As Nation Prepares for a Socially Distant Football Season, Godfrey Hotel & Cabanas Executive Chef Joe Garcia Reveals Grill Recipes You Can Make at Home 

(TAMPA BAY, FLA) September 2nd, 2020 – The Godfrey Hotel & Cabanas’ Executive Chef Joe Garcia is at it again. Challenged with changing the format of dining due to Covid 19, the chef re-imagined the outdoor venue as a grill, and the new menu drops this September.

“The sushi sliders are fun to make with the family. Kids are fascinated by the mandoline.” says Garcia, father of three with a fourth on the way. 

Chef commentary and demonstration on Sushi Sliders: 

What’s the secret to a good sushi slider?

Chef: Source the freshest ingredients possible, and as I’ve said before “it’s all about the sauce”. 

Highlights of Garcia’s tailgate menu include the Backyard Burger served with grilled onions, bacon, BBQ sauce, and cheddar cheese, the Cuban Chicken Sandwich crafted with mojo chicken, grilled ham, Swiss cheese, grilled pineapple, and poblano salsa, a juicy Bratwurst with grilled onions and peppers on a sweet Hawaiian roll; and the finger licking good Mango Chili BBQ Ribs (proprietary recipe). The menu isn’t shy on sides: BBQ beans, corn on the cob, potato salad, and classic chips. 

To make reservations, guests can visit or call (813) 265-1234.

*The Godfrey Hotel & Cabanas Tampa and WTR Pool & Grill are currently operating in compliance with guidelines provided by the CDC. As per city mandate, patrons are required to wear protective face masks while indoors at places of public assemblage. The property is taking all precautionary measures to ensure the safety of staff and patrons during this time. 

GODFREY HOTEL & CABANAS: The Godfrey Hotel & Cabanas Tampa’s resort-style property is nestled among the lush tropical grounds at the edge of Tampa Bay and is conveniently located in close proximity to Tampa International Airport, the Westshore office market and downtown Tampa. The expansive property boasts a heated outdoor pool, 3200 sq. ft. pier with stunning sunset views and private event space, fitness center, and 7,000 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space. The 276-room hotel features complimentary Wi-Fi, 42’’ flat screen TVs, coffeemakers, mini-refrigerators and an expansive space to relax. Every guest room also comes with a private balcony offering sweeping views of Tampa’s skyline and breathtaking sunset views. 

WTR POOL & GRILL: Offering Tampa Bay’s utmost majestic waterfront views, WTR Pool & Grill is a 20,000 square foot indoor & outdoor bayside/poolside multi-use venue; a new, contemporary and casual setting serving the freshest local seafood and classic American dishes. The restaurant, WTR Grill, serves breakfast, lunch, sunset dinners and late night bites.  

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