in San Antonio
Steve McHugh is a chef and restaurateur who grew up on a Wisconsin farm, where he formed his farm-fresh culinary approach. He made a name for himself in New Orleans as chef de cuisine for chef John Besh at August, then brought Lüke, Besh’s German-style brasserie, to San Antonio. But his greatest achievement was beating cancer, after which he opened Cured at the Pearl Brewery. The restaurant’s name speaks both to Steve’s triumphant recovery and to the cured meats hanging in view. Cured was one of Bon Appétit’s top 50 in “America’s Best New Restaurants 2014” and one of Esquire’s six runners-up for the 2014 Food & Drink Awards.