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Car Con Carne

May 22, 2018

The phenomenal suburban Chicago band Take the Reins joins me for dinner at Hamburger Heaven in Elmhurst (281 N York Rd, Elmhurst, IL 60126). Before you listen to this episode, make sure to listen to their recently-released "Addiction by Subtraction" album! In this episode, sponsored by BOOST MOBILE, we discuss:

  • The...


May 15, 2018

This week, I'm joined Dave Raymond, singer/guitarist/songwriter for the super-cool Chicago band Hidden Hospitals. He picked the location for the recording: The vegetarian taqueria Quesadilla La Reina Del Sur (2235 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60647). The food was really good, if not destructively spicy.

If you happen to...


May 9, 2018

Emily Belden, author of "Hot Mess," jumps in the Madza 3 for a new episode (sponsored by Boost Mobile).

We got tacos from El Potosi (Spanish for "The Potosi") this week. Spoiler warning: Not so much. We also talked about:

  • El Potosi had some confusing items in the cooler, including not-for-sale Coronas and a sheet...


May 5, 2018

This week finds me interviewing AIWA USA Chairman Joe Born, a brilliant business leader, inventor and creative mind who I also happened to graduate high school with. In this episode, sponsored by Boost Mobile, we shared a Taco Tuesday at El Carrito (6019 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60659) and talked about:

  • "We've known...


Apr 27, 2018

This week takes Car Con Carne to Palatine for the exceptional-beyond-words, I swear I'm not exaggerating, amazing Chicago Culinary Kitchen (773 N. Quentin Road Palatine, IL
http://chicagoculinarykitchen.com/).

Chicago Culinary Kitchen owners Greg and Kristine Gaardbo take turns sitting shotgun (the car is a little...