August 15, 2014

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Here at the DamnDog HQ, located in the bubbling Bywater neighborhood of New Orleans, sleeping dogs are never left to lie. Resting on our previous successes is simply not a part of the culture of our office, of our brand, or of our home-town. Continual improvement and innovation is something we are obsessed with, and while we love the staples we have designed, like our Haversack and Work Bag, there is still so much more to bring to the world...CONTINUE
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May 15, 2014

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Protecting the People: Meet Mark Strella

Main Street USA is being invaded. Surrounded on all sides by suburbs already saturated with mega-chains, corporate America is turning to the last remaining outposts of independence: our humble inner city neighborhoods and their locally run businesses. The battle is being lost, and the massive franchises are slowly pushing out the family owned shops and restaurants that create a community’s unique culture...CONTINUE
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April 16, 2014

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An Irish, a Jamaican, a Dream: Meet the Ailingers

Old Jamaica Pepper Jelly
America is a land full of wonderfully tasty cuisines. And while typical Americana entrees like meatloaf, hamburgers, and fried chicken are all within reach, our eclectic country is also populated by more globally-inspired-grub. Anybody with a nose and half a brain can find Chinese food in pretty much every metropolitan part of this great land. Mexican meals are offered by trucks, drive-throughs, fancy 5-star-joints, and tiny greasy spoons. Italian food is also just as common with the added bonus of delivery for the hardcore couch potatoes. Stuffing your face with Jamaican food, however, is not quite as easy... CONTINUE View full article →
March 21, 2014

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Guessing Game: Meet Dr. Hansen

Dr. Hansen of Prytania Veterinarians
I have nothing against doctors. I, personally, have been rescued by many knowledgeable doctors from multiple cases of food poisoning and painful injuries due to my poor decision making (like eating questionable Nepalese street food or firing off a nail gun too close to my hand). Seriously, I have nothing against doctors and I’m grateful for their expertise, but it’s slightly annoying how they’re the ones in the spotlight... CONTINUE View full article →
February 11, 2014

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Driven: Meet DeVille Mollaire

DamnDog February Post cab driver
I had just finished a 24-hour whirlwind trip to Atlanta to set up the DamnDog booth at a tradeshow and, after getting a whopping three hours of sleep, had finally landed back in New Orleans. I hightailed it off the plane as fast as I could, hopped in the first cab I saw, and was greeted by a cheerful DeVille, who floored me with his politeness. My lack-of-sleep-induced crankiness suddenly dissipated, and once my eyes grew accustomed to the dark interior of the van, I found myself speechless... CONTINUE View full article →
January 03, 2014

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Vacation Perfection: Meet Cody Scott

As Americans, the desire for adventure and exploration is ingrained in our DNA. From the courageous new-world-seeking Pilgrims, to the gold-seeking Wild West pioneers, Americans have a history of seeking out the exciting. A lot of us, however, are content spending our vacation time at deluxe beach-front resorts with perfect, clear blue skies, king size beds, and pool side drink service.

Then there’s Cody Scott, who’d make any man insecure in his manhood as he casually comments about “alternative” trips to less-than-perfect paradises...CONTINUE

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December 17, 2013

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Be Cheesy: Meet Justin Trosclair

 To say that Justin Trosclair likes cheese is like saying the Cookie Monster appreciates a quality snikerdoodle from time to time – it’s a gross understatement.

Justin is milk’s-best-byproduct’s biggest fanboy. Besides constantly nibbling on the stuff, he has a solid history of producing and teaching classes about cheese, and works full time behind the counter in one of America’s best little cheese shops – Saint James Cheese Company, in New Orleans... CONTINUE

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