We’ve planned fantabulous specials just to make your week a little woohoo!: fried chicken, smoked turkey breast and fried green tomato po-boys, fresh marinara sauce with Italian sausage on angel hair pasta, barbecue stuffed shrimp po-boys, and salmon croquettes.
What We’re Cooking for You This Week
Tuesday, May 26
Fried chicken tenders, fresh tomato pie, & parmesan garlic biscuits. Our chicken tenders find the slow deep slumber of the mindlessly free as they bed overnight in buttermilk and hot sauce. We carefully and lovingly fry them in a special flour recipe, and we’ll serve these beauties with fresh tomato pie and parmesan garlic biscuits. “The tomatoes are coming! The tomatoes are coming!” the foodies begin to cry as the vines fill with fattened, beautifully ripe tomatoes. We make them into a pie that sets the world to rights — funny thing that, most folks thought it was peace, but all along it was garden fresh tomatoes.
Wednesday, May 27
Stone House Eats smoked turkey breast and fried green tomato po-boy with our own horsey ranch sauce. Well, we don’t want to admit it, but the turkeys lounging in our backyard spend their afternoons smoking Cuban cigars and slowly drinking snifters of expensive cognac. Sadly enough, their lives run short — not because of their unhealthy habits, but because we herd them to the grill. Smoke and seasonings make for a glorious repast, which, oddly enough, our lounging turkeys already knew. They just didn’t know they made the menu. Whoops.
Thursday, May 28
Angel hair pasta topped with a fresh marinara sauce. Using extra virgin olive oil, fresh tomatoes, Italian sausage, mushrooms, and fresh Italian seasonings, we’ll make our own marinara sauce to top some wonderfully cooked fresh angel hair pasta. Sophia Lauren and Marcello Mastroianni found their way to true love while they dined on this beautifully fresh dish. “Nessun modo! Non si può avere la botte piena, e la moglie ubriaca.” Loose translation: “No way, José! You can’t have your cake and eat it,too.” Literal translation: “Now way! You can’t have the wine cask full and your wife drunk.” No, it doesn’t make sense, but the Chianti and the fighting helped matters as they found their way to love in Marriage Italian Style. Yep, pasta comes to the marital rescue topped with some crazy idioms. Only in the movies…and at the table.
Friday, May 29 — Salmon & Shrimp Woohoo!
Salmon croquettes with an artichoke cream sauce and a fresh roasted vegetable medley. “Salmon. Salmon. Salmon.” Saying it over and over again means the cholesterol gleaning genie will come and clean your arteries, and you don’t even have to go to the cardiologist. Yep, our “heart healthy” croquettes will lower your LDL’s, raise your HDL’s, and frustrate your HMO. Read the fine print, though, “heart healthy” only happens at a certain tiny, partial acre in Richland Parish — you are responsible for finding it (hint: the address starts with “828”).
Barbecued shrimp stuffed po-boy and a house salad. Take a half-size po-boy, hollow the bread to make a bread cave, stuff it with our own New Orleans style barbecued shrimp (prepped in loads of butter, white wine, and saucy spices), cover it with barbecue sauce, and grab the napkins. Forrest Gump dropped by the house, and he reminded us of what Bubba said before he went to that shrimp boat in the sky: “Anyway, like I was sayin’, shrimp is the fruit of the sea. You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, sauté it. There’s shrimp-kabobs, shrimp creole, shrimp gumbo. Pan fried, deep fried, stir-fried. There’s pineapple shrimp, lemon shrimp, coconut shrimp, pepper shrimp, shrimp soup, shrimp stew, shrimp salad, shrimp and potatoes, shrimp burger, shrimp sandwich. That, that’s about it.” Well, we’re sure you can do shrimp lots of ways, but Forrest sang about our lovely shrimp with Buffalo Springfield before he mooned LBJ: “There’s something happenin’ here; what it is ain’t exactly clear…stop, children, what’s that sound, everybody look it’s shrimpy town….” Well, it may not be true, but at least it scans. Our English teachers would be proud.
Dessert Offerings This Week
White chocolate bread pudding with raspberries and blueberries. “How do you spell a raspberry?” Willie Shakespeare mused. “A raspberry by any other name would sound as sweet: bppppptpthhpththhphthhehehbt!” That was before he found our bread pudding. After he ate the pudding, he waxed in Sonnet XIV, “Not from the stars do I my [pudding] pluck; and yet methinks I have [gastronomy],
But not to tell of [food] or evil luck, of [plates], of [breads], or [desirings’] quality…aw, heck, bppppptpthhpththhphthhehehbt!”
Butter pecan pound cake with caramel sauce. Burl Ives’ character “Big Daddy” hoped his son Paul Newman, “Brick,” would have the hots for his beautiful wife, “Maggie,” played by Elizabeth Taylor. But, because Brick wouldn’t eat this pound cake, well, he missed true love with Maggie. Who would’ve thought it? Eat butter pecan pound cake, get Elizabeth Taylor. Sounds like an amazing deal. Dick Burton tried the cake twice. Umm-hmm, he did. Twice.
Lavender scones with either lemon curd or strawberry shortcake. Benjamin Franklin rightly observed in Poor Richard’s Almanack, “A scone in need is a scone indeed!” Scones helped him write many pithy quotes. History proves strange sometimes, but often so true. Well, sorta.
Chocolate chip scones. Charles Schultz once opined, “All you need is love. But a little chocolate [scone] now and then doesn’t hurt.” And, he knew the walrus named Snoopy. Intimately.
Salads Available Everyday
Chicken Salad on House Salad
House Salad with Grilled Chicken Breast
Pimento Cheese on House Salad
Salad Sampler (Chicken Salad & Pimento Cheese), $12
Sandwiches Available Everyday
Bacon & Chicken Wrap with House Made Ranch
Chicken Salad Sandwich
Chipotle Bacon & Chicken Wrap with House Made Ranch
Fried Green Tomato BLT
Garden Fresh BLT
Grilled Chicken Sandwich
Grilled Pimento Cheese
Grilled Pimento Cheese & Bacon
Stone House Eats Bread Baked Daily
Drinks — Sweet & Unsweet Tea, House Lemonade, Bottled Water
Lunch Served | 11am-2pm Tuesday—Friday
Lunch Special | $12 — Includes Daily Special & Drink
Sandwiches & Salads | $10 — Includes Drink
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You can find our house at 828 Julia Street in Rayville, Louisiana.
Thanks for letting us serve you, and may God bless you richly as you sit at the table.
Famous Food Quotes
“Our salmon [croquettes] are so good you’ll want to swim upstream to our kitchen and spawn. But please don’t.” Scott Adams