It seems Husk/McCrady's chef Sean Brock is keeping a secret—he's opening a third concept in Charleston by this fall. Eater has heard whispers that he may have something in the works, but we finally got confirmation in the form of an interview. In a talk with the James Beard Foundation blog, writer Anna Mowry asks Brock if he has any new plans, and he answers:
We will probably be opening a new project in Charleston within the next 90 days. We will probably announce something in a couple of weeks because there are a few more details to iron out. It's going to be small, extremely fun, and even more affordable. No more serious restaurants for me.
Brock currently oversees both Husks in Charleston and Nashville, McCrady's, and will presumably be the executive chef at this unnamed eatery.
If Husk is the darling Southern dining room and McCrady's is the polite, thoughtful white tablecloth institution, what will this new concept be like?
Our guess (completely unverified) would be for a fried chicken shack. Brock tirelessly worked on perfecting his yardbird recipe, so it would only be fitting to give it an outlet. Or maybe it's barbecue? He's always willing to pitch in when his pal Rodney Scott is in town. What does everyone else think?
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