I've had this bookmarked for a very long time, and finally got a chance to try it out. I'm so glad I did. It didn't disappoint! Biser is a little Bosnian grocery store in a strip mall across from Mehlville South High School. I wish I got a photo of the place, but I forgot. It's on the west side of the street, and it's actually titled Euro Market and Grill with Biser underneath that. When I was leaving, I could have sworn that there is a second store with the same title down the street...but the one I went to is the one closest to the high school. They have a small kitchen inside the grocery store where they prepare several East European staples including doner ($6.50) and cevapi ($7.00). I couldn't decide what to get, so I asked them what they recommended. The woman said the doner, so that's what I went with. It was amazing. Instead of regular pita, they use the Bosnian lepinja, and it is soft, chewy, and oh-so-very-fresh. The tzatziki sauce was slathered on the lepinja just right, and there was a perfect balance of meat with the usual toppings of lettuce, tomatoes, and onions. And it was huge. It took up most of the styrofoam container both in diameter and in height! It actually kind of reminded me of Mayor McCheese from the old McDonald's characters...without the cheese. The best part was that I could eat it with a knife and fork without anything falling out...it was quite a feat. They have the usual Eastern European staples in the store along with a bakery selling some desserts and bread. There's four tables of four chairs so you can eat there if you choose. It really is a hidden gem! It's one of the best doner kebabs I've had in St. Louis!
Cherie O. on Mar 23, 2015