After delaying their planned Tuesday open so the beer and wine could arrive, owners Amy and Eric Haldane say they will open the doors to Cure at 4 p.m. today. This diminutive bar overlooking Cal Anderson Park offers a list of cured meats, cheeses and other snacky items that Amy Haldane describes as "complements." Attention late-night denizens of the Hill: Cure will be serving food 'til 1:30 a.m. As the above images show, when the Haldanes pull down the brown paper currently covering their two walls of windows, Cure will make for some mighty good people-watching come summer. As of last night, the couple was still hanging, arranging and otherwise preparing for today's open.
The Haldanes spent months scouting Capitol Hill spots, but almost everything they saw was either two big or already leased, says Amy. The couple was looking for something "intimate" and found it in what was once a squatty concrete shell on the back end of the towering Broadway Building. But because Cure's menu doesn't require a ventilation hood, the space proved to be a fit.
Eric Haldane spent 11 years working at the Honey Hole, and Amy's resume includes stints at Linda's, Steelhead Diner and Kimpton Hotels. The couple has covered their beer, wine and booze bases with everything from tallboys of Kokanee to Ninkasi IPA on draft. All wines are available by the bottle or glass.
As for the menu, Cure's complements include include spicy pickled vegetables, cornichons, tomato jam, olives, bread and marinated mushrooms. An artichoke and lemon soup, arugula salad and a "killer" sandwich of mortadella and pecorino rounds out the menu. The Haldanes plan to start curing and prepping their own meats in the future.
· Cure [Official Site]
· Cure is Where People Watchers Will Hang Out [Seattle Met]
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