Hey friends, come join us at the table this week, we’d love to see you! We’ve got a great week of specials from Mrs. Clélie’s kitchen. Here’s what’s cooking just for you: grits and pork grillades, pulled pork po-boys with house-made barbecue sauce, and shrimp étouffée. We’ll also have red beans and rice available all week!
An Announcement for Our Friends
Dear friends, we want to thank you for your faithful patronage while we served lunches for three years. You have been and remain a wonderful blessing in our lives. In January 2018 we will discontinue lunch service at the shop on 828 Julia Street because we want to make some changes to our busy lifestyle by focusing our energies on catering. Thank you for joining us at the table, you have blessed our lives immeasurably, and we look forward to serving you these lunch days in December. God bless, and have a wonderful Advent and Christmas season.
What We’re Cooking for You This Week
For the weeks in December, we’ll only have the daily lunch specials and a soup offering available. This week it’s red beans and rice, for the December 12 week we’ll serve a delicious shrimp and corn chowder, and for the December 19 week we’ll have a luscious potato-leek soup. Thanks!
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Grits and grillades. Our lovingly cooked pork loin medallions rest atop baked garlic cheese grits covered with a sumptuous tomato gravy. On this day in 1984, Eddie Murphy starred in Beverly Hills Cop, launching his career as a movie star. The movie originally started with Sylvester Stallone as Axel Foley, but the actor left because of budget issues with his re-wrting of the script (read that as a problem with orange juice in the actor’s trailer) — leaving the role open to Murphy. While Murphy kept the actors and crew in stitches, the real power behind the movie is grits. Yep, believe it or not Murphy and Judge Reinhold loved grits. In fact, Patti LaBelle’s hit, “New Attitude,” was often re-sung as “I’ve got a new grititude.” Well, the stuff about Stallone is true, but we can just hear Murphy’s iconic Foley laugh as his spoons some grits before chasing the bad guys. Right?
We’ll have red beans and rice available all week! Just what we need for this turn to colder weather!
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Pulled pork po-boys with apple slaw. Slow cooked pork, pulled to tender pieces, house made barbecue sauce, and jalapeño mayonnaise topped with our tart apple slaw on po-boy bread form a porkalicious sandwich that simply makes your week better by helping you get over hump-day a little easier. Actress Billie Lourd (daughter of Carrie Fisher and Bryan Lourd) admits, “I am a Southern girl at heart, so I have a pulled pork sandwich and Key lime pie every day. It’s a problem.” We would disagree — a pulled pork sandwich is the original subject behind the old doctor adage: “A pulled pork sandwich keeps the doctor away.”
Thursday, December 7, 2017
Shrimp étouffée with rice ($13.50). Shrimp lovingly cooked with the tasty trinity veggies, a light roux, and delectable Cajun spices in a delicious sauce served over Louisiana rice will make you boogie up and down the street. Comedian Steven Wright jokes, “I bought my brother some gift wrap for Christmas. I took it to the gift wrap department and told them to wrap it, but in a different print so he would know when to stop unwrapping.”
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.
Theologian Karl Rahner prayerfully notes, “Every year we celebrate the holy season of Advent, O God. Every year we pray those beautiful prayers of longing and waiting, and sing those lovely songs of hope and promise.”