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  • Post #751 - May 3rd, 2009, 4:02 pm
    Post #751 - May 3rd, 2009, 4:02 pm Post #751 - May 3rd, 2009, 4:02 pm
    Shaggywillis wrote:Burger of the month anyone?


    The Swine Flu

    It started with fried tortilla strips, topped with chorizo hash, roasted green chile, pico de gallo, fresh cilantro and then there's a touch of like this cream based sauce that was pretty amazing.

    In all honesty it was the best burger i've have from there. Ever.
  • Post #752 - May 3rd, 2009, 10:00 pm
    Post #752 - May 3rd, 2009, 10:00 pm Post #752 - May 3rd, 2009, 10:00 pm
    Image

    It was really delicious. I'd eat the chorizo hash every day for breakfast. Also, the wait was only 30 minutes this (Sunday) afternoon, though the hostess told us it would be 90 minutes when we got there.

    Oh, and, the waitstaff were all wearing surgical masks around their necks or on their foreheads. Good times.
  • Post #753 - May 3rd, 2009, 10:12 pm
    Post #753 - May 3rd, 2009, 10:12 pm Post #753 - May 3rd, 2009, 10:12 pm
    Llama wrote:Image

    It was really delicious. I'd eat the chorizo hash every day for breakfast. Also, the wait was only 30 minutes this (Sunday) afternoon, though the hostess told us it would be 90 minutes when we got there.

    Oh, and, the waitstaff were all wearing surgical masks around their necks or on their foreheads. Good times.


    I think I see a late lunch/early dinner at Kuma's in my future, that sounds terrific!
    "Baseball is like church. Many attend. Few understand." Leo Durocher
  • Post #754 - May 3rd, 2009, 10:17 pm
    Post #754 - May 3rd, 2009, 10:17 pm Post #754 - May 3rd, 2009, 10:17 pm
    Thanks everyone, I'm a sucker for all things chorizo.
  • Post #755 - May 4th, 2009, 1:21 am
    Post #755 - May 4th, 2009, 1:21 am Post #755 - May 4th, 2009, 1:21 am
    djenks wrote:
    Shaggywillis wrote:Burger of the month anyone?


    The Swine Flu

    It started with fried tortilla strips, topped with chorizo hash, roasted green chile, pico de gallo, fresh cilantro and then there's a touch of like this cream based sauce that was pretty amazing.

    In all honesty it was the best burger i've have from there. Ever.


    I'm glad they went with something so boring and non-controversial. I was just thinking, though, that they could really use some extra publicity.
  • Post #756 - May 4th, 2009, 12:13 pm
    Post #756 - May 4th, 2009, 12:13 pm Post #756 - May 4th, 2009, 12:13 pm
    What are the odds of a burger of the month ending up on the regular menu?
    I want to have a good body, but not as much as I want dessert. ~ Jason Love
    There is no pie in Nighthawks, which is why it's such a desolate image. ~ Happy Stomach
    In the world of apples, Pink Lady runs the whorehouse. ~ James Napoli

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  • Post #757 - May 4th, 2009, 12:24 pm
    Post #757 - May 4th, 2009, 12:24 pm Post #757 - May 4th, 2009, 12:24 pm
    Our waitress yesterday told us that a lot of people have asked for this burger to be added to the regular menu, but the chefs say that it's too labour-intensive.
  • Post #758 - May 4th, 2009, 12:35 pm
    Post #758 - May 4th, 2009, 12:35 pm Post #758 - May 4th, 2009, 12:35 pm
    Llama wrote:Our waitress yesterday told us that a lot of people have asked for this burger to be added to the regular menu, but the chefs say that it's too labour-intensive.


    That's kind of surprising considering two of the other burgers of the month that managed to make the regular menu--the Goblin Cock and Bongzilla. Both of these seem like they'd be more labor-intensive than most of their other burgers, but I could be completely off base here.

