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Party Photos: Datz St. Pete and the Children’s Dream Fund

L to R: Roger and Suzanne Perry with Tom and Mary James. Datz is in the same complex as the James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art.
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Datz Restaurant opened its much-anticipated outpost in Downtown St. Pete in early June, and owners Roger and Suzanne Perry decided to usher in their new baby with a party for a great cause: the Children’s Dream Fund — in particular, the dream of Brooklynn, a 16-year-old violinist from Dover, FL, who is awaiting a kidney transplant. The 200 guests enjoyed shrimp-and grits shooters, chicken-and-waffle minis and a stream of other goodies, and thanks to ticket sales and tips to guest bartenders the event raised over $20,000, enabling Brooklynn to fulfill her dream of traveling to Austria to visit the birthplace of Mozart. The Children’s Dream Fun makes dreams come true for children with life-threatening illnesses throughout West Central Florida. 

Children’s Dream Fund Executive Director Cynthia Lake Farrell with Board Chair David Allen and Cynthia Allen.

 

Datz Restaurant Group Executive Chef James Knight.

 

Sandi Graham and her husband, Ray Lampe, aka Dr. BBQ (whose St. Pete restaurant is part of the Datz Restaurant Group).

 

Celebrity bartender Connor Obrochta of “The Bachelorette” and “Bachelor in Paradise” fame.

 

Serving up “Datchos” to party guests.

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