This year has definitely been a great one for restaurant news, and it just keeps getting better.
It looks like things are progressing with the new Kuma’s Corner location in Fountain Square. Permits gone up in the windows next to Radio Radio, an inspired location for the Chicago-based burger joint that has a penchant for heavy metal.
Check out the Kuma’s Corner website and take a look at the menu. Personally, I’m looking forward to trying the Lair of the Minotaur burger, which is topped with brie, pancetta and bourbon-poached pears. But your taste may run more to the Black Sabbath burger, with house-made chili and pepperjack cheese. Or the Metallica, with bacon, bleu cheese dressing and buffalo sauce. Or the Led Zeppelin, with bacon, slow-cooked pork shoulder and barbecue sauce. You’ll also find sandwiches, salads and apps, in addition to a rotating line-up of craft beers and spirits.
Kuma’s Corner debuted in 2005 in Chicago’s Avondale neighborhood, then came Kuma’s Too, and the burgers have gotten plenty of attention since then. It’s been featured on the Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives” as well as on “The Best Thing I Ever Ate” and other shows.
But it’s not just about the food. The folks at Kuma’s Corner are big supporters of local food and give back to the community with a charity of the month.
Sounds like they’ll be a good fit for Fountain Square. — Jolene Ketzenberger