44 min

EP #63 Michael Killik Should Be Dead (But, He's Not, and His Hot Sauce is Going Nationwide‪)‬ CLE Foodcast

    • Food

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.

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.

44 min