Category Archives: burger joints

October 23

Reverend Horton Heat becomes Reverend Horton Eat – Jim Heath and I chow down on Billy Goat burgers

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 […]

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 […]

March 24

Tinder disasters, radio stories and cheeseburger revelations: WLUP’s Lyndsey Marie

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 […]

January 22

From Billy Corgan and wrestling to burger carnage in a Mazda: Musician Sheri Shaw

This week, it’s wrestling talk with wrestling entrance theme-writer Sheri Shaw at wrestling-themed restaurant The Squared Circle (2418 N. Ashland). http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/303992684-carconcarne-ccc-sheri-shaw-squared-circle-final.m4a DOWNLOAD Google Play Music iTunes Stitcher The food was awesome… I tried the “Screamin’ Demon” (Merkts cheddar and fresh jalapeno stuffed, Merkts cheddar, fresh and pickled jalapeno, pork rinds, cholula aioli), a burger I […]

December 11

Chicago blues from the west side clubs to Conan O’Brien: Li’l Ed Williams

Chicago blues treasure Li’l Ed Williams (Li’l Ed and the Blues Imperials) jumps in my car for a burger, as well as conversation about the blues and his career. Before I started rolling tape, I had to shatter Ed’s illusions of what Car Con Carne was about (“I didn’t know what to expect. I thought […]

October 30

Talking music with MTV/radio’s most trusted music voice, Matt Pinfield

It’s the first-ever Car Con Carne remote broadcast, as the show rolls into San Francisco! Joining me for this episode is no less than Matt Pinfield, the entertainment industry’s most trusted music voice (he currently hosts mornings at KFOG in San Francisco). We record in Car Con Carne’s sister station, a rental SUV with a […]

July 17

Local H: As Good As Fed (Car Con Carne TV Pilot)

BREAKING: A Car Con Carne TV pilot is being worked on as you’re reading this. Scott Lucas of super-huge Chicago band Local H joined me for the pilot’s first shoot, at BRGRBELLY in Portage Park (truly one of Chicago’s best burger joints). This episode is a mostly-unedited audio version of that segment. I had to […]