Monday’s here, and we’re now open for lunch! We’ve got some wonderfully delicious food cooked just for you this week: red beans & rice, fried chicken tenders, pulled pork sandwiches vegetarian lasagna, barbecued shrimp stuffed po-boys, and salmon croquettes. Come on down you’re the next contestant!
What We’re Cooking for You This Week
Guess What! It’s Monday, June 22, and we’re now open for lunch! We hope you share our excitement!
Monday, June 22
Louisiana red beans & rice with S.H.E. bread. The Monday standard has arrived in our red beans and rice. Watch out, it’s a great way to get started on the week. Well, the stories behind songs invariably challenge our easy realities. Dennis Linde wrote the original “Calling Baton Rouge,” and it was recorded by a few artists before Garth Brooks. Garth (we know him well) had “an experience” in Louisiana and decided to record the song. His “experience” was with food, not a “strange combination of a woman and a child.” So, he originally sang, “Operator won’t you put me on through I gotta’ make my order down to Baton Rouge, hurry up won’t you put ’em on the line I gotta’ eat some beans just one more time.” Only a boy from Yukon, Oklahoma could be seduced by the power of the bean. Kept him singing, though.
Tuesday, June 23
Fried chicken tenders, smashed potatoes, corn with pearl onions, & honey buttermilk biscuits. Our chicken tenders go to bed in buttermilk and hot sauce only to wake to be famously fried in a special flour recipe. We serve these beauties with smashed potatoes, fresh corn with pearl onions, and flaky honey buttermilk biscuits. “Beauty…love…truth…,” George Emerson shouted across the Italian countryside in A Room with A View. He’d just had some of our fried chicken. Of course, he then snogged Miss Honeychurch in a field of flowers. Ah, romance, courtesy of fried chicken.
Wednesday, June 24
Pulled pork sandwiches with jalapeño mayonnaise and apple cole slaw. Slow cooked pork, pulled to tender pieces, house made barbecue sauce, and jalapeño mayonnaise form a porkalicious sandwich that simply makes your summer breezy and better. Pork is the breakfast, lunch, and dinner of champions. How do you think Rulon Gardner won the first Olympic gold medal by an American in Greco-Roman wrestling (he defeated Russian Alexandr Karelin) in 2000? Pulled pork sandwiches equals food for champions. No kidding.
Thursday, June 25
Lasagna, house salad, & garlic bread. S.H.E. vegetarian lasagna comes with house made noodles and house made ricotta cheese with spinach pesto swimming in a béchamel sauce with lots of fresh veggies like tomatoes, zucchini, and broccoli, with a few mushroom lifeguards. Lasagna is the pasta lovers ice cream sandwich, just layers of saucy love. Barry White sang about this kind of love, “I can’t get enough of your love, baby! Hey lasagna, I don’t know why, I don’t know why, I can’t get enough of your love, baby.”
Friday, June 26 — Salmon & Shrimp Dance!
Salmon croquettes with an artichoke cream sauce and a fresh roasted vegetable medley. In Dumb and Dumber, Lloyd explained to Harry that he wanted “Some place warm, a place where the beer flows like wine, where beautiful women instinctively flock like the salmon of Capistrano. I’m talking about a little place called Rayville.” Who knew the salmon of Richland Parish Capistrano was the stuff of movie fame?
Barbecued shrimp stuffed po-boy and a house salad. We make a special bread cave out of a po-boy, stuff it with our own New Orleans style barbecued shrimp (prepped in gobs of butter, white wine, and saucy spices), drown the bread in the barbecue sauce. Grab the napkins, dear friends, you can’t eat this sandwich with your fingers. “Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your shrimps,” Marc Anthony begged as he gathered food for his good friend Julius Caesar’s wake. He also made some caesar salad, but it’s not what you might think.
Dessert Offerings This Week
Chocolate cake with butter cream icing. Dave Barry famously recognized, “Your hand and your mouth agreed many years ago that, as far as chocolate is concerned, there is no need to involve your brain.” That is to say, “Don’t think, just eat chocolate.” As a life philosophy, it works.
Mixed fruit pastry tart. Robert Louis Stevenson sang, “The friendly cow, all red and white, I love with all my heart; she gives me cream with all her might, to eat with apple-tart.” Well, truth is stranger than fiction. A fruit tart helped him write Robinson Crusoe. Yep.
Apple pie. Yogi Berra once joked, “Cut my pie into four pieces, I don’t think I could eat eight.” He eight the four pie anyway, and then he played and coached in 21 World Series. Apple pie has the power.
Lavender scones with either lemon curd or strawberry shortcake. “A scone in need is a friend indeed!” Famished after all his work with the Continental Congress, Benjamin Franklin ran (in a hobbling sort of way) giggling through the streets for beer and scones. Afterwards, he helped Tom write the Declaration of Sconedepence. That’s Tom Smithwick, barman bard of Tun Tavern, a watering hole where so many delegates met when they weren’t arguing about what to do with the bothersome British or how to start a nation.
July 4 is just around the corner, so please check What’s in the Fridge & Freezer for your special weekend.
We will be closed on Friday, July 3, so no salmon and shrimp for that day. Join us on Monday, July 5 for some wonderful red beans & rice and our standard salads and sandwiches.
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, Bottled Water
Lunch Served | 11am-2pm Monday—Friday
Lunch Special | $12 — Includes Daily Special & Drink
Sandwiches & Salads | $10 — Includes Drink
Check Out What’s in the Fridge!
Let Us Cater Your Next Event!
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
“To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art,” Francois de la Rouchefoucauld stated as tried to get his teacher to understand how to pronounce his last name.