Did a number of folks get sick earlier this month following a dinner at West Hollywood's Fig & Olive? That's the rumor swirling around at the moment, and it comes fresh on the heels of some similarly serious news from another Fig & Olive on the East Coast.
According to a tipster, nearly a dozen people fell ill following a dinner at Fig & Olive on Melrose Place a couple of weeks ago, with the sickness apparently being linked to a possible outbreak of salmonella. The group has since taken their claims to the Department of Health, which is investigating.
This purported L.A. issue would sync up directly with a confirmed salmonella outbreak at one of Fig & Olive's other locations in Washington D.C., wherein dozens of people reportedly were affected. In that case, one woman is even filing a lawsuit against the New York-based brand, and the restaurant was closed down entirely for a time.
The issue, it seems for the D.C. location, originated with their truffle and mushroom dishes, which were taken off the menu in order for the restaurant to reopen. If those same ingredients came from the same source, it's possible that the contaminations could be linked.
Eater reached out to Fig & Olive in West Hollywood — which at the moment is open and operating without any DOH marks against it — but so far has not received an official statement back.