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Friday, October 4, 2013

'Communion' burger: Mixed reviews

Chicago Building (Photo by J. Crocker)
Along with its unique style of jazz, blues, pizza and hot dogs, Chicago now also has its very own "Ghost" burger.

This controversial cuisine, which Elisha Fieldstadt of NBC News states is "dedicated to the Swedish heavy metal band of the same
name," is being served up at Kuma's Corner to the delight of some and the dismay of others.

The dish consists of a burger and cheese (so far, so good), "made with a red wine reduction sauce and topped with a communion wafer" (uh oh…).

Kuma's not only acknowledges the sacrilegious aspects of this combination, but also promotes them (much like the namesake Swedish band, whose members dress "as Roman Catholic
Cardinals," yet perform music that is "the opposite of Sunday morning choir songs").

This was proudly posted on the Kuma's Facebook page:  We give you the Ghost which we think is a fitting tribute to the supreme blasphemous activities carried out by the band itself.

Comments such as the following ranged from enthusiastic to downright disgusted:

People need to lighten up these days.  I'm religious.. And I personally think this is hilarious.  If there's a God he's got to have a sense of humor.

You are religious.  Hence you clearly do not understand or appreciate the importance of communion.  This is like burning a bible to those of us who are truly Orthodox.

Copyright October 4, 2013 by Linda Van Slyke   All Rights Reserved

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