Sometimes we meet people that we are inexplicably drawn to, for one reason or another. For me, Michael Killik is one of those people.
Killik quotes Chuck D from Public Enemy, sometimes speaks in colorful language (you've been warned) and has the word "Juggernaut" tattooed on his belly. But he's also a dad of four daughters, a doting grandfather, a proud veteran, and a mid-life entrepreneur.
Michael makes Killik Hot Sauce that is fermented and naturally low in sodium (an important part of the story). He discovered a love for hot sauce while stationed in Abilene, Texas. But he didn't pursue a business until many years later after living life hard and nearly losing his life - twice.
There are several over-arching messages in this episode. You'll come to your own conclusions, but I am reminded of the following simple, yet profound thoughts. Life is short. It's never too late. And you can't judge a book by its cover.
This episode is sponsored by Douglas Katz and the Katz group of restaurants, Cooking' Genie, and Ohio Wines.