2011 Eater Seattle Awards winner for Empire Builder of the Year Laura Olson sent us a note telling us that Po Dog will open in the so, so hot old Ballard area next Friday, March 23rd. Hours will be 11am-10pm initially with "extended hours moving into the summer months." Expect the food menu to mimic the original Po Dog on Capitol Hill. However, no beer will be available at opening, as they are still in the process of transferring their liquor license. Olson says, "we're hoping to get that within the next month or two."
Po Dog's other outlet is in the University District, where it is now called Detention Bar. Unlike the original location on Capitol Hill, the Ballard one is warmer, boasting wood floors instead of concrete.