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‘Basket Case,’ ‘Evil Dead’ and Cheap Trick: Chicago’s Best Bartender Mike Vanderbilt (Episode 718)

The readers of the Chicago Reader named him Best Bartender in Chicago, and the celebrated Mike Vanderbilt returns to Car Con Carne to talk horror. He chats with me about the latest season of the “Halloweenies” podcast, as it’s taking…

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On location at the Rock Island Public House drive-in parking lot with Mike Vanderbilt (Episode 621)

The Mazda 3 makes it to Blue Island for an in-person, in-car recording with Mike Vanderbilt of Rock Island Public House! We talk about the fantastic drive-in schedule at RIPH (Don Knotts weekend!), eat killer food from Butter Upon Bacon…

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The breweries of the Dixie Highway Brewery Trail (Episode 595)

It’s a celebration of the Dixie Highway Brewery Trail’s second anniversary. Joining me to talk about the south side’s craft brewing business are Alan Cromwell from Blue Island Beer Company, Amy and Steve Camp from Evil Horse Brewing and John…

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St. Patrick’s Day flicks, Italian movies & Kiss Meets the Phantom: RIPH drive-in curator Mike Vanderbilt (Episode 567)

Movie time! Rock Island Public House in Blue Island is rolling out its March drive-in schedule, and I’m talking about the upcoming flicks with beloved Car Con Carne guest and RIPH movie curator Mike Vanderbilt! March 5 – Student Bodies…