All posts tagged: blackened catfish

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 …

Me Want Taco! Me Want Taco!

We made it through Election Day 2016, some excited, some disappointed. But, we’re still here, and we still belong to each other as citizens of this great country. Come join us at the table, the Muppets will be here putting on a happy show designed just to make us laugh. Here’s what we’ve got cooking for you at week’s end: Brisket tacos with house made salsas and blackened catfish over dirty rice.  What We’re Cooking for You at Week’s End We’ve got some great sides, breads, biscuits, and desserts available for your Thanksgiving table. Give us call and let us help you have a blessed and happy Thanksgiving table. Thursday, November 10 Brisket tacos, charro black beans, cilantro lime slaw, and fresh red and green salsas. Our overnight brisket chopped and served on lightly fried corn tortillas with charro black beans, lime cilantro slaw, and fresh tomato and tomatillo salsas will help you rethink the traditional taco. On this day, way back in 1969, Sesame Street premiered on TV, bring us that wonderful cast of characters like Kermit, Miss Piggy, Gonzo, Elmo, Big Bird, and …

The Day Chili Saved the Nation — Election Week Menu 2016

Well, it’s here: Election Day 2016. Hear the story of a dog named Chili on election day — he’ll be here for election coverage during the day. Come join us after you vote, we’d love to see you! Here’s what we’ve got cooking for you this week: Henry’s chili, chicken and dumplings, brisket tacos with house made salsas, and blackened chicken over dirty rice.  What We’re Cooking for You This Week Tuesday, November 8 Henry’s chili with rice and hot water cornbread. Our chili has just about everything, except the kitchen sink — hamburger, sausage, mushrooms (yes, mushrooms), piles of onions, peppers, tomatoes, and lovely spices (even a little beer, but don’t tell anyone). Once there was a reddish Chesapeake Bay retriever named Chili whose owner lived near a voting precinct. Chili watched the voting with great interest, wondering what people were doing in those little booths. One day, during an important election, someone fainted in the booth, seemingly overcome by the enormity of the electoral choice. Chili raced into the booth, pulled the unconscious voter from certain peril, and he licked the …

Sometimes You Wear Stretchy Pants

Nacho Libre has joined us to do a wrestling exhibition called “How to Wrestle Your Neighbor.” We’re having some stretchy pants fun at the end of the week. Here’s what we’ve got cooking for you at the end of week: spaghetti and meatballs and blackened catfish with a beurre blanc crabmeat sauce over dirty rice. What We’re Cooking for You at Week’s End Thursday, September 8 Spaghetti with fresh marinara sauce and meatballs. Yes, it’s the old stand-by, but ours contains homemade marinara sauce and hand-patted meatballs served over piping hot pasta, and it’s just the right kind of pastalicious serving that makes life a little better as you head toward the weekend. One of our favorite movies stars Jack Black, played a wannabe luchador in Nacho Libre. One of the orphans where Nacho works as a kitchen servant catches him trying on his new luchador outfit. Nacho replies, “Chancho, when you are a man, sometimes you wear stretchy pants in your room. It’s for fun.” Well, you may need some stretchy pants after these meatballs — they are delightful, …

September 6, 2016 Weekly Menu

Babar the Elephant has joined us at the table with his elephant army sporting painted backsides to scare the bad guys. Well, it worked as a deterrent to those rascally rhinoceroses, but we think sitting at the table provides a better way to make it through the week (and you don’t have to paint your backside — unless that’s how you roll). Here’s what we’ve got cooking for you to welcome you to the workaday world of the very early fall (even though it’s still hot): house-made hamburgers on jalapeño buns, chicken pot pie, spaghetti and meatballs, and blackened catfish with a beurre blanc crabmeat sauce over dirty rice. What We’re Cooking for You This Week Tuesday, September 6 House-made hamburgers on jalapeño buns with all the trimmings. Well, what’s better than home-made hamburgers, jalapeño buns, lots of trimmings? Nothing. TV chef and culinary explainer Alton Brown says, “I’m an absolute connoisseur of cheeseburgers and like to think that I can detect even mere percentages of shift in fat content in ground meat in a burger and can actually name …

