Husk, the local outpost of chef Sean Brock's much-loved Charleston original, has been named one of Esquire Magazine's 12 best new restaurants in America. The announcement was made last night at an awards ceremony in New York City.
Here's what Ozersky had to say about the restaurant: "Every good restaurant claims to be all about the ingredients; Husk Nashville really is. Chef Sean Brock is finding and protecting what he calls "the gifts of the southern earth." While the southern seafood and garden vegetables are well served by this approach, it's the meat that really benefits."
So even with a handful of chef de cuisine changes during its first year, it appears that Brock's vision still remains consistent.
Also of note in the 'American Food and Drink Awards' are mentions of two other local favorites. In the 'Best New Food in America' category, Josephine, executive chef Andy Little's Pennsylvania-Dutch leaning restaurant in 12 South, is called out for their 'signature scrapple' which is said to 'shame all sausages and bel[y] all claims of bacon.' And Nashville barbecue temple Martin's gets love for their pulled pork sandwich, described as 'so copiously juicy that you could and probably will eat through the wax paper.' Head here to see all of this year's winners across the nation.