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Getting shamrocked outside Dante’s Tavern: Live music from The Avondale Ramblers (Episode 312)

Irish-flavored songs performed live in a tiny Mazda 3!

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Songs about being loaded *and* loaded mac and cheese pizza: The Blind Staggers at Beacon Tap (Episode 311)

The Blind Staggers (Damien & Laura) join me for an episode that features food from Beacon Tap in Des Plaines.

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Episode 301 – Yacht metal rocks! The Band Royale talks about their new album, touring and the truth about Chicago pizza

After listening to this episode, listen to the new album. It’s really good.

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‘Porno movies watered down for 13 year olds’ – Author Mike McPadden talks coming-of-age movies over Gino’s East Pizza (Episode 224)

Mike “McBeardo” McPadden, author of TEEN MOVIE HELL – A CRUCIBLE OF COMING-OF-AGE COMEDIES FROM ANIMAL HO– USE TO ZAPPED! joins me for fantastic pizza from Gino’s East River North (a true Chicago classic). We tackled a fantastic deep dish “Gino’s Supreme” and had scant few leftovers to speak of by the time we left the car!

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Episode 218 – Bummed Out in good spirits as they eat pizza in Franklin Park

Chicago area band Bummed Out jumps in the car for pizza and a performance!

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Episode 213 – Two Chicago classics: AM Taxi and Lou Malnati’s (LIVE AM TAXI PERFORMANCE)

Excellent Chicago band. Iconic Chicago pizza.

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‘I got pretty high and Googled how to make hot sauce’: Trying the delicious varieties of Soothsayer hot sauce (Episode 187)

Kyle from Soothsayer Hot Sauce joins me for pizza from the thrice-visited Dante’s Pizza (2825 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60618).

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KrashKarma: Live performance and interview over Chicago deep dish pizza (Episode 152)

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…

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Baconfest: Saluting ’10 years of the greatest pork geniuses in Chicago’ with Paulie Gee’s (Episode 148)

Baconfest is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, and co-founder Seth Zurer jumps in the Mazda 3 to talk about this year’s event. Joining us is Derrick Tung, owner of…

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‘Where did all the Busch beer come from?’ – Live performance from Black Bear Rodeo (Episode 126)

This week, the Boost Mobile-sponsored Car Con Carne finds me driving to Oak Lawn to meet Chicago band Black Bear Rodeo at Grassano’s (5651 W 87th St, Oak Lawn, IL…