    In any case, I'm excited to drop by next week and try the new burger. I have yet to be let down.
  • Post #759 - May 4th, 2009, 2:13 pm
    Post #759 - May 4th, 2009, 2:13 pm Post #759 - May 4th, 2009, 2:13 pm
    The swine flu sounds amazing. Also similar to something I had over the summer there. The name escapes me but it had fresh roasted green chilies from New Mexico, roasted corn, maybe pico? And a creme fraiche sauce. I could be missing an ingredient but those were the main ingredients. It was the best burger I had there for sure. I can only imagine what adding Chorizo to it would do. I must have it.
    "I Like Food, Food Tastes Good" - The Descendants
  • Post #760 - May 4th, 2009, 2:41 pm
    Post #760 - May 4th, 2009, 2:41 pm Post #760 - May 4th, 2009, 2:41 pm
    Llama wrote:Our waitress yesterday told us that a lot of people have asked for this burger to be added to the regular menu, but the chefs say that it's too labour-intensive.


    Damn. Looks like I'll have to haul ass during lunch and try to make it back in 1 hour. From my search, it appears Kuma's does takeout? Can I just call ahead a la Hot Doug's?
    Last week Patty's (likely this week too), next week Kuma's...I guess the week after will be lettuce and water. :lol:
    I want to have a good body, but not as much as I want dessert. ~ Jason Love
    There is no pie in Nighthawks, which is why it's such a desolate image. ~ Happy Stomach
    In the world of apples, Pink Lady runs the whorehouse. ~ James Napoli

    Late-Nite Eats Database
  • Post #761 - May 4th, 2009, 2:51 pm
    Post #761 - May 4th, 2009, 2:51 pm Post #761 - May 4th, 2009, 2:51 pm
    Pie Lady wrote:
    Llama wrote:Our waitress yesterday told us that a lot of people have asked for this burger to be added to the regular menu, but the chefs say that it's too labour-intensive.


    Damn. Looks like I'll have to haul ass during lunch and try to make it back in 1 hour. From my search, it appears Kuma's does takeout? Can I just call ahead a la Hot Doug's?
    Last week Patty's (likely this week too), next week Kuma's...I guess the week after will be lettuce and water. :lol:

    You can carry-out from Kuma's. Some coworkers have done it.
    -Mary
  • Post #762 - May 4th, 2009, 2:57 pm
    Post #762 - May 4th, 2009, 2:57 pm Post #762 - May 4th, 2009, 2:57 pm
    thepld wrote:The swine flu sounds amazing. Also similar to something I had over the summer there. The name escapes me but it had fresh roasted green chilies from New Mexico, roasted corn, maybe pico? And a creme fraiche sauce. I could be missing an ingredient but those were the main ingredients. It was the best burger I had there for sure. I can only imagine what adding Chorizo to it would do. I must have it.


    Are you talking about the Dark Throne? I was there this past Friday, and had it... after an hour and 45 minutes wait. It had roasted chilies of some sort (not sure if they were green chilies actually), definitely pico de gallo, and a creme fraiche sauce. It was mildly spicy

    -M@
    Twitter: @Mattsland
  • Post #763 - May 4th, 2009, 3:04 pm
    Post #763 - May 4th, 2009, 3:04 pm Post #763 - May 4th, 2009, 3:04 pm
    thepld wrote:The swine flu sounds amazing. Also similar to something I had over the summer there. The name escapes me but it had fresh roasted green chilies from New Mexico, roasted corn, maybe pico? And a creme fraiche sauce. I could be missing an ingredient but those were the main ingredients. It was the best burger I had there for sure. I can only imagine what adding Chorizo to it would do. I must have it.


    My Kuma's spreadsheet says:

    INSECT WARFARE panko-crusted medallion of goat cheese, caramelized onions, roasted corn and green chili, topped with a roasted corn, cilantro and green chili salsa (Sep 08)

    Bongzilla (Jul 08) looks like the last special to make the jump to regular menu...Lair of the Minotaur was also a special first (Feb 08). I don't have Pantera marked as a special, but kinda think it was too...
    "Ah, lamentably no, my gastronomic rapacity knows no satiety" - Homer J. Simpson
  • Post #764 - May 4th, 2009, 5:25 pm
    Post #764 - May 4th, 2009, 5:25 pm Post #764 - May 4th, 2009, 5:25 pm
    My Kuma's spreadsheet says:


