February 18

Buy this guest’s stuff: Natalie Slater’s ‘Bake and Destroy’

Natalie Slater talked vegan food, wrestling and entrepreneurship on this episode. Check out her cookbook, available on Kindle (click the image below)!    

February 16

Buy this guest’s stuff: Turnspit’s album debut

Turnspit jumped in the Mazda 3 last June and did a bring-the-car-down live version of “Walk Away.” The band just released their full-length debut (“Desire Paths”) last week; click the album cover below to check out (and buy) the studio version of “Walk Away!”

February 13

Tacos in a Bag eaten by creator of death metal’s most evil album covers: Dinner with Matt ‘Putrid’ Carr

Illustrator and artist of countless death metal album covers, Matt “Putrid” Carr, joins me for Taco in a Bag (4603  N. Lincoln Avenue). Special thanks to Taco in a Bag owner Patrick Bertoletti for the hospitality and amazing food! And thanks to Car Con Carne’s official sponsor, Boost Mobile, for making this episode possible. http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/CCC_Putrid.mp3 In […]

February 05

PODCAST AND DESTROY: A visit with vegan author/personality Natalie Slater

The phenomenal Natalie Slater of “Bake and Destroy” (bakeanddestroy.com) jumps in my car for a night of vegan food from Kāl’ish. And yes, that makes this week’s show “Car Sin Carne.” http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/Bake_and_Destroy_CCC.mp3 And this week’s Car Sin Carne is brought to us by Boost Mobile. Here’s what we talk about on the show: The gentrification of […]

January 29

‘Two shady looking-fellas; must be comics’ – Team Us Comedy’s Vik and Tyler eat tacos

Comedians/improvisers/funny dudes Vik Pandya and Tyler Fowler of the Team Us Comedy join me for tacos at Alba’s Restaurant (1825 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60622). During this Boost Mobile-sponsored episode, we talk about: Criteria for a good taco: “All tacos are the same, until they’re not.” My ability to spot Vik and Tyler from […]

January 22

A life of metal and burgers: A visit from Kuma’s Creative Director David Bacso

This week, it’s a visit to Kuma’s Corner (2900 W. Belmont), which is basically Ground Zero for Chicago’s 21st century burger Renaissance. http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/KUMAS_CCC.mp3 My guest is Kuma’s Creative Director David Bacso, who came to the podcast armed with two burgers: The Minsk (January, 2018 Burger of the Month) – 10oz Beef Patty (or choice of protein), […]

January 17

‘Where to eat and what to eat there’: Fooditor editor Mike Gebert and Big Guy’s owner Brendan O’Connor

This week, it’s a trip to Berwyn (said in the best possible Svengoolie voice) for amazing food from Big Guys Sausage Stand. I’m joined by peerless food writer Mike Gebert (owner and editor-in-chief of Fooditor, author of The Fooditor 99: Where To Eat and What To Eat There) and Big Guy’s owner Brendan O’Connor. http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/Big_Guys_on_Car_Con_Carne.mp3 We […]