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Sicilian street food hits Chicago streets. Meet Sfera owners Steven and Daniela (Episode 552)

What is ‘Sicilian street food?’ The answer’s being cranked out nightly by Sfera, operating out of a ghost kitchen on the northwest side. Steven and Daniela of Sfera Sicilian Street Food join me tonight to talk about bringing those flavors…

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‘Where did all the Busch beer come from?’ – Live performance from Black Bear Rodeo (Episode 126)

This week, the Boost Mobile-sponsored Car Con Carne finds me driving to Oak Lawn to meet Chicago band Black Bear Rodeo at Grassano’s (5651 W 87th St, Oak Lawn, IL 60453). Grassano’s pizza puffs are ginormous and delicious, and their…

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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.). Lago co-owner Guido Nardini jumps in the backseat with bags…