Talkin’ ‘Bout My Grits and Grillades

Who’s on first? The Who, that’s who. Yeppie, Roger, Pete, John, and Keith are in town whooping, hollering, and smashing guitars — apparently they’re excited about the grits and grillades. Here’s what’s cooking for you heading into the weekend: grits and grillades and a fantastic Friday with blackened catfish over dirty rice. What We’re Cooking for You at Week’s End Thursday, May 19 Grits and grillades. Our lovingly cooked pork loin medallions rest atop baked garlic cheese grits covered with a sumptuous tomato gravy. The band, ever-fighting, found itself in the quits. Then, parked in the wrong place near Buckingham Palace, his car — an old Packard hearse for which he’d paid £30 — had been towed because the Queen Mother felt it reminded her of her late husband. The Metro police wanted £250 just to get it from the tow yard. Yes, dear friends, Pete Townsend hit a very low place that terrible day in May. So, he penned “My Grits and Grillades” on May 19 as he celebrated, in a lowly and sad way, his 20th birthday. Nooooo, it’s really “My Generation,” and it helped the band …

May 17, 2016 Weekly Menu

“I’ve got to run to keep from hiding,” The Allman Brothers Band sang once upon a time, and then Greg Allman gets an honorary doctorate from Mercer University bestowed by none other than former POTUS Jimmy Carter. We are not sure what to think about that, but it’s still pretty cool. We know what to think about some good food for you. Here’s what’s cooking for you this week: Louisiana red beans and rice, chicken carbonara with bow tie pasta, grits and grillades, and a fantastic Friday with blackened catfish over dirty rice. What We’re Cooking for You This Week Tuesday, May 17 Special made Louisiana red beans and rice with hot water cornbread and house salad. 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. Ol’ Greg and the band wrote some great tunes, but none so magically musical as “Ramblin’ Man.” “Lord, I was born a ramblin’ man, trying’ to make a livin’ and doin’ the best I can. And when it’s time for leaving’, I hope you’ll understand, …

Big Love Sammich

Watch out! There’s a disco inferno funking it’s polyester way to the weekend. We’ve got just the thing to get you boogie-oogie-oogieng your platform shoes to a finish with big-haired flair. Here’s what’s cooking for you at week’s end: pulled pork sandwiches with apple slaw and blackened catfish served over dirty rice. What We’re Cooking for You at Week’s End Thursday, April 21 Pulled pork sandwiches served with apple slaw. Slow cooked pork, pulled to tender pieces, house made barbecue sauce, and jalapeño mayonnaise topped with our tart apple slaw form a porkalicious sandwich that simply makes your week better by helping you slide faster into the weekend. Lindsey Buckingham and Fleetwood Mac were notorious pulled pork sandwich lovers. Check the original lyrics to “Big Love”: “Looking out for love, in the night so still. Oh I’ll build a pork sammich in that house on the hill. Looking out for love, big, big love.” Yep. You can hear the “Oohs” and “Aahs” of the chorus as you bite into these messy big love beauties we call pulled pork sandwiches. Friday, April 22 Blackened catfish with …

April 19, 2016 Weekly Menu

“There’s people out there turning chicken into gold…,” sang musician John Stewart as he marveled at the crispy golden wonders of fried chicken. Here’s what’s cooking for you this week: fried chicken with roasted vegetables and tomato pie, cheesy chicken spaghetti, pulled pork sandwiches with apple slaw, and blackened catfish served over dirty rice. What We’re Cooking for You This Week Tuesday, April 19 Fried chicken with roasted vegetables 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 a bevy of roasted fresh vegetables and fresh tomato pie. Yep. John Stewart, wowed by the golden wonder of fried chicken he’d seen while touring the south, penned a paean to the pulchritudinous poultry. He even had Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham back him in the studio. Fried chicken. Who knew the power? Come by for a piece of the power, you just might hear Stevie sultrily whispering in your ear, “There’s people out there turning chicken into gold.” Wednesday, April 20 Cheesy chicken spaghetti. Just three words. It ain’t …

March 15, 2016 Weekly Menu

Well, we’re feeling like Barry Manilow, “I made it through the rain, I kept my world protected, I made it through the rain, and I found myself respected by the others who got rained on too….” Please keep all the folks affected by these flood waters in your thoughts and prayers, lending a helpful, loving hand as you’re able. And, to keep our energies, we’ve gotta eat, so here’s what’s cooking for you this week: chicken and sausage jambalaya, pulled pork sandwiches with apple slaw, brisket tacos with lime cilantro slaw, and blackened catfish on dirty rice. What We’re Cooking for You This Week Tuesday, March 15 Chicken and sausage jambalaya. Well, Cajun calling! What’s better than a delicious, hearty mix of chicken, sausage, rice, and tasty goodies? “I’m sick and tired of all this presidential election blather,” complains Superchicken. “What we need is something special, something surprising, something sublime.” Wonder Kid wonders, “What do you have in mind?” “Well, we need a powerful way of refocusing people, so let’s create a campaign called ‘Bach the Vote!’ We’ll …