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On floor of U.S. House, David Jolly offers beautiful tribute to Chef Tom Pritchard

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U.S. Rep. David Jolly delivered a heart-felt eulogy to longtime Tampa Bay area chef Tom Pritchard on the House floor Wednesday. “Always quick to help others and share recipes with his inventive approach to cooking, Tom became a Florida food legend,” Jolly said. Pritchard was the executive chef for the Baystar Restaurant Group. He also owned Salt Rock Grill in Indian Shores, Island Way Grill and Rumba Island Bar and Grill in Clearwater and Oldsmar, Marlin’ Darlin’ in Belleair Bluffs as…

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Chardonnay in Centerfield

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I had the privilege of attending The Abilities Wine Tasting event on Saturday night. Billed as a top-five finalist for WEDU’s Be More Awards “Special Event of the Year” for 2007 and 2008, this event has become Florida’s longest-running and most prosperous one-night wine tasting. The Abilities Foundation is a nonprofit organization that has helped thousands of Floridians with all types of disabilities obtain mainstream jobs and affordable housing. Sounds like a really classy event, right? For the most part…

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