Meat-and-cheese diet

Illustration by Mark Stivers

When I drove out to eat at La Trattoria Bohemia in East Sacramento last week, the only vacant parking spot was in front of an under-construction building across the street. Formerly The Electric Bike Shop (which has moved to Midtown), the building was still undergoing major renovation, and I wondered what would come of the space. Fortunately, my curiosity only had to last one evening, because—as luck would have it—the next day, a friend informed me that the storefront will soon become The Cultured & The Cured, a specialty deli selling premium cheese, charcuterie, and local beer and wine. When it opens its doors at 3644 J Street, it'll be right in the middle of a nice spot for good eats and drinks, with neighbors La Trattoria, Bonn Lair and the relatively new Cielito Lindo Mexican Gastronomy. For more information, and to keep updated on the store's progress, visit or