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Where We Shop: Lebherz Oil & Vinegar Emporium
The nearly 50 varieties of oil and vinegar at this Frederick shop prove those condiments are more than just a dressing for romaine lettuce.
Maggie Lebherz’s olive-oil shop is inspired by her time in Spain. Photograph by Scott SuchmanWhen Maggie Lebherz was studying in Spain, she developed two passions: fresh olive oil and aged balsamic vinegar. Back home, she found olive oil “pre-bottled and basically flavorless compared to what you can get in Spain.” So last June the 24 year-old opened Lebherz Oil & Vinegar Emporium—also known as L.O.V.E. The Frederick shop mimics Spanish markets where you can walk in and fill any vessel with fresh, vibrant-tasting olive oil.
These oils and vinegars also go well in salads, but the lesson here is that they can do much more.
Lebherz Oil & Vinegar Emporium, 214 N. Market St., Frederick; 301-228-3996.
This article appears in the June 2011 issue of The Washingtonian.