4 Pumpkin Treats you Have to Experience This Fall

It’s finally September, and while it still may be 95 degrees outside, we’re using every excuse we can to begin satisfying our fall cravings. Starting the first of the month, a whole cornucopia (no pun intended) of autumn flavors were made accessible to the world.

Let’s be honest though, the real star during this time of year is always pumpkin. At Datz and Dough, we can assure you that we’ve snuck it into everything possible.

1. Pumpkin Spice Sweet Cream

Our house-made sweet cream, infused with cinnamon, clove and all-spice, is the perfect addition to your cold brew coffee. Keep cool from the Florida heat, while embracing fall in all of its glory.

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2. Pumpkin Spice and Pumpkin Crème Brulee Doughnuts

The names speak for themselves. They’re decadent and filled with fall flavors that pair perfectly with a cup of hot coffee or your favorite tea.

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No matter where you live, ice cream is a classic treat that should be enjoyed throughout the entire year. At Dough, we’ve created a home-made Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream that is the perfect topping to our famous doughnut cone.

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4. Punkin Pancakes

Datz is giving you an excuse to sneak some pumpkin into your brunch plans. These seasonal pancakes are sprinkled with candied pecans, drizzled with maple syrup, and topped with a generous amount of whipped cream.

This Burger is Gonna Save the Foodie World

Our “Amazon Warrior” burger is getting buzz all over the world! Our Executive Chef, Joe Rivera created it as homage to Wonder Woman, his favorite super hero. The 2017 Wonder Woman film hits theaters on June 2 and this burger will be hitting tables the same day. There’s only a limited amount available and it’s first come, first serve.

To celebrate the Wonder Woman film and “Amazon Warrior” burger, Warner Brothers is partnering with us on a Wonder Woman Swag Giveaway at Datz on Friday, May 26 from 4 to 7 p.m. Stop in for dinner and take home some super cool swag. Limited availability.

For more info about our “Amazon Warrior” burger, check out the press links below.

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The “Amazon Warrior” burger is fit for a super hero.

 

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Everything is Better with Puppies

On Wednesday, April 19 we hosted Tampa Tails, a new young professionals group by Humane Society of Tampa Bay. We had adoptable puppies, raffles, and a specialty cocktail made with Tito’s Handmade Vodka. It was awesome and 2 of the pups were adopted!

Humane Society Volunteers holding adoptable puppies at a Tampa Tails Happy Hour at Datz on Wednesday, April 19.
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Tampa Tails attendees snag some Datchos.
Tampa Tails Members checking out the custom Humane Society bracelets made by local maker, Bourbon & Boweties.
Tampa Tails Member snuggling an adoptable puppy at the Datz Happy Hour event on Wednesday, April 19.

For more info about Tampa Tails, visit TampaTails.com. To adopt an animal and give him or her a forever home, visit HumaneSocietyTampa.org.

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Stir Up Something Awesome for St. Patrick’s Day

 

Whiskey? Check. Bailey’s? Check. Lucky Charms? Check! Our “Irish Breakfast” cocktail has all the right stuff to get you in the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day.

Special thanks to Parade Magazine for featuring our Mixologist, Morgan Zuch’s St. Patty’s Day-inspired cocktail. Get the recipe here.

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Tampa Bay Beer Week is HERE

It’s the most wonderful time of the year: TAMPA BAY BEER WEEK!

Here’s our Tampa Bay Beer Week schedule. Don’t miss out!

Wednesday, March 8: Bell’s Brewery‘s Hopslam
Friday, March 10: Funky Buddha Brewery‘s Last Buffalo in the Park (Barrel-Aged) and Last Snow
Saturday, March 11: Cycle Brewing‘s Datz Lager and Hazelnut Cream & Sugar

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Who’s Headed to SOBE Fest This Weekend?

 

If you’re heading out to SOBE Fest in Miami this weekend, be sure to say “Hi” to Dr. BBQ and grab an order of the Smokey Brisket Potato Chip Nachos he’ll be serving’ up at Bacardi On The Beach. OH. And we can’t forget about his Guava BBQ Sauce. Yum. For more details about Food Network & Cooking Channel’s South Beach Food & Wine Festival and all the food, fun, and celebrity chefs that will be there click here.

