2900 West Belmont Chicago, IL, 60618
This place is one of the most incredible casual dining experiences of my life. Kuma's corner has been on my "want to/have to" list for a long time. A tiny neighborhood heavy metal/biker bar with insane burgers, what could go wrong! Urban legend claims that the line on weekends for this tiny dive turned neighborhood phenomenon can reach upwards of 6 hours. We went on a Wednesday night, and there was no wait.
While this place is known as the "Bovine Genocide" with amazing beer selections and ear blasting music with incredible burgers, there is a secret to Kuma's. Kuma's corner signature appetizer is a create-your-own mac and cheese bowl with a plethora of mix-ins. This is the best mac and cheese I have ever had. Better than southern better than anything. We got bacon and sauteed onions mixed in. They encourage you put hot sauce, like saracha and tabasco in.
Onto the burgers. My god the burgers. Other than Thurmans in Columbus and Bub burger at Umami, this is the third best burger of my life. Each burger is 10 oz of perfect meat goodness. The burgers are enormous and so juicy and so perfectly cooked. The hamburger is the star and the toppings are the compliment.
I got the Neurosis. Cheddar, swiss, sauteed onion and mushroom. It is pure perfection.
Max got the Kuma's. Cheddar, fried egg, bacon.
Scott got Weekend Nachos.