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Car Con Carne

Mar 29, 2018

This week, we look back on memorable moments with restaurateurs who jumped in the Mazda 3. On this Boost Mobile-sponsored episode, you'll hear highlights from:

  • The Budlong's Jared Leonard, revealing the philandering, sordid history of “Nashville Hot” chicken
  • Manny's Deli's Dan Raskin, chatting about the...

Mar 21, 2018

It's a Chicago punk rock summit as I'm joined by returning guests Daryl Wilson (The Bollweevils) and Denis Buckley (88 Fingers Louie) at Dante's Pizza.

Here's what we talk about this week:

  • Is Denis now tied for most-frequently appearing guest on the show?
  • "I have no agenda."
  • Why in the hell did I say Blaze Pizza? It's...

Mar 16, 2018

This week, it's an in-car performance and interview with Krash Karma (Ralf Dietel-singer/guitarist, Niki Skistimas-drums/vocals)! In this Boost Mobile-sponsored episode, we find ourselves at local favorite The Art of Pizza (3033 N Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60657). Heard on this show:

  • The band plays their new song,...

Mar 13, 2018

Bruce and Paul (Plant and Page), of world-class Led Zeppelin tribute band Led Zeppelin 2, join me for a special show recorded inside Nighthawk Coffee Bar and Tavern (4744 N. Kimball). Food this week is from the excellent Hot Dog Station (4742 N. Kimball), whose Chicago dogs and mushroom/swiss burger capped the recording...

Mar 5, 2018

Indie-pop Chicago band Like Language (Matthew Murray & Kristen Donnelly) joins me for tacos from the always-excellent Pueblo Nuevo in Portage Park (4342 N Central Ave, Chicago, IL 60634). The episode starts with a killer acoustic performance of the new song "Like a Drug," which is easily one of the best you'll hear on...