Processing the loss of seeing Mike Fryer’s amazing smile and experiencing his contagious personality isn’t easy. It’s been years since I met him and his brother George, who did the photography during the early years of Fork & Pour, which evolved into The Las Vegas Food & Beverage Professional. There was an instant attraction with our beliefs in Las Vegas overlapping, which resulted in my column.

It was such a pleasure getting to know Mike and call him a friend. I was always mesmerized learning about his amazing background in the restaurant and hospitality industry. The fact he spoke Japanese was intriguing and most admirable. There’s little doubt Mike would be pleased the crew he enlisted to make his publication a long-lasting reality will move forward with the comfort of cherishing individual memories of knowing one of the truly “good guys” to cross our life’s path.

~ Jackie Brett