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Car Con Carne

Jun 30, 2019

DJ/actor/comedian Chanté Linwood joined me for amazing food from Haymarket Pub & Brewery (737 W. Randolph). And yes, Haymarket is a Car Con Carne favorite!

Chanté is a very busy woman, and I nobly tried to talk about everything she's working on and has done. Included in the conversation:

  • Starting out as a DJ.
  • A...

Jun 28, 2019

Cirque du Soleil “VOLTA” is, on the surface, a circus; a big top amalgam of a number of circus-type acts and feats. But it seems reductive to leave the description there.

I was given deep, “in the trenches” access to “VOLTA” earlier this week, which theoretically made it easier for me to summarize the show....

Jun 23, 2019

Radio Hall of Fame member Garry Meier jumps in the Mazda CX-9 on the eve of his weeklong fill-in doing mornings on WLS-AM 890.

It's been five years since Garry was last heard hosting a show on terrestrial radio, so we talk a bit about that. We also talk about his excellent daily podcast, "The Garry Meier Show."

Jun 19, 2019

Hard Rock Cafe: Chicago has been in River North for 33 years; its sign is one of the most iconic landmarks in downtown Chicago. Now, decades into the chain's history, the menu has been completely revamped.

Walking me through the new Hard Rock menu are Chicago GM Clarence Choffel and Hard Rock International Corporate...

Jun 17, 2019

Tiffany is an internationally beloved singer, songwriter, actress and teen icon. In this week's episode, she and guitarist/producer Mark Alberici jumped in a Mazda CX-9 to have lunch with me after playing two sold-out shows at the Allstate Arena for the "Mixtape Tour" (along with NKOTB, Debbie Gibson, Naughty by Nature...