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Top Chef Hits Tampa

Cheers to our own chef Andy, who recently participated in Top Chef Tampa Bay 2014!   This sold-out event was held at the beautiful A La Carte Pavilion, and featured some of Tampa Bay’s best food innovators; Andy himself spun diner food in incredible directions.   And best of all, the festivities raised over $80,000.00 for Champions for Children, a local non-profit …


#BeTheBacon Slideshow Photo Contest

#BeTheBacon Slideshow Photo Contest Are you ready to see your meal in the social spotlight? Every week we will be picking our favorite customer photos, taken right here at Datz, to be featured on our in-house rotating slideshow. What do you have to do to get your picture into the rotation? Simply post your photos on our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/datz4foodies) …


Hearts and Spirits Soar at the Grand Opening of Dough

Last night, approximately 125 people turned out to celebrate the Grand Opening of Dough in incredible style, all the while relishing the idea that they were making a difference in the lives of children battling cancer – and their families. The Perrys, owners of both Datz and “baby sister” Dough, knew that they wanted their Grand Opening to be meaningful …


The Look of Love — Return of the Pièce Montée

Let us take a moment to introduce you to Laura Schmalhorst, our guest blogger. This lady is a true blue rockstar in the catering world. She founded A la Carte Catering and Chefs on the Loose, and has catered more events in the last 30+ years than any of us can comprehend. We are proud to call her the culinary …


PRETTY + TABLESCAPE = LOVE

Lifestylist and event planner Krayl Funch hosted another awesome tablescaping class at our Chef’s Table this week and she taught her eager students how to set a pretty Valentine’s Day table. In case you missed it, read below for some tricks of the trade! These are tips you can use not only on Valentine’s Day, but all year round. Stay …


Bacon, Bacon, Pork, Bacon!

Check out this fun blog by our friend Chef Judi Gallagher (www.judigallagher.com) in Sarasota Patch: Ode to Swine! She takes us on a mouthwatering tour through some amazing pork and bacon dishes, including our very own bacon flite! Other highlights? Bacon wrapped hot dogs, crispy pork belly open-faced sandwiches and this: Check out the full blog for the details on these …