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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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Eat well at Tom Pritchard roast

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Forty bay area chefs will prepare a four-course wine dinner on January 12 to honor Tom Pritchard, a Tampa Bay area icon who is widely known for his contributions to local charitable and culinary communities. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Coliseum. It will feature a roast of Prtichard, a live charity auction and entertainment. Proceeds will benefit the Abilities Foundation’s disable veterans job placement program. Information and reservations: www.abilitiesfoundation.com

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