St. Louis restaurant advertises toasted ravioli taco, invites additional internet scorn

Plate of roasted ravioli with red sauce

Sure, put it in a taco

I managed to eclipse most of my math education in high school. It’s in a cobweb-like corner of my brain, along with bad first dates and the time I wore cool suede shorts just for my biology teacher to tell me I look like a Von Trapp. High school sucks and math sucks, but Pi Day – the annual celebration of the mathematical constant π – sucks. It takes place on March 14th (pi = 3.14 or 3/14) and is usually an excuse to eat cake. But 314 is also the St. Louis area code, so an STL taco joint mixes it with St. Louis-style toasted ravioli tacos.

On March 14th, Mission Taco Joint will celebrate everything 314 by turning the STL classic into a taco. Popular in St. Louis, toasted ravioli (that’s T-ravioli for you) is exactly what it sounds like: ravioli coated with breadcrumbs and toasted, often dipped in marinara sauce or ranch dressing. Now imagine that, but on a taco.

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Mission Taco Joint tweeted the news, writing, “T-RAV TACOS. Yes, you read that right. This Sunday we are only offering a special roasted ravioli taco for 3.14 days, which is only meant for one day and is inspired by the legendary STL dish. Each taco is priced at $ 3.14 and is only available in STL stores on Sunday, March 14th. “

T-RAV TACOS.
Yes, you read that right. This Sunday we are only offering a special roasted ravioli taco for 3.14 days, which is only meant for one day and is inspired by the legendary STL dish. Each taco is priced at $ 3.14 and is only available in STL stores on Sunday March 14th. pic.twitter.com/RbUhHTJXrC

– Mission Taco Joint (@MissionTacoSTL) March 9, 2021

I don’t know if that sounds good, but it sure doesn’t sound bad. St. Louis food gets so much hatred, but as a born and raised Missourian, I will defend the honor of my home state until the day I die. (Unless we’re talking about Josh Hawley, who can go straight to Hell.) While the Mission Taco T-Rav stunt additionally despises the St. Louis culinary community, it’s only for a day. When a proud St. Louisan tweeted

St. Louis has everything from pizza to the American comfort food the city has perfected, soul food, our own Chinese and Italian dishes, to fine dining restaurants like Elaia, a burgeoning Bosnian and halal food scene. We shouldn’t take a back seat to any city in America when it comes to food.

– Umar Lee (@UmarLeeIII) March 10, 2021

“St. Louis offers everything from pizza to the American comfort food the city has perfected, soul food, our own Chinese and Italian dishes, to fine dining restaurants like Elaia, a burgeoning Bosnian and halal food scene. We shouldn’t take a back seat to any city in America when it comes to food. “

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