You Ought To Know Nashville: Prince’s and HuskPosted on Jul 15, 2013 | 9 comments
I’m so excited to show you the first episode of You Ought To Know Nashville, which is a new web series I’m hosting and producing for Nashville Public Television. Feel free to read the press release here, but in short, this series is about the famed people, places and events that herald massive respect in Nashville, together with their new and emerging counterparts. We launched the series with our culinary episode that consisted of a visit to legendary Prince’s Hot Chicken and newly opened Husk.
My videographer (Jeremy Adams) and I started our day off bright and early at Prince’s. It was fascinating to sit down with Andre and just casually talk to her about this famed hot chicken establishment that was the brainchild of her great-uncle Thornton (ahem, or his lady friend). It made the trip that much more enticing and special to document. The family portraits, plaques and memorabilia scattered about had new meaning once we wrapped up our talk, as I watched Andre slowly make her way back to the kitchen.
After finishing up an early lunch that consisted of strictly hot chicken, we then pulled up to Husk, which is nestled in a renovated Victorian house on Rutledge Hill. Relieved by the fresh blast of A/C (Prince’s had one fan!) I was instantly drawn to their beautiful interior design, complete with splashes of lively color and locally made plating that perfectly complimented their historic wood floors and walls. The restaurant staff was bustling setting up for the night, but there was still a sense of finesse and old school charm mixed with a youthful vibe that was just lovely. Dan was a joy to talk with, and ultimately made me fall for their restaurant’s concept. I couldn’t help but wander in the garden and get lost in the dream of having one just as beautiful.
Stay tuned in weeks to come as we showcase Nashville’s fashion, music, brewery and coffee scene. I promise each episode will be unique in its own right, and quite possibly make you fall in love with this city and all the people and places who call it home.