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July 02

‘I feel like we’re trying the whole menu tonight’ – Return to Epic Deli in McHenry

Repeat guest Tyler Wildey, proprietor of Epic Deli (2616 Schaid Ct, McHenry, IL 60050) is my guest for 4th of July week. We talk about his restaurant, the restaurant business, music and the insanely delicious food that comes out of Epic’s kitchen. http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/Epic.mp3 This show is sponsored by Boost Mobile. Discussed this week: Made-to-order fresh […]

June 24

2 days, 2 stages and 40 bands: Talking DZ Fest with Ben Arguelles (and eating subs from Peppo’s)

This week’s guest is DZ Records impresario Ben Arguelles, who’s getting ready to launch this year’s DZ Fest (July 7 & July 8). DZ Fest has become a must-attend, totally DIY, 2-day event… at his house. http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/DZ_CCC.mp3 On this episode (sponsored by BOOST MOBILE), we discuss: Staging a 2-day DIY festival in his backyard: 2 […]

June 16

Do you know what it’s like to be p***ed on? DO YOU? The return of Apocalypse Hoboken (recorded at Legit Dogs & Ice)

Chicago punk legends Apocalypse Hoboken are gearing up for two reunion shows at Chop Shop (July 13 & 14). That seemed like a perfect excuse to chat with Todd and Andy from the band. Joining us in the car is the source of this week’s meal: Matt Habib, proprietor of the transcendent Legit Dogs & […]

May 04

Remembering when the Chairman of AIWA USA punched me in the face: Joe Born on Taco Tuesday

PRESENTED BY BOOST MOBILE This week finds me interviewing AIWA USA Chairman Joe Born, a brilliant business leader, inventor and creative mind who I also happened to graduate high school with. http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/AIWA_-_Joe_Born.mp3 In this episode, sponsored by Boost Mobile, we shared a Taco Tuesday at El Carrito (6019 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60659) and […]

March 12

Getting the Led out: Led Zeppelin 2 at Nighthawk

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. […]

March 04

Buy this guest’s stuff: Like Language

Like Language did a killer acoustic version of their new song “Like a Drug” on the podcast. Check out the studio version here:

February 24

Buy this guest’s stuff – Fooditor 99: Where to Eat (and What to Eat There) in Chicago

Mike Gebert is a fantastic food writer (and three-time Car Con Carne guest). If you live in the Chicago area, you should do yourself a favor and pick up this super-cheap, must-have guide to Chicago restaurants! Click the image to explore…