Former Seattle Weekly restaurant critic and current The Post & Courier food writer Hanna Raskin files a review of original Husk's 'cousin' restaurant, Husk Nashville, for the Charleston Scene, and finds that "[l]ike its hometown, Husk Nashville is brimming with charge-ahead confidence, and the results are magnificent." Much of the piece compares the two restaurants, with Raskin's preference for the Nashville outpost showing through:
While the kitchen at Husk Charleston has a tendency to salute the South with density, piling pork atop corn atop pork, like so many quilts on a four-poster bed, Husk Nashville is focused more intently on taste. Chef de cuisine Morgan McGlone doesn't have any compunctions about plating up just one or two extraordinarily distinct regional flavors and calling it dinner.
I ate only once at Husk Nashville, so it's entirely possible I caught the restaurant on a great night. But poised, detailed cooking, in which every thought-out detail conspires to create a whole that evokes real human feelings, is very rarely a fluke.
This falls in line with the October review from GQ's resident restaurant man Alan Richman in which he gave Husk Nashville three out of four stars after infamously knocking the Charleston location in his annual round up of 2011.
· Charleston restaurant's kin offers poised, detailed cooking [Charleston Scene]
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