Old Arthur’s Barbecue Sauce
Here’s why we are the Sauce of the Century!
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ABC 7'S Windy City LIVE, hosted by Val Warner, Ryan Chiaverini and with contributor Ji Suk Yi, announced on the show today, that Old Arthur's Barbecue Sauce, an American original, is the winner of the Peapod's Next Best on-air contest. Celebrity judges chose the mouth-watering sauce, a family recipe passed down for five generations, as the winner from a field of more than 150 entries. Eudell Watts III and Eudell Watts, IV, father and son owners of Old Arthur's Barbecue, accepted the Peapod's Next Best honor...
Read the full press release here.
Old Arthur’s has beaten out 200 other new products, to be one of 6 finalists in this “Shark Tank” like product sponsorship contest!
Judged by respected enthusiasts:
- Alpana Singh, Master Sommelier, Owner of The Boarding House and Seven Lions restaurants, former host of Check, Please!
- Kevin Pang, A James Beard Award-winning food writer and filmmaker
- Ina Pinkney, Chef/owner of The Dessert Kitchen Ltd. and Ina’s Kitchen
The following article appeared in History Channel Magazine, July 2009
“A Slave in the Family”
Raised a slave, a great-grandfather recalled the stories of his youth.
By Eudell Watts III
In the spring of 1837 my great-grandfather Arthur Watts was born in Randolph County, Missouri. He was the son of his master and a mulatto slave named Silvia. Arthur was raised a slave, but his father favored him a bit and allowed him to work as a houseboy. The master’s wife detested the blue-eyed slave boy immensely so when the master was away from the farm, Arthur took to the woods. His friends and relatives would bring him food until his father’s return.
Arthur tended horses and tobacco crops. He witnessed the atrocities of slavery and survived a horrible kick to the head from a horse. A week or so after the kick, he passed out; the wound had become gravely infected. His father had the wound cleaned out, cauterized, and treated with a mixture that included beeswax, alcohol, and mineral oil. He then had a blacksmith heat and sterilize a silver coin, which he cooled and placed in the wound before dressing it. “You can see it,” my grandfather would tell me and point to the back of his head. “Ol’ Arthur’ll never be broke.”