“Beam me up Scotty!” Captain Kirk cried, “This planet is unbelievably hot!” We can’t beam you out of the heat, but we can cook you some great food. What’s cooking in the kitchen for you: red beans & rice, fried chicken, shredded pork tacos, chicken carbonara, salmon croquettes, and barbecued shrimp stuffed po-boys!
What We’re Cooking for You This Week
Monday, July 27
Louisiana red beans & rice with biscuits. K.C. and the Sunshine Band dropped by the other day. “Oh, do a little dance, make a little grub, get down tonight, get down tonight…Oh, do a little dance, fry a little ham, get down tonight, get down tonight.” Beans set the disco night on fire. And, they are the original horn section (yes, we’re back on flatulence jokes). That’s why K.C. came by.
Tuesday, July 28 — Crispy Chicken Day!
Fried chicken tenders with mashed potatoes and pan fried cabbage. One of the little known facts about the original Star Trek is that Gene Roddenberry originally wanted to call the character “Dr. Spock” by another name, “Dr. Bock,” after his favorite kind of beer. With his pointy ears and nose and pasty complexion the producers feared folks might associate the Vulcan with a chicken rather than a beer. Strange, but true…sorta. You won’t mistake this chicken for anything other than delicious. And, we’re thinking of opening a fry cook stand on Vulcan called “Dr. Bock’s Pick-a-Peck.”
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 29
Shredded pork tacos served with jicama slaw, charro beans, and fresh salsa. What do you get when you cross Tweety Bird with a lawn mower? Shredded tweet. Well, you know what happens when Porky Pig meets a lawn mower. “Ebbbeddedddbbb, that’s all folks.” (No animals were harmed in writing of these jokes.)
Thursday, July 30
Chicken carbonara served on penne pasta. What is the best car to be driving when you get ready to play chicken? A coupe. Yep. Just make sure you’ve had some of this pasta dish before you get behind the wheel of your coupe.
Friday, July 31 — Salmon & Shrimp Ruckus!
Salmon croquettes with an artichoke cream sauce and a fresh roasted vegetable medley. “Grandma, where do babies come from?” “What?” she asked completely surprised by her four year-old grandson. “Babies. How do we get babies?” “Well, honey bear, some folks buy them at K-Mart, others at Wal-mart. The really smart folks, though, have learned how to make them in the kitchen.” “How?” he asked. “Salmon croquettes have all the ingredients you need to make a baby.” “So, if I eat salmon croquettes, I’ll have a baby.” “No, honey bear, not exactly…you have to be a certain age…and the secret ingredients cannot be revealed until you get engaged to be married. But, yes, it’s salmon croquettes.” “Oh,” he said, stuffing a bite of cake into his mouth. Shhhh. Don’ tell anyone.
Barbecued shrimp stuffed po-boy and a house salad. “I turn to stone when you are gone, I turn to stone. Turn to stone when you’re comin’ home, I can’t go on….” Jeff Lynne of Electric Light Orchestra fame wrote a love song called “Turn to Stone” apparently about a woman. Not true. Shrimp po-boys inspired this crustacean paean of love. Yes, “Sweet Talkin’ Woman” was about a shrimp po-boy, too. In addition to the big seventies hair, he had a shrimp obsession.
Dessert Offerings This Week
Zoë’s mini chocolate cake with cream cheese frosting and a mocha icing layer. It’s the small version, a kind of C-4 chocolate love bomb. That’s what the “C” stands for. Really. It’s nothing so lame as “Composition-4.” Chocolate, lovely chocolate.
Lavender scones with either lemon curd or strawberry shortcake or peach scones strawberry shortcake style. Ben Franklin once quipped, “Love your neighbor, but don’t pull down your hedge.” He didn’t want his neighbors seeing him eat scone after scone after scone after scone. It’s why he had trouble staying awake in the Continental Congress, a belly full of scones.
Key lime pie with graham cracker crust. “Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus, and sometimes he makes deliveries in July!” Woohoo! Key lime pie, the stuff of island dreams just for you. Believe it or don’t, key lime pie may have originated with sponge fishermen off the Florida Keys. Condensed milk, limes, and eggs won’t spoil without refrigeration, and the original recipe called for an uncooked pie. Key lime pie on a boat with a sponge fisherman. Dream a little dream with me.
Coffee ice cream. Large guitar power cord from an 80’s hair band! This coffee ice cream is a secret recipe you need the highest clearance to see. But, you don’t need top security clearance to eat it.
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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Let Us Cater Your Next Event!
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
Jim Davis perceptibly remarks, “Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie.” Sounds like a great diet: cake, bread, and pie.