You’re not gonna leave this festival without getting to try everything delicious under the foodie sun.

This annual festival goes until February 26, but you can catch Dr. BBQ on 2/25 at Bacardi On The Beach with DJ Ruckus and Rev Run.

Ray “Dr. BBQ” Lampe is bringing his “B” game to the festival. “B” as in BRISKET. Don’t miss out!

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Saved by National Margarita Day

 

Happy National Margarita Day from Datz and Uproxx. Crush on our award-winning margarita, “Kelly Kapowski” today. She won “Tampa Bay’s Best Margarita” in 2016 at Margarita Wars and is still breaking hearts on the daily.

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Your Mardi Gras Party’s Got Nothin’ on Dr. BBQ

We all know that the best part about a holiday is the food. Ray “Dr. BBQ” Lampe has a gumbo recipe that’ll blow your Mardi Gras party guests out of the water. Be sure to pair it with Roux hot sauce and you’re good to go! For more info on Dr. BBQ, visit his site and Twitter here. Stay tuned for news on the opening of Dr. BBQ in St. Pete’s Edge District and have a happy Fat Tuesday on Feb. 28.

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Dr. BBQ’s Smoked Meatball Gumbo

From “Ray Lampe’s Big Green Egg Cookbook”

Makes about 8 servings

This is one of those ideas that I’ve had for a long time and I’m really happy to finally get around to sharing it. Gumbo by nature is a catch all dish that uses what you have. The gravy is key and must be made with a roux and the trinity of onion, celery, and bell pepper but beyond that anything goes. So meatballs seemed like a good idea and after eating this I think you’ll agree that it is. Add okra and skip the file if you like and be sure to serve with plenty of white rice, hot sauce and cold beer.

Meatballs

3/4 pound ground beef

3/4 pound ground pork

2 eggs, lightly beaten

1/4 cup  finely ground Parmesan

¼ cup finely chopped curly parsley

1/2 teaspoon granulated onion

1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic

1 tablespoon salt

1 teaspoon black pepper

½ cup dry breadcrumbs

Roux

1 cup corn oil

1 cup flour

1 large yellow onion, cut into small dice

3 stalks celery, cut into small dice

1 medium green bell peppers, cut into small dice

1 medium red bell pepper cut into small dice

2 cups medium diced andoullie or smoked pork sausage

3 cloves garlic, crushed

2 jalapeno, seeded, deveined and minced

2 and 1/2 cups canned diced tomatoes

6 cups beef stock

1 tablespoon dried thyme

2 teaspoons salt

2 teaspoons black pepper

2 tablespoons File powder

Cooked white rice

Prepare the EGG to indirect at 350° using pecan wood for added smoke flavor. In a large bowl combine the beef and pork breaking it up and mixing well. Pour the eggs over the meat. Sprinkle the parmesan, parsley, granulated onion, granulated garlic, salt, and pepper evenly over the egg. Using your hands mix the meatball mixture well  until fully blended. Sprinkle the breadcrumbs over the top and mix again until well blended. Form sixteen meatballs about the size of golf balls and place them on a large perforated grid that has been sprayed with vegetable spray. If you’re using a scale the meatballs will weigh 2 ounces each. Place the grid of meatballs in the EGG and cook for 45 minutes. While the meatballs cook start the gravy in the kitchen by heating a large cast iron Dutch oven over medium heat. Add the oil and flour and mix well with a wooden spoon. Cook the roux, stirring constantly until it reaches a dark brown chocolate color. This will take 15 to 30 minutes depending on your heat and can’t be rushed. Be very careful not to burn the roux or you’ll need to start all over. Turn the heat down if you feel it’s close to burning. This is particularly high risk towards the end. As soon as you think the roux is dark enough add the onion, celery and bell pepper and continue stirring. This will cool the roux and end the risk of burning. Cook and stir for 5 minutes until the vegetables get soft. Add the garlic and jalapenos. Stir and cook for 1 minute. Add the sausage. Continue cooking and stirring for another 5 minutes. Add the canned tomatoes with their juice, the thyme, salt, and pepper. Mix well. Return to a simmer and cook another 5 minutes. Add the stock, the. Bring to a simmer, cover and cook for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. When the meatballs are done add them to the gumbo and stir. Place the Dutch oven on the EGG and cover. Cook for 30 minutes stirring once. Remove the lid and cook for another 30 minutes stirring once. Remove the pot from the EGG. Add the file powder and mix well. Serve with white rice.

