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: overnight brisket with smashed potatoes, chicken carbonara pasta, and pulled pork sandwiches. We’ll also have shrimp and corn chowder 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 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 12, 2017
Overnight brisket with smashed potatoes, sautéed cabbage, house salad, and a house bread. The stuff of legends, our overnight brisket, slow-cooked in a special blend of garlic, onions, spices and dark beer, will cheer your tummy and your table. We add some roasted unruly potatoes that have been lovingly beaten into submission with some butter and cream. Seventeen years ago, General Motors discontinued its iconic Oldsmobile brand bringing to end a 103-year-old run started by its founder Ransom Eli Olds. He started building his steam-powered cars in 1897 (reportedly because he couldn’t stand the smell of horses). After a fire destroyed 10 of his 11 early prototypes, he only had one car left: the Curved Front runabout. It soon became the most popular car in the U.S. In 1904, when the Olds Motor Company began the first mass-producing factory making the Curved Front, his investors ousted him. Olds favored building affordable cars for the masses, while his investors wanted to make and market more luxurious cars. Four years later Olds merged with Buick to form what we know as General Motors. It’s a fun bit of history, but we remember Chevy Chase’s immortal words in the movie Fletch, “As I pulled up to my imitation palatial apartment building, I noticed the familiar red OldsmoBuick of one Arnold J. Pants, esquire, attorney to the former Mrs. Irwin M. Fletcher.” That wonderful piece of movie history wouldn’t have been possible without ol’ Mr. Olds.
We’ll have shrimp and corn chowder available all week! Just what we need for this turn to colder weather!
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Chicken carbonara on bow tie pasta with house salad and bread. 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. A man in a movie theater notices what looks like a chicken sitting next to him. “Are you a chicken?” asked the man, surprised at his gallusian guest. “Yes.” “What are you doing at the movies?” The chicken replied, “Well, I liked the book.” Someone once said, “I dream of a better world where chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned.” Yep.
Thursday, December 14, 2017
Shrimp and grits ($13.50). Shrimp on baked garlic cheese grits (fried or creamy). Shrimp lovingly cooked with chopped veggies in a delicious sauce served over baked garlic cheese grits (you can have either fried or creamy grits) will make you toot your horns up and down the street. On December 12, 1913, two years after its heist from the Louvre in August 1911 by thieves dressed as janitors, the Mona Lisa was recovered in the Florence hotel room of waiter Vincenzo Peruggia. Apparently he’d gone downstairs to enjoy his favorite bowl of shrimp and polenta (the Italian version of grits), and after a few glasses of a nice Italian chianti, he let slip he’d hidden a beautiful woman under his bed in his chambers. Overheard by a lowly maid who worried for the safety of the woman and went searching for her, she instead discovered the stolen da Vinci masterpiece. Well, the story of the heist is true, but we like the fanciful irony of booty stolen by janitors recovered by a maid.
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.
Pastor Thomas Monson notes, “The spirit of Christmas is the spirit of love and of generosity and of goodness. It illuminates the picture window of the soul, and we look out upon the world’s busy life and become more interested in people than in things.” Give someone a little love this holy season!