Mr. Fullard's daughter, Venise Steeple, who lives in Woodlawn, explained that "everything like the gravies and sauces — and even the potato salad — was yellow because we used food coloring."

She declined to reveal all of the ingredients of her father's special sauce that he used to bathe meats.

"The kick comes from lemon juice and honey — and that is all I am going to say," said Ms. Steeple, who said the meat just fell off her father's slow-cooked ribs and chicken.

"Youman had a wonderful sense of humor and was a very welcoming guy," said Mr. Schmoke, who had Mr. Fullard cater events during his tenure at City Hall. "He was a great friend to people throughout the city."

In a 1994 interview with The Sun, Mr. Fullard explained his restaurant's philosophy.

"I had a policy that I used to try and make the few minutes anyone spends here the best few minutes of their day," he said. "At other businesses, the people there act like they're doing you a favor. Not here."

In 2000, the Greenmount restaurant was destroyed by an early-morning grill fire, and because the insurance had lapsed, Mr. Fullard and his wife had to use $70,000 in savings to reopen the business.

After Mrs. Fullard's health began to fail, the family decided in 2005 to lease both restaurants, and Mr. Fullard retired. Mrs. Fullard died in 2008.

The Greenmount Avenue location closed in 2006; the Yellow Bowl No. 2 on Park Heights Avenue remains open. The family no longer has any involvement in the restaurant.

Because he was owner of one of the city's oldest black-owned restaurants, he was honored with a statue in the Great Blacks in Wax Museum.

Mr. Fullard enjoyed traveling, fishing, and playing dominoes and cards.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at March Funeral Home, 4300 Wabash Ave.

In addition to his daughter, Mr. Fullard is survived by three sons, Youman Fullard Jr., Vincent Fullard and Jeffrey Fullard, all of Baltimore; 12 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.