Tell the one about the dead baby, everyone is saying. Tell the one about stealing three cabs in one night.
It’s late afternoon at MJ’s Martini Jazz Lounge in St. Petersburg, and Chef Tom Pritchard is holding court on the patio. The 50 or so guests here to plan his upcoming charity roast have adjourned their meeting and some are now mingling around the guest of honor, wine glasses in hand, prodding him.
Pritchard sits quietly, but he wants to please.
Tell the one about snorting Tabasco.
Pritchard looks up. “Anyone can drink Tabasco,” he mumbles.
Note: Chef Tom Pritchard’s charity roast is at 6:30 p.m. Monday, at the Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Tickets are $100 and include a reception and wine dinner. They can be purchased at http://www.abilitiesfoundation.com/. Only a few tickets are still available.