Summertime, summertime, sum-sum-summertiiiiime! Great Scott, it’s hot! What’s cooking in the kitchen for you: red beans & rice, fried chicken, fish tacos, creamy chicken pesto on campanelle pasta, salmon croquettes, and barbecued shrimp stuffed po-boys!
What We’re Cooking for You This Week
Monday, July 20
Louisiana red beans & rice with S.H.E. bread. The Slim Pickens character, Major T. J. “King” Kong hooted and hollered his way down to earth riding a nuclear missile in Dr. Strangelove. Apparently, he lost his mind. He didn’t eat his beans. Beans not only have the power to magically transport you to Friday, they might just help save the world by averting all kinds of crazy business. Who knew?
Tuesday, July 21 — Crispy Chicken Day!
Fried chicken tenders with signature potatoes and green beans. Look, we can’t roll more southern than fried chicken, cream gravy potatoes, green beans, and iced tea. After all, fried chicken is the national bird of the south, iced tea is table wine, and green beans make great floral arrangements. And, we have a great plural “you” to add to the English language: “Y’all.” Yep.
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)!
Wednesday, July 22
Fish tacos served with jicama slaw, charro beans, and fresh salsa. Broiled fish with savory taco seasoning comes served with southwestern tartar sauce. Bert and Ernie of Sesame Street fame called fish into the boat with a strange, loud, and remarkably useful call. “Herrrreeee, fishy, fishy!” And, the fish leapt in to the boat. That’s how we have fish tacos this week, Bert called them for us. Yes, he did.
Thursday, July 23
Creamy chicken pesto sauce served on campanelle pasta. “Everything’s better with cream,” she gasped. “Argghhhh! I can’t stand it! I need cream to make my life better, but I can’t have any on this diet! What kind of life is it with no cream?!” she screamed in desperation. Well, if she’d only drop by our house for some creamy pesto, she’d get a little bit of healthy and a little bit of creamy, and all would be well. Creamy pesto can make things right with the world.
Friday, July 24 — Salmon & Shrimp Rhomboid!
Salmon croquettes with an artichoke cream sauce and a fresh roasted vegetable medley. Loretta Lynn so rightly remarked, “You ain’t supposed to get salmon when they’re swimming upstream to spawn. But if you’re hungry you do.” Even though we’re hungry, we didn’t catch these salmon swimming upstream to spawn. Bert called them into the boat for us.
Barbecued shrimp stuffed po-boy and a house salad. Bobby Darin sings a wonderful version of “Mack the Knife,” though it first came to the states as sung by Louis Armstrong. Oddly enough, it’s a translated German song from a light opera (no kidding), and Dick Clark advised Bobby Darin that it just wouldn’t work on the pop charts because it wasn’t rock ‘n roll enough. It hit number one in 1959. Too bad it wasn’t a song about “Mack the Shrimp.” Of course, a toothy shrimp hitman causing scarlet billows just sounds silly.
Dessert Offerings This Week
Zoë’s chocolate cake with cream cheese frosting and a mocha icing layer. That’s a mouthful, and it’s an explosion of chocolate love. The O’Jays sang about this cake in their hit “Love Train.” “People all over the world, join hands, start a love train to this chocolate cake….” It happened.
Lavender scones with either lemon curd or strawberry shortcake or peach scones strawberry shortcake style. Ben Franklin was ever the teaser: “Tim was so learned, that he could name a Horse in nine Languages. So ignorant, that he bought a Scone to ride on.”
Strawberry tart. William Wordsworth waxed poetic: “There bloomed the strawberry of the wilderness; The trembling eyebright showed her sapphire blue, The thyme her purple, like the blush of Even; And if the breath of some to no caress Invited, forth they peeped so fair to view, All kinds alike seemed favourites of Heaven.” Strawberry tart is a heavenly favorite.
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 Food Quotes
“I am not a glutton — I am an explorer of food,” Erma Bombeck said, digging through a large pile of vegetables at the supermarket.