Changes are coming to Butler Street.
Justin Severino has announced that Cure, his popular Lawrenceville restaurant, will close, and will turn into a production facility and retail showroom for his Salty Pork Bits charcuterie company.
Severino, along with his partner, Hilary Prescott Severino, launched the online charcuterie brand in 2018 as a subscription-based service, shipping hand-crafted cured meats to subscribers each month. With plans to expand inventory and increase the frequency of shipments, the Cure space will soon turn into a full-time production facility, and a place where Pittsburghers can purchase Severino’s products locally, including pickup packages of hand-made sausages and dry-aged local beef.
“From the very beginning, the menu at Cure was built with the charcuterie program at its foundation. Nearly every table started with a sampler board of eight or more cured meats,” Severino said in a release. “I couldn’t be prouder of the work we’ve done over the past seven years, and I can’t wait to evolve the restaurant into the new home of our online charcuterie company. We have been blown away by the reception to Salty Pork Bits, and every month the demand for orders grows geographically.”
Cure opened on New Year’s Eve in 2011, and has topped dozens of ‘best of’ Pittsburgh lists in the years since. The restaurant was named one of the Top 50 Best New Restaurants by Bon Appétit magazine, and was a leading force in transforming Pittsburgh’s dining scene.
The final day of service will be Saturday, March 23. Reservations are available at curepittsburgh.com.
The next round of Salty Pork Bits subscription packages will be available to order on Wednesday, February 27.
Cure (5336 Butler Street)