Salad Showdown with Organicgirl

There’s nothing more true than our love for bacon— but we also love GREENS. Which is why we’re hosting a fun competition with Organicgirl and Tampa Bay Bloggers on Tuesday, March 15 for local bloggers creating original salad recipes inspired by Organicgirl greens and salad dressings.

Screen Shot 2016-02-24 at 3.46.50 PMScreen Shot 2016-02-24 at 3.49.40 PM7 bloggers will compete for glory, bragging rights, a year’s worth of Organicgirl products and $100. The judges will select their favorite based on taste, creativity, and the bloggers’ ability to follow the guidelines of the competition. The judges are Suzanne Perry, Co-owner of Datz; Datz Executive Chef, Keith Williamson; Studio 10 Live Host, Stephanie Webb; a representative from Organicgirl; and finally one lucky contest winner!

Foodies interested in being a guest judge for this competition can enter here.

793891_bfa3e1af1134be57d1d71babd2cbd306Each of the competing bloggers will have 30 minutes to prepare his or her recipe, in traditional Chopped style. The winning recipe will be featured in a live demonstration the following morning on Studio 10 Live.

Stay tuned for the competition’s live feed on Twitter! #GetUrGreenOn

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, foodies!

Screen Shot 2016-02-24 at 3.45.18 PM

Enjoying Hard Soda Isn’t Hard

Have you ever tried hard soda?? It’s all the rage these days and you can try the BEST of them at Datz.

Small Town Brewery, based in Wauconda, Illinois, is one of the leading hard soda breweries in the country and we’re proud to carry their stellar 5.9% ABV hard root beer.

 

not-your-fathers-root-beer-small-town-brewing-beertography-e1435710025114

Small Town Brewery also has a VERY unique story on the origin of their recipes. The Head Brewer and Founder, Tim Kovac’s great-great-grandfather was a ship captain and a gambler who by chance, won a brewery in the 1600’s in a card game— and the rest is history!

 

 

NYFR_Blog

NJ.com weighs in on Not Your Father’s Root Beer:

Not Your Father’s Root Beer (5.9% ABV). Label: “Natural vanilla extract, other natural and artificial flavors and caramel color.” Not as strong a root beer taste as  Coney Island, but overall more pleasing.

Winner: Not Your Father’s Root Beer. The most popular hard root beer is also the best.”

Try this rad hard soda on tap today.

Screen Shot 2016-02-16 at 12.42.15 PM

Roses are Red, Scotch is Good…..

 

…..And so is chocolate.

IMG_7935 copy

World famous William Dean Chocolate in limited edition heart-shaped boxes for your Valentine are available while supplies last.  Need a little more love?  Red Velvet ice cream, Conversation Heart cupcakes and more are waiting to sweeten your day.

Screen Shot 2016-02-09 at 2.43.54 PMIMG_7930 copy

Pick up your Valentine’s gifts and treats at Datz and Dough and have a Happy Valentine’s Day!

Need something sassier? Special edition cocktail “Roses are Red, Scotch is Good” has debuted at Datz and it is the life & love of the party. Monkey Shoulder Blended Scotch, Hibiscus, Giffard Madagascar Vanilla and more are carefully combined and garnished with an edible rose for you to sip and enjoy.

Roses and Red Scotch is Good 4 copy

Two Cocktails for Every Foodie

“Two cocktails for every foodie”— that’s how the Beach Boys song goes, right? RIGHT. We have  a bunch of new cocktails that’ll make your boozy heart very happy. They’re available NOW and below are some photos and descriptions that’ll hopefully help you narrow down your choice. But you do know you can have more than one, right? RIGHT.

See you soon, foodie!

Dirty Pirate Booty 7 copy

Dirty Pirate Booty

Siesta Key Silver, Ron Cartavio Gold, Giffard Banane du Bresil, lemon, cinnamon, mace, tiki bitters. Served in a zombie pirate mug with a sword! AARRGH!

Roses and Red Scotch is Good 4 copy

Roses are Red, Scotch is Good

Monkey Shoulder Blended Scotch, Hibiscus, Giffard Madagascar Vanilla, raspberries, lime, rosewater, Pakistan rosebuds.

Screen Shot 2016-02-01 at 2.48.19 PM

Salty Datz

Square One Botanical Vodka, Pamplemousse, grapefruit, rosemary, rose wine, vanilla salt.

Screen Shot 2016-02-01 at 2.50.16 PM

Not Your Grandma’s Trip to Mexico

Tanteo Jalapeño Tequila, Montelobos Mezcal, lime, hickory, white pepper, chile, cilantro.

Rebel’s Brunch

High West American Prairie Bourbon, maple, lemon, champagne, orange peel, orange juice.

Dunk This Donut

Wild Turkey Rye, Grind Espresso Shot liqueur, cold brew, black walnut bitters, powdered donut.

National Cheat Day is Your New Favorite Holiday

Screen Shot 2016-01-27 at 11.09.58 AM

Join us for NATIONAL CHEAT DAY, tomorrow (Jan. 28) for food and fun!

