Monday, February 23, 2009

Dear Check Please

You can suck it. For real. SUCK IT. Thanks so much for not only having a segment on Kuma's Korner, but ALSO for re-running it, what, like daily?! Saturday, Jyl and I met up at Kuma's at 2:30 (2:30!!!) for "lunch" at Kuma's. The place was teeming and overflowing with *gulp* yuppies. The wait? 1 1/2 hours. For lunch. At 2:30 in the afternoon. In a snow storm. We were both starving, so we didn't wait. We ended up at this cute little cafe. It was good, but it was no Kuma's burger. Sunday, I had hoped to meet up with John and Toni at Kuma's. They headed over there around 5. 5:00 on Oscar Sunday? 2 Hour Wait. Again, nothing but yuppies. As Toni said "Not a tattoo or piercing among them." On top of that, it was a 1 hour wait for take out!! Needless to say John and Toni headed elsewhere, and I stayed home. I ate a cheese sandwich. A poor poor substitute for Kuma's. I love Kuma's. I feel happy there. I feel at home, and truly among my people. But now, just like any good thing, it's become trendy and overrun with the bad. Until they expand, or summer, when at least the beer garden is open, I won't be going back. Check please - shit - please stop playing the Kuma's episode!! I think the whole freakin' Midwest knows about the best burgers in the world. (Ok, why did I want a gigantic cheeseburger each day this weekend? Well, I'm giving beef up for Lent, so the perfect last meal would have been Kuma's. Alas, Check Please has ruined that dream for me) *deep breath* I feel a little better. Not quite beef/cheese/frizzled onions/bacon/homemade chips better, but better. V.

15 comments:

onepretentiousbastard.com said...

Kuma's should have a piercing/Tattoo night.

FAiling that, Shannon and I will just have to learn to make pretzel rolls and rely on my brother to get good burgers for the summer.

fish said...

That happened to Cafe Tattoo in Baltimore. And they did have tattoo night...

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

What, Chicago yuppies still can't get their heads around bodmods?

We spent a weekend downtown way back in the late 80's, I had an earring and a rattail; also wearing a coat and tie.

The yuppies couldn't get over it then, either. wow, I though Milwaukee was tight-ass. O well, at least we have a hideous statue of the Fonz...

Von said...

OPB - Why would I want one of your brother's burgers? Did he work at Kuma's? Ever? If no, then I shun his burger.

Von said...

Fish - Did it ever recover? Or was it wallowing in the yuppied mire forever?
Zombie - The earring and rat tail, still around? Hm?

Adorable Girlfriend said...

Kuma's is the bestest. I would go there every weekend if I lived in Chicago.

I could get a new heart.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

earring, yes. rattail, I don't live in the 80's girl!

Von said...

You are my most favorite zombie, forever. ;)

Chuckles said...

Man, I remember some place I went with Marty and some ladies a while back that had been a quiet joint until the Check Pleasers showed up. This is what happens when people who watch tv 5-6 nights a week decide to go out. Weekend dining is for tourists and scrubs anyway, champs and pros go out on Monday and Tuesday nights.

Von said...

Chuckles - the wait at Kuma's on a Tuesday night - in a snow storm - 1hour.

Chuckles said...

Sheep are indeed annoying, mostly because they shit all over the place and are really stupid.

Jennifer said...

This is what happened to a lovely street I lived on for many years. We moved in when it was ratty, but showed promise. I loved it... and then they came. Southport has never been the same since.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

The street I live on was very nice until we moved in....

fish said...

Gone for good. Now it is called something horrible and I think it has a fern.

Von said...

Jennifer - OMG. Southport. I WISH I had known it back then. Now? I will go blocks out of my way to avoid it!