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Car Con Carne

Feb 19, 2018

Manny's Deli (1141 S. Jefferson) is on a short list of legit, honest-to-goodness, Chicago food institutions. A classic deli operation that's been running since the end of World War II, Manny's remains a go-to for all three meals and a destination for local and national politicians.

Co-owner Dan Raskin joins me to talk...


Feb 13, 2018

Illustrator and artist of countless death metal album covers, Matt "Putrid" Carr, joins me for Taco in a Bag (4603  N. Lincoln Avenue). Special thanks to Taco in a Bag owner Patrick Bertoletti for the hospitality and amazing food! And thanks to Car Con Carne's official sponsor, Boost Mobile, for making this...


Feb 5, 2018

The phenomenal Natalie Slater of "Bake and Destroy" (bakeanddestroy.com) jumps in my car for a night of vegan food from Kāl'ish. And yes, that makes this week's show "Car Sin Carne."

And this week's Car Sin Carne is brought to us by Boost Mobile. Here's what we talk about on the show:

  • The gentrification of...


Jan 29, 2018

Comedians/improvisers/funny dudes Vik Pandya and Tyler Fowler of the Team Us Comedy join me for tacos at Alba's Restaurant (1825 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60622). During this Boost Mobile-sponsored episode, we talk about:

  • Criteria for a good taco: "All tacos are the same, until they're not."
  • My ability to spot Vik and...


Jan 22, 2018

This week, it's a visit to Kuma's Corner (2900 W. Belmont), which is basically Ground Zero for Chicago's 21st century burger Renaissance. 

My guest is Kuma's Creative Director David Bacso, who came to the podcast armed with two burgers:

The Minsk (January, 2018 Burger of the Month) - 10oz Beef Patty (or choice of...