Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Kuma's Corner

Hi there. Ever eat at Kuma's? Well it's awesome and I suggest you go. My friend Megan and I had amazing burgers/sandwiches at Longman & Eagle a while back and in talking about burgers we realized neither of us have been to Kuma's, the Chicago burger staple. We vowed to check out Kuma's eventually so we dash over mid-week and had no problem being seated. I've heard stories of people waiting hours upon hours but mid-to-early week seems perfect. Her culinary friend- turned nursing student lives in nearby Logan square and joined us. She's had almost every burger on the menu so getting suggestions was nice. Just so you know this is not a place that takes any BS. So the group of college boys that walk in stunned that they can't accommodate their group of 7, please go back to the Tin Lizzie and stop being jerks.

For starters we got the Fried Calamari Spicy Cherry Peppers and Lemon Aioli. The calamari was perfect, not too much breading (hate when that happens) and I loved the crispy lemons and peppers. Next up the burgers. Oh yea, this place is known for these bad boys and I can see why they self proclaim to be the "Best Burgers in Chicago!". Mostly named after heavy metal bands all are served on a pretzel bun and offer unique artery clogging combination's. Please don't bring your vegetarian friend. 

The first burger pictured is: the Goatwhore a 10 oz. patty, fried salami, provolone, & olive giardiniera salad (Sorry for the blurry photo, my pet peeve). Next up the Plague Bringer Roasted Garlic Mayo, Tortilla Strips, House Made Hot Sauce, Fresh Garlic, Pepper Jack, & Sliced Jalapenos.
And finally the Iron Maiden with Avocado, Cherry Peppers, Pepper Jack, & Chipotle Mayo. I got the iron maiden, and it was amazing. I loved the mayo and pepper jack it was a nice spicy touch. The fries were also great. Perfectly golden. Overall we were very pleased with our burgers.

For drinks my friends ordered beers (lagunita's Little Sumpin' ale) while I ordered a Red Apple gourmet soda. I opted for a change of pace and ordered this lovely sweet soda because I've been really into soda flavor combination's lately. I've even started making my own ginger ale from this recipe. Yum.

My first trip to Kuma's was a success. The burgers were great and just what I had expected , if not better. I can't wait to come back and try another.

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  1. Soo, can I still be called a credible food blogger in Chicago without having been to Kuma's? (can I even call myself credible? :) anyway, pics look amazing and I'll try and get there asap. Awesome work.

  2. Ha. yes you are still credible...but try to hit Kuma's soon. I didn't know what I was missing! Thanks for the nice comments. :)