Dat Dog, New Orleans, LA Report #63

If you’re tired of traditional hot dogs this is the place for you.  Indoor and outdoor patio seating.  Nice bar, with a door allowing the bartender to serve both indoor and outdoor diners.  On weekends they also have local vendors selling art, jewelry and clothes in the patio area.

We tried three dogs.  First, we had the Traditional German Wiener which comes in beef or pork.  We had beef.  We topped it modestly with yellow mustard and dill relish.  It was really good but my least favorite since it was just a plain hot dog!

Next, we tried the Blue Dat Burger.  Ground beef rolled into the shape of a hotdog and topped with grilled onions, bacon, blue cheese dressing and BBQ sauce.  They asked us if we wanted it cooked medium or well.  Thank goodness we said “medium” because it came very well done.  It was delicious!  Beats a traditional hot dog any day.

I saved the best for last.  We had the Hot Sausage Dog made with Vaucresson hot sausage.  The Vaucresson (pronounced Vo-Cruh-Sohn) family has been making hot sausage in New Orleans since 1899 so they know how to do it right, and these folks at Dat Dog know how to cook it right!  The link had that grilled, crispy skin, while the inside was nice, spicy and juicy.  All we topped it with was a little mayo.

I’ve also got to mention their buns.  When they first opened years ago I read an article about them and thought they made their own buns.  They don’t.  They told me a company makes sour dough buns for them and before they serve them they steam them and toast them on the grill.  Sounds simple but damn are they good!  Best hot dogs buns I ever had.

We also tried their fries topped with sour cream and crawfish etouffee.  Excellent.  The etouffee is fantastic.  I want to try their dog with it next visit.

If you have a hot dog itch this is definitely the place to scratch it.  I highly recommend it.

3336 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA  70115  Ph:  504-324-2226

Blaine  12-10-2017

 

SUPPLEMENTAL REPORT:

Has it been almost 5 years since I’ve been here? That’s WAY too long! Anyway, we ordered The Chicago Dog, Crawfish Etouffee one and the Dat Burger. Plus some tater tots and cheese fries.

& THE FOOD &

Jimmy’s Chicago Dog
Crawfish Etouffee Dog
The Blue Dat Burger

Delicious lunch. All the dogs were very good but I was a little disappointed in the crawfish etouffee one. There wasn’t one crawfish tail on it. Just some etouffee sauce, or gravy. The Blue Dat burger one was my favorite by far. They use a really good, strong blue cheese on it. If you don’t like blue cheese, stay away from this one! But I love blue cheese.

The tots and fries were also yummy.

I won’t stay away for 5 years again!

3336 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA  70115  Ph:  504-324-2226

Blaine 5-14-2022

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