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I went to “Cured. On Columbia.” with my father and two close friends. From the outside it had a comfortable vibe. My dad said the same thing I was thinking as we pulled up. When we walked in it was countertop service, so we grabbed menus. We were greeted by more than one member of the staff. They were real casual, but also attentive. It is a unique spot. They utilize the space inside really well. There were a couple of stand up tables and a couple of dine-in tables. It is quiet, but it was also kind of cool. A door leads outside to a courtyard area, which during the pandemic was surely a blessing to them. It was a nice area. The outside seating was the kind of place you wanted to hang out. The first thing I noticed on the menu was this smorgasbord cheese board. Since there were four of us, that seemed like a no brainer. They explained the other offerings on the menu in some detail, the other cheese boards and the sandwiches and all, but this thing said it was chef’s choice. And out came this giant meat, cheese and bread charcuterie board. It had several different types of bread on it, all kinds of cheese and meats. Everybody at my table had an extensive background in restaurants, and they all – multiple times – made comments about how impressed they were with this thing. Simple but excellent. The four of us ate off of it and we barely got through the whole thing. When we were finished with the board, we ordered more. We did not need it, we were full, but I felt obligated to try other items, since I was supposed to be reviewing this place. So, we all went in for sandwiches. My dad and I got the Steak Churri. It was very good. I enjoyed it. The other two went with the Cured Club, which was kind of a game changer. My friends said the club was absolutely amazing. But that wasn’t the only review of the Cured Club that I received that day. While we were eating our sandwiches we ran into my sister, who is a banker. We had no idea she was going to be there, but that seems to be the kind of place this is. Then I got a text from my sister about two hours later, and she said it was the best club she’d ever had. She didn’t even know I was reviewing the place. She just texted me to tell me how good it was. Cured was an excellent experience. The team was friendly. It is not full service – in that they do not have full-service waiters – but there was no lack of service. Lots of smiles. Always there if you needed or wanted something. It was just a unique place. I’m happy they asked me to review Cured because I don’t know how long it would have taken me to get there by myself. I will definitely go back, and I would highly recommend it to anyone. It has a comfortable EDGE June | July 2021

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