Kuma’s Corner, a burger joint on Chicago’s north side, has created a burger that’s not only offending people, but also spurring religious conversation.
That’s what happens when one of your toppings is a communion wafer:
Kuma’s Corner… is featuring a 10-ounce burger topped with a red wine reduction and an unconsecrated communion wafer, a menu item that, depending on whom you talk to, is either tasty or in poor taste.
The Ghost, named after the Swedish metal band Ghost B.C., costs $17 and comes with fries, chips or a side salad. In addition to the ingredients that ostensibly represent the body and blood of Jesus, the burger served on a pretzel bun includes a portion of slowly braised goat shoulder, aged white cheddar cheese and Ghost chile aioli.
$17 for a burger and fries?! It might be edible, but I’m having a hard time imagining a burger that’s $17 good. (Then again, I’m also vegetarian.)
To no one’s surprise, some Catholics are acting like a mortal sin has been committed:
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