Ridiculously busy and head-bangingly loud, Kuma’s attracts the tattooed set for its monster 10oz burgers, each named for a heavy-metal band and hefted onto a pretzel-roll bun. There’s a mac ‘n’ cheese menu for vegetarians, and beer and bourbon for all. Expect to queue.
Burgers include the Black Sabbath (blackened with chili and pepper jack cheese), Led Zeppelin (piled with pulled pork, bacon, cheddar and pickles) and Goatsnake (topped with herbed goat's cheese and poblano corn relish). The prime-time wait can reach two hours. Kuma's has a newer outpost in Lincoln Park (at 666 W Diversey Ave), but the original is best.