666 W Diversey Pkwy
Chicago, IL 60657
How do you judge the sequel to Chicago’s most beloved burger place? Do you compare it to its predecessor? Judge it as its own entity? Not bother writing a review at all?
That’d be nice.
Anyway, for those of you who don’t know, Kuma’s Too, which opened in February, is the little sibling to Kuma’s Corner.
You can read our review of Kuma’s Corner here.
Kuma’s Corner, which opened in 2005, has long been Chicago’s favorite burger joint. Located in Avondale, they’re known for three things: good burgers, a long wait to get in and really, really loud metal music.
Mostly, it’s the burgers that are the draw.
Kuma’s Too has a long list of metal-themed burgers that’ll please just about anyone (who loves meat).
Their signature Kuma Burger comes topped with bacon, cheddar, fried egg, lettuce, tomato and onion on a pretzel bun. Always on a pretzel bun — exactly how it should be in Chicago. Their giant beef patty tends to be combined with flavors that go well with it, as opposed to take away from it. It’s giant too, the beef and the burger in general. Sure, you can probably finish a Kuma’s burger in one sitting, assuming you enjoy being in pain. Just take the rest home! Kuma’s beef, along with many of their other products, are also locally sourced, which is a plus — especially when you look at their draft selection.
I ended up going with the Led Zeppelin burger…