Hamburgers, at times, can be like a religion for me. With that said, there is no better place to worship ”the mighty beef patty” than at Kuma’s Corner, a dive bar turned Mecca-to–the-hamburger. Burgers aptly named for the best and greatest metal bands, accompanied by fine, wonderful music blasting from the stereo. For instance, the “Slayer” is a pile of fries, topped with a half-pound burger, chili, cherry peppers, Andouille sausage, onions, Jack Cheese and Anger. How could you not enjoy a burger made with Anger?

On my latest adventure there, I enjoyed the “Clutch” burger, topped with four different kinds of magnificent cheese, including smoked Gouda, all on a half-pound burger, on top of a pretzel roll with waffle fries, washed down with a bottle of Lost Coast Pale Ale. It was a meal that enriched my soul. My compadre on my latest quest needed to be hosed down after enjoying a “Metallica” burger, a concoction of hot sauce and blue cheese.

Sometimes the wait at Kuma’s Corner can be an hour or more. If your lucky, a bar stool might pop up. My advice: sit down, relax and enjoy the music. Then have yourself a beer and prepare for a wonderful culinary experience.

John Delaney
Special Projects/Office Manager