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Apocalypse Hoboken: Don’t call it a reunion (Episode 744)

Chicago punk favorites Apocalypse Hoboken return to the stage for two shows at Chop Shop this weekend (details below). Before those shows, ⅗ of the band (Tod, Andy and Scott) joined me at mutual favorite restaurant Epic Deli to talk…

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The reunion Rise Against’s Tim McIlrath helped will into reality: Welcome back, Sidekick Kato (Episode 192)

“The punk kids didn’t like us very much… and the kids who were into the math-y/emo type stuff… we were like ‘fart and dick joke’ guys (to them). We never really fit in anywhere.”

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‘I feel like we’re trying the whole menu tonight’ – Return to Epic Deli in McHenry (Episode 168)

Repeat guest Tyler Wildey, proprietor of Epic Deli (2616 Schaid Ct, McHenry, IL 60050) is my guest for 4th of July week. We talk about his restaurant, the restaurant business, music and the insanely delicious food that comes out of…

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Evil Engine talks about lead singer’s reality TV experience, mystery album cover body parts and fried pickles (Episode 138)

This week, Chicago band Evil Engine jumps in my car for delicious appetizers from Epic Deli (2616 Schaid Ct, McHenry, IL 60050) http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/EVIL_ENGINE_CCC.mp3 In this episode (lovingly sponsored by Boost Mobile), we discuss: Band history: Evil Engine has that “new…

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The Atlas Moth at Epic Deli: This could ‘very well be the death of us’ (Episode 120)

Stavros from Chicago metal band The Atlas Moth joins me for hedonistic, belly-stretching, food-challenge-worthy indulgence at one of Car Con Carne’s favorite places on earth: EPIC DELI. http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/CCC_Atlas_Moth_Epic_Deli.mp3 In this fine episode (brought to you by Boost Mobile), Stavros and…

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Epic Deli decadence and a live performance from August Hotel (Episode 121)

http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/August_Hotel_on_Car_Con_Carne.mp3 PRESENTED BY BOOST MOBILE The gentlemen of August Hotel jump in my car for an episode recorded at my favorite place on earth, Epic Deli (2616 Schaid Ct, McHenry, IL 60050). We start by eating some of Epic’s best…

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Smoking Pope vs. JVO at Epic Deli (Episode 85)

My favorite restaurant on earth is Epic Deli (2616 Schaid Ct, McHenry, IL 60050). I couldn’t resist going there with Josh Caterer of Smoking Popes, who recently helped create the “Smoking Pope” sandwich for Epic. Our plan for the night…

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‘Disturbing’ restaurant practice 86’d / ‘JVO sandwich’ sales steady: Epic Deli’s Tyler Wildey at BBQ’d (Episode 44)

This week’s episode finds the Mazda 3 in Grayslake, IL for BBQ’D, a barbecue joint recommended by guest Tyler Wildey. Tyler’s the man behind the insane sandwich shop Epic Deli, located in Johnsburg, IL. If you’re looking to keep your…