A quick weather report: it’s hot, real hot — just in case you didn’t know! Great things cooking in the kitchen! What’s happening for you: red beans & rice, fried chicken, brisket tacos, ratatouille on angel hair pasta, salmon croquettes, and barbecued shrimp stuffed po-boys!
What We’re Cooking for You This Week
Monday, July 13
Louisiana red beans & rice with S.H.E. bread. Credence Clearwater Revival sang loudly, “737 comin’ outta the sky; oh won’t you take me down to Memphis on a midnight ride, I want to move, playin’ in a traveling’ band; trying to get hand, playin’ in a traveling band….yeoooow!” Beans! Kept the planes flying and the band flying higher. Yeoooow! Beans on Monday do the trick. You’ll be traveling with CCR on a 737 powered by beans, too! Yeoooow!
Tuesday, July 14 — Crispy Chicken Day!
Fried chicken tenders with roasted zucchini and mama’s rice. For crispy chicken Tuesday, why not try the fried chicken on a house salad ($12), in a bacon chicken wrap ($12), or on a sandwich ($12)! Steve Austin, our fearless chicken astronaut and test pilot, fried his parts when he wrecked a lifting body test flight for NASA. Good thing Oscar Goldman called. “We can rebuild him,” he said, “we can make him better…stronger…faster.” Swell the Six Million Dollar Chicken music. This chicken test pilot will be served in four different dishes! No bionic legs, though.
Wednesday, July 15
Brisket tacos served with cilantro lime slaw, charro beans, and fresh salsa. “Where’s the beef?” the older lady questioned at the counter. “Where’s the beef?” she and her friends asked again. What most folks don’t know is that they’d lost their eyeglasses, and they were really looking for some Chippendale furniture (wink, wink, nudge, nudge) — not hamburgers.
Thursday, July 16
Ratatouille with fresh tomatoes, eggplant, mushrooms, zucchini, and Italian sausage served over angel pasta. Few folks outside the highest echelons of the British and U.S. governments knew the original call code on French resistance radio to alert them to the coming D-day invasion. What was broadcast was a French poem called “Chanson d’Automne” by Paul Verlaine: “With long sobs the violin throbs wound my heart with languorous and monotonous sound.” Boring. It replaced the much more exciting “Loopy ratatouille, mama has lost her chewing tobacco, and dad needs black coffee.” Much more exciting. That’s how you start the largest amphibious invasion ever mounted — with a tobacco spitting mama.
Friday, July 17 — Salmon & Shrimp Ruckus!
Salmon croquettes with an artichoke cream sauce and a fresh roasted vegetable medley. W. H. Auden wrote a poem called “As I Walked Out One Evening,” where he penned these lines about hearing a lover sing: “I’ll love you, dear, I’ll love you Till China and Africa meet, And the river jumps over the mountain, And the salmon sing in the street, I’ll love you till the ocean Is folded and hung up to dry, And the seven stars go squawking Like geese about the sky.” Well, that about captures Fridays around here, squawking geese and salmon singing in the street.
Barbecued shrimp stuffed po-boy and a house salad. Prepped in gobs of butter, white wine, and saucy spices, our own New Orleans style barbecued shrimp come stuffed into po-boy bread drowned in the barbecue sauce. Nicholas Sparks wrote in his book The Lucky One, “If relationships were hard, mariage was even harder… it seemed like most couples struggled. It went with the territory. What did Nana always say? Stick two different people with two different sets of expectations under one roof and it ain’t always going to be shrimp and grits on Easter.” He knows shrimp and marriage, after all, he’s the king of romantic novels and movies.
Dessert Offerings This Week
Chocolate pie. Were two more beautiful words ever written? Probably not, but then again, beauty is in the pie of the beholder. Behold this pie, and you will know beauty.
Apple pie. Jane Austen rightly observed, “Apple pies are a considerable part of our domestic happiness.” If Elizabeth Bennett had eaten her apple pie, she’d have had less trouble with Mr. Darcy. Jane Austen said it, “Apple pie = domestic happiness.” Yes, it does.
Lavender scones with either lemon curd or strawberry shortcake or peach scones strawberry shortcake style. As he mused over scones and tea, Ben Franklin muttered, “All things are easy to Industry, all things difficult to Sloth…I think I’ll put that in the Almanack. Yes, yes, yes.” Then, he ate another scone…and another one.
Meringue kisses filled with pastry cream topped by a mixed berry compote. What else can we say that Echo and the Bunnymen didn’t already sing? “Lips like sugar, sugar kisses.”
Salads Available Everyday
Chicken Salad on House Salad, $10
House Salad with Grilled Chicken Breast, $12
Pimento Cheese on House Salad, $10
Salad Sampler (Chicken Salad & Pimento Cheese), $12
Sandwiches Available Everyday
Bacon & Chicken Wrap with House Made Ranch, $10
Chicken Salad Sandwich, $10
Chipotle Bacon & Chicken Wrap with House Made Ranch, $10
Fried Green Tomato BLT, $12
Garden Fresh BLT, $10
Grilled Chicken Sandwich, $12
Grilled Pimento Cheese, $10
Grilled Pimento Cheese & Bacon, $10
Don’t forget to try the crispy chicken on the house salad, bacon chicken wrap, or sandwich this Tuesday!
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 — Includes Drink
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You can find our house at 828 Julia Street in Rayville, Louisiana.
You can call us at (318) 267-4457.
Thanks for letting us serve you, and may God bless you richly as you sit at the table.
Famous U2 Bacon Quotes
“Bacon take a walk with your sister the moon, let her pale light in to fill up the room.” Adam Clayton wrote those lyrics after a heavy English breakfast, but Bono and The Edge made him find another name — like Johnny. Of course, Bono wrote another song exclusively about bacon: “With or without you, I can’t live….” Everybody thought he was singing about a girl. It was bacon.