By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published Jul 26, 2019 at 9:30 AM

The Wall Street Journal exposed the splendor and joy that is Maria's Pizza, 5025 W. Forest Home Ave., to the rest of the world this week. The family-owned and operated pizza spot is named by the WSJ as one of America's best pies and is featured in a video with the charming, second-generation owners.

"My grandmother (and later mother) made the pizzas so big because she wanted to feed everyone," co-owner Bonnie Crivello says in the video.

In 1957, Maria Traxel opened the first Maria's on 7th and Greenfield with her three children which remained open until she passed away in 1993. In 1971, she opened a second – the current – location on Forest Home Avenue. For more of Maria's backstory go here or to read about the missing Jesus painting that was never returned, click now.

Read the Wall Street Journal article and watch the video here.

Molly Snyder started writing and publishing her work at the age 10, when her community newspaper printed her poem, "The Unicorn.” Since then, she's expanded beyond the subject of mythical creatures and written in many different mediums but, nearest and dearest to her heart, thousands of articles for OnMilwaukee.

Molly is a regular contributor to FOX6 News and numerous radio stations as well as the co-host of "Dandelions: A Podcast For Women.” She's received five Milwaukee Press Club Awards, served as the Pfister Narrator and is the Wisconsin State Fair’s Celebrity Cream Puff Eating Champion of 2019.