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One of my favorite chefs lands a new gig

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From the Mouth of Tampa Bay: Big news, eaters! A while back I wrote about Dan Soronen’s new project, Shackleton’s Folly. Previously the owner of St. Petersburg’s Old Northeast Tavern, Dan was venturing south to the Coquina Key Shopping Plaza (4300 6th St. S) for this new project, named for the Antarctic explorer, Ernest Shackleton.He’s hired a chef. A good one. Domenica Macchia, former chef at MJ’s Martini Jazz and Tapas Lounge (see my rave review of her food here)…

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A great read on Chef Tom Pritchard

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There’s a great profile about local culinary legend Chef Tom Pritchard, whom I’ve had the pleasure of bending my arm with on more than one occasion: The old man looks uncomfortable. 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…

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