Tag Archives: JVO

February 19

What do U.S. presidents, Jerry Seinfeld and Car Con Carne have in common? Manny’s Deli in Chicago.

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 […]

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 […]

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 08

Bluegrass performance from Coyote Riot and cheesy beefs at Pop’s

Coyote Riot (pronounced “KEYE-OAT,” not “KEYE-oaty,” like I say throughout the episode) joins me for amazing cheesy beefs from Pop’s (10337 S Kedzie Ave, Chicago, IL 60655). More amazing, they play a blistering version of “I Was Born to Take It Easy” in my car. Yep… bluegrass performed live in a Mazda 3. So freaking […]

October 29

The War on Peace joins me for CAR CON CARNAGE at a haunted house

I’m joined by the members of Chicago band The War on Peace for a podcast recorded in October outside the House of Torment haunted house in Morton Grove. http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/War_on_Peace_-_Car_Con_Carne.mp3 They played an absolutely spectacular version of “High Rise Lies” in my Mazda 3 and talked about their music and history as a band.  This week’s […]

October 23

Reverend Horton Heat becomes Reverend Horton Eat – Jim Heath and I chow down on Billy Goat burgers

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 […]

October 16

Unboxing a ‘mystery bag of food’ with pro wrestler Jay Bradley

(CAR CON CARNE PRESENTED BY BOOST MOBILE) My new best friend, pro wrestler Jay Bradley (TNA, WWE, OVW, AAW, Resistance Pro, etc.) piledrives his way into the passenger seat for a great night of conversation and food (generously provided by Real Time Sports Bar at 1120 W Devon Ave, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007). http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/Jay_Bradley_on_Car_Con_Carne.mp3 We talked about: The […]