#59: The Burger at Newstead Tower Public House

Aug 25, 2010 at 3:05 pm
The burger at Newstead Tower Public House - Ian Froeb
Ian Froeb
The burger at Newstead Tower Public House
You can dress up the burger at Newstead Tower Public House. You can add one of several different cheeses, as I did here.  House-cured bacon is available, as are grilled mushrooms, caramelized onions and a fried egg from Benne's Farm.

You can add any of these things, but you don't have to. By itself, the burger at Anthony Devoti's is ideal.

The burger is hand-formed using grass-fed ground chuck from Fruitland Farm in Fruitland, Missouri. Though grass-feed beef might not have as strong -- as meaty, for lack of a better term -- a flavor as corn-fed beef, cooked medium-rare or medium, it has a pure, mineral-tinged, undeniably beefy flavor.

However you do (or don't) top it, that your conscience can feel better for eating local, more sustainable beef instead of an agricultural-industrial product makes this burger taste even better.

Newstead Tower Public House
4353 Manchester Avenue
314-535-7771
$11 ($9.50 without cheese)

I'm counting down -- in no particular order -- 100 of my favorite dishes in St. Louis. Some are well-known, others obscure. Some are expensive, others dirt cheap. All of them, I guarantee, are delicious. Please do not hesitate to share your own favorites via the comments thread.

Previously:

#60: Quesadillas tradicionales at Milagro Modern Mexican

#61: "7th Street Sicilian" Po' Boy at Blues City Deli
#62: Tamales at Taqueria la Pasadita
#63: Ćevapi at Bosna Gold
#64: Lemon meringue and pine nut torte at BitterSweet Bakery
#65: Chile Morita con Puerco at Señor Pique
#66: Soda chanh duong (sparkling lemonade) at Lemon Grass
#67: Nachos grande at Nachomama's
#68: Pizza with pepperoni, sausage and mushroom at Pizza-a-Go-Go
#69: Bill's "Burger Meister Burger" at Cardwell's at the Plaza
#70: Sake (salmon) nigiri sushi at Nobu's Japanese Restaurant