For the past 20 years, Honey’s Kettle has cemented itself as a Los Angeles institution known for great comfort food, and especially for its delicious hand-dipped, kettle-cooked fried chicken. Vincent Williams, Honey’s Kettle’s chef and founder, started in the chicken business at 17 years old, and has spent decades perfecting not only frying chicken, but also developing his family-owned business. Vincent sits down with us to talk about his decision to expand during the pandemic with the launch of Honey Drop Kitchen delivery-only locations, and shares with us what it’s like to be a black-owned business in America.

For our musical guest and performance, we revisit our 2012 meet-up with New Jersey rockers, Static Jacks.  They shared with us tales of busking in NYC and of beloved diner tuna melts. The quartet also gave us a spirited acoustic set, playing songs from their debut album, If You’re Young.

Our very first book, Snacky Tunes: Music is the Main Ingredient, Chefs and Their Music (Phaidon), is available now for preorder. It features 77 of the world’s top chefs who share personal stories of how music has been an important, integral force in their lives. The chefs also give personal recipes and curated playlists too. It’s an anthology of memories, meals and mixtapes. Snacky Tunes hits shelves in North America, October 14.

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