Did someone say, ‘Toasted ravioli?’
Plus: Black Rep, Prism STL, comedy
podcast, 300 new jobs to Hazelwood

St. Louisans may not have visions of sugar-plums dancing in their heads this Christmas and New Year’s season. Instead, dreams will be filled with artisan toasted ravioli.

Photos by Abigail Nicole Photography

STL Toasted | 3730 Foundry Way | facebook.com/stltoasted/

STL Toasted recently announced it will open in 2022 in City Foundry STL. The eatery will specialize in a St. Louis favorite: artisan toasted ravioli. STL Toasted hopes to become the go-to for St. Louisans’ favorite filled pasta dish.

While toasted ravioli can be found on the menus of a plethora of St. Louis restaurants, STL Toasted will be the city’s first eatery dedicated solely to toasted ravioli. The menu will include classic Italian beef, three cheese, loaded potato, buffalo chicken, Southwestern quinoa, and dessert ravioli options. STL Toasted hopes to open in March.

St. Louis Black Rep | Edison Theatre 6445 Forsyth Boulevardtheblackrep.org/

The Black Rep will present “Dontrell, Who Kissed the Sea” January 12-30. In this play by Nathan Alan Davis, 18-year-old Dontrell Jones searches the Atlantic for an ancestor lost during the Middle Passage, the infamous voyage that transported enslaved Africans across the Atlantic Ocean to the New World.

His family struggles with the thought of losing him to the waters of a haunting history. The Black Rep is one of the nation’s largest nonprofit African-American theatre companies, and the largest African-American performing arts organization in the state.

Prism STL | 4510 Manchester Avenue | prismstl.com/

Prism STL will open in early 2022 in The Grove neighborhood. Several bars that once created a space for the LGBTQ+ community in The Grove have closed over the past couple of years. This new LGBTQ+ bar will have a cocktail lounge, patio, and cabaret stage. Prism STL will feature drag shows regularly. The new owners are revamping the space, which used to be home to The Monocle, before opening next year.

Casually Mollie Podcast comedy showcase | The Golden Hoosier, 3707 S Kingshighway Blvd

The Casually Mollie Podcast will produce its first comedy showcase January 12 in the upstairs event space of the Golden Hoosier. Mollie Amburgey, the podcast’s host, will also host the showcase.

Tina Dybal, who won the 2018 St. Louis’ Funniest Person Comedy Competition at Helium Comedy Club, will headline the show. Comedians Mary Jayne and Mychael Anthony will be featured, as well. Tickets are $10.

8th Avenue Food & Provisions, Inc. | 8ave.com/

8th Avenue Food & Provisions, Inc. is relocating its manufacturing facility to Hazelwood, MO. The 250,000-square-foot facility will prep and package trail mix, snack nuts and dried fruit for retail and food service. This move will bring more than 300 new jobs to the St. Louis area. In June 2020, 8th Avenue Food & Provisions, Inc. moved its headquarters to the St. Louis area from Minneapolis. The manufacturing facility will move to the St. Louis area from Canada. Hiring efforts are currently underway.