 new ABC Fine Wine & Spirits locations to the list below. - 1741 S Tamiami Trail Venice, FL 34293 and 2720 Bee Ridge Rd Sarasota, FL 34239. All ABC stores carry all 4 flavors of olives.

3015 Kennedy Blvd, Tampa   
14729 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa    
3110 W Gandy Blvd, Tampa   
1845 Bruce B Downs , Wesley Chapel   
6943 West Hillsborough Ave, Tampa 
2330 E Fletcher Ave, Tampa   
3535 4th Street N, St Pete   
2855 66th Street, St Pete  
1603 N Missouri Ave, Largo  


Steve's Gourmet Olives are available in 4 delicious flavors. Each flavor is unique and pairs well with a variety of dishes.Check out our  Recipes.  They are perfect for entertaining, snacking or gifting. Each jar is individually hand packed and spiced for a truly artisanal flavor. They can be purchased at ABC Fine Wine & Spirits, at weekend Tampa Bay Markets, or on-line from our Website.

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. A slow heat that hits on the back of the tongue and creeps up.
 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!

New Product/Service

We are launching a new series of recipes called "Spotlight Delights" featuring recipes including other great local brands along with our olives. There are many wonderful local food businesses in the area doing great work, and we love to collaborate. 

"Spotlight Delights"  Jessi's Flaming Fruit Sauce Flatbread 

Raised in the food industry, Jessi Budiansky used her passion for food to create a line of multi-use sauces with the perfect balance of sweet & heat. Find her at Tampa Bay Markets, follow her on Facebook or contact her at (850) 450-0723 to order these amazing sauces. Click here for recipe


Sun Aug 2nd, Fresh Market at Hyde Park Village, 10 am - 3 pm, outdoor market with over 100 local vendors, food trucks and playground.

Thurs Aug 6th, "Best in Biz Awards", Local Shops One, 5 - 8 pm, Museum of Fine Arts, St Petersburg. Small business awards and 7th birthday bash. Dinner, awards ceremony, cash bar, and museum admission. Tickets $35-$50 at www.localshops1.com/events.

Sat Aug 8, Carrollwood North Tampa Market, Carrollwood Cultural Center, 10 am - 2 pm. Outdoor market with 50+ local vendors

Thurs Aug 13th, Wine Tasting, 6 - 8pm, ABC Fine Wine & Spirits, 3535 4th St, St Petersburg, FL 33704. $10 admission at door.

Sat Aug 15th, Fresh Market at Wiregrass, 10 am - 2 pm. 70+ local vendors

Mon - Wed Aug 17-19th, Florida Main Street Conference, Vinoy Renaissance, St Petersburg, featuring "Art & Culture on Main Street", speakers include Mayor Rick Kriseman and author Peter Kageyama.  Tickets at www.stpetefms.com.

Thurs Aug 20th, Wine Tasting, 6 - 8 pm, ABC Fine Wine & Spirits, 3110 Gandy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33611. $10 admission at door.

Sat Aug 22nd, Glorify Women Conference, 10 am - 5 pm, Ramada Conference Center, 1200 N Westshore Blvd, Tampa.  $10 admission for a day of food, fashion, fitness and all things fabulous about being female. Tickets at www.glorifywomen.com

Sat Sept 5th, Fresh Market at Wiregrass, 10 am - 2 pm. 70+ local vendors.

Sun Sept 6th, Fresh Market at Hyde Park Village, 10 am - 3pm, outdoor market with over 100 local vendors, food trucks and playground. 


Have great month and be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Check our Events tab on the website to keep informed of our schedule. Hope to see you soon.


Susan & Steve Dodd