Two Lights Rolls Out the Canarble Wagon with Roe Conn on WGN Radio

Friday, Two Lights told the stories behind some of our bestselling cocktails on WGN Radio’s Canarble Wagon segment.

What is a Canarble Wagon, you ask? Check out this hilarious history from Wikipedia:

“The Canarble [pronounced Kuh-Nar-Bull] Wagon is a segment airing every Friday at 5:00 pm. It is a time when the cast of the show order alcoholic beverages from the Canarble Wagon. Contrary to many listeners belief that the Wagon is fake, just the cast members making it seem like they are drinking, the cast members are actually drinking the beverages.

The name of the Canarble Wagon comes from Jim Johnson's early days in journalism. When he was a reporter at the City Hall press room, veteran reporters told a story of a newspaper reporter who would come back from lunch drunk. This reporter could not pronounce the word cocktail; instead, the word ‘canarble’ was heard. Johnson added the word wagon to canarble and the Canarble Wagon was made.”

Beverage Manager Chris Gatchell, Two Lights owner Megan Addington, Marketing Coordinator Shelby Forsyth, and three special friends of Two Lights visited WGN Radio’s studio to chat with hosts Roe Conn and Anna Davlantes.

Click HERE to listen to the full segment.

 
Photo: Kevin McDonough, WGN Radio

Photo: Kevin McDonough, WGN Radio

 

The Two Lights cocktail that gets the most airtime from Roe Conn is our Percy & Small Old Fashioned, a classic craft cocktail with a special Maine-inspired history. Read the full story—the Maine museum that inspired the cocktail’s name—HERE.

We had such a blast talking about Two Lights, clam chowder, and our seaside vacation mentality on the Canarble Wagon.

Click HERE to listen to the full segment.

Join us for a drink very soon at Two Lights! ••