Nael Saad

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2014

    Critic's Notebook: Three Professors and a Pizza

    When Lassaad Jeliti opened Spare No Rib last November, the former Washington University mathematician appeared to have cornered the market on academic-turned-restaurant owner backstories. That was until A Pizza Story (7278 Manchester Road; 314-899-0011), the Neapolitan style pizzeria that opened t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2014

    Review: A Pizza Story Writes the Book on Fantastic Neapolitan Pie

    A Pizza Story (7278 Manchester Road, Maplewood; 314-899-0011) 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Tues.-Thurs. 11:30 a.m.-midnight Fri.-Sat. 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Sun. (Closed Mon.) See also: A Pizza Story Serves Neopolitan Pizza in Maplewood

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2014

    A Pizza Story Working Towards Opening Despite Construction Setbacks

    Last fall we reported on two pizza places coming to Maplewood's historic main drag. One is open; the other is not quite there. A Pizza Story, helmed by three former academics, is currently under construction at 7278 Manchester Avenue, transforming from a typewriter repair shop into a restaurant. Se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2013

    A Pizza Story Will Serve Neapolitan Pizza Cooked Up By Two Wash. U. Professors

    Muhammad Alhawagri and Sherif Nasser are not chefs by day -- they both work at Washington University. Alhawagri is an assistant professor and biologist in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery; Nasser is an assistant professor of marketing in the Olin Business School. But by night, food is their pass ... More >>