We feel like Gene Kelly, “I’m singing in the rain, just singing in the rain! What a glorious feeling, I’m happy again!” Funny how a little change in weather can make such a difference. Come get happy with us this week as we sing our way to the table. Have a look at what’s cooking in the kitchen for you this week: shrimp and garlic cheese grits, chicken enchiladas, spaghetti and homemade meatballs, and blackened catfish with a crabmeat sauce!
What We’re Cooking for You This Week
Monday, October 26 — Closed Today!
Red beans and rice will return next Monday, November 2!
Tuesday, October 27
Shrimp served on baked garlic cheese grits. Shrimp lovingly cooked with chopped veggies in a delicious sauce served over baked garlic cheese grits will make you toot your horns up and down the street. “Shrimp and grits, shrimp and grits, shrimp and griiiiiiits!” It’s like a John Philip Sousa march, moving us down the street with brassy strains and thumping bass, only this march is more like The Soul Rebels funky-cool rendition of The Eurythmics’ Sweet Dreams. Have a listen to the MP3 here or watch a live performance here. You won’t be disappointed, and you just might want to start playing a brass instrument. Sweet dreams really are made of shrimp and grits.
Wednesday, October 28
Chicken enchiladas served with Spanish rice and lime cilantro cole slaw. Our Chef friend Jacques Pepin relaxedly relates, “When you are at home, even if the chicken is a little burnt, what’s the big deal? Relax.” Hey, join us for a relaxing Wednesday, the chicken enchiladas have come home to roost.
Thursday, October 29
Spaghetti and meatballs. Yes, it’s the old stand-by, but ours contains homemade marinara sauce and hand-patted meatballs served over piping hot pasta. Reminds us of a scene in Grumpier Old Men where Max Goldman (Walter Matthau) meets Maria Ragetti (Sophia Lauren): Max says, “So, you’re spaghetti Ragetti’s cousin?” “Yes,” Maria replies. “I expected someone that looked like Rick,” he says. “How’s that?” she wonders. “Fat, hairy, homely. But you’re not so fat.” No, she isn’t, and Sophia claims that everything you see comes from eating spaghetti. Well, why not give spaghetti a try? It could be the new beauty treatment.
Friday, October 30
Blackened catfish with a mock hollandaise crabmeat sauce, dirty rice, and house bread ($15). Seasoned like our old friend Chef Paul Prudhomme, we blacken the catfish in a white hot skillet, serve it atop dirty rice, and put a little house bread on the side. We’ve got some whiskery friends in low places, but we’ll dress these catfish in black tie just for you. You’ll feel casually formal or formally casual as you take these friends to dinner to start your weekend.
Dessert Offerings This Week
Lavender scones with either lemon curd or strawberry shortcake or black and white scones with dark and white chocolate. Utterly amazed at his baker’s prowess in making scones, Ben Franklin lavishly waxed, “If you would reap praise you must sow the seeds, gentle words and useful deeds.” His baker sowed some serious scone seeds.
Dark chocolate cake. This cake is so dark, delicious, and devilish, you’ll turn to the dark side. No wonder young Anakin had such trouble after that saucy, overdressed Padme got hold of him. He had to ease his pain, and dark chocolate cake formed the path to the dark side. Well, there you have it: another Star Wars mystery revealed.
Have a look: Stone House Eats Standard Menu!
Stone House Eats Bread Baked Daily
Drinks — Sweet & Unsweet Tea, Bottled Water, Housemade Lemonade, Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Dr. Pepper, and Sprite
Lunch Served | 11am-2pm Monday—Friday
Lunch Special | $12 — Includes Daily Special & Drink
Sandwiches & Salads — Includes Tea or Bottled Water
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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
Janis Owens, author of“Grits are hot; they are abundant, and they will by-gosh stick to your ribs. Give your farmhands (that is, your children) cold cereal for breakfast and see how many rows they hoe. Make them a pot of grits and butter, and they’ll hoe till dinner and be glad to do it.” Grit power: the real secret to the southern farm economy.
Photo Credit: “USMC Tuba Line,” Creative Commons.org.