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Car Con Carne

Feb 5, 2019

Iconic goth D.J. Scary Lady Sarah joins me for vegan food at Upton's Breakroom (2054 W Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60612). We talked about her evolution as a DJ, goth music and music curation as we devoured a truly fantastic meat-free dinner.

See Scary Lady Sarah at "Nocturna: New Loves & Broken Hearts Ball" (Saturday,...


Feb 3, 2019

This week, Car Con Carne finds the Secret Donut Society at J.P. Graziano in the West Loop. Joining in on the donut fun (thanks, Secret Donut Pat) are Chris O. Biddle of Chicago-based burlesque and variety company Bim Bam Boom and "Seeso" Lobo, performer from the "Dirty Ditties" stage show. Discussed this week:

  • "Maybe...


Jan 27, 2019

Chicago Magic Lounge Entertainment Director Ben Barnes jumps in the car to talk about the history of table magic in Chicago, his history with magic and the happenings at Chicago Magic Lounge (5050 N. Clark).

For this episode, we went to nearby Hot "G" Dog (5009 N. Clark) for some of the best sausages you can get in the...


Jan 19, 2019

Actor Mickey O'Sullivan ("The Chi") comes back to the podcast to talk about his TV and film career over hot dogs at Byron's (1701 W. Lawrence). Also joining us is another return guest: Mike Payne, owner of Byron's!

As we get ready to watch Mickey return to Chicago P.D. on 1/30, we discuss:

  • Mickey's old days of walking...


Jan 17, 2019

This week, I'm joined by talented members of Ghostlight Ensemble as they prepared to do a table read of the legendary (?) "Spice World" movie.  In the car with me are Song (Scary Spice), Emma (Posh Spice) and Jean (Sporty Spice sitting shotgun).

Before doing a reading from the Spice World script, we discussed:

  • We got...