David K. Secrest (left) and Jack Wilkinson, both former Atlanta Journal-Constitution writers, place a plaque on the wall of a booth at Manuel’s Tavern, honoring their long-time friend and colleague, Ron Taylor. It reads:
Rover & Meatloaf Lover
Like the Dew adds: In recent years, the wonderful writer Ron Taylor enjoyed “roving,” as he called it, through the neighborhoods around Highland Avenue in Atlanta. Ron and a friend or two or three often would often stop in at Manuel’s Tavern for a glass of unsweetened iced tea and, occasionally, lunch. Meatloaf was his favorite, although he resisted the urge to indulge every time he was there.