Blasphemy on a Toasted Bun

Kuma’s Corner is a meat-centric burger and sandwich restaurant in Chicago with a great love of local food and international Heavy Metal music. Every month they come out with a “burger of the month.” This month’s burger is the Ghost; a tribute to the extremely theatrical Swedish band of the same name (although it’s sometimes Ghost B.C. in the States).

Ghost plays with the sacred/occult dichotomy that’s been part of Heavy Metal since Black Sabbath went on stage with large gothic crosses. Their vocalist’s identity is hidden under stage name “Papa Emeritus II”, and the instrumentalists are called Nameless Ghouls. They wear dark versions of Catholic garb, with the lead wearing a black Cardinal’s outfit with skull make-up.

Naturally, Kuma’s had to go all the way with the tribute burger. Here’s the ingredient list:

10 oz. patty
Slow braised goat shoulder
Aged white cheddar
Ghost chile aioli

I’ll admit to being intimidated by the ghost chilies, which are some of the hottest chilies on earth. Eating them has been called “culinary skydiving.”

But the pièce de résistance is this:

Red wine reduction
Communion wafer garnish

The body and blood on a bun. It’s the crackergate special, all this month. Someone tell PZ.

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