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Tasty new spot

Marian | Aug 12, 200512:27 PM

We went for dinner last night at a newer spot called Kuma's Corner, Belmont just west of California. Wow. I had citrus crusted halibut with mashed sweet potatoes, the hubby had the skirt steak with garlic mashed, and our dining companion had the "Better than Mom's Meatloaf." While I'm a little biased to my dad's meatloaf, everything we had was outstanding. Our crab cake app and the potstickers were fabulous, and the homemade ham chowder was stick-to-your-ribs good. (Would have been better on a chilly day, but the waitress gave it such a glowing description, I had to try it! YUM!) They are waiting on their liquor license, so we brought our own bottles of wine. From the glimpse we stole, it looks as though they will serve quite an impressive and "off the beaten path" variety of specialty beers and wines and should be out pretty soon. Service was extremely welcoming & gracious, to say the very least. It was a great combination of "come as you are" with at least three star quality cuisine--I'm not an expert to give it an exact rating; if "damn good" gives an idea....It was also refreshingly unconventional, considering the calibur of food being served; all of the waitstaff (and owner) sported very impressive tatoos and piercings. The men's room (I peeked after the intriguing decor of the ladies' room) was papered in tattoo designs reportedly artisaned by one of our hosts. The space is simple and beautiful, the walls covered in dramatic paintings by a local artist. The weather wasn't conducive to being able to sit on the patio, but all the more reason to go back. But I don't need a reason. 2900 West Belmont.

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