“O-ho the Wells Fargo Wagon is a-comin’ down the street,
Oh please let it be for me!” folks come singing. The Stone House Eats wagon is rolling some good eats your way! Drop by the house for some fried pork chops, shrimp on fried grits, gumbo, and barbecued shrimp stuffed po-boys.
What We’re Cooking for You This Week
Tuesday, September 15
Fried pork chops, creamy polenta, green peas with pearl onions, & honey buttermilk biscuits. Blissfully slumbering overnight in a special saucy boudoir of buttermilk and seasonings, these pork chops will ceremoniously swim with their special flour bathing suits in a big pot of hot grease. Mamie Eisenhower interestingly observed, “Ike runs the country, and I turn the pork chops.” Hey, everybody knows where they fit in the world when they eat pork chops (even if they no longer fit into their jeans). Pork is power and order and good old fashioned greasy goodness.
Wednesday, September 16
Shrimp prepared in a luscious, fresh sauce served over fried grits. Well, the mudbugs’ glamorous cousin finds more glory in this delicious dish. Lao Tzu famously remarked, “Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” Of course, he was echoed by a 18th century poet named Robert Herrick who penned, “Gather ye rosebuds while ye may, old time is still a flyin’.” Which is to say, gather ye fried grits while ye may, the journey of a thousand tastes begins with a single shrimp. Yep.
Thursday, September 17
Gumbo. Just one little word with so much meaning, love, and flavor. We make our gumbo with a dark roux, chicken, sausage, and the trinity of bell pepper, onion, and celery. Oh, Grandpa Justin would add sauterne wine, a cup or two or three, and so do we. If gumbo doesn’t make the world go round, it sure helps grease that spinning Catherine wheel of a universe where we live. Who knew pork chops and gumbo held the secret keys to order in the universe?
Friday, September 18
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. Rupert Holmes once sang a song about rediscovering love, but it originally started as a bit of crooning to our favorite crustaceans: “If you like corn, shrimp, and po-boys, and catching fish in the rain, if you’re not into whole grains, if you have half a brain, if you like making noise at midnight with the loons of the cape, I’m the love that you’ve looked for, eat with me, and escape.” There it is, the origins of yacht rock. Singing and eating and eating and singing on a boat or near the sea or with a bee in a bonnet and a Shakespearean sonnet.
Dessert Offerings This Week
Chocolate delight. Made like our lemon delight with a light pecan and flour crust, instead of using a lemon curd, we use a chocolatey sauce that will get you all kinds of happy. The Starlight Vocal Band had a thing for chocolate: “Thinkin’ of you’s workin’ up my appetite, looking forward to a little chocolate delight. Rubbin’ sticks and stones together make the sparks ignite, and the thought of eating you is getting so exciting. Dark chocolate in flight, chocolate delight, chocolate delight.” Then, some crazy producer said a love song about chocolate wouldn’t sell…and, the rest, well, Ron Burgundy and his boys made it famous.
White chocolate bread pudding with mixed berries. Can you feel the thunder rolling, can you see the lightning flash? White chocolate bread pudding will ignite your senses so well, you’ll see vapor trails. And, no it’s not hallucinations brought on by chocolate and sugar overload.
Double chocolate scones strawberry shortcake style (fresh whipped cream and fresh strawberries). Wrigley had it right, double is better. If double dutch makes jump rope better and Double Trouble is a great backup band and double or nothing raises the stakes, then double chocolate scones can double your chocolate dosage in a meaningful and life-changing way. Just don’t give any to your trusty canine companions.
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
We’ve got Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Dr. Pepper, and Sprite, now!
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
As Pythagoras plucked his early Greek guitar and pondered his theorem on triangles, he mused, “There is geometry in the humming of the strings. There is music in the spacing of the spheres.” Leave it to some Greek thinker to take all the fun out of guitar music by talking about geometry.