Weekly Meals

Gumbo Dance

Well, we’ve just about made it to Friday! Check what we’ve got cooking for you at week’s end: gumbo and barbecued shrimp stuffed po-boys! 

What We’re Cooking for You at Week’s End

Thursday, September 24

Gumbo and rice. 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. A guy named Bob Merrill wrote a little ditty originally called “Gumbo Italiano” about a girl from south Louisiana who returns to Italy wanting to introduce some new things, like gumbo. Thing is, gumbo wasn’t as popular as the mambo, a dance that originated in 1930’s Cuba. So, our old friend Rosemary Clooney croons in her unique style, “Hey mambo! Mambo italiano!” and a song was born. Around here, though, we’d much rather sing and dance about gumbo — it will make you “happy in the feets.”

Friday, September 25

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. Come to find out our Australian friends have an odd sense of humor. To make the idea of the locusts that seasonally swarm in huge numbers being used as a food source more appealing, the Aussies call them “sky prawns.” No kidding. They must have shrimp blimps down there, too. But, I’ll just bet they’re watching things like Aussie football, natures creatures only found in Australia, and The Man from Snowy River. No sky prawn pilots around here, just good old fashioned gulf shrimp.

Square dance gone wild over gumbo. Yep.


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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Thanks for letting us serve you, and may God bless you richly as you sit at the table.

Famous Food Quotes

M. F. K. Fisher wrote in The Art of Eating that “[Breadbaking is] one of those almost hypnotic businesses, like a dance from some ancient ceremony. It leaves you filled with one of the world’s sweetest smells…there is no chiropractic treatment, no Yoga exercise, no hour of meditation in a music-throbbing chapel that will leave you emptier of bad thoughts than this homely ceremony of making bread.” Holy cow, bread really is the healingly hypnotic stuff of heaven.

Photo Credit: “Square Dance Gone Wild in North Carolina,” Creative Commons.org.