The Blind Tiger (TBT), a 4000 square foot waterfront, open air, Caribbean-style restaurant/bar with 150 bar stools, will open in Slidell at 37330 Lakeshore Marina Drive by the middle or end of June, reports NOLA.COM. This will be the third TBT for chef and owner Thomas Genin. He also has TBT bars in Bay St. Louis and Biloxi.
According to the report, the newest bar will follow the same formula as the others: open air, chalkboard menus, and fresh ingredients. Genin says that they will not sell steaks, pasta dishes, or seafood platters. He says that none of the food is “processed” and nothing is “out-of-the-bag.” Genin says that the spot will be “dog friendly, kid friendly, and boat friendly.” The menus at the other locations focus on a beer, burgers, tacos, and shrimp, though the exact form these take changes daily with what is fresh.
The name, The Blind Tiger, comes from “a Mississippi Gulf Coast historian's account that during the U.S. Federal Prohibition Era (1919-1933), ‘blind tiger’ was the term used to describe illegal bars in the South where moonshine and bootleg whiskey flowed freely.”
Genin and his family split their time between New Orleans and Pass Christian, Mississippi, but their children were born at Slidell Memorial Hospital. [NOLA.COM]