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December 19, 2017 Weekly Menu — The Last Lunch Hurrah!

Hey friends, come join us at the table this week for our last week of lunch service, 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: chicken leg quarters with creamy polenta, beef Lombardi, blackened catfish with dirty rice and open-face barbecued shrimp sandwiches. We’ll also have potato and leek soup 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 …

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 …

Everybody Wang Chung

Wang Chung joins us at the table to encourage everybody to have some good food fun eating po-boys. Yep. It’ll be just the right note to ring in the weekend. Here’s what’s cooking for you at week’s: chicken and dumplings and shrimptastic line-up of po-boys. What We’re Cooking for You at Week’s End Thursday, March 31 Chicken and dumplings. These dumplings come seeded with herbs in a house-made stock and cream sauce, and there’s no more elegant way to head into the weekend than with a sumptuous dish of house-made chicken and dumplings. Our buddy Wolfgang Puck remembers, “I grew up in Austria, and for me real comfort food is Wiener Schnitzel. Wiener Schnitzel and mashed potatoes because it reminds me of my youth….It reminds me when I grow up and it feels very comforting.” Well, we think this chicken and dumplings will transport you to yesteryear in a dumpling pirogue floating down a creamy sauce river. Puck Finn will pole the way for you singing German love songs about wiener schnitzel. Friday, April 1 Shrimptastic Friday: Barbecued shrimp stuffed po-boys …

March 29, 2016 Weekly Menu

Believe it or don’t, Tom Jones became Sir Tom Jones on March 29, 2006. Sir Tom wows with his cool songs, and “it’s not unusual” to find him loving the food at our table. Here’s what’s cooking for you this week: fried chicken and signature potatoes, meatloaf and savory-sweet green beans, chicken and dumplings, and shrimp po-boys. What We’re Cooking for You This Week Tuesday, March 29 Fried chicken, signature potatoes, okra and tomatoes, and a honey jalapeño biscuit. Chicken tenders lovingly bedded overnight in buttermilk and hot sauce come famously fried in a special flour recipe and served with signature potatoes bathing in a delicious black pepper cream gravy and the old southern-mama standby, okra and tomatoes. Sir Tom sang so well one of our favorite James Bond themes, “Thunderball.” “He always runs while others walk. He acts while other men just talk. He looks at this world, and wants it all, so he strikes, like Thunderball.” Sir Tom loved fried chicken, and he dedicated this song to that old Welsh favorite food (we call that dramatic license — notice “lie” is …

We Have No Bean-nanas Today!

Dear friends, we be closed for business on Monday, January 25, 2016. We hope to see you on Tuesday, January 26 as we open with some good, old fashioned southern cooking guaranteed to fill your bellies and warm your hearts. Hope to see you then! What We’re Cooking for You This Week Monday, January 25 — Closed Today! Closed today! Sorry! We have no bean-nanas today. Come see us Monday, February 1 for a freshly picked batch of Louisiana red beans and rice. Tuesday, January 26 Fried pork chops, smashed potatoes and gravy, and roasted broccoli.  Wednesday, January 27 All we need is one word: Gumbo! Thursday, January 28 Spaghetti and meatballs with a fresh, house-made marinara. Friday, January 29 Shrimptastic Friday: Barbecued shrimp stuffed po-boys or fried green tomato and shrimp po-boys with house-made remoulade sauce. We want to express our deep gratitude to all those folks who filled our house Friday night for the Downton Abbey Premier Party. A wonderful time was had by all, and the gracious company made the difference. Thanks for gracing our table with your presence, we loved serving you! Have a …

January 18, 2016 Weekly Menu

Neil Diamond and UB40 have come to town to sing about “Red, red beans” and “Dumplings, oh dumplings, oh baby.”  Don’t forget the Downton Abbey Premier Party on January 22! Have a look at what’s cooking in the kitchen for you this week: red beans and rice, cheesy chicken spaghetti, pulled pork sandwiches, chicken and dumplings, and shrimptastic Friday! What We’re Cooking for You This Week Monday, January 18, 2016 Special made 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. Well, once upon a time, Neil Diamond had a crazy idea for a song: “Red, Red Beans.” “Red, red beans, I’d have sworn, that with time, thoughts of you would leave my head. I was wrong, now I find, just one thing makes me forget…red, red beans.” Of course, Neil loved red beans (no ham stock, though, he really loved a kosher ox tail stock), but he realized the song just wouldn’t work; beans just couldn’t help someone get over a lost love — red …

