WE are DAT, LLC is a New Orleans based company, both locally-owned and operated, that was started by Tommy Alfortish and Nikolas Venanzi in November 2011. Our primary focus is DAT-themed merchandise and promoting our city and its way of life. It’s a fairly simple yet profound idea of being creative with the word “DAT” which is used by a lot of people, especially down South. As the project started to take shape we realized how much fun this concept was and also the depth of meaning behind it. Everyone has embraced the whole concept, which has made this journey an incredible experience so far, and we are very excited about taking DAT to the next level with you!
What is DAT you ask? DAT is a fundamental concept ingrained in the our way of life and much more than a clever play on words. New Orleans is the epitome of pride, passion, and unity. In the land of Who Dat’s, it’s simply a way of life and how we carry ourselves. We will persevere, against all odds, no matter what obstacles stand in our way and DAT’s just the way it is. WE are DAT, plain and simple, and nobody can take that away from us!
We are 100% dedicated to our city New Orleans, one of the most unique and dynamic cities in the world, and are very proud to call it home. We hope that everyone else feels the same way about their hometown community as we do because it truly is a beautiful thing. This is a concept that we hold close to our hearts and want to communicate with everyone as much as possible so please email us your feedback as we progress.
Thank you for all the support and as we say down South,
“Laissez les bons temps rouler!” (Cajun French expression for, “Let the good times roll!”)