Beacon Tap (1374 Lee, Des Plaines) was one of the last restaurants Car Con Carne visited before lockdown (March 2, 2020). Now, just over two years later, I was more than excited to return.
I was joined by the talented Kevin Singleton of the new(ish) synth-based band Night Spice for this visit. We absolutely tore through Beacon Tap’s menu, guided by the charming and hospitable Beacon Tap General Manager, Tommy Riemer.
We talked a lot about Night Spice’s new release, “Welcome to Miami, IL,” which is available for streaming in two versions: Instrumental and band-with-vocals… and they sound like two entirely different projects.
Kevin and I also talked about the evolution and the far-reaching, multi-platform, vision of Night Spice as we ramp up to the band’s performance at Summerfest next month and RIOT FEST in September.