Smoking Popes’ Josh Caterer at Chicago Culinary Kitchen (Episode 845)

Old friend/returning hero Josh Caterer (Smoking Popes) joins me for a heart-stopping volume of delicious food from Chicago Culinary Kitchen (2391 N Hicks Rd Palatine, IL 60074).

When Josh and I rave about the food in the episode, please know that we weren’t exaggerating, We didn’t try anything that wasn’t exceptional.

Greg Gaardbo, co-owner of Chicago Culinary Kitchen, jumped in the back seat to walk us through what we were eating and to talk about the restaurant’s history, and what’s coming around the corner.

Also discussed:

*New Smoking Popes song (with Sincere Engineer!) coming at the end of June! More to follow shortly thereafter!
*The Rise Against residency: What was it like to do that show?
*Where is Josh’s head at as he’s writing new Popes songs?
*Josh can be surly: What’s that like?
*Proof of Josh’s wholesomeness: his enthusiasm for Bubble Up
*Why is Father’s Day a sh*t show?
*The CCK menu: We try tacos, pastrami, brisket, chicken, beans, corn bread, turkey, burgers… it was an orgy of food.
*CCK has a “Viking Funeral” coming up

Good food and a good friend/favorite musician: This is a fantastic episode, and I hope you walk away inspired to listen to Smoking Popes and plan a meal at Chicago Culinary Kitchen!

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