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Bartoli’s makes modern deep dish pizza in the classic Chicago style (Episode 814)

Eater Chicago named Bartoli’s one of the Essential Deep Dish Pizza Restaurants in Chicago. USA Today called Bartoli’s Chicago’s Best Pizza. Food And Wine said it’s the Best Pizza in Chicago. The critics aren’t wrong… Bartoli’s makes fantastic pizza. For…

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The Brokedowns talk new album, eat pizza slices (Episode 813)

Mustafa, Eric and Jon from the Brokedowns joined me for a chat over slices from Dante’s Pizzeria (3028 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60647). We talked about their fantastic new album, “Maximum Khaki,” their first release in five (!) years….

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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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Pink Frost at Pizzeria Serio (Episode 789)

For this episode (recorded on my aunt’s birthday!), I’m joined by Pink Frost at Pizzeria Serio (1708 W. Belmont). We talked about the excellent new Pink Frost album, Until the Summer Comes, as we sampled a few of Pizzeria Serio’s…

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Dante’s Pizzeria with music curator Denis Buckley (88 Fingers Louie) – Episode 715

For this car-based episode, I’m joined by music curator Denis Buckley (of 88 Fingers Louie fame) and Dante’s owner Tim Murphy.. Denis is going to be “DJ-ing” at Dante’s (1938 W. Chicago Ave) this Thursday night (3/24/22). We talk about…

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BACK IN THE CAR with Hushdrops and Village Inn Pizzeria (Episode 682)

After a false start this summer, Car Con Carne is back in the car! This episode finds the car parked outside Village Inn (8050 Lincoln Avenue in Skokie) for a conversation with John San Juan of the long-running Chicago band…

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Pizza for Everyone! Crust Fund Pizza’s John Carruthers talks new book, Chicago charities and PIZZA (Episode 638)

John Carruthers has dedicated his life to pizza: Making it. Talking about it. Writing about it. Using it as a force for social justice. From his Crust Fund Pizza initiative to the just-released “Pizza for Everyone” book, John’s efforts are…

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Mike Lust discusses excellent new ‘Demented Wings’ album while eating Dante’s wings (Episode 626)

Mike Lust (Tight Phantomz, Lustre King) jumps in the car for a conversation over a delicious dinner provided by Dante’s Tavern (1936 W. Chicago Ave.). We loved the pepperoni slices, and couldn’t get enough of the wings. Mike talks at…

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Celebrating 50 years of Chicago pizza legend Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria (Episode 577)

Lou Malnati’s is 50! One of Chicago’s most well-known restaurants is celebrating the occasion with a series of special events and activities. Owner Marc Malnati joins me to talk about Lou’s history. Car Con Carne is sponsored by Siren Records…

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Getting shamrocked outside Dante’s Tavern: Live music from The Avondale Ramblers (Episode 312)

Irish-flavored songs performed live in a tiny Mazda 3!