Category Archives: hot dog joints

April 20

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

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 week (in an episode […]

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 […]

March 10

What’s in a name? Bad Bad Meow play live

Chicago band Bad Bad Meow met me at Jimmy’s Red Hots (4000 W. Grand) for old school Chicago dogs and fries. We talk about the band’s history, that questionable band name and why most of the band members were surprised to learn Car Con Carne was a food podcast. And then… they jammed in the […]

February 22

Radio chameleon Abe Kanan: ‘on the same page with eating disgusting foods’

(This episode contains adult language that may not be appropriate for non-adults and/or hypersensitive people.) I’m joined this week by the very funny Abe Kanan, who can be heard every weekday morning on Mancow’s show on The Loop (WLUP Chicago). Abe’s also the host of Abe Kanan:ON HOLD, an excellent podcast that’s been running for […]

November 14

Styx drummer Todd Sucherman: ‘If you have room for fries, you’ve got room for another dog’

Styx drummer Todd Sucherman is one of the best in rock and roll, something he reminds us of every time he sits behind the kit at a Styx show. He and I go way back… to freshman year of high school. We haven’t properly hung out since we were both Niles West Indians, so it […]