Sunday, October 06 2013 01:49

31 Days of Halloween: Kuma's GHOST Burger (a spooky treat for Chicagoans to eat)

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If you ever browse the off-the-mainpage "For Grownups" section of The Rock Father, you might've already seen me proclaim my allegiance for Sweden's GHOST (now known in the U.S. as "GHOST B.C." for "legal reasons) in recent months. They're hardly what I'd call "family friendly," which is why they'd normally not be featured right here on the mainpage... but we're in the midst of the Halloween season, and certain bands just fit right in. GHOST is one of them, and today they land at Day 6 on The Rock Father's 31 Days of Halloween 2013... not for their music, but for their hamburger. A spooky treat for Chicagoans to eat?

ghostburger2Offered as the October "Burger of the Month" at their original metal-and-meat Kuma's Corner location in Chicago, Kuma's "The Ghost" pays tribute to the band while presenting a perfectly blasphemous burger to residents of The Windy City just as the cool Fall breeze sets in, and the barrier between the physical and spiritual world gets a little bit thinner as we move toward Halloween... if you believe that sort of thing.

The Ghost burger includes:

  • 10 oz. patty
  • Slow-braised goat shoulder
  • Aged white cheddar
  • Ghost chile aioli
  • Red wine reduction
  • Communion wafer garnish

Listen to GHOST's "Year Zero" -

Now, I do have to add here that I am aware that Kuma's The Ghost has been the subject of some heated media attention in recent days, mostly from those who don't seem to get it. Kuma's makes burgers based on heavy metal bands, and in fact, I'm bummed that I wasn't able to make it down there last Sunday for their special, one-day-only BROKEN HOPE burger that was presented to tie-into the release of the new BROKEN HOPE album, OMEN OF DISEASE (available now on iTunes). A brutal burger for a brutal band one night... a blasphemous burger for a blasphemous band the next. At the end of the day, it's all entertainment. Delicious entertainment. And just remember, the SLAYER Burger is offered at Kuma's on a regular basis \m/ \m/

Need to eat The Ghost? Head over to Kuma's Corner, 2900 W. Belmont Avenue in Chicago to get yours before Halloween.

For more Halloween Goodness, check out http://www.therockfather.com/halloween

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James Zahn

James Zahn is best-known as The Rock Father™, a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur. He is the Owner, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of THE ROCK FATHER™ Magazine. In January, 2019, after nearly a decade of publishing The Rock Father™ Magazine, he joined Adventure Media and Events as Senior Editor of The Toy Book—the leading trade publication for the toy industry since 1984, as well as The Pop Insider — a destination for all things pop culture, and The Toy Insider — the leading consumer guide for toys and games. He is also editor of The Toy Report, a weekly newsletter published by The Toy Book each Thursday. Zahn has over 27 years of experience in the entertainment, retail and publishing industries.

He regularly serves as a Brand Ambassador and spokesperson for several Globally-recognized pop culture and lifestyle brands in addition to consulting for a number of toy manufacturers. 

Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for bands such as FEAR FACTORY, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands. He currently serves as an artist manager and video director for PRODUCT OF HATE, whose debut album was released by Napalm Records in 2016, distributed by ADA/Warner Music in the U.S. with Universal Music handling global. A new album has been completed and is set for release this year.

Zahn and/or his work have been featured in/on CNN, NBC, ABC, WGN, CBS, GCTN, G4, The Chicago Tribune, Forbes, MarketWatch, Reuters, BusinessWire, Fangoria, Starlog and more. He's appeared as a music expert on CNN's AC360 alongside Anderson Cooper, and has been interviewed by Larry King. In the past he served as a writer for the Netflix Stream Team,  Fandango Family and PBS KIDS, penned articles for Sprout and PopSugar, and was a contributor to Chicago Parent.

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