We celebrated Judd’s birthday this past Saturday in Charleston. I always try to take him somewhere special to eat and this year he knew just the place. A few years ago we were watching The Layover with Anthony Bourdain when he traveled to Charleston for his foodie adventure. Besides stopping at Waffle House, he gets a seat at the much coveted Husk Restaurant.
Reservations can be hard to come by at Husk so I booked them almost a month in advance. However the only times available were for lunch. It didn’t matter to Judd. We both could not wait to try this Lowcountry favorite!
Husk is located in the heart of downtown Charleston in a historic home. Led by award-winning chef, Sean Brock Husk offers the finest in Lowcountry cuisine. With a menu that gets updated twice a day, it’s no secret that Husk is a special place to eat and one perfect for celebrating Judd’s 28th year of life!
In the waiting area of the restaurant there is a board with ingredients listed out. Next to each ingredient was the location of where it was from. Most items were provided locally others from different parts of the south.
The hostess led us upstairs to our table in a room full of windows. The view? A giant magnolia tree in the front of the building. We opened up the menu for the day and started the great debate…what would we eat?!
Judd ordered us the skillet of cornbread which had bacon in it. The butter that came with it was made with pork fat. I was a tad skeptical of it! Judd loved the cornbread which was more traditional…not the sweet kind we are all used to.
For my entrée I went for the Shrimp and Grits. This wasn’t your typical shrimp and grits. Chef Sean Brock put his own flair on this lowcountry favorite. Made with roasted red peppers, fennel and tomato broth this shrimp and grits was the best I’ve ever had!
Judd ordered the Husk Cheeseburger with fried potato wedges. The burger was made with bacon…as in there was literally bacon pieces in the meat. Judd dove right into his burger!
Dining at Husk was as magical as we imagined it would be. If you find yourself in Charleston check out Husk. Make sure you call ahead or make reservations in advance as they do fill up quickly!