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Car Con Carne

Oct 20, 2018

This week, I'm joined by 4/7 of Ready Freddies (John, Christine, Ann Marie and Amy), a Queen tribute band comprised of A-list Chicago musicians.

We got tacos from El Primo Chuki's on Lawrence and talked about:

  • The band's Halloween show at Martyr's
  • The impending release of the Freddie Mercury biopic...


Oct 16, 2018

Chicago band Friday Pilots Club (Caleb and Drew) jumped in the Mazda CX-9 (on loan from the spectacular team at The Autobarn Mazda of Evanston) for conversation and food from Red Hot Ranch (3057 N. Ashland). Discussed this week:

  • The Mazda CX-9 lends itself to an Iron Chef-type scenario.
  • Bands need protein.
  • Friday...


Oct 10, 2018

Kyle from Soothsayer Hot Sauce joins me for pizza from the thrice-visited Dante's Pizza (2825 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60618). Discussed in this episode, presented by The Autobarn Mazda of Evanston (who provided a gorgeous CX-9 for this week's show):

  • The literal dumpster fire outside Kyle's place.
  • We sample all...


Oct 2, 2018

Car Con Carne, presented by the Autobarn Mazda of Evanston, heads to the Ravenswood area to meet up with author/vegan/sustainability expert Ashlee Piper (Give a Sh*t: Do Good. Live Better. Save the Planet.) Given Ashlee's background, it made sense to meet at  Urban Vegan (1601-1603 W Montrose Ave, Chicago, IL 60613)....


Sep 27, 2018

Veteran (seasoned?) Chicago journalist Charlie Meyerson (currently of Chicago Public Square & Rivet, ex- of Chicago Tribune, WGN, WNUA and WXRT) joins me for subs and news talk at Submarine Tender (200 Desplaines Ave, Forest Park, IL 60130.) Just to get it out of the way, the restaurant's name isn't "Submarine Tenders,"...