Review + Slideshow: The Vine Mediterranean Café & Market

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JENNIFER SILVERBERG
  • Jennifer Silverberg
In the mood for the best meat shawarma in town? Or some really good falafel?My review of The Vine Mediterranean Café & Market (3171 South Grand Boulevard; 314-776-0991) is now available online.

In this week's Back of the House slideshow, Jennifer Silverberg takes you through the restaurant, the kitchen and even the market.
Fresh pitas baking in the oven. The dough is made every morning in-house, and then baked throughout the day. See the full slideshow here. - PHOTO: JENNIFER SILVERBERG
  • Photo: Jennifer Silverberg
  • Fresh pitas baking in the oven. The dough is made every morning in-house, and then baked throughout the day. See the full slideshow here.

Another appetizer, shown here, is falafel. Chick peas, garlic and spices blended together and fried. You can also order the falafel as a sandwich. See the full slideshow here. - PHOTO: JENNIFER SILVERBERG
  • Photo: Jennifer Silverberg
  • Another appetizer, shown here, is falafel. Chick peas, garlic and spices blended together and fried. You can also order the falafel as a sandwich. See the full slideshow here.
The chicken kabob entreé is seasoned, grilled chicken breast and is served with rice, and of course, pickled turnips and tomato. See the full slideshow here. - PHOTO: JENNIFER SILVERBERG
  • Photo: Jennifer Silverberg
  • The chicken kabob entreé is seasoned, grilled chicken breast and is served with rice, and of course, pickled turnips and tomato. See the full slideshow here.


In the kitchen at the Vine the Mohsen's work side by side. Here, Roudayna is preparing the kibbeh while Ali is preparing the French fries. See the full slideshow here. - PHOTO: JENNIFER SILVERBERG
  • Photo: Jennifer Silverberg
  • In the kitchen at the Vine the Mohsen's work side by side. Here, Roudayna is preparing the kibbeh while Ali is preparing the French fries. See the full slideshow here.
Chicken Shwarma, a Middle Eastern fast-food staple, is a wrap with shaved meat from a spit, in this case, chicken. Served here with the fresh, house made French fries and the rose drink. See the full slideshow here. - PHOTO: JENNIFER SILVERBERG
  • Photo: Jennifer Silverberg
  • Chicken Shwarma, a Middle Eastern fast-food staple, is a wrap with shaved meat from a spit, in this case, chicken. Served here with the fresh, house made French fries and the rose drink. See the full slideshow here.
Roudayna Mohsen, wife of owner Ali Mohsen, at work in the kitchen of the Vine. See the full slideshow here. - PHOTO: JENNIFER SILVERBERG

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