7. Kuma's Corner
Location: 2900 West Belmont Ave.
If you want a killer burger like none other, then this is the place to be. You'll find everything from fried eggs, frizzled onions, avocado, and poached pears on these pretzel bun works of art, with the soundtrack to match: every concoction is named after a heavy metal artist, which is fitting considering that's the only thing on the stereo. If the music ain't your thing, you'll still never taste a better or more off-the-wall burger, and the locals know all too well: nearly every night of the week you'll find them waiting one or even two hours for a seat at this tiny destination, biding their time savoring something from the extensive beer list, or basking in the décor: artistic pin-ups, extending all the way to the bathroom.