    You know you're an LTHer when...
  • Post #765 - May 4th, 2009, 5:56 pm
    Post #765 - May 4th, 2009, 5:56 pm Post #765 - May 4th, 2009, 5:56 pm
    I know the Food Network does not come in for much love here, but they have a "50 burgers, 50 states" page on the website, which is supposed to show the best burger in each state. A familiar name comes up if you click on Illinois

    http://www.foodnetwork.com/50-states-50-burgers/package/index.html
  • Post #766 - May 4th, 2009, 7:56 pm
    Post #766 - May 4th, 2009, 7:56 pm Post #766 - May 4th, 2009, 7:56 pm
    rickster wrote:I know the Food Network does not come in for much love here, but they have a "50 burgers, 50 states" page on the website, which is supposed to show the best burger in each state. A familiar name comes up if you click on Illinois

    http://www.foodnetwork.com/50-states-50-burgers/package/index.html


    While it's great to see some Kuma's love, their In N Out pick for California immediately discounts the list in my eyes.
  • Post #767 - May 5th, 2009, 12:16 pm
    Post #767 - May 5th, 2009, 12:16 pm Post #767 - May 5th, 2009, 12:16 pm
    Better hurry with those to-go orders, y'all. I wrote them the other day:

    Swine Flu Looks So Tasty...but my weekends are all booked up til June! I was hoping to bring this back to work for lunch, but can I call up with an order ahead of time and pick it up?

    And the response:
    yes until mothers day.. then togo is over
    I want to have a good body, but not as much as I want dessert. ~ Jason Love
    There is no pie in Nighthawks, which is why it's such a desolate image. ~ Happy Stomach
    In the world of apples, Pink Lady runs the whorehouse. ~ James Napoli

    Late-Nite Eats Database
  • Post #768 - May 5th, 2009, 12:27 pm
    Post #768 - May 5th, 2009, 12:27 pm Post #768 - May 5th, 2009, 12:27 pm
    I wonder if stopping to go orders is a summer thing for their patio or permanent.
  • Post #769 - May 5th, 2009, 12:40 pm
    Post #769 - May 5th, 2009, 12:40 pm Post #769 - May 5th, 2009, 12:40 pm
    Ralph Wiggum wrote:I wonder if stopping to go orders is a summer thing for their patio or permanent.


    I just checked with a friend who is at Kuma's several times a week. His understanding is tht it is only seasonal to balance the workload a bit while the patio is open.
    "Baseball is like church. Many attend. Few understand." Leo Durocher
  • Post #770 - May 5th, 2009, 2:25 pm
    Post #770 - May 5th, 2009, 2:25 pm Post #770 - May 5th, 2009, 2:25 pm
    thaiobsessed wrote:
    My Kuma's spreadsheet says:


    You know you're an LTHer when...



    Can you post said spreadsheet? I'm incredibly intrigued.
  • Post #771 - May 5th, 2009, 3:18 pm
    Post #771 - May 5th, 2009, 3:18 pm Post #771 - May 5th, 2009, 3:18 pm
    Commbrkdwn wrote:Can you post said spreadsheet? I'm incredibly intrigued.


    Haha...it's not really all that worthy of intrigue. I had a few friends who were trying to eat every burger on Kuma's regular menu last year, so it was a way of tracking their progress and my relative lack thereof. At some point, I thought it would be worthwhile to add the monthly specials to it...with some Internet detective work (obviously this thread was quite useful) I ended up with a fairly complete list of Kuma's specials. I'm sure there's stuff missing though, especially pre-2008.

    Is there a good way to post it? It's a google doc now, but I don't really want to make it publicly accessible. I'd thought about just pasting the list into a post for this thread, but that seems like it'd be long and unwieldy.
    "Ah, lamentably no, my gastronomic rapacity knows no satiety" - Homer J. Simpson
  • Post #772 - May 5th, 2009, 4:35 pm
    Post #772 - May 5th, 2009, 4:35 pm Post #772 - May 5th, 2009, 4:35 pm
    clogoodie wrote:Is there a good way to post it? It's a google doc now, but I don't really want to make it publicly accessible. I'd thought about just pasting the list into a post for this thread, but that seems like it'd be long and unwieldy.


    You can take a screen shot and post that...
  • Post #773 - May 5th, 2009, 6:37 pm
    Post #773 - May 5th, 2009, 6:37 pm Post #773 - May 5th, 2009, 6:37 pm
    Yes. Insect Warfare. That was it. Amazing!
    "I Like Food, Food Tastes Good" - The Descendants
  • Post #774 - May 19th, 2009, 11:43 am
    Post #774 - May 19th, 2009, 11:43 am Post #774 - May 19th, 2009, 11:43 am
    Looks like Kuma's is getting a new kickass website. It's the same address but without the hyphen. I hope they post the specials there from now on!

