Kuma’s Corner Chicago, Illinois
You’ve got to get in a touristy line to snag a table at Chicago’s no-reservations heavy metal burger joint, Kuma’s Corner, but it’s worth the wait. The juicy 10-ounce patties are served on pretzel rolls with an array of fixings that the Brooklyn burger scene has yet to offer. For instance, the Slayer is a "pile of fries topped with a 10 oz. burger, chili, cherry peppers, Andouille, onions, Jack cheese and anger. " I sampled the kinder and gentler Lair of the Minotaur, with caramelized onions, pancetta, Brie and bourbon-soaked pears. Round things out with their house-made potato chips and a pint from the well-curated draft list, and you may find yourself pricing out apartments in Chicago.