The future location of Husk Nashville [Photo: Joshua B. / Yelp]
News broke over the weekend that Sean Brock would be opening a second Husk in Nashville this spring. The original Husk was named "Best New Restaurant" by Bon Appétit and arguably garnered more press and praise than any other Charleston restaurant ever. Before Brock came to the Holy City, he was the executive chef at the Hermitage Hotel in Nashville, so setting up shop in Tennessee is a calculated pick. It'll be the fifth restaurant for The Neighborhood Dining Group, who also operate the close to Brock's heart Husk, McCrady's and the pirate-themed Queen Anne's Revenge and Chicago's Steak and Seafood in Georgia.
Husk Nashville will fill the space formerly occupied by Andrew Chadwick's (above), a fine dining establishment that closed shop in 2009. Of the space, Brock told the Post and Courier: "You just can't open a Husk in a shopping mall or a new build-out," Brock said. "It needs something with some history and creaky floors. It has to feel a certain way. We knew (the site) was right the minute we walked in. It is just a perfect fit for us."
As Eater National pointed out, Nashville is a hell of a lot closer to Old Rip Van Winkle distillery, where Brock's favorite Pappy is made. Not that he's leaving Charleston anytime soon: Brock told the P&C that he's still going to call the Lowcountry home.
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