Best Restaurants in Charleston SC Explore My Town The Local Pick The Blind Tiger

In this episode of Explore My Town - Charleston SC our Host Broker / Partner Keith Lucas and Co-Host Jessica Cash explore the amazing Blind Tiger A Historic Tradition The term “Blind Tiger” was coined in the late 1800’s to describe the illicit drinking and gambling establishments opening their doors as temperance legislation swept across the country. The first “Blind Tigers” in South Carolina sprung up in the Holy City in 1893 as a defiant rebuttal to the “Dispensary” laws mandated by the infamous Governor Ben “Pitchfork” Tillman. Local lore suggests Broad Street was home to many houses of “ill repute” throughout the years. In 1992, ninety-nine years after the first “Blind Tigers” appeared, the “Blind Tiger Pub” opened in its current location, paying homage to a historic tradition. New Look, Same Spirit Despite changing hands several times throughout the years, the Blind Tiger Pub has always remained a fixture of Charleston society. In 2016, after painstaking restoration, the “Blind Tiger Pub” was reborn. Striving to continue to honor the legacy of its previous caretakers, we invite you to join us in celebrating this Charleston institution. If you’re lucky, you may catch a glimpse of the often whispered, seldom seen, and NEVER tamed “blind tiger” rumored to be wandering within these historic walls. Look at this ? Apps ? Pork Cracklins’ and Pimento Cheese BBQ spiced pork rinds served with chipotle pimento cheese and zesty ranch Duck Poutine Fries topped with duck confit, cheese curds, and brown gravy Smoked Wings Half Dozen, dry-rubbed Alabama white sauce, celery Plates ? Shrimp and Grits ? Pan-seared shrimp, andouille sausage, peppers, and caramelized onions, in a sherry cream sauce served over a fried grit cake Nashville “Hot Chicken” Fried chicken breast, house pickles, slaw, spicy mayo, King’s Hawaiian bread Fried Pork Chop Crispy fried pork chop topped with pepper gravy and served with side of whipped potatoes and bacon & brown sugar collards Heirloom Burrata Arugula, fresh burrata, local heirloom tomato, roasted red pepper, shaved red onion, lemon vinaigrette, balsamic reduction, grilled baguette We are local professionals who explore and support local business and restaurants. Will join us? You can follow all things Charleston by going to the website or to the Explore My Town - Charleston SC community page. Are you a local business owner? Our goal is to Support Local and help the business owners in the greater Charleston Area. Let’s connect and see about doing a video for you too, send us a PM through the community page. #ExploreMyTown #ExploreCharleston #ExploreMyTownCharlestonSC #CharlestonEats #KeithLucasTeam #KeithLucas #JessicaCash #BlindTiger #BlindtigerPub

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