36 | April 12, 2018 | The wilmette beacon puzzles wilmettebeacon.com north shore puzzler CROSSWORD & Sudoku Glencoe, Glenview, Highland Park, Highwood, Northbrook, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Winnetka, Northfield, Lake Forest and Lake Bluff Crossword by Myles Mellor and Cindy LaFleur Across 1. Adams of “American Hustle” 4. Person referred to 8. Year in Nero’s reign 11. Feudal estate 13. The king of France 14. River to the Rhine 15. Ivan and Nicholas title 16. Still speaking out 18. Relax 20. Sister city of Highland Park in Italy 21. Out of date 23. Nasdaq rival 24. Highland Park house used in “Ferris Beuhler’s Day Off” 28. Prefix indicating wrong action 30. Freeze over 31. Precisely 33. Actor Lowe 36. All __ Jazz 37. 1974 title role for Dustin Hoffman 38. Skating medalist Lipinski 39. Costa del __ 40. Mideast hot spot 41. Acknowledged 42. Venture capitalists, abbr. 43. Luau instrument 45. ____ Nicole Smith 48. Comics cry 49. “Diary” singer, first name 51. Gossipy 55. “Of course” 59. Cole ____ shoes 61. Table scraps 62. Oscar de la ___ 63. First word of “The Raven” 64. A filthy place 65. Palm reader, e.g. 66. Barely get, with “out” Down 1. To the stern 2. Catchall abbr. 3. One third of a Fab Four refrain 4. Rep.’s colleague 5. Stumbling expressions 6. French for law 7. Membrane, for example 8. Spikes 9. Flashdance singer Cara 10. Hindu sacred texts 12. End of the week 13. Calms 14. Griffith or Rooney 17. Ages 19. Aerobatic manoeuvre 22. Checks 24. Morsels 25. Sonic comeback 26. Oscar winner for “Hud” 27. Daily grind 28. Failed in terms of achieving an ambition 29. Fluid finish 32. Bob Dylan’s “___ Night Like This” 33. Assess 34. Hurler Hershiser 35. Wished 37. Driver’s need, for short 38. ___ death do us part.... 41. Oblong veggie 42. Narcissistic 44. Nairobi’s land 45. Sharp 46. Neat 47. Naval investigation show 49. Uproars 50. They’re sometimes put on 52. Personal question 53. Healthy in mind 54. Talk, talk, talk 56. Simple shirt 57. Compass direction 58. Paper tray size, abbr. 60. Abigail Adams, __ Smith Let’s see what’s on Schedule for Wilmette Community Television – Channel 6 Thursday, April 12 5 p.m. NSSC Men’s Club Program 6 p.m. Coach’s Corner 7 p.m. Village Board Meeting 10:30 p.m. BSK - Spring Veggies Friday, April 13-Sunday, April 15 5 p.m. Coach’s Corner 6 p.m. BSK - Spring Veggies 7 p.m. Park Board Meeting 8:30 p.m. Village Board Meeting Monday, April 16 5 p.m. Illinois Channel Programming 7 p.m. Coach’s Corner 8 p.m. NSSC Men’s Club Program 9 p.m. WPD Ice Show 2017 Tuesday, April 17 3 p.m. Illinois Channel Programming 5 p.m. BSK - Spring Veggies 6 p.m. Coach’s Corner 7 p.m. Committee of the Whole Meeting (Live) Wednesday, April 18 1 p.m. Committee of the Whole Meeting 4:30 p.m. Library Board Meeting (taped 4/17) 6:30 p.m. Coach’s Corner 7:30 p.m. Zoning Board of Appeals (Live) visit us online at WILMETTEBEACON.com answers How to play Sudoku Each Sudoku puzzle consists of a 9x9 grid that has been subdivided into nine smaller grids of 3x3 squares. To solve the puzzle each row, column and box must contain each of the numbers 1 to 9. LEVEL: Medium Crossword by Myles Mellor and Susan Flanagan
wilmettebeacon.com life & arts the wilmette beacon | April 12, 2018 | 37 Story of local barbecue sauce dates back to 19th century Hilary Anderson Freelance Reporter Every town has its historic treasures. Wilmette is no different. Some are hidden away, others not. One recently discovered treasure sits in plain sight on a grocery shelf at Wilmette’s Al’s Meat Market. It is Old Arthur’s Barbecue Sauce. While the jar of barbecue sauce and its contents are obviously not old, its history and the person who first made it date back to the mid-1800s. “I heard about how good the sauce is, its history and the person who developed it,” said Joe Spera, owner of Al’s Meat Market, 1165 Wilmette Ave. “I had to see for myself. I try many of my products before I make them available to my customers.” Spera did just that. He searched for Arthur’s relatives to learn more about the Old Arthur’s Barbecue Sauce and discovered his great, great-grandson, Eudell Watts IV, and his family, live in Evanston. “The barbecue sauce recipe belonged to an actual person named Arthur,” Spera said. “Watts [IV] visited my store and related Arthur’s story.” Arthur Watts, born in 1839, was a slave. He was freed at age 28 when President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, which became effective Jan. 1, 1863. “Arthur did touch history,” Eudell Watts said. “He talked about seeing President Lincoln once during a train stop when Lincoln was campaigning for the presidency and hearing him speak.” At age 5, Arthur Watts had two jobs. One was taking care of his owner’s horse, making sure it was saddled up when he left the farm located just outside of Kansas City and taking it back to the barn upon his owner’s return. More importantly, Arthur Watts was in charge of keeping an open-hearth fire going — the fire needed for cooking food in a kettle. Sometimes he attended an open pit fire — one in the ground that roasted meat. It also was Arthur’s job to retrieve logs for both fires. As he grew, Arthur Watts became responsible for watching the meat, turning it and making sure the meat cooked properly. He discovered the better he did, the more praise he received and the easier his life was. Arthur endeared himself to his owners. Over time, Watts came up with a handful of recipes that were his “go-to” enhancements of whatever he was cooking. Arthur Watts and his family cook meat in a barbecue pit. Photo submitted After the Emancipation Proclamation became effective, Arthur Watts traveled north to a little town in Iowa, Eudel, and later settled in central Illinois by Kewanee. It is believed Arthur’s descendents received the name, Eudell, in honor of the place where he first lived as a free person. Since Arthur Watts was not literate, the name was spelled with two “Ls” and not one. When Arthur Watts left the area where he lived as a slave, he did not have anything to take with him other than the recipes he developed over the years and his proficiencies at open pit barbecuing. Arthur quickly found he could make a living for himself and earn his keep by applying his skills and recipes wherever he went. He continued experimenting throughout his life. He became well-known with his unique barbecuing abilities and flavors he introduced, ones never experienced or created before. Most barbecuing techniques at the time were from other regions of the country. It was Arthur’s crafting of his barbecue sauces that influenced what now is known as the Kansas City style [of sauces]. People called upon him to be the pit master whenever there was a festival or civic or church event. THE SPRING Arthur Watts began building his barbecue pit and started making sauces in 55 gallon drums days before the occasion. He used untreated oak CARPET SALE Lowest Prices of the Season Now Through June 4th SELECT TUFTEX STYLES ON SALE NOW THROUGH APRIL 30 TH Featuring True Event by Tuftex 1840 Skokie Boulevard Northbrook, IL 60062 847.835.2400 www.lewisfloorandhome.com Please see sauce, 39 You make it home, we make it beautiful.