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located in Rutledge Hillâ€”just a few blocks south of Historic Broadway, in the heart of Downtown Nashvilleâ€”is the newest outpost of the Neighborhood Dining Group and James Beard Award-winning Chef Sean Brockâ€™s renowned restaurant, Husk. Led by Brock, the kitchen reinterprets the bounty of the surrounding area, exploring an ingredient-driven cuisine that begins in the rediscovery of heirloom products and redefines what it means to cook and eat in Nashville.
At Husk, there are some rules about what can go on the plate. â€śIf it doesnâ€™t come from the South, itâ€™s not coming through the door,â€ť says Brock. The resulting cuisine is not about rediscovering Southern cooking, but rather exploring the reality of Southern food. Seed-saving, heirloom husbandry, in-house pickling and charcuterie programs by the culinary team are the basis of Huskâ€™s cuisine.
Husk Nashville, located at 37 Rutledge Street, was constructed into the side of a hill between 1879 and 1882 by Dr. John Bunyan Stephens. Its storied history includes serving as Mayor Richard Houston Dudleyâ€™s home, where he lived when elected in 1897. The area was settled by the Rutledge and Middleton families of Charleston who were descendants of two of the original South Carolina signers of the Declaration of Independence. Mayor Dudley added the Carriage House located on property in 1890â€”which will serve as a space to satisfy the restaurantâ€™s culinary whims and host private/special events. The design of the Huskâ€™s interior spaces enhances the buildingâ€™s roots while demonstrating a sense of Southern style, modernity, energy, and cosmopolitan flair.
NDG is a restaurant management company with two operations in Charleston, SC, one in Atlanta, GA, and one in Nashville, TN, that range from nationally award-winning, fine dining destinations to family-friendly restaurants.
"The strength of our company comes from our fine staff of over 250 talented individuals that inspire me on a daily basis. They are loyal, professional, long-serving, enthusiastic, and hard working," says David Howard, NDG's president.
An industry veteran, Howard has been committed to the best in hospitality throughout his career and enjoys an expanding role in Charleston and in the restaurant community of the south.
"Through expansion, we have not only been able to create jobs in the restaurants, but in our communities where we operate. This expansion also provides deserved growth for those within our organization," says Howard.
The group currently operates McCrady's and Husk restaurants in Charleston, SC; Chicago's Steak and Seafood in Roswell, GA; and Husk restaurant in Nashville, Tennessee.
To contact The Neighborhood Dining Group, Inc. , please call (770) 645-9944.
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HUSK Restaurant - Charleston in Downtown Charleston, SC
McCrady's Restaurant in Downtown Charleston, SC
Chicago's Steakhouse in Roswell, GA