There was a time in the early aughts when everyone raved about the food at Broad Street institution Blind Tiger, but then new restaurants popped up all over Charleston, the chef exited, and meals at the bar left a lot to be desired. The established eatery still had cheap drinks and a fun atmosphere however, so it survived.
Blind Tiger shut down earlier this year, and proprietor Mike Shuler and his team took over. They restored the space, added a larger booze selection, and expanded the food offerings. "Nobody wants the Tiger to change," Shuler says, "we just want to put something into there that the neighborhood deserves."
The restaurant has had a series of soft openings this week, and the new Blind Tiger is rumored to open before the weekend. In advance of the newly polished institution unlocking the doors, Eater obtained a copy of the lunch/dinner menu. Look ahead for buffalo cheese curds, duck confit sandwiches, burgers, hot chicken, avocado toast, oysters, and more.
That new logo is pretty tight, right? Look for the official opening announcement soon.