Dane Neal Full Show 8/29/16: Chicago Gourmet Food, Mike Oldman, Chicagoland Speedway, West Suburban Community Pantry, Geno Baur & Curses

Dane Neal w/ John Coletta and Kevin Hickey|| Joey Gelman WGN Radio

Dane Neal w/ John Coletta and Kevin Hickey|| Joey Gelman WGN Radio

Dane Neal sits in for Justin Kaufmann. and previews the “Send off Summer in Style at ROOF on the Wit, transforming the rooftop venue into Ibiza for a seaside bash with Karla Zarate.

Chicago Gourmet takes center stage as Chef Kevin Hickey (The Duck Inn), Chef John Coletta (Quartinos), Mixologist Natalia Cardenas and Bon Appetit Editor in Chief Adam Rappaport all join Dane to preview the upcoming event, showcasing Chicago food and wine.

Wine Superstar and author Mark Oldman then joins the show to talk about wine-drinking culture, the do’s and don’t of becoming a wine connoisseur and his new book ‘How to Drink Like a Billionaire.’

At 9pm, Chicagoland Speedway President Scott Paddock jumps in the driver’s seat with Dane as they preview the upcoming NASCAR races at the speedway.

Laura Coyle and Paula Gleason of the West Suburban Community Pantry update Dane on their upcoming fundraiser ‘Chef’s Culinary Challenge’ showcasing local Chicago chefs as they square off to raise money for the pantry. Mark Smidt of Eddie Merlot’s Steakhouse also  jumps in the conversation to give his take on the great event.

Goat expert Geno Baur checks in with Dane Neal, who is joined by Dino Tiberi, to talk about the needed respect for goats, the Cubs’ curse, the ‘Walk for Farm Animals’ and Chicago’s ‘Veganmania.’

They close the show talking about the Cubs’ successes and common sports and historical sports curses in history, and share a few superstitions of their own!