This is a glorious episode, as returning guests/friends Abe Kanan and Dan “Bass” Levy meet me at Chicago Culinary Kitchen (773 N Quentin Rd, Palatine, IL 60067) to try the restaurant’s Baltimore Pit Beef special. Returning guests/CCK co-owners Greg and Kristina Gaardbo jumped in the car (at alternating times) to talk about their restaurant, food, […]

This week, we look back on memorable moments with restaurateurs who jumped in the Mazda 3. http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/CCC_best_of_restaurateurs.mp3 On this Boost Mobile-sponsored episode, you’ll hear highlights from: The Budlong’s Jared Leonard, revealing the philandering, sordid history of “Nashville Hot” chicken Manny’s Deli’s Dan Raskin, chatting about the presidential history of the restaurant Honey Butter Fried Chicken’s […]

Stavros from Chicago metal band The Atlas Moth joins me for hedonistic, belly-stretching, food-challenge-worthy indulgence at one of Car Con Carne’s favorite places on earth: EPIC DELI. http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/CCC_Atlas_Moth_Epic_Deli.mp3 In this fine episode (brought to you by Boost Mobile), Stavros and I talk about: The evolution of Atlas Moth, from doom metal to its present sound […]

“Someone’s going to walk by and think we’re having a fight, like Jared said something that hurt my feelings. I’m bawling in here.” What is ‘Nashville Hot’ chicken? In simplest terms, it’s fried chicken with a level of cayenne spiciness that can bring a grown man (e.g. me) to his knees. Restaurateur Jared Leonard (Rub’s […]

This week’s episode finds the Mazda 3 in Grayslake, IL for BBQ’D, a barbecue joint recommended by guest Tyler Wildey. Tyler’s the man behind the insane sandwich shop Epic Deli, located in Johnsburg, IL. If you’re looking to keep your New Year’s Resolutions, don’t go there. Or go there and live a little, for Christ’s […]