The Northwest Side spot boasts burgers piled high with toppings and named after popular heavy metal bands.
Its eponymous signature burger (bacon, cheddar, fried egg) and Led Zeppelin
(topped with pulled pork, bacon, cheddar, pickles) should be held personally responsible for the extended wait time it takes to get a table in the dive-like dining room. You'll also find Megadeth
(chorizo, red potato hash, pico de gallo, cayenne avocado cream, tortilla strips) and Metallica
(Buffalo sauce, bacon, bleu cheese dressing) on the menu. Kuma's is a no-frills type of place, yet it attracts the occasional celebrity such as Lady Gaga,
who quietly enjoyed a burger and beer at the bar when she was in town for Lolloapalooza
in 2010. Forget about even thinking about coming here on the weekends because those waits are sometimes up to two hours (a second location, Kuma's Too,
opened in February 2013 at 666 W. Diversey Pkwy.). 2900 W. Belmont Ave., 773-604-8769