You Know You’ve Made it When…….

….. Dr. BBQ recommends you as one of his favorite places to eat at in Tampa. We completely agree that a mimosa and some Funnel Fries definitely call for a good old-fashioned nap afterwards. Thanks for mentioning us on Uproxx, Ray!

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Don’t Miss Out on the Dr. BBQ’s Pop Up 9/29

Foodies! Magic is happening RIGHT NOW. Datz Restaurant Group and UberEats are bringing a Dr. BBQ’s Pop Up to you on Thursday, September 29 beginning at 11 a.m. This is a mobile event on the UberEats app only.

For a limited time, we’ll have $5 lunch boxes prepared for you to order via the app that includes a slow smoked Cheshire Farms pulled pork sandwich, Ray “Dr. BBQ” Lampe’s house-made barbecue sauce, bacon and blue cheese coleslaw, Kool-Aid pickle, and maple-glazed bacon chocolate chip cookie bites on the side. Watch Ray “Dr. BBQ” Lampe build a lunch box here.

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Order one of these bad boys from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (while supplies last) on the UberEats app. You must be within a 5 mile radius of South MacDill and Euclid in South Tampa to order. Maximum of 4 per person. Adjustments or changes to the meal on offer cannot be accommodated for this promotion.

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ABC’s The Morning Blend Host, Natalie Taylor with Ray “Dr. BBQ” Lampe showing off the Dr. BBQ’s UberEats Pop Up meal.

If you’ve been living under a rock and didn’t know about the upcoming Dr. BBQ’s restaurant opening in St. Pete’s Edge District in 2017, here are some more details from Tampa Bay Times’ Laura Reiley here and here.

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We Eat Like Jesse– Do You?!

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.

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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?!

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Cinco de Foodie!

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$5 Margaritas and Micheladas on Cinco de Mayo!

Foodies know our tacos are the bomb, but we’re shaking things up on May 5 with $5 Margaritas and Micheladas! Enjoy a classic margarita on our patio with some Fish, Chicken, or Pork Belly Tacos or go for a Michelada, a beer cocktail with our famous Datz-A-Mary bloody mary mix. See you tomorrow, foodies.

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Tap Takeover! Rogue Ales

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TONIGHT, we have a tap takeover with Rogue Ales! Come and see us between 6 and 8 p.m. to enjoy:

 

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Bubble Waffles at Brunch??

We’re working on a menu refresh and are thinking of including the famous bubble waffle in a brunch item….. What do you think?? something sweet? Something savory? Tell us on Twitter!

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Foodie Alert: Caitlyn Connolly of Live.Sweat.Sleep.Repeat.

 

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One of our favorite topics at Datz is CHEAT FOODS! And one of our favorite people to talk cheat foods with is Caitlyn Connolly of Live.Sweat.Sleep.Repeat. and the popular hashtag, #TampaLove. Caitlyn is a Tampa native with a love for fitness, discovering Tampa, a good cup of coffee and being a kid at Disney. Recently, Caitlyn asked foodies what their favorite cheat foods were here are some of their tastiest answers. Enjoy!

 

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The coveted cheat meal. Everyone loves a good cheat meal. Even those crazy fitness people [I say with love], because I’m one of them!

Pushing thoughts of a juicy burger aside, I got to thinking — why do we cheat and, what do we cheat with? Thanks to some lovely peeps that indulged in my survey, let the cheating begin!

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Kelsey (@kbahr), this has your name written all over it!

Why do we cheat…and love it?

We crave it. I don’t know about you, but once a craving enters my brain — it will.not.leave! Plus, I have always been a believer of moderation —> not deprivation. You gotta treat yoself!

We tweet it. For reals. Follow any fitness guru/lover/friend on social media and you will find food in their feed!

We put in extra work for it. This is the most honest reason. No joke, when I was marathon training, that post long run meal was exulted! Loved! Cherished! And oh-so-tasty! I would be lying if I told you that I didn’t take an extra class a week, ran an extra mile, or did a few more downward dogs for that succulent meal in my near future.

Post it up on Instgram. Does this need an explanation!? IG was made for pictures. And we love taking pictures of our food, and sharing it, of course!

We dream about it. Shhh, this will be our little secret that I may dream about cheat meals.

We plan for it. Not only do we plan our workouts during the week, we plan the epic cheat meal at weeks end. It is placed lovingly on the calendar, maybe even with a cute little cheeseburger sticker.

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As a visitor of Datz for years, it has become thee place for my ultimate cheat; whether it be salty or sweet dishes, to light fare and those indulgences that make us wear our super-stretchy pants, it’s the place. Here’s more reasons why you should follow my lead down MacDill Avenue.

Speaking for myself and others, we cannot seem to make up our mind when it comes to a cheat meal! We want both, dammit! Over half of those surveyed wanted salty AND sweet; the other 30% was evenly split between the two.