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Keep Calm and Cheat On

 

Happy National Cheat Day, foodies! Every 4th Thursday in January we’ll be celebrating a guilt-free day of enjoying our favorite foods. One of the best foods to cheat with is our famous burger, The Cheesy Todd. Check out when Jesse Palmer from Good Morning America visited us to try it here, and learn how to make it at home with our recipe below.

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Ingredients

Mac & Cheese Bun Ingredients:

1/2 tbsp salt

1/2 gal water

3 cups dry macaroni

1 cans (12 oz) condensed milk

3 cups mixed cheddar cheese

1/2 cup pickled jalapeño (rough chop)

1/2 cup cooked Nueske’s bacon (rough chop)

Breading Ingredients:

3 cups all purpose flour

3 cups egg whites

3 cups panko

Assembly Ingredients:

2 mac & cheese buns lightly deep fried

1 6 oz 80/20 beef patty grilled to desired temperature

1 slice red onion

2 slices tomato

1/4 cup shredded leaf lettuce

3 pieces thinly sliced pickle

1 each 6 inch long bamboo skewer

Preparation

Mac N’ Cheese Buns:

Bring 1/2 gallon of water to a boil that has been seasoned with salt. Cook until al dente (about 8-10 minutes) strain and reserve.

In a separate pot, bring condensed milk to a low simmer. Add cheddar cheese and mix until smooth. Add jalapeño and bacon, then continue to mix until combination is thoroughly mixed. Now add cooked pasta and mix until all ingredients all well blended. Pour mixture directly onto a ½ sheet pan and spread mixture all the way to the corners until even. Refrigerate 2-3 hours until completely cool. This can be made a day or two in advance. With a 3 ½ inch ring mold (cookie cutter will work), cut circles out of mac & cheese mix and set aside.

Breading the Mac N’ Cheese:

Using three separate pans, place flour in one, egg white in another, and panko in the last. Take your mac & cheese disc and lightly flour all sides, then place into egg whites and coat all sides completely. Shake off excess and place in panko, pushing down lightly so breadcrumbs stick. (Note: It is a good idea to keep one hand free of wet ingredients to do the final coating of panko on disk. Make sure your mac & cheese discs are chilled before breading so they hold their shape better.)

Frying the Mac N’ Cheese:

In a deep pot with high temperature thermometer, bring 1 gallon of peanut oil to 350 degrees F. Gently place 2 or 3 discs at a time and cook until golden brown. Remove with slotted spoon or spiderweb and place on paper towel to absorb excess oil. (Note: If you have a peanut allergy you may use vegetable oil instead.)

Cheesy Todd Assembly:

Lay first mac & cheese bun flat on plate. Top with grilled hamburger patty. Top the burger with thinly sliced pickle, tomato slices, onion, and shredded lettuce. Place remaining bun on top and put skewer through the middle of the middle of the buns to secure.

Enjoy!

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Gasparilla is Upon Us, But so is Good Beer

If you grew up in Tampa, you’ve become very familiar with loud booming sounds in January. Those sounds would be pirate’s canons because Tampa is cool enough to have a month-long celebration of Tampa’s quirky history. And of course there’s booze. Lots of it!

At Datz we’ll be closed on January 28, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy all of our boozy Gasparilla offerings. Check ’em out below, mateys.

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Gasparilla Tampa 2017 Pirate Ship

 

Craft Beers on Tap:
Cigar City Invasion
Ballast Point Victory at Sea
Heavy Seas Tropicannon
Darwin Pirata Pilsner

 

Featured Gasparilla Cocktail:
Dirty Pirate Booty
Siesta Key silver, Mount Gay black barrel, banana liqueur, cinnamon, lemon, tiki bitters topped with ground mace. Served in a pirate mug.

 

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