Gwen Fowler



Husk opens in Nashville

Posted 6/1/2013 7:18:00 PM

The sister restaurant of Husk in Charleston has opened in Nashville, with Chef Sean Brock and Chef de Cuisine Morgan McGlone cooking only with ingredients from the South.

Husk Nashville opened May 23, and like Husk Charleston, it’s getting lots of attention. included it in its list of the 40 most anticipated openings in the country this year.

But Brock said late last year that he doesn’t expect the Nashville restaurant to get nearly as much attention as the Charleston opening did.

“People will be watching more closely and expecting much more,” he said.

After Husk opened in Charleston in November 2010, Bon Appetit magazine named it the nation’s best new restaurant. USA Today called it one of the 10 best places in the country for local food and wine; Southern Living called it one of the best new restaurants in the South.

Brock won the James Beard Award for Best Chef in the Southeast in 2010 and was one of five finalists for the nation’s Outstanding Chef in the 2013 awards. He is also executive chef at McCrady’s.

McGlone, a New Zealand native, worked at Husk Charleston for over two years before moving to the new restaurant.

Brock tweeted the opening-night menu of Husk Nashville, and it included pokeweed fritters with pimento cheese, beef with ramps, bone marrow roasted over embers, Rappohanock oysters and Clammer Dave’s clams, and one of my Husk favorites, a crispy barbecue pig ear wrapped in lettuce.