“The hills are alive with the sound of bean song!” Fraulein Maria sang as she spun her way through the mountain meadow. What’s cooking in the kitchen for you this week: red beans & rice, fried chicken and signature potatoes, and barbecued shrimp stuffed po-boys!
What We’re Cooking for You This Week
Monday, August 17
Special made Louisiana red beans & rice with honey buttermilk biscuits. Our red beans come full of flavor, cooked in our own house made pork stock. Few knew Maria had a problem. The beans and bread diet at the convent wreaked havoc with her GI tract, so she’d find solace in the hills singing her way out of discomfort. “The hills are alive with the sound of music,” she’d sing, only it was the sound of the musical fruit called beans. The spinning helped, too — just not too much. Who knew that singing could help your digestion?
Tuesday, August 18 — Standard Menu
Joe Friday is famous for his, “Just the facts, ma’am” statement he made so many times when collecting information at a crime scene on Dragnet. What folks don’t know is that Jack Webb was a huge baseball fan, particularly of Babe Ruth. His badge number, “714,” was widely rumored to be honor of Babe Ruth’s home run record. Not true. “714” is actually the badge number of the officer who liased with Jack Webb, a guy named Dan Cooke. When Jack Webb passed away in 1982, Los Angeles Police Chief Daryl Gates retired badge 714 in honor of Jack Webb, and he gave him full police honors at his funeral.
Wednesday, August 19
Fried chicken tenders with signature potatoes, baby lima beans, and a honey buttermilk biscuit. Chicken tenders lovingly bedded overnight in buttermilk and hot sauce come famously fried in a special flour recipe and served with signature potatoes and baby lima beans. “Every single diet I ever fell off of was because of potatoes and gravy of some sort,” Doll Parton admits. In that moment, she becomes every woman who’s been seduced by the intoxicating power of gravy and potatoes. She actually sang about it in her crossover hit, “Here you come again, looking better than anybody has a right to….” It was a song about her diet nemesis, potatoes and gravy.
For our crispy fried chicken, why not try the fried chicken on a house salad ($12), in a bacon chicken wrap ($12), or on a sandwich ($12)!
Thursday, August 20 — Standard Menu
Our good friend and humorist W.C. Fields rightly remarked, “Never try to impress a woman, because if you do she’ll expect you to keep up the standard for the rest of your life.”
Friday, August 21
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. “NOBODY expects the Spanish Inquisition!” Michael Palin of Monty Python fame exclaimed as he jumped onto the scene dressed in papal garb. “Our chief weapon is surprise…surprise and fear…fear and surprise…. Our two weapons are fear and surprise…and ruthless efficiency…. Our *three* weapons are fear, surprise, and ruthless efficiency…and an almost fanatical devotion to the Pope…. Our *four*…no… *Amongst* our weapons…. Amongst our weaponry…are such elements as fear, surprise…. I’ll come in again.” Our shrimp po-boy will help you get it just right, the first time.
Dessert Offerings This Week
Buttermilk custard pie. Colonel Custard did it. He killed the maid in the closet with a pastry. You won’t need a clue for this pie, it’s fabulous.
Browned butter pecan pie. Can there really be anything better in life that browned butter cooked with local pecans? That’s our philosophical question for the day. Take a moment to discuss over coffee.
Triple crown brownies. Our brownies served with milk chocolate, white chocolate, and buttermilk chips melted in the batter. Yes, you can join American Pharaoh in the winner’s circle with this brownie…well, in some movie dream inspired by chocolate overload.
Key lime pie. Dr. Albert Schweizer observed, “Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” Eat this key lime pie, and you will be successful. Yes, you will.
Lavender scones with either lemon curd or strawberry shortcake. As he pushed away from the breakfast table holding more of his beloved scones, Ben Franklin told his family, “A good example is the best sermon.” Of course, he always had scones delivered to his office unbeknownst to his family.
Have a look: Stone House Eats Standard Menu!
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
“Those that lack friends to open themselves unto are cannibals of their own hearts,” Francis Bacon introspectively remarked. He might be right but what does that mean for someone named “Bacon”?