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The Kuma’s demographic wears black, bangs his or her head, and appreciates a huge hunk of beef. But the normal among us are welcome here, too. Kuma’s names its burgers after metal bands, and the toppings are a reminder that in the Midwest, a burger is never just a burger; it’s an artist’s palette upon which to build. The Pantera, a personal favorite, has homemade ranchero salsa, tortilla chips, bacon, and cheese, while the Slayer is a mess of a meal, with a pile of fries topped with a burger, sausage, chilis, “and anger.” There are non-burger sandwiches too (the “pig destroyer” is pulled pork and “hate beak” is chicken), and the salads here are surprisingly decent for a rage-filled burger joint. Kuma’s has fewer than a dozen tables, so waits can border on obscene (2 to 3 hours on weekends). If you do come, put your name on the list and head across the street to a bar named Square, where you can enjoy drinks away from the crowds (and loud music) until it’s time for dinner. Kuma’s recently opened a second location, Kuma’s Too (666 West Diversey Pkwy, btw. Orchard and Clark Streets; [tel] 773/472-2666), in Lakeview, which has a larger kitchen and shorter wait times, but a little less rage than the original.