photo friday: corner on the burger

23 Jan

Kumas

Let me lay it on the line for you: The only reason I ordered what I did when we finally trekked up to the north side to check out Kuma’s Corner is because I saw it on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives.

I regret nothing.

I really don’t. I ordered the Lair of the Minotaur burger, which is a burger topped with pancetta and brie and a pear poached in bourbon. Not my usual bag, as I’m not always a fan of mixing sweet and savory, but holy pants am I glad I A) saw Guy Fieri spotlight this burger on triple D, and 2) threw caution to the wind and ordered it for myself. (Sadly, no photos because the lighting is incredibly dim in Kuma’s, I’m guessing to really enhance the heavy metal vibe and possibly to also better see the movie playing over the bar, in this case Natural Born Killers.) (Follow up—Natural Born Killers is not exactly a movie that enhances a dining experience. Just putting that out there.) ANYWAY, the burger was freaking delicious (though could have used a touch more brie).

Had I not seen Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives? Probably would have ordered the traditional Kuma burger, which is a burger with a fried egg on top. At this point in my life, you could put a fried egg on almost anything and I’d eat it. I love a good fried egg. It just speaks to me. But if nothing else, taking a chance on the Lair of the Minotaur—at the behest of Mr. Fieri—was another example of what not pigeonholing yourself or your tastebuds can do for a tasty, tasty evening.

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