Mike's Hot Honey


Sweet Chick: Bringing Chicken & Waffles back to NYC

May 16, 2017 Michael Kurtz

For many Americans, chicken & waffles is most closely associated with LA, namely Roscoe's House of Chicken & Waffles, a landmark LA restaurant that opened in 1976 and is widely credited with popularizing the dish.  Often left out of the Roscoe's narrative is the detail that Roscoe's original owner, Harlem native Herb Hudson, brought the dish from his hometown NYC, where it first started appearing on menus in 1930s Harlem restaurants.  As the story goes, a group of jazz musicians sat down at Wells Supper Club in Harlem for a late night meal after their gig.  Half the group wanted...


Making great homemade pizza with the Baking Steel

May 09, 2017 Michael Kurtz

The wealth of culinary knowledge shared online has taken home cooking to new heights and pizza is no exception. In our quest to make great pizza in a standard home oven we came across the Baking Steel, a new pizza making tool from the mind of Andris Lagsdin.Lagsdin's Baking Steel is a slab of steel, 1/4 of an inch thick, that serves the same function as a standard baking stone, only it conducts heat much better than stone and gives the home pizza enthusiast a new surface that can be used to create beautifully crispy, thin crust pies.  We visited...


Mike's Hot Honey Podcast - Episode 6 - @DrunkBakers - Keavy Landreth & Allison Kave of Butter & Scotch

April 25, 2017 Michael Kurtz

We recently stopped by Butter & Scotch, the bar and bakery in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, to catch up with owners Allison Kave and Keavy Landreth.  Both former bakers, Kave and Landreth joined forces to open Butter & Scotch in 2015 and have created an "adult soda fountain" right on Franklin Ave.  The bar and bakery serves up a delicious savory menu, built around their beloved biscuit.  But folks with a sweet tooth will enjoy a slice of pie or their famous birthday cake alongside one of the bar's craft cocktails.  Check out Episode 6 of the official Mike's Hot Honey...


Mike's Hot Honey Goes to the Movies! - A Visit to Nitehawk Cinema

April 19, 2017 Michael Kurtz

Nitehawk Cinema in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, one of the first theaters in NYC to offer food & drink service, is a true trailblazer.  The three-screen cinema opened in 2011 and was single-handedly responsible for overturning the prohibition-era New York State liquor law that made serving alcohol in motion picture theaters illegal.  Now movie-goers can enjoy a carefully curated mix of first-run films and classic flicks while sipping on cocktails and enjoying a menu of food that features local ingredients and dishes inspired by the staff's favorite films.We visited to check out Nitehawk's new Spring menu, which features two new dishes made with Mike's...


Our First Pizza Expo & Episode 5 of the Mike's Hot Honey Podcast featuring our Pizza Expo Roundtable

April 04, 2017 Michael Kurtz

We're back from our very first International Pizza Expo in Las Vegas and we've got stories to tell! If you're unfamiliar, the International Pizza Expo is the Super Bowl of the pizza industry.  Each March, pizzeria owners descend on Las Vegas to sample all of the latest ingredients, ovens and pizza gadgets.  You'll find everything from the country's best San Marzano tomatoes to robots that make dough balls (warning: dough-ballers, your jobs are not safe!).  The event attracts everyone from industry newbies who are just getting off the ground and doing research to pie industry vets.In addition to product testing and...