Dinner @CurePittsburgh & Drinks @AlghnyWineMixer

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Last night, my wife & I celebrated Valentine’s Day because there are usually no babysitters available that weekend. That’s why we usually go out the week after.

For the past year, we’ve been trying go to each of the restaurants in Pittsburgh Magazine’s 25 Best Restaurants. We’ve been to almost 3/4 of them. There have been a lot of great meals. But Cure, located in Lawerenceville, might have been the best.

Cure’s chef/owner Justin Severino specializes in butchering the whole animal and his menu is based around local seasonal foods. Which means this is a place for people who like meat. It dominates almost everything on the menu.

We started with red wine, the house special Salumi plate with ciccioli, duck speck, lardo, morcilla achorizada, nduja, & the Warm Brussels Sprout Salad. For Supper, we had the Heritage Farm Chicken & Meyers Ranch Hanger.

Everything was excellent but the most surprising item was the Warm Brussel Sprout Salad. If there were any other salad options on the menu I would have ordered something else. I would have never ordered this normally. A combination of warm brussel sprouts, apples, grapes, walnuts, duck tasso, & ricotta. It was excellent & I’d definitely order it again.

Another great thing about Cure is that after you’re done having a great dinner, you can walk next door to the Allegheny Wine Mixer to have some more great wine & admirer this Step Brothers themed wine bar.

IMG_4154Is that Randy Jackson’s autograph on a samurai sword being held by a pair of Hulk Hands? Only at the &#%!@?! @AlleghenyWineMixer!