Category Archives: Restaurateurs

August 27

The Atlas Moth at Epic Deli: This could ‘very well be the death of us’

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 […]

February 03

Sweating out ‘hot chicken’ with the Budlong’s Jared Leonard

“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 […]

January 07

‘Disturbing’ restaurant practice 86’d / ‘JVO sandwich’ sales steady: Epic Deli’s Tyler Wildey at BBQ’d

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 […]