March 15

KrashKarma: Live performance and interview over Chicago deep dish pizza

This week, it’s an in-car performance and interview with KrashKarma (Ralf Dietel-singer/guitarist, Niki Skistimas-drums/vocals)! In this Boost Mobile-sponsored episode, we find ourselves at local favorite The Art of Pizza (3033 N Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60657). http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/krash_karma_ccc.mp3 Heard on this show: The band plays their new song, “Stranded,” in the car. They also explain what […]

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

Indie-pop Chicago band Like Language does amazing in-car performance, eats tacos

Indie-pop Chicago band Like Language (Matthew Murray & Kristen Donnelly) joins me for tacos from the always-excellent Pueblo Nuevo in Portage Park (4342 N Central Ave, Chicago, IL 60634). The episode starts with a killer acoustic performance of the new song “Like a Drug,” which is easily one of the best you’ll hear on this […]

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 28

The essential Chicago condiment collection

Wait… they ship this to your house?

February 27

From living out of a Jeep to a role on Showtime’s ‘The Chi’: Actor Mickey O’Sullivan

Chicago actor Mickey O’Sullivan jumps in the car for diner food from his favorite place, The Golden Apple (2971 N. Lincoln). I was lucky to steal time with Mickey, he’s super busy these days playing “Chef Dan” on “The Chi” on Showtime. Related: GREAT SHOW. Watch it here! http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/CCC_MOS.mp3 In this Boost Mobile-sponsored episode, we talk about: […]

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…