“I’m a little verklempt because of the food!” Linda Richman croaked on Coffee Talk. What’s cooking in the kitchen for you this week: red beans & rice, chicken enchiladas, and barbecued shrimp stuffed po-boys!
What We’re Cooking for You This Week
Monday, August 24
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. “When you’re a jet, you’re a jet all the way,” they sang, dancing and bobbing down the street. Yep. Who knew? It was beans powered all those fancy dance moves in West Side Story. Beans caused the fighting, too. And, yes, beans brought those star-crossed lovers Maria and Tony together.
Tuesday, August 25 — Highlighting a Standard
Bacon Chicken Ranch Salad. Take our grilled chicken and our salad of romaine and red leaf lettuce, add our house made ranch with some bacon mixed into the dressing, and you’ve got a fabulous lunch. For some extra zest, try the chipotle ranch on this salad! “I ‘spect you’ve been up all night readin’ the good book,” Call said to Gus who sat over a fire with a cast iron pot full of biscuits. “It’s hard to have fun in a place like this, but I do what I can,” Gus replied sarcastically. Gus always orders the chipotle bacon chicken ranch salad — he’ll eat pigs, but he won’t rent them.
Wednesday, August 26
Chicken enchiladas served with Spanish rice and lime cilantro cole slaw. Native American author Sherman Alexie observes, “And believe me, a good piece of chicken can make anybody believe in the existence of God.” Well, there it is, chicken helps people have a divine experience. Amen, and pass the chicken.
Thursday, August 27 — Standard Menu
The sampler sandwich comes rolling into town on our fresh house made bread. Our house made pimento cheese, toasted, comes with our own chicken salad, some bacon, and just a little dab of salad with our house dressing. It’s big, it’s messy, and it’s delicious. Thank goodness John Monagtu was too lazy to leave the gambling table to eat way back in 1762. Afraid to stop playing cards, he’d have his servants bring him roasted meat between two pieces of bread. And that, according to legend, is how the 4th Earl of Sandwich inspired his namesake. Weird, but cool.
Friday, August 28
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. Sebastian sang to keep Ariel in The Little Mermaid from going topside, “Down here all the fish is happy, as off through the waves they roll. The fish on the land ain’t happy, they sad ’cause they in their bowl. But fish in the bowl is lucky, they in for a worser fate: One day when the boss get hungry! Guess who’s gon’ be on the plate? Under the sea….” Of course, our suspension of disbelief, that trick that makes on-screen stories tick, takes a beating when Sebastian is grabbed and cooked for dinner with clarified butter, lemon, and a lightly sweet chardonnay. Don’t tell the kiddies how good he tasted (don’t tell them about that Bambi venison steak they love, either).
Dessert Offerings This Week
Triple crown brownies. As the story goes, Richard Strauss had some brownies one day, and it inspired him to write the trumpet blaring, tympani banging work Thus Spoke Zarathustra. You’ll feel the rise of the music when you grab one of these. Heck, you might even start talking to Hal 2000.
Lemon pound cake. It’s a cake made in a bundt pan — light, lemony, and delicious. The round cake finds its origins in the German Gugelhupf cake. Nordic Ware renamed and branded the round pan a “bundt” cake over fifty years ago. Call us crazy, but a Gugelhupf cake is not only tricky and silly to say, it’s fun to eat. Have some fun with our easy-to-pronounce bundt.
Coffee ice cream. It’s an old recipe, dressed in some new frilly garb just for you. Linda Richman gets verklempt when talking about Barbra Streisand songs and old recipes that brighten the table. She could barely talk after trying this ice cream. “Talk amongst yourselves….”
Lavender scones with either lemon curd or strawberry shortcake. Old Ben Franklin was always poetically philosophical over scones at the breakfast table: “Be not niggardly of what costs thee nothing, as courtesy, counsel, and countenance.” Right on, brother!
Have a look: Stone House Eats Standard Menu!
We’ll be closed August 31 — September 4 for a little vacation, so please mark your calendars. We’ll re-open for lunch on September 8!
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
“A long life may not be good enough, but a good life is long enough,” Ben Franklin said, sitting at the table after a wonderful meal. May your meals be long enough.