"The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in
its net of wonder forever."—Jacques Cousteau

May 7, 2013

May 6 - Charleston, SC

Ashley Marina

After spending the weekend hiding out on the boat from high winds and rain and spending the morning painting and vanishing, we decided we deserved to have lunch out. We still have a lot of restaurants on our wish list and our time in Charleston is running out. Husk was on the top of our list, and it was the perfect spot for lunch today since the sun was out and the temperature was perfect. We sat on the second floor piazza (porch) and enjoyed a wonderful relaxed meal. Husk is located on Queen Street, next door to Poogan's Porch, in a house built in 1893. The exterior of the house still has its old world charm, but the interior is very modern. Their food has a modern twist on old southern favorites. They have a rule at Husk about what can go on the plate...if it doesn’t come from the South, it’s not coming through the door. Everything we had was wonderful with an amazing mix of flavors. We spent the rest of the afternoon enjoying the sites of Charleston.
The second floor piazza at Husk
Stan loves trying new, regional beer. He found a good one at Husk by Lazy Magnolia Brewing Co. Southern Pecan Nut Brown Ale, is the first beer in the world made with whole roasted pecans. The pecans are used just like grain and provide a nutty characteristic and a delightful depth to the flavor profile. This beer is very lightly hopped to allow the malty, caramel, and nutty flavors shine through. Southern Pecan won a Bronze Medal in the 2006 World Beer Cup in the Specialty Beer category. 
South Carolina Shrimp and Geechie Boy Grits with Smoked Tomato, Peppers and Onions, Sweet Peas and Surry Sausage
Cornmeal Dusted North Carolina Catfish with Fried Cabbage, Smoky Beans and Appalachian Tomato Gravy 

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