The historic Pearl Brewery, recently transformed into a sprawling restaurant and retail megaplex, is a big part of San Antonio's impressive ascent. The brewery's brick-walled administrative building is now the home of Cured—the name is a reference to both the meats on display in a glass case by the doorand to chef Steve McHugh's successful battle against non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. McHugh serves boards of excellent charcuterie, like bierwurst and citrusy lamb terrine; for customers not inclined to eat a lot of meat, there's a so-called superfood salad, with quinoa and feta, and crispy roast trout in polenta. 306 Pearl Pkwy.; curedatpearl.com.