Forthcoming cantina Pink Cactus nears closer to opening with signs on the facade of the Cannonborough/Elliotborough building at 101A Spring Street. The neon cactus signage coats the windows and raises high above the storefront.
Charleston industry vet Brooke Warden told Eater back in July that she wanted to bring classic regional Mexican cuisine with her new venture in the former Nacha Mama’s space. Warden said there will be plenty of handmade tortillas, mezcal, and tequila.
Since last summer, she’s been finalizing ideas and hiring kitchen staff. She also went to Oaxaca, Mexico, for research.
The name Pink Catcus comes from Warden’s research in creating a visual motif for the restaurant. She says the atypical cactus color is a rarity, a truly unique species — which is how she thinks of her concept, “It’s something that Charleston hasn’t seen yet,” she says.
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