Teddy Roosevelt, Bing Crosby, and Ingrid Bergman will rough ride their way into town this week. Have a look at what’s cooking in the kitchen for you this week: red beans and rice, grits and grillades, fajita tacos, sampler sandwich with fried green tomatoes, and fried green tomatoes with barbecued shrimp po-boy!
What We’re Cooking for You This Week
Monday, November 9
Special made Louisiana red beans & rice with hot water cornbread. Our red beans come fully and deeply flavored, cooked in our own house-made smoked ham hock stock. Well, they wanted to call that old movie with Bing Crosby and Ingrid Bergman The Beans of St. Mary’s because their little parochial school was famous for its beans prepared by and for the nuns each week. Unfortunately, the thoughts of, well, bean-powered nuns would’t play well in 1940’s America. So, they chose the safe bet: The Bells of St. Mary’s. Not as exciting, but it did well in the theaters. Our beans, on the other hand, are rather exciting, but probably won’t do well in theaters. As an historical note, America wouldn’t be ready for bean-powered flying nuns until the 1960’s with Sally Fields in The Flying Nun.
Tuesday, November 10
Grits and grillades. Our lovingly cooked pork loin medallions rest atop baked garlic cheese grits covered with a sumptuous gravy. Journalist and humorist Roy Blount Jr. rightly observed, “True grits, more grits, fish, grits, and collards. Life is good where grits are swallered.” Amen, and all we need is some pork to swaller with those grits to make a good life.
Wednesday, November 11 — Veterans Day!
Fajita tacos with Spanish rice and house-made salsa. Thomas Jefferson poignantly wrote, “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.” As we celebrate Veterans Day this year, let us remember the tremendous cost and prodigious gift of liberty. Take time today to thank a veteran for serving this country, and take a moment to pray for those folks serving in the armed services at home and abroad and their families.
Thursday, November 12
Sampler sandwich with fresh tomatoes or fried green tomatoes. This is “everything and the kitchen sink.” 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 and either a garden fresh tomato or fried green tomato. It’s big, it’s messy, and it’s delicious — plus, you can have it with fried green tomatoes. Andy Rooney once quipped, “I don’t like food that’s too carefully arranged; it makes me think that the chef is spending too much time arranging and not enough time cooking. If I wanted a picture I’d buy a painting.” This sandwich is just too messy to be a painting, but with the juices and flavors dripping on your fingers, you can do your own finger painting.
Friday, November 13
Fried green tomatoes with shrimp and house salad po-boy ($15). Take our fried green tomatoes, add some shrimp sautéed in our barbecue sauce and our house salad with house-made dressing and you’ve got a little more than a po-boy, you’ve got a “Whoa-boy.” Teddy Roosevelt once remarked, “The human body has two ends on it: one to create with and one to sit on. Sometimes people get their ends reversed. When this happens they need a kick in the seat of the pants.” We were thinking this po-boy could set the world to rights, but a good kick in the pants might help, too. Old TR might be right, after all, they named the teddy bear after him.
Dessert Offerings This Week
Lavender scones with either lemon curd or strawberry shortcake or black and white scones with dark and white chocolate. Ben Franklin took to counseling folks over the scone breakfasts at the Continental Congress, telling them things like, “Think of three things — whence you came, where you are going, and to Whom you must account.” He also told them, “A full belly makes a dull brain.” We wonder how many dull brains stood the famed floor in Philadelphia after having breakfasted with Mr. Franklin.
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
TV Chef and culinary explainer Alton Brown channels the true food feelings of men when he says, “Outlaw Cook was a revelation. Folks like Jeff Smith and Marcella Hazan got me interested in cooking, but John Thorne pushed me into the path that I follow to this day. This is the only cookbook I’ve ever read that understands how men really eat: over the sink, in the dark, greasy to the elbows.” He shouldn’t be telling manly secrets.