Just went to Kuma's Corner and order the YOB. While it wasn't the best hamburger ever, it was still a very good meal. The YOB has roasted red peppers, smoked gouda, and roasted garlic mayo. It was also topped with lettuce, red onions, and a tomato. The hamburger was very good, a nice big fat burger in which you could taste the meat. The toppings were nice but I don't think the smoked gouda added too much and I usually like smoked gouda. But really the best part is the pretzel bun, it adds a different texture and taste. The texture is a bit more chewy but the bun is able to absorb the meat drippings without falling apart.
I was also impressed by the waffle fries, best I have had in quite some time. But then again I can't remember the last time I had home-made waffle fries.
Overall the hamburger was very good and I would go back. The atmosphere of heavy metal rock bar is pretty interesting and added to the fun of the place though it is tough to have an extended conversion there. I wouldn't say it was really over rated but I wouldn't declare it the best ever.
Kuma's Corner in Chicago is not so much about the burgers but the crazy toppings. Notice there is no plain burger on the menu. This is a place that's all about the hype, it's been on several TV shows.
post edited by nysharks - 2010/10/06 00:28:38