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First time to Fig---what to order?

running pig Apr 24, 2012 11:55 AM

Hi Chowhounds!

My partner and I are going to take advantage of the Fig Happy Hour this Friday. One of us is vegetarian, the other is not. Any suggestions?


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  1. wienermobile RE: running pig Apr 24, 2012 11:57 AM

    Short Rib and Pancetta Meatloaf. So good. And don't forget their Bacon Wrapped Bacon. For the vegetarian I like both their Red Beet Risotto & the Pastaless Lasagna.

    1. Bob Brooks RE: running pig Apr 24, 2012 01:52 PM

      Their tongue is very good.

      1. TonyC RE: running pig Apr 24, 2012 02:00 PM

        onion soup, young beets, foie liver parfait, apple/butter lettuce salad, brussel sprouts, cherrystone clams.

        if they have it, the ridiculously good pork schnitzel.

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        1. re: TonyC
          yesilovestotravel RE: TonyC Apr 24, 2012 02:43 PM

          I had the scallops, that although good, the dish was too small for the full price (I went @ 5pm, when they have 50%off most of their menu... and the scallops looked like they were cut in half...the Nutella tart was sooo good
          here are my pictures if you want to see what we ordered:


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          sidwich RE: running pig Apr 24, 2012 03:29 PM

          I like the mussels, the pastaless lasagna and the tongue.

          1. westsidegal RE: running pig Apr 24, 2012 03:37 PM

            for the vegetarian:
            cheese flight (imho, the best in town--on any given day they have about 25 different cheeses to select from)
            the hand=kneaded mozzarella with pesto
            be sure to get their complementary hot-from-the-oven bread to accompany the cheeses.
            the vegetable curry (which, unlike the curry in so many other places, actually has the vegetables cooked so that each retains it's own texture and flavor)

            from the wine list:
            the honig sauvignon blanc pairs well with all of the above choices.

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              running pig RE: running pig Apr 29, 2012 10:29 AM

              Thanks to everyone for the suggestions. I LOVED the pastaless lasagne! The presentation, in a miniature cast iron skillet, was adorable and it kept the dish hot throughout the meal. My partner really enjoyed the foie gras, served in a glass jar with fig preserves and grilled bread. The staff was so kind, offering more grilled bread when they noticed that she still had foie gras in the jar (but had consumed all of the bread). I am a sticky toffee pudding addict and loved the dense and sweet version at Fig. My partner's dessert was even better...a chocolate pudding cake that sounded kind of "meh" on the menu but was assembled with just the right accompaniments....toffee, caramel sauce, malted chocolate, crunchy layers on the bottom and top of the tart-like cake. Wonderful service throughout the meal, from the hostess to the server to the bussers. One of our better dining experiences in some time. (The 50% off happy hour didn't hurt, either)

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              1. re: running pig
                latindancer RE: running pig Apr 29, 2012 10:48 AM

                Fig's breakfasts are very good also...

                If you're in the area and enjoy eggwhite scrambles with roasted vegetables, in this case a few days ago it was asparagus, and lots of toast and great, great coffee and fresh squeezed juices...
                Keep this lovely place in mind.

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