It’s our birthday and we’ll start a foodie holiday it we want to. Enjoy complimentary appetizer samples (Tempura Reuben Roll or Mac Bites), mini cocktails (Datz-A-Mary Bloody Mary or V-Day cocktail), ice cream (house-made at Dough), AND entertainment!

EAT Appetizer Samples at Datz & House-made Ice Cream at Dough

DRINK Mini Cocktails at Datz

SNAP a Pic in the Photo Booth by Premier Photo Booths of Tampa

WIN Swag from the Creative Loafing Street Team

Tempura Reuben Roll - Datz 1

Tempura Reuben Roll – NEW menu time. Sample this appetizer OR our tasty Mac Bites pictured below!

MacBites

CHEESY TODD 2016_9581

The Cheesy Todd– our mascot and the most interesting burger in the world. Well, at least WE think so!

Our foodie mayor, Bob Buckhorn has also officially proclaimed Jan. 28 to be “National Cheat Day” in Tampa!

We hope to see you tomorrow, Jan. 28 for our birthday and NEW foodie holiday. Samples at Datz begin at 11 AM. Foodies can receive a complimentary scoop of ice cream at Dough beginning at 7 AM. All samples are while supplies last. The photo booth and swag table will be available from 11 AM to 3 PM.

However, you can celebrate NATIONAL CHEAT DAY from ANYWHERE. So show us what you’re cheating with using the hashtag #NationalCheatDay. We can’t wait to see!

Special thanks to all our partners: Creative Loafing, Visit Tampa Bay, Yelp, Tampa Bay Bloggers, Three Chairs Productions, 813 Area, Hyde Park Village, 97X, Hot 101.5, Joffrey’s Coffee, The Refinery, Fodder & Shine, I Love The Burg, and That’s So Tampa.

CHEAT on January 28

Hey Foodies!

It’s time to celebrate 7 years of “cheating” in South Tampa. It’s our birthday and we’ll start a foodie holiday if we want to!

National Cheat Day Logo

NATIONAL CHEAT DAY is meant to celebrate life’s greatest indulgence— food. On January 28, we want you to be over the top, because we know after “cheat day” ends you’ll go back to being your responsible (most of the time), health-conscious (is butter a carb?) self.

Think of NATIONAL CHEAT DAY like National Doughnut Day, National Bacon Day, or National Pumpkin Pie, but WAY BETTER.

Share your “cheat day” food with us by hashtagging #NationalCheatDay on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook on January 28. You can join in on the foodie fun from ANY city, restaurant, or home.

If you do plan on coming to Datz to spoil yourself on NATIONAL CHEAT DAY, we highly recommend The Cheesy Todd, the ultimate cheat food: 100% fresh ground chuck, lettuce, tomato, red onion, and pickle, with— wait for it— two bacon-jalapeño mac n’ cheese “buns”!

CHEESY TODD 2016_9581
“The Cheesy Todd” Burger
The Cheesy Todd Burger - Datz
The Cheesy Todd is a foodie’s dream come true.

You should also know that at Datz on NATIONAL CHEAT DAY you can enjoy FREE mini cocktails* and appetizer samples*, including our new menu item, the Tempura Reuben Roll!

TEMPURA REUBEN ROLLS_9649
NEW – Tempura Reuben Roll

At Dough, our whimsical coffee & sweets shop next door, you can enjoy a FREE scoop of house-made ice cream.

Chaos Creamery_Flavors_May2015-175-10-1
House-made Ice Cream by Dough! Flavors change weekly. Pictured here is “It’s Your Birthday!”.

See you on Jan. 28 for the tastiest day of the year, foodies.

*While supplies last.

#NationalCheatDay | nationalcheatday.com

Coffee is Best When it’s Local

We visited Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company this week to check out where our delicious coffee is being roasted and it was awesome. First of all, Joffrey’s does all of their coffee bean roasting just 15 minutes north of us on S. MacDill. They roast to order, so you know the coffee you’re drinking wasn’t sitting on a pallet before it got delivered to us. Another great thing is that they only use the highest quality arabica beans and they roast only two bags at a time— meaning each and every coffee bean is evenly roasted.

How’s that for FRESH, LOCAL, and AMAZING?

Enjoy Joffrey’s Coffee iced or hot with us at Datz or at our coffee & sweets shop next door, Dough.

 

The finished product-- a Medium Roast by Joffrey's Coffee & Tea Company!
The finished product– a Medium Roast by Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company.

 

IMG_7015
Before the roasting process. The coffee beans in the top half are from Papua New Guinea. The coffee beans in the lower half are from Costa Rica. Can you notice the difference??
IMG_7021
Meet the roasting machines that get your beloved coffee beans ready for you.
IMG_7005
Meet Miguel! He’s one of Joffrey’s Master Roasters, and has been for nearly 5 years.
IMG_7018
Each of these sets of coffee beans come from a different country! These beans are on their way to be roasted, packaged, and delivered.
IMG_7023
Miguel is pictured here with a bag from Costa Rica, a place he recently visited to select coffee beans from.

x1f369.png.pagespeed.ic.O-BB9tN9OQ1e044cf6dbeae14b71e04546cae48a89
Follow Dough! Twitter | Instagram | Facebook