In the 15 years since Honeypie opened, Milwaukee’s dining scene has experienced a great deal of change. Heck, the Bay View restaurant itself has undergone its fair share of changes along the way, including countless menu modifications, buckling down to get through a worldwide pandemic, and relocating a few blocks north to its current digs at 2569 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.

“This industry is not for the faint of heart. It is really hard work, especially over the last few years. It takes a lot of dedication, a little insanity, and a real love of it to make it through all the tough moments,” Honeypie owner Valeri Lucks says. “Surviving 15 years only happens when you are lucky enough to be surrounded by great people. And we have been incredibly lucky to work with amazingly creative and dedicated people who have stuck with us.”

In that thankful spirit, Honeypie will celebrate its 15th anniversary with “15 Days Of Gratitude,” which will bring throwback menu items, dessert giveaways, a rare return of its Firkin Night, and other surprises to the Milwaukee casual dining mainstay. The promotion will run May 17-31. During that span, diners can revisit old favorites from past menus, including items like the Solid State, Lambwich, DLT, The Klug, and The Composter during weekday brunch service. Weekend brunch will offer elevated entrees like Schnitzel Benedict, Scallop Benedict, and Farmers Breakfast.

In terms of events, Honeypie will host a Cupcake Pop-Up on May 17 (until they sell out), a May 21 Firkin Night in partnership with Black Husky Brewing, and a Memorial Day brunch starting at 9 a.m. The “15 Days Of Gratitude” will culminate on Friday, May 31 during Bay View Gallery Night festivities, during which Honeypie will taking to its patio to give out free birthday cake, raffle off a birthday dinner for six, and will also have Julio Avila and artists of Cornerstone Tattoo inking people up if they so desire. The restaurant also says there might be “a few other tricks up our sleeves” and encourages people to keep tabs on them on social media throughout the 15-day span.

“We are lucky that we have a city that has loved us for us and keeps showing up. We will be doing our best to keep showing up for our city for another 15,” Lucks says. “Our gratitude to our team and to everyone who has supported us all these years is monumental.”

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Before co-founding Milwaukee Record, Tyler Maas wrote for virtually every Milwaukee publication (except Wassup! Magazine). He lives in Bay View and enjoys both stuff and things.