    I just remembered they no longer do to go orders, and I want to cry. Guess I'll be getting up early next Saturday. Stupid work, getting in the way of burger love.

    They are also having a burger contest. If you win, it will be on the board for all to try, and if patrons love it, it will be around forever and be named after you! Mmm...I'll have to start working on my Pie Burger. Or in keeping with the tradition, I can use this:
    http://generatorland.com/generators/deathmetal_gl.php#

    I just realized that I didn't post my opinion about The Swine Flu, although it's the same as everyone else's. If I were on death row, and it probably won't be long now, this will be my last meal.
    Now that they no longer accept to-go orders, I'm planning my last two weekends around Kuma's hours.
    I want to have a good body, but not as much as I want dessert. ~ Jason Love
    There is no pie in Nighthawks, which is why it's such a desolate image. ~ Happy Stomach
    In the world of apples, Pink Lady runs the whorehouse. ~ James Napoli

    Late-Nite Eats Database
  • Post #775 - May 19th, 2009, 12:49 pm
    Post #775 - May 19th, 2009, 12:49 pm Post #775 - May 19th, 2009, 12:49 pm
    Pie Lady wrote:Looks like Kuma's is getting a new kickass website. It's the same address but without the hyphen. I hope they post the specials there from now on!

    I just remembered they no longer do to go orders, and I want to cry. Guess I'll be getting up early next Saturday. Stupid work, getting in the way of burger love.

    They are also having a burger contest. If you win, it will be on the board for all to try, and if patrons love it, it will be around forever and be named after you! Mmm...I'll have to start working on my Pie Burger. Or in keeping with the tradition, I can use this:
    http://generatorland.com/generators/deathmetal_gl.php#

    I just realized that I didn't post my opinion about The Swine Flu, although it's the same as everyone else's. If I were on death row, and it probably won't be long now, this will be my last meal.
    Now that they no longer accept to-go orders, I'm planning my last two weekends around Kuma's hours.


    Using the Death Metal Band Name Generator, I got "Dismembered Eucharist."

    I'm thinking polish sausage and chorizo segments with grilled onions and blood-orange jam on consecrated flatbread.

    Mmmmmm.....sacrilicious.
  • Post #776 - May 19th, 2009, 5:14 pm
    Post #776 - May 19th, 2009, 5:14 pm Post #776 - May 19th, 2009, 5:14 pm
    Santander wrote:Mmmmmm.....sacrilicious.

    Maybe Kuma's should start making a concerted effort to offend people in order to thin out the crowds! :twisted:
  • Post #777 - May 19th, 2009, 6:31 pm
    Post #777 - May 19th, 2009, 6:31 pm Post #777 - May 19th, 2009, 6:31 pm
    Santander wrote:
    Using the Death Metal Band Name Generator, I got "Dismembered Eucharist."

    I'm thinking polish sausage and chorizo segments with grilled onions and blood-orange jam on consecrated flatbread.

    Mmmmmm.....sacrilicious.



    You know... I think I got the worst possible name for a burger...


    All hail... "Infested Pus" :twisted:
  • Post #778 - May 19th, 2009, 7:28 pm
    Post #778 - May 19th, 2009, 7:28 pm Post #778 - May 19th, 2009, 7:28 pm
    phredbull wrote:
    Santander wrote:Mmmmmm.....sacrilicious.

    Maybe Kuma's should start making a concerted effort to offend people in order to thin out the crowds! :twisted:


    I think most bars first step in thinning out a crowd would be to play metal 24/7 ;)
  • Post #779 - May 20th, 2009, 5:01 pm
    Post #779 - May 20th, 2009, 5:01 pm Post #779 - May 20th, 2009, 5:01 pm
    Another thing that will make Kuma's more crowded than ever:

    http://leisureblogs.chicagotribune.com/ ... rgers.html
  • Post #780 - May 21st, 2009, 3:29 pm
    Post #780 - May 21st, 2009, 3:29 pm Post #780 - May 21st, 2009, 3:29 pm
    Forgot to mention that Kuma's is closed Monday for Memorial Day; one less day to get a Swine Flu! (That makes 10 left).
    I want to have a good body, but not as much as I want dessert. ~ Jason Love
    There is no pie in Nighthawks, which is why it's such a desolate image. ~ Happy Stomach
    In the world of apples, Pink Lady runs the whorehouse. ~ James Napoli

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