Category Archives: Mexican food

May 14

Vegetarian Mexican food with Chicago alt band Hidden Hospitals

This week, I’m joined Dave Raymond, singer/guitarist/songwriter for the super-cool Chicago band Hidden Hospitals. He picked the location for the recording: The vegetarian taqueria Quesadilla La Reina Del Sur (2235 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60647). The food was really good, if not destructively spicy. http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/hidden_hospitals_ccc.mp3 If you happen to be listening to this during […]

May 08

Hollywood calling: Author Emily Belden talks ‘Hot Mess’ and why the new book is perfect for TV

PRESENTED BY BOOST MOBILE Emily Belden, author of “Hot Mess,” jumps in the Madza 3 for a new episode/ http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/CCC_Emily_Belden.mp3 We got tacos from El Potosi (Spanish for “The Potosi”) this week. Spoiler warning: Not so much. We also talked about: El Potosi had some confusing items in the cooler, including not-for-sale Coronas and a […]

May 04

Remembering when the Chairman of AIWA USA punched me in the face: Joe Born on Taco Tuesday

PRESENTED BY BOOST MOBILE This week finds me interviewing AIWA USA Chairman Joe Born, a brilliant business leader, inventor and creative mind who I also happened to graduate high school with. http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/AIWA_-_Joe_Born.mp3 In this episode, sponsored by Boost Mobile, we shared a Taco Tuesday at El Carrito (6019 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60659) and […]

April 11

Kristina Cottone performs in-car, eats delicious Mexican food from El Metro Catina

SPONSORED BY BOOST MOBILE Kristina Cottone (along with Honey & the 45s guitarist Jon Gould) joins the show for a stunning in-car performance and a magnificent Mexican dinner from El Metro Cantina (1959 Chicago Avenue, Chicago). Kristina and Jon play two songs in the Mazda 3: A solo Kristina song (“Ukelele Summer Love Song”) and a […]

March 04

Indie-pop Chicago band Like Language does amazing in-car performance, eats tacos

Indie-pop Chicago band Like Language (Matthew Murray & Kristen Donnelly) joins me for tacos from the always-excellent Pueblo Nuevo in Portage Park (4342 N Central Ave, Chicago, IL 60634). The episode starts with a killer acoustic performance of the new song “Like a Drug,” which is easily one of the best you’ll hear on this […]

February 13

Tacos in a Bag eaten by creator of death metal’s most evil album covers: Dinner with Matt ‘Putrid’ Carr

Illustrator and artist of countless death metal album covers, Matt “Putrid” Carr, joins me for Taco in a Bag (4603  N. Lincoln Avenue). Special thanks to Taco in a Bag owner Patrick Bertoletti for the hospitality and amazing food! And thanks to Car Con Carne’s official sponsor, Boost Mobile, for making this episode possible. http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/CCC_Putrid.mp3 In […]

January 29

‘Two shady looking-fellas; must be comics’ – Team Us Comedy’s Vik and Tyler eat tacos

Comedians/improvisers/funny dudes Vik Pandya and Tyler Fowler of the Team Us Comedy join me for tacos at Alba’s Restaurant (1825 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60622). During this Boost Mobile-sponsored episode, we talk about: Criteria for a good taco: “All tacos are the same, until they’re not.” My ability to spot Vik and Tyler from […]