One of Chicago’s most beloved musicians, Frank Orrall of Poi Dog Pondering, jumps in the car in advance of his solo show at City Winery (8/2/18). City Winery is always a cool place to hang out. Go see a show there (like Frank Orrall solo). Or just go for the food and wine. Just go: 1200 […]

Chicago band-on-the-rise, 101 WKQX Piqniq artist and national Next2Rock finalist, Marina City jumps in the car for a wild, delicious romp through the menu of recently-opened restaurant City Barbeque in Berwyn (7108 W. Cermak Road Ste B2, Berwyn, IL 60402). http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/Marina_City_CCC.mp3 Let the record show: The food at City Barbeque is amazing. I’m already planning […]

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: […]

Manny’s Deli (1141 S. Jefferson) is on a short list of legit, honest-to-goodness, Chicago food institutions. A classic deli operation that’s been running since the end of World War II, Manny’s remains a go-to for all three meals and a destination for local and national politicians. http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/Mannys_CCC.mp3 Co-owner Dan Raskin joins me to talk about […]

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

Jim Heath (Reverend Horton Heat) jumps in my car for burgers at Billy Goat Tavern (430 N. Michigan – Lower Level) and conversation about his long and awesome career. This (and every) episode is presented by Boost Mobile. http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/The_Reverend_Horton_Heat_on_Car_Con_Carne.mp3 You can watch the video of us driving to Billy Goat here! We chat about: Rev’s love […]

This week, I eat poutine from the Donermen food truck with the members of Replicant. They jumped in the Mazda 3 right after their performance at the annual Cold Waves festival this year. http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/CCCReplicant.mp3 Car Con Carne is presented by Boost Mobile. Replicant and I talked about: Playing Cold Waves at Metro The industrial/Cold Waves […]