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Tamales. Cupcakes. Burgers.

Does it get any better?

Last Friday, was one of the best days I’ve ever had in Chicago. While walking around, my friend and I found the Tamales Spaceship!! Very exciting. I’ve been wanting to track this truck down since I saw it on UrbanDaddy. Tamales Spaceship was started by a couple of ex-Fronterra bartenders.  On whim, we bought steak tamales with mole from a man with a hilarious Mexican mask. While it was no Fronterra, the tamales were pretty decent, given they came from a truck.

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Next, I went to my favorite cupcake shop, More Cupcakes, where Unique Sweets, a new show on the Cooking Channel. I had a pear, walnut goat cheese cupcake that was absolutely mind-blowing. Sound weird? I was a savory cupcake skeptic until I had this one at More. The Salted Caramel and Maple Bacon cupcakes are also excellent, but really, they are all great. Getting hungry just thinking about it. yummm.

Afterwards, my friend and I went to Kuma’s Corner, a grunge-rock inspired burger joint. Kuma’s is no ordinary burger joint. They’ve got a cool combo of death-metal, waffle fries, great craft beers, whiskey on tap and amazing food. All of their burgers are named after rock bands and are cooked to perfection.

We shared two burgers

  1. Lair of the MinotaurCaramelized Onions, Pancetta, Brie, Bourbon Soaked Pear. The perfect trifecta of sweet, smokey and savory.
  2. Plague BringerRoasted Garlic Mayo, Tortilla Strips, House Made Hot Sauce, Fresh Garlic, Pepper Jack, Sliced Jalapenos. EPIC.

We were so full after dinner, we ended up walking 3 miles back to the Belmont El Stop– the perfect end to an amazing delicious day.

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