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Testing Taco Bell’s Naked Chicken Chalupa with ManBQue’s John Carruthers (Episode 95)

This week, I’m joined by John Carruthers, co-founder of meat social club ManBQue (manbque.com) and co-author of two must-own ManBQue cookbooks. We take a trip to a northwest side Taco…

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From Billy Corgan and wrestling to burger carnage in a Mazda: Musician Sheri Shaw (Episode 94)

This week, it’s wrestling talk with wrestling entrance theme-writer Sheri Shaw at wrestling-themed restaurant The Squared Circle (2418 N. Ashland). http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/303992684-carconcarne-ccc-sheri-shaw-squared-circle-final.m4a DOWNLOAD Google Play Music iTunes Stitcher The food was…

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Fooditor’s Mike Gebert reveals ‘One of the top 3 dishes in Chicago’ (Episode 93)

Mike Gebert, author of “The Fooditor 99: Where To Eat (And What To Eat There) in Chicago” jumps in the Mazda 3 to create audio food porn. We visit Khan…

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‘It’s like the kindest prison yard you’ve ever been to’: AAW wrestling with Dr. Keith Lipinski (Episode 92)

In advance of the AAW Wrestling “Unstoppable” event (December 30 at 115 Bourbon Street: 3359 W 115th St, Merrionette Park, IL), AAW Producer Keith Lipinski jumps in the car to…

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Chicago blues from the west side clubs to Conan O’Brien: Li’l Ed Williams (Episode 91)

Chicago blues treasure Li’l Ed Williams (Li’l Ed and the Blues Imperials) jumps in my car for a burger, as well as conversation about the blues and his career. Before…

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Chicago band-to-know My Gold Mask eats Carnivale Food Truck’s menu (Episode 90)

This week’s mouth watering food comes courtesy of the Carnivale Food Truck . With Chicago band-on-the-cusp My Gold Mask (Jack and Gretta) in the back seat, Carnivale’s Chef Rodolfo sits…

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Meatless for Mars: Radio talk and vegan food with veteran DJ Johnny Mars (Episode 89)

Legendary Chicago radio DJ Johnny Mars (WXRT) jumps in the car for a (gasp) vegetarian meal at Amitabul (6207 N Milwaukee Ave). http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/295606883-carconcarne-meatless-for-mars-radio-talk.mp3 DOWNLOAD Google Play Music iTunes Stitcher We…

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Styx drummer Todd Sucherman: ‘If you have room for fries, you’ve got room for another dog’ (Episode 88)

Styx drummer Todd Sucherman is one of the best in rock and roll, something he reminds us of every time he sits behind the kit at a Styx show. He…

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‘Welcome to Chicago: We’re going to fatten the s**t out of you’ – Club Lago w/ ‘All In Time’ film director Chris Fetchko (Episode 87)

Chris Fetchko, writer/director/producer of the excellent indie film All In Time (allintimefilm.com), jumps in the Mazda 3 for a trip to Club Lago in River North (331 W Superior St.)….

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Talking music with MTV/radio’s most trusted music voice, Matt Pinfield (Episode 86)

It’s the first-ever Car Con Carne remote broadcast, as the show rolls into San Francisco! Joining me for this episode is no less than Matt Pinfield, the entertainment industry’s most…