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The award-winning Piece Pizzeria & Brewery (Episode 802)

Car Con Carne pulls up to Wicker Park for a long chat with Bill Jacobs, owner of the much-celebrated Piece Pizzeria & Brewery (1927 W. North Avenue). As we eat Hot Doug’s Atomic Sausage pizza (red pizza with pepper jack,…

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19th Annual KT’S Kids Holiday Fundraiser at Liar’s Club 12/17 (Episode 801)

The 19th Annual KT’s Kids Holiday Fundraiser happens at Liar’s Club (1665 W. Fullerton), starting at 7pm on 12/17! Liar’s Club owner Herb Rosen and Katie Augustyn of KT’s Kids joined me for a preview of the event while eating…

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10 of the most memorable moments (Episode 800)

Watch the full-length video on YouTube and Facebook! Welcome to the 800th episode of Car Con Carne! For this special episode, we’re looking back at 10 memorable moments from the past 799 episodes. They’re not the “ultimate” or “definitive” 10…

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Singer/songwriter Caroline Lucius at Handlebar in Wicker Park (Episode 799)

Chicago-based singer/songwriter Caroline Lucius is an artist I think you should know. She and her bandmate/brother Schaffer Lucius joined me for a fun episode that included incredible vegetarian food from Handlebar (2311 W. North Avenue). Caroline talked about her music,…

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Sludgeworth gets overdue ‘Losers of the Year’ vinyl release (Episode 798)

Chicago punk pioneers Sludgeworth (Dan Schafer- vocals, Adam White – guitar, Brian Vermin – drums) joins Car Con Carne right as their 1995 compilation album, “Losers of the Year,” is set for vinyl release (Red Scare) for the very first…

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Marina City enters ‘the Simulation’ (Episode 797)

Ryan Argast and Eric Somers-Urrea of Marina City return to Car Con Carne to chat about the making of their current release, “The Simulation.” We chatted outside Fabulous Freddie’s Italian Eatery on 31st and dined on “Yerminators” and pizza puffs….

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‘Dedicated’ diabetes benefit coming to Blue Island Beer Company 12/10/22 (Episode 796)

Chris Castaneda joins me for a preview of DEDICATED – A Benefit for the American Diabetes Association, happening at Blue Island Beer Company (13357 Olde Western Avenue, Blue Island) on Saturday, December 10. Featured at the event are Sonic45 (White…

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Skeleton Key Brewery visited by the Spectral Silhouette (Episode 795)

Skeleton Key Brewery (8102 Lemont Road in Woodridge) is a fantastic craft brewery with a variety of inventive and delicious beers. That’s where this episode was recorded, as co-owner Paul Slayton and I were joined by musician Henry Scherrer (The…

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Singer/solo artist Nora O’Connor steps back into the spotlight (Episode 794)

Nora O’Connor returns with “My Heart” (Pravda), her first solo album in close to 20 years. That’s not to say she hasn’t been busy, of course. We talk about her work with everyone from Decemberists and New Pornographers to Robbie…

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Hit the bricks with Man’s Body! (Episode 793)

J Niimi and Greg Franco of Man’s Body join me in advance of their show at GMan on Friday, November 11. The band recently released a live collection, “Taking the Edge off: Live at Kingsize Chicago,” which follows their second…