Category Archives: Mexican food

September 10

Thanking 88 Fingers Louie singer Denis ‘for being a friend’

Denis Buckley, frontman of 88 Fingers Louie, joins me for tacos at El Cid II (2645 Kedzie). http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/88fl_revisited.mp3 This week’s episode is sponsored by the good people at BOOST MOBILE. Discussed this week: My first experience with El Cid, during a particularly reckless period. Denis’s celebrated return to El Cid. The long-awaited new 88 Fingers Louie […]

August 13

The joy of ‘Fake Sex’: Chicago band Post Child

This week’s show is sponsored by the excellent people at BOOST MOBILE! Post Child (well, Bryan and Mustafa from the band) meet me at Zacatecas (5037 W Diversey Ave, Chicago, IL 60639) for pastor tacos and conversation this week. http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/Post_Child.mp3 We talk about: My history with Post Child Post Child history Cowboys and ravers: See them […]

July 31

Family dysfunction for all: Tony and Tina honeymoon in a Mazda 3

This week, it’s the stars of Tony & Tina’s Wedding: Rory Zacher and Concetta Rose (Tony and Tina). They jump in my Mazda 3 to eat Mexican food from La Pasadita (1140 N. Ashland Ave.) http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/Tony_and_Tina_CCC.mp3 The show is one of a kind, and you can find out more at tonylovestina.com We talk a lot about […]

June 18

Ralph’s World/Bad Examples musical genius Ralph Covert shares new song and talks Chicago music, goat tacos and Grammys

http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/CCC_Covert.mp3 Ralph Covert (Ralph’s World, Bad Examples) jumps in my car to eat goat tacos from Taqueria Atontonilco in Pilsen (1637 S Blue Island Ave). Ralph’s an incredibly talented songwriter, and we cover a lot of ground: The early days of Bad Examples and the DIY foundation the band was built on Condoms-as-band-marketing The Chicago music scene […]

May 20

‘I’ve never worried about the guys in Megadeth listening to this’ – Phoenix band Doll Skin eats tacos, talks music

I love Doll Skin (Sydney Dolezal, Alex Snowden, Nicole Rich, Meghan Herring). They have great music, hooks, harmonies and swagger. It was a pleasure meeting them in Crest Hill before their Bada Brew gig in mid-May. We covered a lot in a short time, including: Trying to appease the vegetarians in the band. How was […]

October 16

The smarmy side and high points of modeling: Loop Rock Girl April Rose

“Am I allowed to eat while we’re doing this?” “That’s kinda the thing.” Model and radio/TV star April Rose jumped in the Mazda 3 while Game 2 of the NLCS was happening 15 minutes away. Her sacrifice wasn’t in vain: There were enchiladas involved (4 Hermanos 5239 N. Central Ave, Chicago, IL, 60630). We talk […]

August 15

‘It’s still a man’s world out there’: Mystery Actions tear up Chicago punk scene

Nikki, Lucy and Polly from Chicago punk rock band Mystery Actions join me for Taco Night at Taqueria Traspasada (3144 N California). Over tacos and Jarritos, we cover the following: *Why Nikki took a bullet before the show *Polly’s fans in the foot fetish community *Lucy’s conjuring up a killer Motorhead/Girlschool collaboration *The band’s less-glamorous […]