Reporting and opinion writing from the Philadelphia Inquirer, South Florida Sun-Sentinel and other points in my career.
Saturday, August 14, 1982
Arthur Bryant: Barbecue king, philosopher
One of my favorite interviews ever, even though some brain-dead editor buried it on page 11 of the metro section, because of the richness of the quotes that glided so smoothly from the lips of Arthur Bryant, possibly the greatest name in Kansas City barbecue. The master died not long after this -- the beginning of a string of deaths by notables soon after I'd interviewed them (Abbie Hoffman; Villanova coach Al Severance), causing my very witty friend Jon to dub me a name I wore proudly for awhile: "The Grim Reap-orter"