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February 20

Buy this guest’s stuff: Mickey O’Sullivan on Showtime’s ‘The Chi’

I’m recording with Chicago actor Mickey O’Sullivan later this week. He plays “Chef Dan” on the compelling and buzzworthy new Showtime series “The Chi.” Check him out in the pilot (click the image below), and binge from there!

February 19

What do U.S. presidents, Jerry Seinfeld and Car Con Carne have in common? Manny’s Deli in Chicago.

Manny’s Deli (1141 S. Jefferson) is on a short list of legit, honest-to-goodness, Chicago food institutions. A classic deli operation that’s been running since the end of World War II, Manny’s remains a go-to for all three meals and a destination for local and national politicians. http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/Mannys_CCC.mp3 Co-owner Dan Raskin joins me to talk about […]

February 18

Buy this guest’s stuff: Natalie Slater’s ‘Bake and Destroy’

Natalie Slater talked vegan food, wrestling and entrepreneurship on this episode. Check out her cookbook, available on Kindle (click the image below)!    

February 16

Buy this guest’s stuff: Turnspit’s album debut

Turnspit jumped in the Mazda 3 last June and did a bring-the-car-down live version of “Walk Away.” The band just released their full-length debut (“Desire Paths”) last week; click the album cover below to check out (and buy) the studio version of “Walk Away!”

February 13

Tacos in a Bag eaten by creator of death metal’s most evil album covers: Dinner with Matt ‘Putrid’ Carr

Illustrator and artist of countless death metal album covers, Matt “Putrid” Carr, joins me for Taco in a Bag (4603  N. Lincoln Avenue). Special thanks to Taco in a Bag owner Patrick Bertoletti for the hospitality and amazing food! And thanks to Car Con Carne’s official sponsor, Boost Mobile, for making this episode possible. http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/CCC_Putrid.mp3 In […]

February 05

PODCAST AND DESTROY: A visit with vegan author/personality Natalie Slater

The phenomenal Natalie Slater of “Bake and Destroy” (bakeanddestroy.com) jumps in my car for a night of vegan food from Kāl’ish. And yes, that makes this week’s show “Car Sin Carne.” http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/Bake_and_Destroy_CCC.mp3 And this week’s Car Sin Carne is brought to us by Boost Mobile. Here’s what we talk about on the show: The gentrification of […]

January 29

‘Two shady looking-fellas; must be comics’ – Team Us Comedy’s Vik and Tyler eat tacos

Comedians/improvisers/funny dudes Vik Pandya and Tyler Fowler of the Team Us Comedy join me for tacos at Alba’s Restaurant (1825 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60622). During this Boost Mobile-sponsored episode, we talk about: Criteria for a good taco: “All tacos are the same, until they’re not.” My ability to spot Vik and Tyler from […]