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Marina City talks about the WKQX Piqniq and Next2Rock while devouring City BBQ’s menu (Episode 164)

Chicago band-on-the-rise, 101 WKQX Piqniq artist and national Next2Rock finalist, Marina City jumps in the car for a wild, delicious romp through the menu of recently-opened restaurant City Barbeque in…

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From living out of a Jeep to a role on Showtime’s ‘The Chi’: Actor Mickey O’Sullivan (Episode 149)

Chicago actor Mickey O’Sullivan jumps in the car for diner food from his favorite place, The Golden Apple (2971 N. Lincoln). I was lucky to steal time with Mickey, he’s super busy…

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What do U.S. presidents, Jerry Seinfeld and Car Con Carne have in common? Manny’s Deli in Chicago. (Episode 147)

Manny’s Deli (1141 S. Jefferson) is on a short list of legit, honest-to-goodness, Chicago food institutions. A classic deli operation that’s been running since the end of World War II,…

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Buy this guest’s stuff: Natalie Slater’s ‘Bake and Destroy’

Natalie Slater talked vegan food, wrestling and entrepreneurship on this episode. Check out her cookbook, available on Kindle (click the image below)!    

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Reverend Horton Heat becomes Reverend Horton Eat – Jim Heath and I chow down on Billy Goat burgers (Episode 129)

Jim Heath (Reverend Horton Heat) jumps in my car for burgers at Billy Goat Tavern (430 N. Michigan – Lower Level) and conversation about his long and awesome career. This…

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‘Dystopian’ Chicago band Replicant eats poutine, talks Cold Waves (Episode 130)

This week, I eat poutine from the Donermen food truck with the members of Replicant. They jumped in the Mazda 3 right after their performance at the annual Cold Waves…

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The man who eats like a 12-year-old boy: Comedian/radio star Kevin Kellam at Seafood City (Episode 118)

This week, it’s a trip to Seafood City Supermarket (5033 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL 60630) with my colleague/stand-up comedian Kevin Kellam (101 WKQX). http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/CCC_Kevin_Kellam.mp3 Before we started the podcast,…

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A life in BBQ: Talking restaurant business with Real Urban Barbecue’s Jeff Shapiro (Episode 116)

I’m joined by Real Urban Barbecue owner Jeff Shapiro at his new location at 5238 Touhy in Skokie (“Smokie”). I’ve been going to his Highland Park location for years, and…

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Rockabilly with Them Guilty Aces! Hot dogs at Gene and Jude’s! (Episode 110)

This week, it’s distinctly American sounds played in parking lot of distinctly Chicago (ish) hot dog joint. This week, Boost Mobile presents Car Con Carne, featuring Chicago rockabilly/doo-wop/soul band Them…

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Horror? Sci-Fi? Thriller? ‘Yes’ to all: Talking ‘Chicago Rot’ with writer/star Brant McCrea (Episode 106)

Rejected headline/episode quote: “That guy was masturbating in my dad’s suit.” My guest this week is Brant McCrea, writer and star of the indie horror/sci-fi film Chicago Rot (available for…