You can have your shrimp and eat it, too. Come join us for some wonderful food, we’d love to see you. Here’s what we’ve got cooking for you at the end of the week: 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 at Week’s End
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. Well, on this very day way back in 1947, President Harry S. Truman appeared on TV for the very first time. Grainy and seen only in 44,000 homes (not many folks owned TV’s), President Truman made an appeal for decreased usage of food goods (e.g. grain, meat, poultry, and eggs) so we could help our friends and former enemies rebuild a tattered and war-torn Europe through The Marshall Plan. The first President to appear from the White House, starting an interesting precedent, we wonder if he’d like where we’ve come. By the way, he wasn’t the first to appear on TV: Franklin D. Roosevelt holds that distinction for a broadcast from the New York’s World’s Fair on April 30, 1939. Well, come enjoy some bow tie pasta today and remember our old friend Harry.
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 ($15). 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.” President Truman famously had a sign on his desk saying, “The buck stops here.” Few know the sign was painted glass, made in the Federal Reformatory in El Reno, Oklahoma. On the back side was painted, “I’m from Missouri.” No kidding. President Truman reminded folks that the job of the president was to decide, there was no passing the buck from his desk in the Oval Office. Our favorite story, though, has the president at home in Missouri, eating a ham sandwich and having a glass of buttermilk on the evening of the November 2, 1948 election as he fought to hold the Oval Office against challenger Thomas E. Dewey. He went to bed behind in the count, causing the Chicago Daily Tribune to print the infamous erroneous headline, “Dewey Defeats Truman.” Of course, when President Truman woke, he’d won the presidency. Well, the shrimp stops here, and you don’t have to wait until the vote count is finished to have your shrimp and eat it, too.
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.
Well, President Truman, ever known for speaking his mind (sometimes in no uncertain terms), once said, “I never gave anybody hell! I just told the truth and they thought it was hell.” Well, there you have it.