They won the national #next2rock championship, scored a record deal and rubbed elbows with stars… now Friday Pilots Club eats burgers in a gorgeous Mazda CX-9 (from the Autobarn Mazda of Evanston)

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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 […]

The phenomenal suburban Chicago band Take the Reins joins me for dinner at Hamburger Heaven in Elmhurst (281 N York Rd, Elmhurst, IL 60126). Before you listen to this episode, make sure to listen to their recently-released “Addiction by Subtraction” album! http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/CCC_Take_the_Reins.mp3 In this episode, sponsored by BOOST MOBILE, we discuss: The bitter blood feud […]

This week, it’s a visit to Kuma’s Corner (2900 W. Belmont), which is basically Ground Zero for Chicago’s 21st century burger Renaissance. http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/KUMAS_CCC.mp3 My guest is Kuma’s Creative Director David Bacso, who came to the podcast armed with two burgers: The Minsk (January, 2018 Burger of the Month) –¬†10oz Beef Patty (or choice of protein), […]

Jim Heath (Reverend Horton Heat) jumps in my car for burgers at Billy Goat Tavern (430 N. Michigan – Lower Level) and conversation about his long and awesome career. This (and every) episode is presented by Boost Mobile. http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/The_Reverend_Horton_Heat_on_Car_Con_Carne.mp3 You can watch the video of us driving to Billy Goat¬†here! We chat about: Rev’s love […]

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 […]

I’m joined by cheeseburger enthusiast/WLUP co-worker Lyndsey Marie for a trip to Little Bad Wolf (1541 W Bryn Mawr Ave, Chicago, IL 60660). Lyndsey takes her burgers seriously, which is why I left it up to her to pick this week’s location. And sure enough, she knocked it out of the park. Besides our shared […]