Bruce and Paul (Plant and Page), of world-class Led Zeppelin tribute band Led Zeppelin 2, join me for a special show recorded inside Nighthawk Coffee Bar and Tavern (4744 N. Kimball). Food this week is from the excellent Hot Dog Station (4742 N. Kimball), whose Chicago dogs and mushroom/swiss burger capped the recording off perfectly. […]

Rick and Nick from Mexican Werewolf join me for this year’s Thanksgiving episode, recorded at Vaughan’s Pub & Grill (5485 N Northwest Hwy, Chicago, IL 60630). http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/Mexican_Werewolf.mp3 In this Boost Mobile-sponsored show we discuss: The “Irish as ****-ness” of Vaughan’s The John Carpenter filmography The deliciousness of Vaughan’s food. That corned beef sandwich was amazing. […]

Burger King unveiled it’s Whopperito (a Whopper made like a burrito) on August 15th, and I decided to try it during BK’s launch week. Fast food’s never been a Car Con Carne “thing,” but sometimes I have to point the Mazda 3 in the direction of the zeitgeist. Patrick Brower, co-owner of Challengers Comics and […]

Jon Langford is an artist’s artist. He’s a member of the Mekons, Waco Brothers, The Three Johns, Men of Gwent and an accomplished solo performer and painter. With a new Waco Brothers album on the way (Going Down in History) and an urge for encased meats, Langford jumped in the backseat to perform a couple […]

“I am so bloated and full right now, I thought my seatbelt was on.” And so goes Car Con Carne’s trip to legendary Chicago hot dog establishment Superdawg. Jesse Valenciana, founder of meat-loving social club ManBQue, sits shotgun for a chat that covers ManBQue’s core principles of meat, beer and rock & roll. http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/237611775-carconcarne-jesse-manbque-ccc.mp3 DOWNLOAD […]