Dat Dog opens Lakeside Shopping Center location Feb. 1_lowres



Shoppers visiting Lakeside Shopping Center will soon be able to enjoy Dat Dog hot dogs with the opening of a location inside the mall on Feb. 1.

"Lakeside will be a new approach to Dat Dog," said Dat Dog spokeswoman Chelsea Brauwn. "We've never had a venue like this, but each of our restaurants are unique venues that reflect the needs of the neighborhoods. ... While this format presents itself as a little more grab-and-go, we hope to cultivate an atmosphere of sit-and-stay while people enjoy their time in Lakeside."

The location will offer a number of craft beers including the soon-to-be-signature Dat Biere, a French-style farmhouse ale brewed locally by Bayou Teche Brewery. The beer will eventually be offered at all Dat Dog locations.

"The important thing for us is being able to bring our quality food...to the people of Metairie," Brauwn said. "We've been asked so many times ... to come to Jefferson Parish. When the opportunity was presented, we could only think of what the community itself wanted of us."