Chefs Diego Galicia and Rico Torres of Mixtli and Steve McHugh of Cured are among 20 nominees in the category “Best Chef: Southwest.”
The plan features three new restaurants and significant upgrades to the plaza’s current structures and surrounding areas.
If plans are approved, La Villita and Maverick Plaza could become home to three new restaurants run by respected San Antonio chefs by 2021.
Last year, Chef Steve McHugh and his team at Cured raised a whopping $28,000 for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) at the annual Cured for a Cure dinner, which McHugh, a survivor of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, credits with “essentially saving (his) life.”
McHugh plans to raise the stakes for this year’s LLS, five-course fundraising dinner – which is set for Sunday, Sept.
Nao, the signature restaurant at the Culinary Institute of America-San Antonio is undergoing changes in management, creative direction and name.
For Chef Steve McHugh, the word “cured” holds multiple meanings.