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Sep 23, 2010 11:28 AM

Fig and Olive opening in Scarsdale!

I just saw the sign today in the Vernon Hills shopping center. It's location will be where Smith and Hawken used to be. Anyone know when they plan to open? I'm so excited!

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  1. That sounds great! They definitely need more good food in the Post Road area.

    1. That area is a sink hole for good food, so that should be a definite improvement!

      1. Yes, it is true! We are opening in the Lord and Taylor shopping center in Scarsdale / Eastchester. Construction is underway. Opening planned for January, after the holidays. Will be just like the Fig you all hopefully know from Manhattan. Thanks for the post!

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        1. re: Fig Westchester

          This sounds very promising. i wish it were an earlier opening. Years ago there was a "gourmet" shop with take-out food and a few tables. I don't remember the name, something international. I believe it was a few stores down from Lord and Taylor. Since that place closed there has been no where to eat except across the road at the crowded, over-priced, bagel store.

          1. re: lucyis

            I believe it was called Foods of All Nations. Brings back fond memories!

            1. re: EIF1lady

              Wow, Food of All Nations....used to go there when I worked at L&T back in the day. Great place, but damn it was expensive.

              1. re: EIF1lady

                Foods of All Nations... now that does bring back memories. It was kind of an odd little store, come to think of it. We used to buy good butter cookies there, iirc. I really don't care for the bagel store. Fig & Olive should be a nice addition.

                1. re: vvvindaloo

                  Does anyone remember Wedge World? It used to be the seedy little deli next to the furrier. It was so dark and dingy, but they made the best sandwiches. I remember their roast beef was always so tender and they gave you plenty of it. The guys were great to the regulars too!

                  1. re: jhopp217

                    I can't say I even remember where there was a furrier in that area. But, I wish we did have a good deli now.

                    1. re: jhopp217

                      Wedge World... the name sounds familiar, but I don't recall there being a deli in that area. Was this in the days of Alex and Henry?

                      1. re: vvvindaloo

                        The furrier was where Old Navy is now.

                          1. re: vvvindaloo

                            I had heard about that a few weeks ago. Also, I heard Johnny Rockets is going into the spot where Friendly's was

                            1. re: jhopp217

                              I didn't know that Friendly's was gone! Though, I wouldn't be surprised if it were... Johnny Rockets, huh? That's one of those chains that has always tasted better to me when I ate it out-of-state, for some reason :) In any case, it is a step up from Friendly's and will go over pretty well with the local kids.

                              1. re: jhopp217

                                Do you mean the Friendly's on Rte. 22 in the A and P shopping center? When did it close? We were there last month.

                                1. re: rolise

                                  Closed last month I believe. Right around Thanksgiving

                                  1. re: jhopp217

                                    Oh no! My grown daughter loves that Friendly's and we took her baby there this summer.

                  2. re: Fig Westchester

                    Yay...My friends and I are all originally from Manhattan and we work out at NYSC in the same complex. When we saw the sign we were almost jumping for joy! Once you open we'll have to go burn extra calories and then spend them at your restaurant...we can't wait!

                  3. Sorry to burst everyone's bubble but the Fig and Olives in Manhattan are pretty bad. Now granted in Manhattan one's expectations are far higher and the alternatives are far better by comparison but I wouldn't get my hopes up too high that F&O Scarsdale will be so wonderful.

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                    1. re: mla19

                      wow harsh comments, care to indulge as to why it is so bad?

                      1. re: slopeguy

                        I have to agree with mla 19. I do not found the food very uninspiring and I could do without the attitude. They refuse to alter their menu and I mean I asked them if they could leave chicken off the salad.

                        1. re: slopeguy

                          I don't remember details of my visits but rather the general feeling that nothing I ordered was particularly good. The one on Madison Avenue is often filled with ladies lunching or meeting up after work for drinks and light bites. It's not a real serious food place.

                        2. re: mla19

                          I was about to say the same thing.

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