Weekly Meals

Happy Anniversary, Mr. Grinch!

Well, The Grinch joins us at the table — apparently, he’s a big shrimp lover. And, we say goodbye to the originator of the food icon The Big Mac. Here’s what we’ve got cooking for you at week’s end: Our very special fried green tomato BLT and shrimptastic po-boys. 

What We’re Cooking for You at Week’s End

Thursday, December 1

Fried green tomato BLT. We toast our fresh house-made bread, add our house salad with fried green tomatoes and bacon to recreate the old standby BLT with a little bit of southern jazz. He wanted a bigger, better sandwich for his customers, and for two years, he tried unsuccessfully to get the franchise to pull the burger into their menu (calling it first, “The Aristocrat” and second, “The Blue Ribbon Burger”). During the third year, the franchise relented, and a twenty-one-year-old marketing secretary coined the name we know so well: “The Big Mac.” Jim Deligatti, an early Ray Kroc McDonald’s franchisee in the Pittsburgh area, designed the burger, and Esther Glickstein Rose gave us the now historic name. Well, we said goodbye to Mr. Deligatti this week, and he passes into food immortality. Come join us for our own bid at food immortality: the fried green tomato BLT. Try it today with our own house-made ranch or chipotle ranch for a little excitement to bump you into the weekend.

Friday, December 2

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.” Guess who turned 50 this week? Dr. Seuss’ wonderful tale of a grinch gone good: “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas.” Few know what helped turn the Grinch — sure, the Whos singing down Whoville way, despite their lost Christmas trappings and presents, warmed his heart to a much larger size — but, he had a secret love he discovered in Who fridges while attempting to abscond with Christmas: shrimp. Yep. The Whos were notorious shrimp lovers, making a special shrimp salad called “Shrimp Wiggle” to adorn the table with their roast beast and Who pudding. How they got shrimp at the foot of Mount Crumpit remains a literary mystery, but the Grinch, his heart now turned when he learned you couldn’t stop Christmas, tucked into the table for some famous Shrimp Wiggle. Well, come join us for a shrimptastic Friday — we know you can’t stop Christmas, someone’s coming to town, and it’s not Santa Claus.

There really is a old recipe called “Shrimp Wiggle.” Check it out, along with fifteen other old, but odd recipes: “16 Weird Recipes from 100 Years Ago That We Should Totally Be Eating Today.”

Stone House Eats Bread Baked Daily

Lunch Served | 11am-2pm Tuesday — Friday

You can find our house at 828 Julia Street in Rayville, LouisianaYou 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 Quotes

Mark Vieha set these immortal words to music (and sang the original jingle for TV in 1976) and had folks singing their way down the road: “Two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions – on a sesame seed bun.”

Image Credit: “The Grinch’s 5oth Anniversary,” Tom Holland.