We make our Mac Bites in house daily, and every day they’re bacon and jalapeño cheesy, gooey, and delicious. You can order ’em as an appetizer or go really BIG and order The Cheesy Todd, which is a burger with “buns” made of our Mac Bites. Check out part of the cheesy process here and watch us on Good Morning America here. GMA host, Jesse Palmer, called The Cheesy Todd “the mother of all burgers.”
We all have mixed feelings about the start of a new school year and our kids leveling up a grade.
Whether you’re Team Woo Hoo or Team Boo Hoo (or a mix of both), join Datz and Tampa Bay Bloggers for a brunch full of commiseration and a complimentary mimosa when you order breakfast or lunch at Boo Hoo Woo Hoo 2016.
We’ll also have Mom’s Survivial Kits for the first 20 moms that join us.
Come into Datz on National Hamburger Day, Thursday July 28! Purchase a burger for lunch or dinner and enjoy $1 off the craft beer of your choice. We have 32 taps– check out the list here!
Also, we have free wifi AND we’re a gym in Pokemon Go. Catch a Pokemon at Datz and score 10% off your check! How? Easy— take a pic of the Pokemon you caught at Datz and share it to Facebook or Instagram. If you share it to Facebook, check into Datz! If you share it on Instagram, hashtag it to #datz4foodies.Then show your server your share and BOOM. Winning is delicious, isn’t it?!
Did you know Datz was featured on Good Morning America? Yeah! GMA Host, Jesse Palmer crafted a Cheesy Todd with our Executive Chef Keith Williamson back in June. Jesse Palmer called The Cheesy Todd “the mother of all burgers”. We’re with him on that. Check out the videos here and here.
Did you catch us on Good Morning America in June? Host, Jesse Palmer came out to try The Cheesy Todd and see how we put ’em together with our Executive Chef Keith Williamson. You can check out the video here and find out how we make The Cheesy Todd here.
And the awesomeness doesn’t stop there! We put up a billboard about The Cheesy Todd getting its close up on GMA went up on S. Dale Mabry and Kennedy Blvd. Isn’t is amazing??? Makes you need a Cheesy Todd stat, right?!
Calling all Pokemon Go trainers– come into Datz Monday, July 18 – Thursday, 21 from 4 to 6 P.M. and win*!
Level 3: 50% off a Draft Beer
Level 5: Free Draft Beer (1)
Level 8: Free Order of Poke Balls (aka Mac Bites)
Level 13: Free Cocktail
Level 21: Free Entree
Also– we may or may not be droppin’ some Lures, so stay tuned! *With purchase of another food or drink. One per person. Must show your level in the Pokemon Go app to your server or bartender to redeem. (July 18 – 21 from 4 to 6 p.m.)
We’re stoked to report that we have the BEST Instagram in Tampa! We were honored with this award on Social Media Day Tampa 2016, hosted by Never Have I Ever. Thanks for inspiring to us to keep sharing drool-worthy photos, Tampa. And if you’re not already, follow us here.
‘Cuz that definitely happened. Good Morning America’s Host and University of Florida Alumni, Jesse Palmer came to see us in March about The Cheesy Todd and all things bacon and cheese. Palmer cooked with our Executive Chef Keith Williamson back in March and we’ve been waiting patiently until the debut of GMA’s new series, “Eat Like Jesse” that features Datz!
Check out the final cut of our Good Morning America “Eat Like Jesse” video here and thank you for all of your foodie support that has helped to get Datz and Tampa in the national spotlight!
Wanna learn how to make The Cheesy Todd? Of course you do! Good Morning America can show you how. Check out this awesome, aerial video of the step by step process of making what GMA Host, Jesse Palmer called “The Mother of all burgers” here.
All this excitement about The Cheesy Todd being on Good Morning America making you hungry? Yeah. We totally understand. Make a reservation to come and see us here.
Are you following @officialfoodgroup on Instagram??? If not, you’d better start! Let us introduce you to Jerry Cionci, one of the 7 masterminds that run this account that’s sure to make you triple your foodie bucket list for local and national restaurants, including us! Hear about Jerry’s favorites and follow him on Insta here: @jercionci6.
Tell us what do you do and what are 3 words you’d use to describe yourself.
I am a professional marketer for Champs Sports and run the company’s social media for North America. But on the side, my 7 friends, including my brother @mcionci, run Official Food Group!
Three words: fun, knowledgable, energetic.
What made you start Official Food Group? Have you made a lot of foodie friends?
After my roommates from college and I graduated, we kept in touch through a group text. Most of the pics happened to be food. Over a year, we added my brother and couple other close friends to the group text, who also liked to take food pics. The rest is history. Our goal was to inspire our followers to eat elite when traveling. Since we have 8 people spread all over the country, we could diversity our food content and scale the page. We each have a market and are responsible for building that market by eating all over the city, building relationships and tagging restaurants. All pics are our own, and we pride ourselves on that.
What’s the best food you’ve discovered from Official Food Group?
Tough. But my personal favorite was when I was in Lockhart, TX and went to Kreuz Market (100 + year old BBQ joint in the capital of Texax BBQ). I got a private tour and was eating brisket and prime rib fed to me by the pit master off his knife. The meat is so juicy and succulent, that they don’t allow BBQ sauce! That experience was one I would never forget.
How about the best cocktail?
In Austin, TX I had an frozen avocado margarita at this Tex-Mex joint called Curra’s Grill. So smooth, so refreshing.
What’s your favorite food on the Datz menu?
The Eggs Barbacoa was the best thing I’ve had at Datz!
What’s your favorite food and why is it your favorite?
Mexican. Spicy food has the key to my heart.
Share a food with us that you’ve seen on the internet and would love to try.
Well, my buddy in our food group @jaymell7, got to eat at Franklin Barbecue in Austin, TX. This place has a 4 hour wait daily and even The President goes there. It’s suppose to be the best BBQ in the world… THE item to try is the brisket!
What do you think about Tampa Bay’s food scene?
It’s on the come up. People from all over the country are moving here and bringing new ideas to the scene. Now it’s our job to try all these new spots and promote Tampa Bay on our page!
What’s another city’s food scene would you like to try?
Chicago. With traditional items like deep dish pizza and hot dogs [becoming more popular] to the new spots opening up, I would be in a food coma for days.
What’s the most adventurous thing you’ve ever eaten?
Sautéed Grasshopper tacos at @thelurestpete! Awesome by the way… And nutritious too.