Although recent research has revealed that the Pilgrims did not eat Turkey as has been widely believed in this country but ate deer at the first thanksgiving, we much prefer it. So, tomorrow we will be partaking in that meal with our families instead of slinging burgers. We encourage you to do the same. We will reopen at our normal time at both locations on friday to feed your post target trample hunger and thirst.
Alright alright alright. The smoke has cleared a little bit but we’re going to light up another one. The special at both Kuma’s locations is, as it is every november, the SLEEP
- 8oz Turkey Patty
- Cranberry Jelly
- Tempura Fried Stuffing Patty
- Turkey Gravy
- Fried Sage
Come fucking eat!
We’d like to let you know that both of our locations will be CLOSED on Tuesday October 29th. However, both of our locations will be OPEN on Halloween! This will be your absolute last chance to try the Ghost or the Pig Mtn. at each of their respective locations before Sleep takes over your life! Just a little over two weeks…
Kuma’s Corner is aware that in some cases, people have unfortunately found reason to find offense at our recent special menu addition the Ghost. We make hamburgers for a living. We are a small nine table restaurant in the Avondale neighborhood of Chicago. And we love heavy metal. There is a band doing music that we enjoy particularly called Ghost. They are from Sweden. As with all of our burgers, the Ghost was created to pay homage to the music they’ve created. We work very hard on coming up with creative combinations for our food just as a band would work very hard to be creative with their music and we think it shows in their regard so we found it appropriate that with them being on tour this month, and this month being October, we honor them in this way.
That said, we appreciate the kind words of support from the vast majority of people who understand that we, in no way, created this as a commentary on religion or as an attack on anyones personal beliefs. In the past we have done a number of burgers dealing with this same exact topic to very little fanfare. Never in the spirit of offending anyone, and always in mindset of praising a band for the work that they do.
However, in the haze of the past few days, we would like to express the following. We support the rights of every person in the United States as given to them by the Constitution, to do and say what they feel. We are fortunate to live in a place where we are granted particular freedoms not available to most people in most locales and we feel it is our obligation to not stand down in the face of threats but instead to stand up for something we hold to be much nobler; the First Amendment. If you are not familiar with it, let us provide the text for you:
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
So, to be clear, the Ghost burger will be available at Kuma’s Corner throughout the month of October. In addition, Ghost will be on tour in the United States all month and we encourage you to familiarize yourself with this amazing band by supporting them at one of their shows across the country.
In standing with our policy of supporting charity and Chicago at large, we will be making a $1500 dollar donation to the Catholic Charities of the Chicago Archdiocese as we understand that they share our mentality of serving anyone in need from any walk of life.
So it’s the first of the month and that only means one thing. Burgers of the Month. Please be advised that each special is ONLY available at it’s respective restaurant. And, if you haven’t yet, like Kuma’s Corner and Kuma’s Too on Facebook and follow us on instagram! @originalkumascorner and @kumastoo respectively. So, without further ado:
We pay homage to a recent favorite of ours, GHOST, the only way we know how. With beef and goat meat. If you aren’t familiar with this band, please make yourself familiar as they are a sight to behold.
The Ghost is as follows:
- 10 oz. patty
- Slow braised goat shoulder
- Aged white cheddar
- Ghost chile aioli
- Red wine reduction
- Communion wafer garnish
At Kuma’s Too, we pay tribute to a somewhat lesser known group of bruisers, Pig Mountain. These guys are from North Carolina and are everything we love about heavy music. Check them out at https://www.facebook.com/PIGMTNx and tell them we sent you!
The Pig Mtn. is:
- 10 oz. patty
- Whole Grain Mustard
- Roasted pork belly
- Cinnamon sauteed apple
- Caramelized onion
- Fried rosemary
*****KUMA’S CORNER AND KUMA’S TOO WILL BE CLOSED ON MONDAY SEPTEMBER 2 FOR LABOR DAY***
Alright it’s the first of the month and that means new Burger of the Month. But this month, we’re doing something just a little bit different. Each Kuma’s location will be offering their own Burger of the Month which will only be available at that specific location. So, without further ado:
The Original Kuma’s Corner on Belmont:
The Sword features:
A ten oz. patty
Roasted Jalapeno Aioli
A Beer Battered Beef Tamale
and Fresh Cilantro
And at Kuma’s Too on Diversey:
The Ultimate Dragons
Ten Oz. patty
A medley of green pepper, red fresno, mushroom, and black forest ham
Salt and Malt Vinegar Fried Potato Strings
So August is here and along with the blistering heat, we have a new special for you guys in honor of California hardcore band NAILS
The Nails is:
- Serrano Chile Paste
- Mint/Basil Chimichurri
- Pulled Pork
- Smoked Gouda
- Fried Mint Garnish
If you need an introduction to this criminally underrated band, help yourself to the following:
In addition, in September we’ll be doing something we haven’t done for some time. Some good friends of ours play in a legendary death metal band from Chicago called Broken Hope.
They’ve reunited and have a new record coming out and we’ll be throwing an exclusive listening party which will be the publics first opportunity to hear this masterpiece in it’s entirety before it’s release and their subsequent fall tour with Deicide and Disgorge. This event is Sunday, September 29. We’ll be doing some awesome giveaways and debut the Broken Hope burger for one night only. Mark your fucking calendars.
******KUMA’S CORNER AND KUMA’S TOO WILL BE CLOSED JULY 4TH******
It should be pretty clear by now that we are closed most holidays. That said, we take this one particularly seriously. We haven’t always done what everyone else thought was right but we’ve done what we thought was right. And we have a special respect for the gravity of this holiday because it affects us everyday and we relate to it so closely. Independence day is a day to celebrate the courage and fortitude of a group of people who knowingly did what was considered to be the wrong thing in an effort to provide a better life for everyone else long term. Here’s to going against the grain. Happy 4th.
And, without further ado…
In July we pay tribute to one of Chicagos best. Harms Way.
The Harms Way features
- 10 oz. patty
- housemade jerk sauce
- cheddar cheese
- capicola and plantain hash
- Three Floyds Alpha King battered deep fried avocado
These guys are on tour across the pond for the next couple of weeks and they have a new record called Blinded coming out on Deathwish in the next few weeks. Support your city and its amazing creative forces and drop a couple of bucks here to pick this up and be able to tell your friends you knew about this before you actually did.
We should’ve mentioned this earlier but the Burger of the Month at both locations is the Stranglehold!
It’s an homage to the Nuge and his love for all things rifle and buffalo related.
- 8 oz Buffalo patty
- Aged White Cheddar
- Arugula Greens
- Habanero Mustard