Top Ten Dishes 2011 #5: The Burger at Home Wine Kitchen



I'm counting down my ten favorite dishes from the restaurants that I reviewed in 2011. The top dish will be revealed on Tuesday, December 27, and look for a slideshow featuring most of the winners on Wednesday, December 28.

The burger at Home Wine Kitchen - JENNIFER SILVERBERG
  • Jennifer Silverberg
  • The burger at Home Wine Kitchen

One of the few mainstays on chef-owner Cassy Vires' ever-changing menu, the burger shows the commitment to quality she brings to every dish. It's easily one of the best in town, grass-fed ground beef beautifully seasoned and cooked medium rare, topped with cheddar cheese, bacon and -- why the hell not? -- a fried egg. Remarkably, as strongly flavored as those three toppings are, the taste of the beef sings clearly and powerfully.

- from "Take Me Home Tonight" September 22, 2011

Home Wine Kitchen (7322 Manchester Road, Maplewood; 314-802-7676)

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