Monthly Archives: April 2014

Kuma’s Too’s Valkyrie burger

Burger of the Month at Kuma’s Too for April, 2014

  • Fresh basil
  • Bruschetta tomato mix
  • Breaded deep fried pancetta
  • Herbed cream cheese
  • 10 oz. Beef patty
  • Pretzel bun

Valkyrie burger from Kuma’s Too

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Kuma’s Corner’s Corrections House burger

April is the cruellest month, breeding
Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing
Memory and desire, stirring
Dull roots with spring rain.
Winter kept us warm, covering
Earth in forgetful snow, feeding
A little life with dried tubers.
T.S. Eliot, “The Waste Land”

Burger of the Month at Kuma’s Corner for April, 2014

  • Braised pork ribs
  • Apple butter BBQ sauce
  • Cheddar polenta
  • Caramelized red onions
  • 10 oz. Beef patty
  • Fresh arugula
  • Pretzel bun

Corrections House burger from Kuma’s Corner

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Sunda New Asian’s Kimchi Soup, Unagi/Foie sushi and assorted cocktails


The Sumo Mary (Photo Credit: Rockit Ranch Productions)

I first read about Sunda New Asian while perusing a list of Chicago’s 10 most ridiculous Blood Marys, in which Sunda had, hands down, the craziest variation of everyone’s favorite brunch cocktail. All it took was a quick glance of the picture and I just knew I had to try it sooner or later. Thus, I made sure to make Sunda my last stop in the city after a grueling day of TESOL-related lectures. That 32oz. Sumo Mary prepared with Absolut Chicago Vodka (flavored with rosemary and olives) garnished with Chinese broccoli, loompya stick, herb-roasted potatoes, Oshinko, tocino grilled cheese, baked snow crab hand roll, duck bao, braised pork belly, and three slices of bacon was going to be MINE!
Or not, because the Sumo Mary is available only during their Sunday Brunch from 10:30am-4:00pm, which meant that I was just about an hour late to the party. The $40 price tag is also a thing, but let is serve a mental reminder of the prices that you’ll pay should you decide to pay Sunda a visit. Hey, no one said that a fusion of East Asian culinary tradition and Old World fanciness and wine catered to the appetite of the New World would be cheap, right? Wear something nice, maybe even dine NOT alone, so that you can share all the magnificent dishes and libations with your date.

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