In this pretty experimental episode of the podcast, my good friend Jean-Paul (JP) Biondi and I attempted a wild and live recording out in Chicago’s West Loop. We thought it might be a good idea to test the hype of Au Cheval, a restaurant that according to many reviews has one of the very best burgers in Chicago and even America.
For those who follow the podcast, we heard of JP before in the Chicago Summer Sounds episode, but this time we have a proper conversation, punctuated by background music, and opinions about the food we’re eating. We used to work together at Saatchi & Saatchi in Singapore, a large advertising agency, and now he is the Marketing Manager for the Midwest at Lyft, the ride sharing company.
A few questions to ponder in this episode:
- Is it worth all the hype?
- Is the Au Cheval burger really that good?
- Does this sound good at all, and is it a good idea for an amateur podcaster to be recording in bars and restaurants?
- Does an audio description of food sound interesting?
A few things mentioned in the episode:
- Lone Wolf Tavern
- 3 Floyds Brewing Company
- Au Cheval Diner Chicago
- Au Cheval on Yelp
- “Why People Wait for Hours to Eat Au Cheval’s Cheeseburger” (Eater Chicago)
- Priestdaddy: A Memoir, Patricia Lockwood
- The Wanderers, Meg Howrey
- Splendor (board game)
- Betrayal at the House on the Hill (board game)
- Cards Against Humanity
- 7th Sea (roleplaying game)