This week, 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 reputation on the south side is well-deserved.
The band started the podcast with a live version of “California,” which they rehearsed the previous night in another Mazda! Here’s what’s in store for you this week:
Pat Gleason of Gleason Landscaping came by, and Black Bear Rodeo sang him an impromptu song
The Grassano’s parking lot exploded with local bands… and beer… when the Ridgelands and Criminal Kids came out for the recording
Human meat is the best kind of meat
We had two plates for the five of us. And these puffs are too big and too greasy to *not* have a plate.
The best gig they ever played. There was alcohol involved.
Upcoming gigs for Black Bear Rodeo: Moe’s Tavern and Bada Brew
The band’s just-shot video for “California”
The Boost Mobile Social Media Message of the Week comes from listener Johnny. He’s a boob man.