Restaurant: Cure, 50 Rochester Public Market , Rochester (585) 563-7941
Located at the Public Market, Cure, has been putting out consistently delicious and soul satisfying food since first opening its doors. With its modest and homey décor, upbeat jazz playing over the speakers, as votive candles flickering away in the breeze, it’s no wonder this restaurant has become such a success. Being the devourer of sandwiches that I am, I had no choice but to come and try the most talked about sandwich in Rochester, the banh mi. Layers of pork sausage, country pate, pickled vegetables, and a house made spiced mayo, all layered onto a warm and toasty baguette, baked fresh by Flour City Bread, located right next door. Chef James Revels explains how all the ingredients are sourced from local and sustainable purveyors, as is the case with the meat used to make the in house sausage and pate, purchased from Fare Game Food Co, located at the Public Market. The monstrous bite that makes up this heavenly sandwich can be summed up in one word, bliss. Spicy and smoky meat, crisp pickled vegetables, fresh cilantro, and a sweet and spicy sauce, the bahn mi at Cure is worth every word of praise it has acquired, for the modest price of $16.
–Jessica Gilgurd, A-List Contributor