It was going to open in Las Vegas. It was rumored for Woodfield Mall (that seems to have been a joke, or possibly confusion with this place). For years the possibility of another Kuma’s Corner, the insanely popular heavy-metal themed burger bar in Avondale, has been out there. And now it’s coming to about the closest the city offers to Woodfield Mall— a strip mall-esque stretch of Diversey near Clark, where it will take over the abruptly shuttered location of California burger chain The Counter… a location with the all-too-perfect address of 666 Diversey Ave. To be called Kuma’s Too, this location currently resembles the old time pub original less than it does a TMobile or Foot Locker store, but maybe they can capture some of that heavy metal spirit in a vanilla box on Diversey. With 73 seats, it’s bigger than the original, and it instantly joins The Peasantry at the top of the not-all-that-impressive list of places to eat around that stretch of Lincoln Park/Lakeview. [Dish]
Not the new Kuma’s Too.