Salty Beast!

SALTYHAND_EVBRTYou’re invited to Cured DC’s exclusive pop-up event, Salty Beast. Chris Johnson and Chef James Brosch are back making handcrafted, artisanal old world charcuterie! Enjoy a five-course meal family-style including dessert and cash bar at District Space, in two seatings at 6pm and 8:30pm in Brookland. Reservations are required. Limited open seating at the bar. Tickets available at

Come have charcuterie the way it was meant to be! Menu includes Fegatini Toscani crostini, house-made Spanish chorizo, and full charcuterie platters featuring bresoala (beef), coppa, and duck prosciutto with assorted Italian cheeses. Enjoy a ticketed wine-pairing with each course.

Drink specials will be available at the cash bar. Menu is subject to change, available at

Cured DC was awarded a 2014 Best of DC duck prosciutto by CityPaper and has been featured in Huffington Post, Edible, Thrillist, and Roll Call. They have recently announced a new 2018 series of butchery and salami making classes to be held at Truck Patch Farms (Windsor, Maryland), where much of their meat is sourced.

District Space is a food-and-drink centered pop-up space in DC’s vibrant Brookland neighborhood. Our focus is to host and develop the District’s most exciting and up-and-coming culinary curators, from chefs and bartenders, to producers and vendors. District Space is located at 3522 12th St. NE, Washington, DC.


We’re back baby!

We are pleased to announce that after a long hiatus, a few kids , some traveling we are back in the meat. It’s a funny thing. When you stop doing your passion, stop pursuing your passion, it doesn’t leave you. It sits in the background like a smoldering log ready to ignite the minute there is any hint of oxygen. We always planned to come back but couldn’t quite figure out the right combination. I think we’ve got it now.

Unfortunately as we learned through lots of trial and error and a business plan that just wouldn’t reconcile the numbers, we won’t be getting back into wholesaling just yet. We are going to be slowly working towards our goals of a brick and mortar. We have a few events that we have planned so please stay tuned.

Classes with Cured DC

Hey y’all – I want to let you in on a little secret. If you want to be a tester of my smoked coppa di testa or next experiment in charcuterie, then join one of my classes!

10/03/13 – I will be teaching a Master Course at Arcadia: DIY Salami from 7pm to 9pm. You can register here. Arcadia members can attend at a discount!

I also teach custom classes so if you want to put together something unique with you and some friends and a couple cases of beer, email me at

Chris Johnson Arcadia Cured DC