All in the Family
When Sultan Mediterranean opened several years ago, I had the chance to visit with owners Akram Saeed and Jenar Mohammed and their daughters. They are charming. The couple hails from the Kurdistan region of Iraq, but settled in St. Louis in the mid-80s after escaping Saddam Hussein’s oppression.
Jenar had always wanted to open a restaurant. The successful family business is a dream come true for the talented chef.
In the Winners’ Circle
Sultan weathered the COVID slow down and is back in full swing once again. The homey, relaxed vibe comes with an array of splendid dishes prepared with great pride. Diners are treated like guests of the family, with favorite meals prepared and served graciously on the best dinnerware.
Yes, Sultan ticks all the boxes. I like it when that happens. Another bold, heartwarming immigrant story; another win for American enterprise.
And Because a Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words . . .
Sultan Mediterranean Restaurant: 4200 Manchester in The Grove. Open: 11:30a everyday, but Monday.