Sno Dog Coming Soon

Dat Dog to Open Sno-Ball Spot

Posted Tuesday, July 31st, 2012
by Brad Rhines for the NOLA Defender

As summer continues to heat up, folks on Freret Street are actually looking forward to the dog days of August. Since moving Dat Dog across Freret to a bigger location a few months ago, the gourmet hot dog joint’s owners now plan to expand their empire as they prepare to reopen the original storefront as Sno Dog, a snowball and frozen custard stand.

To get the new spot open in time to combat the August heat, Skip Murray, who co-owns Dat Dog with Constantine Georges, told NoDef that he’s been “running around like a blue assed fly.” He assures us is a popular expression in the UK, where the New Orleans native lived for over 20 years. His time abroad gave Murray some perspective on the uniquely New Orleans phenomenon of snowball stands.

“Snowball season starts in March and ends in October. Why?” he asks. “All the ice cream places in the world do not have New Orleans Daylight Snowball savings time.”