Mike's Hot Honey


On the Menu: 61 Local

February 16, 2017 Michael Kurtz

You could label 61 Local a restaurant or cafe but that wouldn't encompass the broad range of roles the eatery plays in its community. Located just off of bustling Smith Street in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, owner Dave Liatti's "public house," is, more than anything, a place for the local community to gather and share in the riches of the city's food scene. Functioning as a bar, coffee shop, restaurant, educational/event space and home base for Brooklyn's locavore scene, 61 Local lives up to it's name. Liatti, a former engineer with Six Point Brewery, opened 61 Local in 2010. The menu,...


Rosco's Pizza & Episode 1 of the Mike's Hot Honey Podcast

February 09, 2017 Michael Kurtz

Jonathan Greenberg, owner and head pizza man at Rosco's Pizza in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, took the long road to opening his ode to a classic slice joint.  Pizza seeds were planted during Jon's first kitchen job working as a prep cook at an Italian restaurant and pizzeria in Colorado. Following  stretches in the tech and non-profit worlds, Jon's passion for cooking and distaste for the 9-5 office environment eventually led him to pursue formal training in culinary school followed by a series of jobs at restaurants ranging from fine dining to Neapolitan style pizza.  In the summer of 2012, Jon's journey through...


On The Menu: Bareburger

February 01, 2017 Michael Kurtz

NYC's own Bareburger, known for their high quality meats and plethora of burger choices, puts options and control into the hands of their customers.  Eaters can create customized burgers, choosing from a long list of proteins including bison, elk, wild boar, duck, turkey and of course, classic beef.  Even vegetarians are treated to a nice range of veggie burger options including sweet potato & wild rice, black bean and farmer's quinoa.But for our visit to Bareburger's LaGuardia Place outpost, we were there to eat chicken.  And milkshakes.  Barebuger's Hot Honey Chicken sandwich features buttermilk fried chicken, crunchy brussels slaw, a...


Mike's Hot Toddy Recipe

January 24, 2017 Michael Kurtz

By now you should know that Valentine's Day is officially the worst day of the year to go out to eat at a restaurant. It's crowded, menus are transformed into overpriced prixe fix marathons and the servers and cooks are all bummed that they have to work instead of being with their loved ones. Do yourself and your valentine a favor and stay in, cozy up in your pjs and enjoy a delicious Mike's Hot Toddy together. Perfect for a frigid winter date night or for beating that pesky cold, our Mike's Hot Toddy will keep you warm and buzzing...


Recipe: Mike's Hot Honey Bacon & Parm Brussels Sprouts

January 17, 2017 Michael Kurtz

After kicking a bad reputation, Brussels Sprouts are back and better than ever. When cooked to perfection, they are delicious with just a little olive oil and sea salt, but dress them up with bacon, shaved parm and Mike’s Hot Honey and you’ve got a real crowd pleaser on your hands! Directions In a cast iron pan, cook bacon over medium heat Once cooked, remove bacon but save the rendered fat Add quartered sprouts to the pan and cook in bacon fat over medium heat until tender Remove from pan and toss in a bowl with crumbled bacon bits Shave parm...