Riyad Al Wadi, owner of Al Waha Restaurant & Hookah Lounge. Al Waha serves, as did its predecessor, Sameem, Afghan cuisine; but Al Waha also offers Bedouin fare.
This is the first Bedouin restaurant in St. Louis. It claims to be the first Bedouin restaurant anywhere in the Midwest, which I'm inclined to believe, some (by no means exhaustive) Internet sleuthing having turned up only one other Bedouin restaurant in the entire United States, a place in Brooklyn, New York, that specializes (it seems) in pizzas made on pita bread. Continue reading Ian Froeb's review. Photos by Jennifer Silverberg.