We just finished a bit of a whirlwind business trip. We returned from Mexico on Friday night, spent the weekend at home, and then left on Monday morning again. This week’s travels took us to San Antonio, Austin, and Denver.
Before we left Portland, we read that chef Steve McHugh of Cured was a 2018 nominee for “Best Chef” Southwest. We hadn’t heard of Cured, but figured that while in San Antonio, we should check it out! We took Kevin’s mom out to a fun dinner on Monday night. Cured is located in the 22-acre Pearl Brewery (operating from 1883 to 2001) complex north of downtown.
Cured is inside a charming, stand-alone building that once housed the administrative offices of the Pearl Brewery.
If you haven’t already figured out what to expect from the name of the restaurant, once inside there’s no question (although it’s worth knowing that they also have wonderful vegetarian options, and you can sit without a view of the curing meat if you wish).
Charcuterie can be ordered in 3 item, 6 item, or 9 item combinations. We opted for 6 items:
Next we tried the beet salad, which was also wonderful — b
Mark even recommended a bottle of TEXAN rosé, and we went for it. That’s how much we trusted him. (2016 Cinsault/Mourvedre from
We next shared chicken-fried chicken livers (delicious), crawfish pie (also delicious), and the bison tartare with h
We shared two entrees between the three of us (which was too much, but we were on a roll and really wanted to try more stuff):
We were so full, but Mark made us order one dessert to share, the Vinegar Pie (with s
So…next time we’re back in San Antonio, guess where we’re going for dinner?