He's already racked up a James Beard Award, taking the title of Best Chef Southeast as executive chef of McCrady’s in 2010. Now his other place, Husk, has been named Best New Restaurant in America by Bon Appetit magazine's Andrew Knowlton. (The story's in the September issue, which hits newsstands this week, and it's reported online in a slideshow on the BA website.
Here's a taste of what Knowlton had to say:
"Brock isn't reinventing Southern food or attempting to create some citified version of it. He's trying to re-create the food his grandma knew — albeit with the skill and resources of a modern chef. As a result, he (and Husk) has become a torchbearer for an honest style of home cooking that many of us never truly tasted until now."