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Car Con Carne

Feb 24, 2018

Baconfest is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, and co-founder Seth Zurer jumps in the Mazda 3 to talk about this year's even. Joining us is Derrick Tung, owner of Paulie Gee's ( in Logan Square. Paulie Gee's pizzas are amazing. Go there soon. Tell 'em Car Con Carne sent you.

In this week's episode, presented by Boost Mobile:

  • The Boost Mobile Mazda 3 getting spotted in the wild
  • Paulie Gee's pizzas. We try the "Big Bad Wolf," which includes three types of pig
  • The benefit of lots of facial hair: Finding sauce in your mustache hours later.
  • The monthly "Logan Square" special - It's actually a square. This month's Chinese New Year-inspired pie is a showstopper. And the edge of the pizza? "That's all cheddar cheese."
  • What do a Paulie Gee's ingredient, Seth Zurer and pornography have in common?
  • The history of Baconfest, now including 150 restaurants in its 10th year! 
  • The beauty of Baconfest: Access to amazing chefs, kickass food, and IT'S ALL BACON.
  • The challenge of drinking beer at Baconfest.
  • "Exuberance can be your enemy" at Baconfest.
  • Derrick talks about preparing a dish for Baconfest.
  • Why is Baconfest "The Burning Man of bacon?"
  • What do Thor and Baconfest have in common?
  • Some of the new Chicago area restaurants participating in this year's Baconfest. Shout-out to Peckish Pig.