Post Animal discusses Tampa's Pete Toledo, Chicago's must-eat restaurants and more with Cigar City Management — listen

UPDATE: The band signed to Polyvinyl!

Chicago rock and roll monsters Post Animal did not play Lollapalooza, but the band's ground-shaking, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard-loving sound easily could've — and should've. No worries though because a packed New World Brewery got to see the boys play in late June, and today we're sharing a chat Post Animal had with our friends at Cigar City Management.

UPDATE: Post Animal has signed to a hometown label, Chicago's Polyvinyl Records. Fuck yeah. Read more about the announcement on Facebook.


Topics included the persona of a legendary, yet overlooked Tampa figurehead (Pete Toledo) and food.

That's right. You have a choice: watch endless Anthony Bourdain episodes or just ask some young local Chicagoans what’s up with the Windy City's food scene.

So here it is, without further delay — Post Animal's favorite Chicago eats. Read a recap, and listen to the entire chat, below.


Chicago is not Chicago without pizza. As the boys debate between deep dish or thin crust, a completely unanimous vote came to Lou Malnati's over the Chi classic Giordano's. Overall Pequod's (pictured above) square-cut thin crust pizza seems to have the band's heart. 


Ok, Chicago really isn't itself without the wieners. Everyone knows about the "Chicago style" dog and the rules that come with it, so when asked the controversial "Can you put ketchup on a hot dog?" The laid back band expectantly replied "You can do whatever you want." Right on. 

But what if you blew all your money and could only eat at one last place?

"If I had to pick only one place in Chicago to eat I would skip going to Chi because I couldn't decide, there are too many good places," the band said. So, the guys chose several...


Cash-only Middle-Eastern spot Sultan's Market ("it's so cheap and you get a lot of food")

Japanese snacks and Ramen at Oiistar


Breakfast at Parson's Chicken and Fish


Jaimito's Burritos for some self-serve Mexican. Bonus points for anyone that pulls off a bang-band by eating some more pizza at Amato's and more — which is right around the corner from Jaimito's. 

Also know that BYOB spots are the move. BYOB sushi and thai places are the best overall for obvious reasons: good food and cheap booze. The band also says head to favorite music venues the Empty Bottle and Lincoln Hall, so there.

Listen to the latest from Post Animal below.


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Mady Dudley

Mady Dudley is a born-and-raised "St. Petersburger." She received her bachelors degree in Editing, Writing and Media from Florida State University in May, 2018. Mady enjoys concerts, movies, rollerblading, theater, traveling, food, the company of dogs and spending time with family and friends. 

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