Category Archives: hot dog joints

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 […]

June 16

Do you know what it’s like to be p***ed on? DO YOU? The return of Apocalypse Hoboken (recorded at Legit Dogs & Ice)

Chicago punk legends Apocalypse Hoboken are gearing up for two reunion shows at Chop Shop (July 13 & 14). That seemed like a perfect excuse to chat with Todd and Andy from the band. Joining us in the car is the source of this week’s meal: Matt Habib, proprietor of the transcendent Legit Dogs & […]

April 20

Pinball pro tips, its outlaw history and awesome future: Stern Pinball’s Zach Sharpe

SPONSORED BY BOOST MOBILE This week takes us to Stern Pinball, headquartered on a non-descript industrial zone west of O’Hare in Elk Grove Village. Jumping in the car for the episode is Stern Marketing Director Zach Sharpe, who’s also the #1 pinball player in the world. For real. #1. http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/Stern_CCC.mp3 Here’s what we covered this […]

February 28

The essential Chicago condiment collection

Wait… they ship this to your house?

June 11

Rockabilly with Them Guilty Aces! Hot dogs at Gene and Jude’s!

This week, it’s distinctly American sounds played in parking lot of distinctly Chicago (ish) hot dog joint. This week, Boost Mobile presents Car Con Carne, featuring Chicago rockabilly/doo-wop/soul band Them Guilty Aces. Somehow, I managed to cram four band members and myself into the Mazda 3. Things got a little tricker when the band played […]

April 19

Lucky Boys Confusion rocks car, eats hot dogs

Jason Schultejann and Kaustubh Pandav of Chicago band Lucky Boys Confusion jump in the Mazda 3 for a trip to Fatso’s Last Stand (2258 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60622). We talked about: *Their record release show at HOB (it was “inspiring” and “elevated”) *The art of communicating on stage *LBC history (“You guys have […]