August 17

Aiwa Arc-1: The official headphones of Car Con Carne

Your search for the perfect Bluetooth headphones is over. I think I’ve only taken my new Arc-1s off to shower since I first unboxed them. Unbelievable sound, solidly-made, light to wear, and easy functionality. Get in on this (click the handsome picture).    

August 13

The difficult-to-describe, coming-through-in-the-clutch, Chicago band Midwave eats hot dogs

Kyle and Brandon of Chicago band (and Chicago #next2rock finalist) Midwave join me at Budacki’s Drive In (4739 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60625) for hot dogs and conversation. http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/midwave_ccc.mp3 Come to Cubby Bear on August 30 to see Midwave, Like Language, Friday Pilots Club, Take the Reins and the Giving Moon compete in the […]

August 04

Chicago band Parker ignores the smell of I-94 to perform live in the Mazda 3

Up-and-coming Chicago band Parker (Devin, Trevor, Patrick) jumps in the Mazda 3 outside the iconic Chicago hot dog stand Jim’s Original (1250 S Union Ave, Chicago, IL 60607). http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/Parker_CCC.mp3 Discussed in this episode, sponsored by Boost Mobile (the official cell provider of Car Con Carne): Every time I say the band name, I want to […]

August 01

Throat-kick cauliflower and ass-kicking beer: A visit to 350 Brewing Company in Tinley Park

This week, Car Con Carne (sponsored by Boost Mobile) makes a trip out to Tinley Park to visit the exceptional 350 Brewing Company (7144 183rd St, Tinley Park, IL 60477). http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/350_CCC.mp3 Owner Todd Randall and Director of Marketing Justin Maynard jump in the car (with room to spare) to talk about: The superior Wi-fi we’re […]

July 28

Poi Dog Pondering’s Frank Orrall: Conversation about food, music and Chicago at City Winery

One of Chicago’s most beloved musicians, Frank Orrall of Poi Dog Pondering, jumps in the car in advance of his solo show at City Winery (8/2/18). City Winery is always a cool place to hang out. Go see a show there (like Frank Orrall solo). Or just go for the food and wine. Just go: 1200 […]

July 14

‘Abe doesn’t deserve to eat here’ – Abe Kanan and Dan “Bass” Levy at the phenomenal Chicago Culinary Kitchen

This is a glorious episode, as returning guests/friends Abe Kanan and Dan “Bass” Levy meet me at Chicago Culinary Kitchen (773 N Quentin Rd, Palatine, IL 60067) to try the restaurant’s Baltimore Pit Beef special. Returning guests/CCK co-owners Greg and Kristina Gaardbo jumped in the car (at alternating times) to talk about their restaurant, food, […]

July 07

Bury Me in Lights buried in Burger Moovment burgers: Live performance & music chat in Elmwood Park

Chicago scene stalwarts Bury Me in Lights jump in the car for a visit to the phenomenal Burger Moovment in Elmwood Park (Go there immediately: 7512 W North Ave, Elmwood Park, IL 60707). Friendly people, great vibe, killer food. http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/CCC_BMIL.mp3 (Note: There have been issues reported when trying to use this player from a shared […]