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Husk Patio and Bar – Charleston, SC

Husk Patio and Bar – Charleston, SC

I recently went to Charleston, South Carolina. The city is beautiful: beautiful houses, buildings, fountains, history, and, most importantly, delicious food. The first night we were there, we decided to try the outdoor bar area of Husk, since we didn’t have reservations in the main dining area. Not having reservations ended up being a great thing, since we were able to try the amazing food in the bar. The bar venue is nice, it has lots of small tables in a small patio area, making it feel very cozy and relaxed.

One

Broadbent Ham on Bourbon Barrel Stave

The first thing we ordered was ham on a bourbon stave. The ham had the perfect level of salt, but also a smoky, rich flavor. It was sliced incredibly thin and almost melted in my mouth. It was a delicious way to begin our evening.

Two

TN Pimento Cheese with Benne Crackers, Crispy Ham, and Pickle Relish

I’m a lover of Southern food, so I just had to order some pimento cheese. The cheese was creamy, salty, sharp, and packed with flavor. The pickle relish added a briny note to it. You can’t beat scooping copious amounts of cheese onto a cracker and stuffing your face with it.

Three

Queen Street Corn with Tomatillo Relish, Crema, Pepper Mash Ricotta, and Cilantro

Wow. I am a street corn fanatic, and this street corn did NOT disappoint! The corn had the perfect char on it. They topped it with a crema, cilantro, cheese, and a tomatillo relish that freshened it up and provided an acidic punch. The crema cooled everything off. Everything worked well together to create the perfect street corn- charred, fresh, vibrant, and sweet!

Four

HUSK Burger with Fried Potato Wedges

At first, I was skeptical of ordering a burger because I figured it would just be “average,” but the waiter kept insisting we try it. I decided to give it a go, and I’m so glad that I did. The burger was made of high quality beef with homemade pickles and a house sauce, which is basically a mustard-mayonnaise sauce. The bun was light and buttery, which is a crucial part of a burger, to me! The wedges were crisp on the outside and perfectly tender on the inside, and, when dipped in the housemade ketchup, were divine.

Five

Strawberry Rhubarb Tart

We had to order dessert, I mean, who could pass up a strawberry rhubarb tart? This tart had the perfect balance of sweet and sour. The filling was creamy, while the tart crust was very crispy and had notes of cinnamon throughout.

Summary

Our first experience at Husk in Charleston did not disappoint. The food was affordable and well-prepared. The ham melted in my mouth, pimento cheese was creamy and packed with flavor and texture, and the corn was all-around delicious. The burger was surprisingly great, and happened to be one of the favorites of the night, and the strawberry rhubarb tart was a great way to end the evening. For a casual, no-frills dinner in Charleston that won’t break the bank, I highly recommend trying Husk Patio Bar.



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