1) West Hollywood: And speaking of SIV, here we have her most recent two star review of newcomer Salt's Cure for those who care. Right off the bat she calls the eatery "endearing," delighted by owners Chris Phelps and Zak Walters "straight-ahead flavors and simple presentation." Sher especially loves the charcuterie and smoked fish which taste homemade and not from a can or jar:
"Everything that can be made in-house, they're making it — bread, crackers, pickles, smoked fish, charcuterie, sausages, bacon. And that's just for starters. Consider Salt's Cure a restaurant in progress, which follows the chefs' enthusiasms and passions with an ever-changing, reasonably priced menu. The vibe is friendly and engaged, laid back and unhurried, which could make A-types impatient but maybe be welcome to the rest of us who relish a conversation with friends over dinner."Not only does the food score high marks, but "waiters here are invested in seeing the place do well and seem truly concerned that you're enjoying the food," which always adds to the dining experience. "Salt's Cure belongs to a new order of restaurants from young chefs committed to natural ingredients, butchery and a can-do-everything philosophy...At times, it can be a little ragged around the edges. Not every dish works every time. There are occasional glitches in service. But there's such a sense of passion and the desire to do well, to offer honest food at honest prices, that in the end, Salt's Cure is capable of winning over even the most die-hard skeptic." [LAT]
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