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The Arthur Bryant's Barbeque Story

     Arthur Bryant, the legendary King of Ribs, is the most renowned barbequer in history. He created a sauce that has attracted the likes of former Presidents Harry Truman and Jimmy Carter to his restaurant . . . considered to be the best restaurant in the world by New Yorker columnist Calvin Trillin.
     Since 1930 celebrities such as Steven Spielberg, Michael Landon, Robert Redford, Jack Nicholson, Wilt Chamberlain, Bryant Gumbel, Tom Watson and George Brett and common folk alike have made the pilgrimage to Arthur Bryant's to enjoy barbeque that's slow-smoked with a combination of hickory and oak woods, mellowed to the peak of flavor, then splashed with Original or Rich & Spicy sauce. Now you can enjoy these sauces with carefully guarded secret recipes at home, for the authentic taste of Arthur Bryant's barbeque.

     Charlie Bryant started the Kansas City barbeque tradition, or some say it was Henry Perry for whom Charlie worked. Arthur visited his brother Charlie in KC and never left. Charlie owned the business after Henry died, then after Charlie died Arthur took over. Arthur first perfected the sauce ("I make it so you can put it on bread and eat it") and then opened the 18th & Brooklyn restaurant that was to become a legend.
     After Arthur passed away in 1982 Gary Berbiglia and Bill Rauschelbach acquired the restaurant and have expanded the business while preserving the original Arthur Bryant's traditions and world-famous 
flavor. Arthur used to mix and store his

 sauce in big five gallon glass jars. You can still see one in the window of the Brooklyn restaurant today. As Gary Berbiglia puts it, "It's history."    <MORE>