Category Archives: tacos

December 08

‘Everybody’s butt puckers up on everything’ – Stand-up comedy talk with comedian Mike Maxwell

This week, I happily open the passenger door to comedian Mike Maxwell. We meet at Los 2 Amigos 2216 W Algonquin Rd, Rolling Meadows, IL, which is right next door to a Boost Mobile location. I love Boost. So much so, I mention in the podcast, “If it were open right now, I’d say let’s just […]

November 13

‘She makes music… and hot sauce!’ Chicago musician Xoe Wise

Chicago musician Xoe Wise met me for tacos at El Nuevo Taco Loco in Ravenswood (translation: The New Crazy Taco!). http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/XOE_WISE.mp3 This episode (sponsored by Boost Mobile) finds us talking about: Primo Chuki’s: Why’s that taqueria crawling with people while Nuevo Taco Loco has no customers Xoe’s zydeco background. Bon temps rouler! Xoe’s musical roots […]

September 10

Thanking 88 Fingers Louie singer Denis ‘for being a friend’

Denis Buckley, frontman of 88 Fingers Louie, joins me for tacos at El Cid II (2645 Kedzie). http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/88fl_revisited.mp3 This week’s episode is sponsored by the good people at BOOST MOBILE. Discussed this week: My first experience with El Cid, during a particularly reckless period. Denis’s celebrated return to El Cid. The long-awaited new 88 Fingers Louie […]

August 13

The joy of ‘Fake Sex’: Chicago band Post Child

This week’s show is sponsored by the excellent people at BOOST MOBILE! Post Child (well, Bryan and Mustafa from the band) meet me at Zacatecas (5037 W Diversey Ave, Chicago, IL 60639) for pastor tacos and conversation this week. http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/Post_Child.mp3 We talk about: My history with Post Child Post Child history Cowboys and ravers: See them […]

July 31

Family dysfunction for all: Tony and Tina honeymoon in a Mazda 3

This week, it’s the stars of Tony & Tina’s Wedding: Rory Zacher and Concetta Rose (Tony and Tina). They jump in my Mazda 3 to eat Mexican food from La Pasadita (1140 N. Ashland Ave.) http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/Tony_and_Tina_CCC.mp3 The show is one of a kind, and you can find out more at tonylovestina.com We talk a lot about […]

July 02

Going solo after Rock Star: INXS, L.A. Guns and Lovehammers: Marty Casey

Chicago superstar Marty Casey (Lovehammers, Rock Star: INXS, L.A. Guns) and band members Mike and Matt join me for “Dope Tacos” at Taqueria Traspasada 2 (thanks for the recommendation, Jake). Car Con Carne is presented by Boost Mobile. http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/CCC_Marty_Casey.mp3 This week, we talk about: ROCK STAR: INXS. What would Marty’s life have been like if […]

June 18

Ralph’s World/Bad Examples musical genius Ralph Covert shares new song and talks Chicago music, goat tacos and Grammys

http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/CCC_Covert.mp3 Ralph Covert (Ralph’s World, Bad Examples) jumps in my car to eat goat tacos from Taqueria Atontonilco in Pilsen (1637 S Blue Island Ave). Ralph’s an incredibly talented songwriter, and we cover a lot of ground: The early days of Bad Examples and the DIY foundation the band was built on Condoms-as-band-marketing The Chicago music scene […]