OP asked for “home cured” otherwise I 100% agree with your rec.
We need a Russ and Daughters here.
As for bagels, I’ve probably been to every bagel shop in the valley. The valley for the most part is Manhattan Bagel, Noah’s (not a bagel) and Western (not a bagel), with a couple of other bagel bakeries and scattered donut shops that say “we have bagels.”
Bada Bing off Fallbrook was okay when they first opened. Haven’t been back but others I know give mixed reviews.
NY Bagel Cafe In Sherman Oaks is another just ok place. Once I was there and they had day-old in their bins and didn’t tell anyone unless they asked.
Abraham is an old I & Joy turned Manhattan turned Abraham and they seem better than Manhattan.
I’m in Sherman Oaks and for the Sundays when I want the good stuff I drive to (in order of preference) Original Brooklyn Water Bagel, Belle’s, or NY Bagel and Deli on Wilshire.