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Fairway - Stamford

Fairway Eve is upon us and I thought I'd open up the thread so we can all post our thoughts on it over the next few weeks.

What are you particularly looking forward to?

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    1. I am thrilled. I have been waiting for this since 2008.

      BUTCHER!
      OLIVE BAR!
      WINE SHOP!
      SPICE AISLE!
      BAGELS!

      im soooo excited

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      1. re: missmar79

        You forgot CHEESE! on your list!
        When does the wine shop open?
        I am beyond excited.

        1. re: amanda3571

          So never having been to a Fairway, can you tell me what makes it so great? Is it worth driving from Westport to go there? What will I find that I won't find at any stores here?
          Thanks!!!

          1. re: sibeats

            the size of a costco with food selection, quality and prices that, in my opinion, will put whole foods to shame

            1. re: sibeats

              Short answer: it brings 80,000 sq. ft. (2 acres) of NYC food choices to Fairfield Cty.

              1. re: louuuuu

                even shorter answer: Disneyland for Hounds.

            2. re: amanda3571

              wine shop=- early december

              cheese- how could i forget!!

              and did you know their fresh moozarella is 4.99/lb..everywhere else it is 7.50-7.99 a pound! that is the best bargain in my opinion!

          2. Looking forward to:
            Choices
            Quality
            Prices/Value
            Discoveries

            Not looking forward to
            Crowds
            Checkout
            Canal St.

            1. some good organic produce, olive oils, coffees, cheese, including 600 artisinal plus fresh mozzy, a chance for the first good bagel in FFD CTY and a cup of espresso while I shop.

              www.ctbites.com

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              1. re: jfood

                And on top of that bagel, nova or smoked fish like you find on UWS. Also their aged steaks. And fresh pasta. Let me count the ways.

              2. frankly, I just think it's a shame that the darn place couldn't have opened on time so I could have enjoyed it before I jumped ship to the other coast. Jealous, but may all of your stamford food dreams come true, my friends.

                (BTW, the unique grains, cheeses, olives are usually my favorite Fairway options... oh, that and the reasonable price).

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                1. re: adamclyde

                  totally agree and the whole you left in the reviews around here have yet to be filled.