What happens when the weather cools? “Yahoo!” Kool and the Gang join us singing, “Celebrate good times, come on! There’s a party goin’ on round here, a celebration to last…,” well, about five minutes — it’s north Louisiana. If you don’t like the weather, wait five minutes, it’ll probably change. But, while it’s here, we’re singing cool with Kool and his gang. Here’s what we’ve got cooking for you this wonderful week: Louisiana red beans and rice with hot water cornbread, chicken carbonara pasta, and a shrimptastic po-boy Thursday.
We’ll be closed Friday, October 7 for the North Delta Food and Wine Festival in West Monroe.
What We’re Cooking for You This Week
Tuesday, October 4
Special made Louisiana red beans and rice with hot water cornbread and house salad. Our red beans come fully and deeply flavored, cooked in our own house-made smoked ham hock stock that will totally set the week in motion. “Better beans and bacon in peace than cakes and ale in fear.” We find that gem in Aesop’s Fable called “The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse.” Apparently, the quieter, simpler, pastoral life of the country mouse made more sense than the noisier, hurried, citified life of his townie cousin. We would totally agree. Come join us at the table for a wonderful lunch that will transport you to a quieter, simpler, more peaceful life. Red beans and rice, the key to peace and quiet (well, peace at least).
Wednesday, October 5
Chicken carbonara on bow tie pasta. We have bow tie pasta swimming in a lovely and creamy white sauce with lots of fine friends — oven-roasted chicken breast, mushrooms, garden fresh veggies, and green onions. “A tavola non si invecchia.” In Italian it literally means, “The table does not age.” What it means is that you don’t age at the table. Yep. Well, there you have it. The secret fountain of youth for which Ponce de León searched in vain for years is really found at the table. This pasta will help you stay young, but only so long as you sit a the table.
If you can’t make it for lunch on Wednesday, just give us a call at 267-4457, we’ll set aside some supper for you including salad, house-made bread, and chicken carbonara pasta.
Thursday, October 6
Shrimptastic Thursday: Barbecued shrimp stuffed po-boys or fried green tomato and shrimp po-boys with house-made remoulade sauce. 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. Or grab our fried green tomatoes, add some shrimp sautéed in our barbecue sauce, our house salad with house-made dressing, some remoulade sauce, and you’ve got a little more than a po-boy, you’ve got a “Whoa-boy.” Comedienne and screenwriter April Wenchell writes, “I wish you a tolerable Thursday. That’s all any of us can hope for.” Well, Thursday (named after the Norse god Thor) gets overlooked many times because it’s sandwiched between “Humpday,” the day we’re trying to climb past, and “TGIF,” the day of freedom from the workaday world. Let’s celebrate Thors-day as more than tolerable with some thunder and lightning BBQ shrimp on a hammering good po-boy.
Friday, October 7
We’ll be closed Friday, October 7 for the North Delta Food & Wine Festival. Come join us Friday night for some wonderful food from restaurants and caterers in northeast Louisiana as we highlight the fantastic cuisine in our area. The food and wine festival runs October 7-9 with lots of wonderful activities.
Have a look: Stone House Eats Standard Menu!
Stone House Eats Bread Baked Daily
Lunch Served | 11am-2pm Tuesday — Friday
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.
Our old, wise friend Plato observed, “There will be no end to the troubles of states, or of humanity itself, till philosophers become kings in this world, or till those we now call kings and rulers really and truly become philosophers, and political power and philosophy thus come into the same hands.” See, we need Lonesome Dove’s Pocampo in the political process. Maybe he’ll bring his fried grasshoppers and bird egg pie.