August 13

The joy of ‘Fake Sex’: Chicago band Post Child

This week’s show is sponsored by the excellent people at BOOST MOBILE! Post Child (well, Bryan and Mustafa from the band) meet me at Zacatecas (5037 W Diversey Ave, Chicago, IL 60639) for pastor tacos and conversation this week. http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/Post_Child.mp3 We talk about: My history with Post Child Post Child history Cowboys and ravers: See them […]

August 06

The man who eats like a 12-year-old boy: Comedian/radio star Kevin Kellam at Seafood City

This week, it’s a trip to Seafood City Supermarket (5033 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL 60630) with my colleague/stand-up comedian Kevin Kellam (101 WKQX). http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/CCC_Kevin_Kellam.mp3 Before we started the podcast, we did a walking tour of the sorts of things Seafood City sells. Need a package of blood? How about bile? Kevin was ill-prepared for what […]

July 31

Family dysfunction for all: Tony and Tina honeymoon in a Mazda 3

This week, it’s the stars of Tony & Tina’s Wedding: Rory Zacher and Concetta Rose (Tony and Tina). They jump in my Mazda 3 to eat Mexican food from La Pasadita (1140 N. Ashland Ave.) http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/Tony_and_Tina_CCC.mp3 The show is one of a kind, and you can find out more at tonylovestina.com We talk a lot about […]

July 24

A life in BBQ: Talking restaurant business with Real Urban Barbecue’s Jeff Shapiro

I’m joined by Real Urban Barbecue owner Jeff Shapiro at his new location at 5238 Touhy in Skokie (“Smokie”). I’ve been going to his Highland Park location for years, and was a fan long before he broke ground just west of the Edens. http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/RUB_CCC.mp3 DOWNLOAD Before we started the podcast interview, he took me on […]

July 15

He’s a comics creator! He’s a musician! He’s both! Dan Dougherty at Billy Goat

Dan Dougherty has talents in multiple areas. His self-published comics (Beardo, Touching Evil) are must-reads, and his band (On the Off Chance) is on the rise in Chicago (wait until you hear about the sweet opening gig they have coming up in September). Dan met me for double cheeseburgers at the original Billy Goat location […]

July 07

‘This car is the clean plate club’ – Singer Fiona Grey joins me for sausage at Roma’s

Household-name-waiting-to-happen pop singer Fiona Grey joins me for an Italian sausage at Roma’s Italian Beef & Sausage (4237 N Cicero Ave, Chicago, IL 60641). I had the Hot Doug’s Atomic Sausage Combo and fries… and holy crap, it was good. http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/Fiona_Grey_CCC.mp3 Here’s what we covered: Fiona’s cool jacket from Barcelona and my $12 shirt from […]

July 02

Going solo after Rock Star: INXS, L.A. Guns and Lovehammers: Marty Casey

Chicago superstar Marty Casey (Lovehammers, Rock Star: INXS, L.A. Guns) and band members Mike and Matt join me for “Dope Tacos” at Taqueria Traspasada 2 (thanks for the recommendation, Jake). Car Con Carne is presented by Boost Mobile. http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/CCC_Marty_Casey.mp3 This week, we talk about: ROCK STAR: INXS. What would Marty’s life have been like if […]