Husk BBQ opens in Greenville Tuesday | File photo

Husk Greenville will open its doors for the first time since March on Tuesday, Dec. 8 with a new name, menu and executive chef. Husk Barbecue will serve casual ’que and Southern sides for lunch and dinner Tuesday through Saturday. 

After McCrady’s and Minero Charleston shuttered post-pandemic, the Neighborhood Dining Group (NDG) went on to reopen five of the six remaining restaurants in its portfolio, with Husk Greenville standing as the only one that was still temporarily closed. NDG President David Howard said it was the right time to modify the business model upstate, and Husk Greenville’s rustic decor lent itself to a casual and affordable barbecue restaurant.

“We decided that maybe something a little more approachable would serve us well here, so we started to explore options,” Howard said. “We kind of landed on barbecue because we’ve been smoking meats since day one at Husk, and seasonal sides are what we do. It also helps us that barbecue is great food to-go and for off-site catering.” 

Husk Barbecue will be a completely new restaurant concept, not just a Husk outpost that serves barbecue, Howard said. Husk also has locations in Charleston, Savannah and Nashville.

Dave Jensen, who worked at Husk Charleston as the sous chef and head butcher for the last seven years, will lead the Husk Barbecue kitchen, which will also serve the classic Husk cheeseburger and fried chicken. 

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