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My local running friend Nadine (@nkaprice) wouldn’t mind sharing these Datchos with me!

Salty dishes are the way to my heart and I know some of you agree! Shaking more salt on my survey, most of you would dive head first into carbs, followed by a Mexican dish or chips & salsa, then some good ole meat or a juicy burger. Now that my mouth is watering and I’m fully distracted, during my most recent visit to Datz, I indulged in the Marinated Skirt Steak Tacos with an Eberson’s Old Fashioned (topped with bacon, yes please!) — needless to say, I earned the clean plate award.

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Alas, some cheats were not mentioned, but Datz has them covered! I cannot believe that I failed to mention Mac & Cheese! Their Mac Bites and The Cheesy Todd are fan favorites (and Jackie’s too (@seejackierunn)) and scream cheat meal.

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Enough with the Sodium Chloride, let’s sugar coat errrrrything! Of course chocolate was atop the list, followed by cupcakes, then the vagueness of ‘other’. However, ‘other’ was quickly defined with: kid’s cereal, donuts, & peanut butter.

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This covers errrrrything, right??

Just a few steps away sits Dough, a delightful bakery full of coffee, donut, gelato & dessert goodness. You are really missing out if you have not paid them a visit! But please welcome to the stage, the Fruity Pebbles Doughnut, Kit Kat Doughnut & original Chocolate Doughnuts.

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I may have witnessed Alexandra, (@realtikitiki) local Mantra instructor, break it down on the megaformer for one of these!

Did we cover your cheat? Did we make you hungry yet? Are you gonna race me to Datz now?

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BIG NEWS | Doughnut Ice Cream Cones Make a Comeback at Dough

We’ll keep this short & sweet, cuz’ you’re gonna want to make plans IMMEDIATELY after reading this.

Dough’s Doughnut Ice Cream Cones will be served daily (while supplies last) beginning Thursday, March 31 at 12 p.m. at Dough (right next door to us!!!)!

Told ya’ we should keep this short & sweet. 😉

Hop over to Dough’s blog here to read more. Have a great day, foodies.

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We’ve Got ALL The Corned Beef + Whiskey | St. Patrick’s Day

It’s almost St. Patrick’s Day and boy do we have a ton of rad stuff planned for local foodies.

We have 3 amazing specials available now through Thursday, 3/17— including Corned Beef & Cabbage Pho, Lamb Shepard’s Pie, and Bangers & Mash.

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We also have a cocktail that’s a really sweet (and boozy!) twist on a traditional Irish coffee. Because we live in such a warm climate, it only made sense to our Mixologist and General Manager, Morgan Zuch to make “Dublin Calling” with house-made cold brew coffee. Another extremely bright idea Morgan had was to make the whipped cream not just from scratch, but with a Guinness and Bailey’s Irish Cream reduction. It’s really, really, really good. Enjoy between and now Thursday, 3/17.

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On The big day that is St. Patrick’s Day we’ll be serving up GREEN Harp’s Lager for $4. That is, unless you’re a redhead, in which case your green beer is only $3.

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From 6 to 9 p.m. we’re hosting a Ginger Meetup & Cabbage Toss game with Ginger Beard Coffee. You could win 1 of 8 foodie prizes, including a green doughnut from Dough, a pint of green beer, a cold brew coffee from Ginger Beard Coffee, an appetizer at Datz, and more!

See you on St. Patrick’s Day!

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Funky Buddha & Dogfish Head Releases

Are you ready for Tampa Bay Beer Week?? It’s finally here! Come and see us on Friday, March 11 and Sunday, March 13 for two amazing craft beer events you won’t find anywhere else.

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Come and see us on Friday, March 11 for the “Romantic Chemistry” release party at 6 p.m.! Be one of the first to try this new craft beer by Dogfish Head. Romantic Chemistry is an IPA made with mango, apricots, and ginger. We’ll also have “Some Beer to Drink Music To”, which is a Belgian-style Trippel.

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Join us on Sunday, March 13 at 11 a.m. for a special release of Funky Buddha’s Chocwork Orange Milk Porter and Last Snow Porter on DRAFT!

There are only 6 kegs of Chocwork Orange in Florida at this very moment and Datz has one of them! How’s that for a golden ticket??

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Last Snow is a coconut & coffee porter that can be hard to find in general, but it’s especially rare on draft.

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We’ll also have Blueberry Cobbler, Florida Hefeweizen, Bonita Applebum, AND Cow Tipa by Funky Buddha. Blueberry Cobbler is made with real blueberries, which in turn makes this cinnamon and vanilla-infused ale a rich purple color.

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If you’re looking to enjoy some brews by Funky Buddha and enjoy brunch, be sure to text ahead– text Datz to 626-414-3210. See you then!

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