Category Archives: Pizza

October 02

‘Where did all the Busch beer come from?’ – Live performance from Black Bear Rodeo

This week, the Boost Mobile-sponsored Car Con Carne finds me driving to Oak Lawn to meet Chicago band Black Bear Rodeo at Grassano’s (5651 W 87th St, Oak Lawn, IL 60453). Grassano’s pizza puffs are ginormous and delicious, and their reputation on the south side is well-deserved. http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/Black_Bear_Rodeo_CCC.mp3 The band started the podcast with a […]

September 18

Ghosts, serial killers and grave robberies: Author/Chicago historian Adam Selzer

http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/CCC_Selzer.mp3 Author Adam SelzerĀ of Mysterious Chicago jumps in the front seat for pizza from D’Agostino’s on Ogden (752 N Ogden Ave, Chicago, IL 60642). This week’s episode is lovingly presented by Boost Mobile, and we talk about: The Chicago ghost tours Selzer leads Chicago’s newest ghost: Rosehill Pedro Why Selzer started doing ghost tours Serial […]

September 03

‘There’s a bar?’ – live performance from W.O.R.M. and pizza from Village Inn

Mike Reidy and Karen Righeimer from W.O.R.M.(World Organization of the Righteous Movement) meet me at Village Inn in Skokie (8050 Lincoln Avenue) for a podcast episode that includes a live performance and a visit from Village Inn Managing Partner, Desi Mulingbayan. http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/WORM_CCC.mp3 Covered this week: Village Inn is “a lovely place (in) a lovely community.” […]

September 04

Heligoats perform live, eat ‘Italian Beef pizza’

It’s another exclusive “backseat performance” as Chris Otepka of Heligoats plays two of the band’s best songs (My Camping Trip From Hell, Fish Sticks) live in the back seat of the Mazda 3. For this episode, we visit the spectacular new Riverside Pizza and Pub on 456 Redington Drive in South Elgin (http://www.riversidepizzapub.com). We go […]

March 23

‘Kiss my glass!’ Wine Channel TV host uncorks knowledge over pizza

Wine Channel TV host/sommelier/wine judge Jessica Altieri jumps in the Mazda 3 to eat pizza from Dough Bros in River North and answer some key questions: What’s a good wine for spring drinking? What kind of wine should you drink with artichoke pizza? (Selfish question: That’s what I was eating in the car.) Is there […]

February 24

The ‘debauchery sensei of Chicago’ talks ghosts, Chicago rock and charity

This week’s guests are Herb Rosen (owner of Liar’s Club & musician: Rights of the Accused and Beer Nuts) and Kelly Galassi (bartender/charitable soul). We visit Dante’s Pizza at 2825 N. Milwaukee for a trio of ginormous slices. As Kelly says, “You’ve gotta do the New York fold.” First up: We talk about the “Benefit […]