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Pig and Fig makes a move

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By Tris DeRoma

Saturday morning was the start of Pig and Fig restaurant’s official first day at its new location, but customers wouldn’t even know it judging by the crowds that came for breakfast. 

 

It seems customers have not skipped a beat in finding the Pig and Fig’s new location at 11 Sherwood Blvd. 

“White Rock has been extremely loyal,” Executive Chef and owner Laura Crucet said. “They have been waiting with bated breath for us to open.” Crucet and her staff were ready, too. 

Disappearing rapidly off a counter were the same luscious, homemade, French style cakes, pies tarts and pastries customers have come to expect from the Pig and Fig, and coming from their new bigger kitchen were numerous plates of quiches and omelets cooked to order. 

“We have the best staff,” Crucet said. “We have the best restaurant staff in New Mexico, I’m convinced of it.”  

The new layout of the building is much different from their old location at the White Rock Shopping Center.

“We really wanted to stay in White Rock, but the old space was originally built as office space, so it never really had the plumbing, the ventilation or the flow to be a restaurant,” Crucet said. “It always seemed like we were cooking in an office space.”

The move started in November of last year. Crucet said the county was a tremendous help in getting them into their new location. 

“The county has been extremely helpful, they really have,” Crucet said. “The county has gone above and beyond to expedite and fast track the process.”

Other changes include an expanded menu. 

“Now that we have more equipment and full ventilation, we can do more things,” Crucet said. 

The menu now includes burgers, steaks, pork chops, chicken wings, chicken fried steak, “a lot of comfort food,” Crucet said. “Definitely a more family, kid-friendly menu.”

The Pig and Fig still has the healthy options loyal customers expect, including their chicken and fish salads and vegetarian quiches, and vegan options. 

The restaurant includes twice as much dining space as their old location.

The new location also includes a large patio that can seat about 50, and the interior seems lighter and brighter.

“It’s definitely more upscale, but it’s also a place where you can bring your kids and hang out,” Crucet said. “It’s a comfortable place for everybody.” 

The Pig and Fig will be having an official opening this Saturday at 11 a.m. All are welcome.