Kuma’s Corner, long known as the place to get tasty burgers with rock-inspired names and flavorings, is also the best place to be inconvenienced by a dripping a/c unit. This summer, accompanying a friend through a series of items on his “Chicago Bucket List” (he was leaving Chicago for San Francisco), one of our writers showed up at Kuma’s with a large group to get some delicious eats. In the middle of the meal, the a/c unit (stationed above the table) started dripping on one of them. Unfazed, she moved her seat and pointed the drip out to the waiter. Within minutes, the restaurant manager appeared, apologizing profusely, comping everyone’s meals (and drinks) and providing the dripped-on compatriot with the Kuma’s shirt of her choice to replace the now-wet shirt she was wearing. (Shirt choice? “Pork Eating Infidels.”) Now that’s customer service!
2900 West Belmont, (773)604-8769, kumascorner.com
Best of Chicago 2013