Though I’m embarrassed to say I never made it to Salt’s Cure’s Fairfax location (which opened in 2010), I was delighted to savor brunch at their new spot on Highland Ave, where I experienced that the praise for the restaurant’s beautifully cured and smoked meat-focused menu is wholly deserved. Chefs and co-owners Chris Phelps and Zak Walters – who both hail from The Hungry Cat, among other notable LA culinary hotspots – are dedicated to the motto “if it’s not within six hours of the restaurant, it’s not on the plate.” This local farm-to-table emphasis yields a perfectly modestly-sized brunch menu, with items like a black trumpet and pork terrine; biscuits with sausage gravy; and a “special of the day” pork hash with fried eggs (had I not been sharing small bites as a group, I would’ve gone straight for the Marin Sun Pork Shoulder Chop with two eggs and grits – next time!). Knowing that this newest incarnation of Salt’s Cure is practically walking distance from my house, I can guarantee that it won’t be 6 years before I return for another street side, alfresco brunch or dinner!
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