Monday, January 7, 2013

Datz The Way I Like It

This A.M. I have a song stuck in my head: " DATZ the way uhhuh uhhuh I like it, uhhuh uhhuh..."

The gang went to Datz Deli on my girl Boston Heather's recommendation Friday night. I had been told about Datz many times and was under the impression that the not very impressive building from the outside, that I had driven by over and over again, was a neat little deli with a great wine selection. When we walked in it wasn't at all what I expected. It was a very large, contemporary urban space, with a bar upstairs and down, desert cases and retail space, teaming with a lively South Tampa crowd.  How I hadn't managed to try Datz sooner is beyond me.

Heather, knowing I was probably going to blog about our experience, made sure we all ordered something different. The menu was full of comfort food favorites with a kick, that had us all salavating before we were even served our first dish. Deciding what to order for dinner became a laborious task, having to choose between items like meatloaf stuffed with jalapeno mac and cheese, chicken and waffles, fries slathered in gravy with cheese curds and a fried egg (poutine) and shrimp and grits.

The cocktails were creative with a unique presentation and everything we ordered was absolutely delicious, although service was a little slow. I didn't mind though. I was enjoying my craft beer from the awesome specialty beer menu and hanging out with the gang.





 















Fun Fact: I found out from the manager that several 'celebrities' have visited Datz. Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam), Keenan Thompson (SNL, Keenan and Kel), John Boehner (Republican, Speaker of the House) and Jill Kelley (Center of the Petraeus Scandal) to name a few.


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