Find out where Oktoberfest originated — the birth of the beer. You may just be surprised. Well, you can depend on our sharing some great food at the table to finish the week in fine fashion. Here’s what we’ve got cooking for you at week’s end: Grits and grillades and broiled catfish tacos with fresh salsas.
What We’re Cooking for You at Week’s End
Thursday, October 13
Grist and grillades. Our lovingly cooked pork loin medallions rest atop baked garlic cheese grits covered with a sumptuous tomato gravy. Folks may not know how our German friends started celebrating Oktoberfest. On October 12, 1810 (that long ago), Bavarian Crown Prince Ludwig (who later became the King Ludwig I of Bavaria) married Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen (try saying that three times quickly) in Munich, and they celebrated on the fields in front of the city gates (naming them Theresienwiese — ”Therese’s fields” — in honor of the crown princess) with festivities of food, beer, and horse races. Folks, deciding to keep enjoying the festivities, shortened the name to “Wies’n.” No kidding. To us, it sounds like George and Weezy, moving on up (we finally got a piece of the pie, or beer, as Oktoberfest goes). But, what we get is a party with all kinds of festivities, most notable drinking beer. Estimates say folks in Germany, celebrating Oktoberfest, will consume about one (1) million gallons of beer. Well, that’s a long way from a wedding celebration 200 years ago. And, to continue the parenthetical assault Ludwig had an interesting godfather (yep, it was Louis XVI, the one who lost his head with his German wife Marie Antoinette). Who knows, maybe Ludwig said something like, “Let them drink beer” (but it didn’t cost him his head — instead, he got a party that’s still rocking his anniversary). “One million grits and grillades on the wall, one million grits and grillades on the wall….”
If you can’t make it for lunch on Thursday, just give us a call at 267-4457, we’ll set aside some supper for you including grits, grillades, house salad, and fresh bread.
Friday, October 14
Broiled catfish tacos, fresh salsas, and lime cilantro slaw. Take some specially seasoned and broiled catfish, add them to a lightly fried corn tortilla with some lime cilantro slaw, fresh salsas, and charro beans, and you’ve got a rocket launcher for the weekend. Our old movie friend Roger Ebert once noted, “There is a part of me that will forever want to be walking under autumn leaves, carrying a briefcase containing the works of Shakespeare and Yeats and a portable chess set. I will pass an old tree under which once on a summer night I lay on the grass with a fragrant young woman and we quoted e.e. cummings back and forth.” Who knew Roger had game at romance? Well, bring your briefcases full of Shakespeare, Yeats, or cummings, and we’ll pass some catfish tacos back and forth underneath an old tree among the autumn leaves. Yep. It’s Friday. Game on.
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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.
Sir Winston has a wry observation about democracy, “No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise. Indeed, it has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.”