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Steve McHugh

Hailing from a small farm in Wisconsin, three-time James Beard Award finalist chef Steve McHugh began to make a name for himself in the culinary epicenter of New Orleans, LA as Chef De Cuisine of August. Yet his most sterling achievement has been successfully battling cancer — a triumph that propelled him to open Cured, his buzzy rustic-chic gastro-pub in the heart of San Antonio’s historic Pearl district. The restaurant is endowed with a name speaks to his feat, as well as the artisanal cured meats that are the cornerstone to his menu. McHugh’s... READ MORE

Hailing from a small farm in Wisconsin, three-time James Beard Award finalist chef Steve McHugh began to make a name for himself in the culinary epicenter of New Orleans, LA as Chef De Cuisine of August. Yet his most sterling achievement has been successfully battling cancer — a triumph that propelled him to open Cured, his buzzy rustic-chic gastro-pub in the heart of San Antonio’s historic Pearl district. The restaurant is endowed with a name speaks to his feat, as well as the artisanal cured meats that are the cornerstone to his menu. McHugh’s culinary foundation relies on the purity of natural regional ingredients and the hands on, unadulterated methods that enhanced his own healing process. This from-scratch focus finds its way to seasonally dynamic menus of cured meats, bitters, vinegars, pickles and cocktails. McHugh’s culinary integrity resonates throughout the design of the restaurant – honoring its historic roots while adding splashes of modern, old-school, and industrial chic accents in stunning juxtaposition. The driving philosophy of Cured is appreciation, gratitude, and celebration of life, and McHugh engages in active “gastronomic giving” by donating $1 from every charcuterie board to a different charitable organization every quarter. Each September, his “Cured for a Cure” dinner raises tens of thousands of dollars for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Years in the making, but held to Steve’s own brand of perfection, Cured, opened in December 2013 and has since garnered great acclaim, being named a Bon Appetit “America’s Best New Restaurant 2014” nominee, and Esquire “Best New Restaurant of 2014” finalist, as well as 2014’s “Best New Restaurant” by San Antonio Express-News.

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