TAKE A BITE
Last Friday afternoon, I went to Kuma's Corner to try their Ghost burger. If you haven't heard about it yet, it's a burger with an unconsecrated communion wafer and a red wine reduction on top. You can read about the burger and the debate on my Forbes blog: "A Supposedly Sinful Burger Stirs Up Controversy."
"An unsmiling hostess in a Rob Zombie T-shirt took me to a table on the back patio. The menu noted, 'THERE ARE NO VEGAN OPTIONS ON KUMA’S MENU.' The burger options included the Black Sabbath, the Iron Maiden, and the Plague Bringer. Beers ranged from the Cane & Ebel to the Greenbush Anger to the Flying Dog Raging Bitch."
I really enjoy doing these stories. The eating part is fun -- I still haven't figured out how to not eat the whole thing when you're eating for work -- and I like trying new things that are of interest to other people.
One challenge, I've found, is: How do you write about the way something tasted? That's very complex. It makes me have more respect for food writers.
The Ghost burger really is terrific. I want to go back and eat another one. I guess I'll have to watch out for the protestors.