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Car Con Carne

Aug 20, 2023

Car Con Carne visits Plainfield, IL for a visit to Black Dog Vinyl Cafe (16108 South Rt 59, Plainfield, IL 60586). The cafe/live music venue/record store/bar is a focal point for the SW suburban music community, and my trip there was long overdue.


Black Dog Vinyl Cafe owner Mike Marchetti and musician/frequent Black Dog Vinyl Cafe performer Jason Benefield jumped in the car to chat. Mike brought breakfast paninis and coffee to keep the conversation moving, and they were delicious!


We talked about the vinyl retail business and the community that’s developed around the cafe/store/venue. After Mike jumped out to take care of his business, Jason grabbed his acoustic guitar to perform “Chicago Song.”


Car Con Carne is presented by Alex Ross Art. Visit to see his work and get your hands on an original piece.




Car Con Carne is also sponsored by NINETY DAYS IN THE '90s (, by Andy Frye. Take the “Grey Line” back in time to 90s Chicago and relive all the music, moments and pop culture! Get your copy from Amazon, or wherever awesome books are sold.



Car Con Carne is also sponsored by Easy Automation (


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