Hey friends, come learn about cotton candy and dental floss this week! We’ve got a great week of specials from Mrs. Clélie’s kitchen. Here’s what’s cooking for you this week: Louisiana red beans & rice, sandwich and wrap Wednesdays, and chicken cacciatore. Come join us at the table, we’d love to see you!
What We’re Cooking for You This Week
If you can’t make it for lunch, let us cook supper for you! Please give us a call at 267-4457, we’ll set aside some supper for you of our lunch special for the day, and you can pick it up at the shop after lunch service.
We’re making some menu changes with a reduced menu available. We will focus on the special each Tuesday and Thursday lunch service, with all our salads being available each day. On Wednesdays, we’ll do all our special sandwiches and wraps. Thanks so much for your patronage, we’re delighted to serve you!
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
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 that will totally set the week in motion. Southerner William Morrison and confectioner John C. Wharton patented a wonder-making candy in 1899: cotton candy. They sold 68,000 boxes of the confection at the 1904 World’s Fair under the silly name of “fairy floss.” It wasn’t until 1921 when another Southerner named Joseph Lascaux patented another way of making that sugary delight that we got the name “cotton candy.” The real irony is that both Morrison and Lascaux were dentists, with Morrison later becoming the president of the Tennessee State Dental Association. And Lascaux, well, he sold the cotton candy right from his New Orleans dental office. Were they villains or heroes or just brilliant marketeers? You be the judge.
Sandwich & Wrap Wednesday, May 30, 2017
Sandwiches and wraps Wednesdays! We’ll have all our sandwiches and wraps available for lunch on Wednesdays: chicken salad, grilled pimento cheese and bacon, garden fresh BLT, fried green tomato BLT, grilled chicken, our jalapeño bun hamburger, or our chicken bacon ranch wraps. Wild Woody’s Chill and Grill of Roseville, Michigan constructed the largest sandwich ever made in March 2005. The leviathan sandwich weighed 5,440 lbs., and it contained 150 lbs. of mustard, 1,032 lbs. of corned beef, 260 lbs. of cheese, 530 lbs. of lettuce, and 3,568 lbs. of bread. This gargantuan corned beef was 17.5 in thick and was 12 ft long and 12 ft wide. We wonder if they had a sandwich-eating contest — maybe the Jolly Green Giant was in town?
Thursday, June 1, 2017
Chicken cacciatore on angel hair pasta with house bread and salad. Our chicken breast is pan-fried in butter with a crushed plum tomatoes, fresh mushrooms, and fresh red peppers sauce served on a bed angel hair pasta. After that cotton candy delightful debacle, you’ll be glad to know another southerner from New Orleans with the wonderful name of Levi Spear Parmly invented dental floss in 1815. Originally, he used silk floss to encourage people to keep their gums clean. Not until World War II was nylon floss developed by another New Orleans doctor and dean of the Tulane college of medicine named Charles C. Bass. Oddly enough, the original name of “plaque garrote” didn’t hold for what we now call “dental floss.” Wonder why.
First Fridays Steak and Seafood Night, June 2
Hey friends, thanks for joining us on the first Friday of the month with a specially prepared meals just for you — we’ve had some wonderful Friday evenings serving you! Friday, June 2, 2017, we’ll host another steak and seafood night. Entrees of steak or seafood include a house salad, sides, and house bread. Choices of appetizer and choices of dessert will be available for a separate price. We’ll start seating at 5:30pm, and you may bring your own wine or beer. These nights are reservation only, so please make your reservations at (318) 267-4457 as soon as possible.
Stone House Eats Bread Baked Daily
Lunch Served | 11am-2pm Tuesday — Thursday
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.
Ever silly, our good friend writer Mark Twain quipped, “Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.”