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Mini-review: Kuma’s Corner

Kuma’s Corner
2900 W. Belmont
773-604-8769

With over twenty burgers to choose from — all with boldly-combined toppings and named after metal bands — this lively Avondale bar/restaurant is the Hot Doug’s of hamburgers. Some of the offerings are downright outrageous such as the Slayer, a “pile of fries topped with a half-pound burger, chili, cherry peppers, andouille, onions, jack cheese, and anger”. All burgers are served on deliciously soft but substantial pretzel rolls, and you can substitute the beef with chicken tenders, chicken breast, or portobello mushroom, but who are we kidding? We’re here for the gigantic, perfectly seasoned, char-broiled meat patty. Like the hot dog haven just up the street, there’s an excruciatingly long wait almost all the time, but Kuma’s extensive beer selection and skull-pounding music help take the edge off.

Vibe: Loud, loud, loud
Cost: $10-$12 for a burger, but they’re huge and include a stack of house-made fries or potato chips.
Must-try
: The Bongzilla, a burger topped with an entire butterflied bratwurst, German mustard, caramelized onions, and jalapeño-apple chutney.
Avoid: What’s not to love?
Also: Their beer philosophy, found on the website: “Death to Miller and Budweiser…they are over-produced and inferior products that prevent passionate craftsmen from sharing their gifts with all of us.”

One Comment

  1. Cat wrote:

    I love it. Must go there sometime.

    Wednesday, September 24, 2008 at 10:17 am | Permalink

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