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It’s a slippery slope… and cooooo. Former WLUP-ers Abe Kanan and Al Roker, Jr. at Calumet Fisheries (Episode 155)

For this episode, we visit a long-running south side Chicago institution: Calumet Fisheries (3259 E 95th St, Chicago, IL 60617). I’m joined by my (recently) former WLUP co-workers, Al Roker,…

Posted in Best Of Restaurateurs

Best of the Restaurateurs (Volume One) (Episode 154)

This week, we look back on memorable moments with restaurateurs who jumped in the Mazda 3. http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/CCC_best_of_restaurateurs.mp3 On this Boost Mobile-sponsored episode, you’ll hear highlights from: The Budlong’s Jared Leonard,…

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‘Someone’s a Car Con ***hole’ – Talking punk rock with Daryl Wilson (Bollweevils) and Denis Buckley (88 Fingers Louie) (Episode 153)

It’s a Chicago punk rock summit as I’m joined by returning guests Daryl Wilson (The Bollweevils) and Denis Buckley (88 Fingers Louie) at Dante’s Pizza. Here’s what we talk about…

Posted in Live performances metal Pizza

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…

Posted in Albany Park Northwest Side Tribute bands

Getting the Led out: Led Zeppelin 2 at Nighthawk (Episode 151)

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….

Posted in Live performances Mexican food tacos

Indie-pop Chicago band Like Language does amazing in-car performance, eats tacos (Episode 150)

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…

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The essential Chicago condiment collection

Wait… they ship this to your house?

Posted in Actors diners

From living out of a Jeep to a role on Showtime’s ‘The Chi’: Actor Mickey O’Sullivan (Episode 149)

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…

Posted in bacon Logan Square Pizza

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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Buy this guest’s stuff: Mickey O’Sullivan on Showtime’s ‘The Chi’

I’m recording with Chicago actor Mickey O’Sullivan later this week. He plays “Chef Dan” on the compelling and buzzworthy new Showtime series “The Chi.” Check him out in the pilot…