About TBT Biloxi
About TBT Biloxi
Thomas and his partners were approached by Harrahs in 2015 to bring the TBT to the east side of the coast. The site was on the corner of land between Deer Island and Biloxi with views to west of sunset are phenomenal which overlook the coastline. Like the BSL TBTY, this location was also accessible by boat.
The partnership between TBT and Harrahs was formed and the second TBT location rose from the ground. This location was also successful that which led to the expansion of the concept in Slidell and Covington, LA.
About The Owner
The owner of The Blind Tiger, Thomas Genin, studied under Emeril Lagasse and has conceived, built and operated and host of different restaurant concept. His first establishment was Tigres in Pass Christian, MS. Tigres was a Coast favorite offering fine dining until it was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina in August of 2005.
Thomas loves to travel the Bahamas and Caribbean. He liked the casual bars, the open air, laid back feel, and the good food he found in little out-of-the-way places there. So, he conceived a restaurant where you could have the same type of experience without the travel time and expense of actually going to the islands. He and a partner built three locations before he sold his share and set out once again on his culinary journey.
This led to experimentation with a series of restaurant concepts including The Blind Tiger, RAW, Whiskey Prime, AJAX, Mother Cluckers, the TBT Boil Room and most recently The Shrimp Factory which with the original Blind Tiger he still operates today.
The original Blind Tiger location was so successful that it led Thomas to quickly expand to three more locations in Biloxi, Slidell, LA, and Covington, LA, as well as a scaled down version in Madisonville branded Marina Cantina.