Fill Your Stockings with Legs

Come fill your stockings with legs as you enjoy some wonderful chowder, soup, and chili. We look forward to seeing you this week! Have a look at what’s cooking in the kitchen for you this week: shrimp and corn chowder, spinach artichoke soup, and Henry’s chili! What We’re Cooking for You This Week Tuesday, December 22 Shrimp and corn chowder or our house-made spinach artichoke soup with house salad and house-made bread. Our shrimp and corn chowder is heavenly potion of potatoes, cream, and shrimp. Or, consider the luscious creaminess of spinach artichoke soup as a way to get ready for Christmas. G. K. Chesterton asks a pertinent question about Christmas, “When we were children we were grateful to those who filled our stockings at Christmas time. Why are we not grateful to God for filling our stockings with legs?” Well, our soups will help fill your legs (and your stockings). Wednesday, December 23 Henry’s chili. Henry’s chili comes stocked full of beef, sausage, onions, tomatoes, beans, peppers, peppers, and some more peppers…just about everything you can imagine (including the kitchen sink), and it’s all cooked down …

December 7, 2015 Weekly Menu

Just another Superchicken adventure at Christmas time: “Beware the Missile Toad.” Have a look at what’s cooking in the kitchen for you this week: red beans and rice, fried chicken tenders, braised beef short ribs with rice, all things bacon chicken, and barbecued shrimp po-boys! What We’re Cooking for You This Week Monday, December 7, 2015 Special made 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. How is Burl Ives so dadgum holly-jolly floating around the snow with his umbrella in the Arctic singing so happily about Rudolph or silver and gold decorations? You guessed it: bean power. Beans powered all the songs and good advice Burl doled out in Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Tuesday, December 8 Fried chicken tenders with smashed potatoes, sautéed squash and kale, and a honey buttermilk biscuit. Chicken tenders lovingly bedded overnight in buttermilk and hot sauce come famously fried in a special flour recipe and served with smashed potatoes. In this Superchicken episode: “Beware the Missile Toad.” “That felonious feral frog pilfers …

December 1, 2015 Weekly Menu

Tune in for more adventures of Superchicken fighting the poultry pogroms of this world! Michael Corleone and Tina Turner will show at the shop this week! Don’t forget our Open House on December 10! Have a look at what’s cooking in the kitchen for you this week: fried pork chops, roasted chicken and polenta, jambalaya, and shrimptastic Friday! We will have an Open House Thursday, December 10 from 5pm—8pm with all kinds of goodies and gifts for your Christmas holidays. Drop by the house to browse the gifts and graze some good food. These local merchants will have wonderful gift opportunities for this downtown Rayville Open House: Gifts to Geaux with Lauren Wilson Rose Boutique and Mood Swings Stone House Eats What We’re Cooking for You This Week Tuesday, December 1 Fried pork chops, mama’s rice, lima beans, and a honey buttermilk biscuit. Blissfully slumbering overnight in a special saucy boudoir of buttermilk and seasonings, these pork chops will ceremoniously swim with their special flour bathing suits in a big pot of hot grease. “Did he at times use an alias that was known in certain circles as “Pork …

Won’t You Buy Me Some Mercedes Beans?

Janis Joplin came to town for some red beans — apparently they help her with her bluesy voice. Have a look at what’s cooking in the kitchen for you this week: red beans and rice, fried pork chops, roasted chicken and polenta, jambalaya, and barbecued shrimp po-boys! What We’re Cooking for You This Week Monday, November 30 Special made 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. Janis sang it so well: “Oh Lord, won’t you buy me some Mercedes beans? My friends all eat salads, I must make amends. Worked hard all my lifetime, no help from my friends; so Lord, won’t you buy me some Mercedes beans?” Who knew that famous bluesy howler from the Texas coast loved red beans so much? Well, apparently her maid growing up, a little Mexican lady called “Mercedes.” Come by on this rainy Monday for some great beans, you’ll be singing “Me and Bobby McGee” with Kris and Janis all week. Preview for this Week Tuesday — Fried …