Happy 4th of July from our team at Blue Dog Cafe of Lafayette!
The restaurant will be closed on the 4th in observance of the Holiday. Reopening on Friday, July 5th.
We hope you can join us soon!
Pictured below: “Star-Spangled Blue Dog” by George Rodrigue
We hope you have had a chance to meet our new GM, Mitchell Pellerin! Very happy to him on our team, please read below.
Mitchell Pellerin has been named General Manager of Blue Dog Café in Lafayette, La. Pellerin brings national market and brand expertise to the 20-year-old popular eatery. His résumé includes a who’s who of Louisiana and national restaurants. The 2000 University of Louisiana Lafayette Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management graduate did his Management Internship with Walt Disney World®, Fla. He earned his Sommelier Certification in 2003 at the Court of Master Sommeliers and his Spirits Certification in 2002 with the Walt Disney Company® while in Orlando.
Prior to coming to Blue Dog Café, Pellerin was the general manager at Lafayette-based Romacelli Bistro e Vino. Before that, Pellerin worked as part of the Walk On’s Enterprises team. He was responsible for the daily operation of a $6 million per year, 200-seat, casual dining restaurant as a manager at Walk On’s Bistreaux & Bar in Lafayette. He also managed weekly schedules of over 150 employees in four departments along with the daily ongoing training and development for all staff members.
Pellerin served as the senior operations manager for ESPN Zone in Las Vegas, Nev. for five years. He was responsible for the daily operations of a $13 million per year location including a 450-seat restaurant, two bars, a retail store, and a video game arena.
Stints at Walt Disney World® Resort’s Epcot in Orlando included restaurant service management at the German and Canadian Pavilions.
“Blue Dog Café has undergone many changes in the last year so that we can better serve the Lafayette community and honor my father’s legacy,” said Jacques Rodrigue, owner of Blue Dog Café. “We are very excited to bring on Mitchell as new General Manager because of his vast experience nationally and locally in the hospitality industry. I am certain that he will continue us on our improvement path, and we hope everyone in Acadiana gets a chance to enjoy a dining experience with us soon.”
“I am excited to be working with Jacques and the team in the kitchen,” said Pellerin. “The menus and restaurant continue to evolve nearly every day. I hear so many amazing comments from the customers, both new and long-time. The reception for what is happening in the restaurant is very positive. It’s the best blend of culture and cuisine for locals and tourists alike.”
Blue Dog Cafe has updated and expanded our menu featuring FIVE new items!
Plus, the restaurant recently added new daily lunch specials:
Red Beans and Rice with Chicken $12
Seafood Tacos $12
Fried Chicken $12
Smothered Stuffed Pork Shoulder $12
Seafood and Egg Stew $8/$16 Cup/Bowl
We hope you include Blue Dog Cafe of Lafayette in your lunch or dinner plans and don’t forget we are also available on Waitr.
See you soon!
We believe food is the soul of our culture and at its center is the family table. Every day at Blue Dog Cafe we honor those that settled this land and made it our home. The early settlers of South Louisiana spoke French and developed the culture of Acadiana because they were undisturbed for nearly 200 years.
Please enjoy this video in Cajun French that highlights the importance of our ancestors to our lives in South Louisiana.