COURTESY DIS & DEM
Dis & Dem is opening a second location in the French Quarter in February 2016.
A little more than a year has passed since Skip Murray opened his burger and slider spot Dis & Dem
(2540 Banks St., 504-909-0458) on a Mid-City corner near the new University Medical Center. Next month, Murray is extending his reach, and will offer glazed burgers and seasoned fries to French Quarter patrons inside Rue St. Louis (817 St. Louis St.).
The bar and music venue, until recently called The Note, will still operate in the space in the front of the building while diners will be able to order burgers from the rear, where seating for roughly 60 people will be available. If all goes well, Murray says they hope to expand the seating to the upstairs space.
The concept has been "in negotiation for some time," Murray says. "The French Quarter is very difficult to turn down."
Murray says the menu will be identical to the version served at the Banks Street location, including the oversized Hawaii 5-0 patty, topped with sausage, egg, grilled pineapple, bacon and cheese. Guests can expect to see brunch and breakfast service in coming months as well, Murray says.
Murray co-founded Dat Dog on Freret Street with Constantine Georges in 2011 but parted ways in 2014 when he created his burger and slider concept.
Dis & Dem will be open from 11 a.m. to midnight daily and is set to open in early February, Murray says. "We're going to try to be open for Mardi Gras."