All posts tagged: famous food quotes

Don’t Go Changing to Try to Please Me

“Don’t go changing to try to please me,” Billy Joel sang, “I love you just the way you are.” Well, who knew he was singing about shrimp po-boys? We did! What’s happening this fabulous Friday for you! Holy Cow, It’s Friday! Woo hoo! Let Us Cook for Your Thanksgiving Day Table   Please place your orders by telephone at (318) 267-4457 by Friday, November 20 at 6pm. They will be available for pickup at the house Wednesday, November 22 from 10am — 3pm. Click Here for What’s on the Thanksgiving Menu Friday, November 13 Fried green tomatoes with shrimp and house salad po-boy ($15). Take our fried green tomatoes, add some shrimp sautéed in our barbecue sauce and our house salad with house-made dressing and you’ve got a little more than a po-boy, you’ve got a “Whoa-boy.” Billy Joel interestingly observed, “The whole world loves American movies, blue jeans, jazz and rock and roll. It is probably a better way to get to know our country than by what politicians or airline commercials represent.” We’d probably add shrimp po-boys to Billy’s list of what the world loves. …

September 21, 2015 Menu

“I hear that train a-comin’, it’s comin’ round the bend, and I ain’t seen sunshine in…I don’t know when,” sang Johnny Cash. Have we got some sunshine for you — have a gander a what’s cooking in the kitchen for you this week: fried chicken with signature potatoes, shrimp cannelloni, gumbo, and barbecued shrimp stuffed po-boys!  What We’re Cooking for You This Week Monday, September 21 Special made Louisiana red beans & rice with hot water cornbread. Our red beans come full of flavor, cooked in our own house made smoked ham hock stock. Some Native American tribes use rattles made from gourds or turtle shells for children’s toys, but mostly they were used in ceremonies. These rattles were a symbol of music, spirituality, dance and medicine for most of these tribal folk. What makes the rattle, well, rattle? Sometimes small rocks, but most tribes, especially those in the Southwest, used beans. Yep. There you have it — beans, the rattling power behind culture. Tuesday, September 22 Fried chicken tenders with signature potatoes, roasted seasonal vegetables, and a honey buttermilk biscuit. Lovingly bedded overnight …

Happy Monday!

Is there really such a thing as a “Happy Monday?” Sorry to ramble philosophical as you dig into your morning coffee, trying to steel yourself for the week ahead of you. It’ll be fantastic, especially if you’ve got some great grub to help you. The rest of the menu for this week is coming later today! What We’re Cooking for You This Happy Monday Monday, September 14 — To Go Orders Only Today! Special made Louisiana red beans & rice with hot water cornbread. Our red beans come full of flavor, cooked in our own house made pork stock. Once upon a time, we had some friends who got pregnant. When they saw the sonogram, the little, growing baby looked like a bean. So, whenever they referred to the in utero child, they called him “The Bean.” “The Bean” emerged into this bright, beautiful world, and they named him Soy. He’s got two brothers named Red and Green and a new little dumpling of love baby sister named Butter. When introduced to folks, the parents ask, “Do you know our beans?” It …

This Train is Bound for Chicken

“All aboard for the fried chicken train!” cried the folksy conductor named Woodie. We’ve had a great vacation, and we hope you’re having a wonderful Labor Day Weekend. What’s cooking in the kitchen for you next week: fried chicken with all kinds of goodies on Tuesday! Come see us, we’d love to see you! What We’re Cooking for You Next Week Tuesday, September 8  Fried chicken tenders with roasted sweet potatoes, speckled butter beans, 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 roasted sweet potatoes and speckled butter beans — oh, and some cream gravy. “This train is bound for chicken, this train. This train is bound for chicken, this train. This train is bound for chicken, don’t carry nothin’ but the righteously hungry, this train…,” sang Woodie Guthrie. For a boy from Okemah, Oklahoma whose first band was called The Corn Cob Trio, it’s not a bad song — apparently he really liked chicken. All trains lead to our house on Tuesday for a great Southern …

I Am on Vacation!

Earl Wilson rightly noted, “A vacation is what you take when you can no longer take what you’ve been taking.” Sounds like Captain Obvious to us. Well, here’s what’s cooking at week’s end: sampler sandwiches and barbecued shrimp stuffed po-boys!  What We’re Cooking for Week’s End  Just a reminder: We’ll be closed August 31 — September 4 for a little vacation, so please mark your calendars. We’ll re-open for lunch on September 8!  Thursday, August 27 — Standard Menu The sampler sandwich comes rolling into town on our fresh house made bread. Our house made pimento cheese, toasted, comes with our own chicken salad, some bacon, and just a little dab of salad with our house dressing. It’s big, it’s messy, and it’s delicious. Big is better. Think about it: four-wheel drive trucks are not enough, we need monster trucks. Cars with radios and CD players are not enough, we need navigation, satellite radio, and internet service. And, we’re hoping Amazon wins approval to use drones to deliver products to our homes for almost same-day service because mail services are too slow, and we really …

Simmer Down, Now…

Pasta! Pasta! Pasta! Gotta get some pasta! We’re cooking campanelle pasta with a marinara sauce and Italian sausage! Don’t forget, we’ll be closed Friday, so mark your lunch calendars. What We’re Cooking for at Week’s End Thursday, August 6 Marinara sauce with Italian sausage served with campanelle pasta. Dean Martin sang so wonderfully, “When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that’s amore! When the world seems to shine like you’ve had too much wine, you’re in love….When you walk in a dream, and you know you’re not dreaming….” Well, our pasta dish won’t make you feel like you’re dreamily in love, but it just might make a way for you to find love. Friday, August 7 — Closed Today! Stone House Eats Bread Baked Daily Drinks — Sweet & Unsweet Tea, Bottled Water Lunch Served | 11am-2pm Monday—Friday Lunch Special | $12 — Includes Daily Special & Drink Sandwiches & Salads — Includes Drink Check Out What’s in the Fridge! Let Us Cater Your Next Event! You can find our house at 828 Julia Street in Rayville, Louisiana. You can call us at …

Many Women Floating in the River

“Maria, there are many women floating in the river…but you are the only one I want to stuff and stick on my wall…over the fireplace.” We can’t help you woo beautiful women, but we can get you some good food that inspires you. What’s cooking at week’s end for you: chicken carbonara, salmon croquettes, and barbecued shrimp stuffed po-boys!  What We’re Cooking for You at Week’s End Thursday, July 30 Chicken carbonara served on penne pasta. Some chickens (the philosophical ones, to be sure) dream of a better world where they can cross the road without their motives being questioned or scrutinized. They, too, believe in the rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of egginess (whatever that is). Our chicken carbonara is none so philosophically attuned as gastronomically exciting. Come see and visit with a deeply thoughtful chicken who’s fighting for chicken’s rights. Friday, July 31 — Salmon & Shrimp Ruckus! Salmon croquettes with an artichoke cream sauce and a fresh roasted vegetable medley. Lionel Richie came to singing at a young age, singing for family and friends at home or …

July 27, 2015 Menu

“Beam me up Scotty!” Captain Kirk cried, “This planet is unbelievably hot!” We can’t beam you out of the heat, but we can cook you some great food. What’s cooking in the kitchen for you: red beans & rice, fried chicken, shredded pork tacos, chicken carbonara, salmon croquettes, and barbecued shrimp stuffed po-boys!  What We’re Cooking for You This Week Monday, July 27  Louisiana red beans & rice with biscuits. K.C. and the Sunshine Band dropped by the other day. “Oh, do a little dance, make a little grub, get down tonight, get down tonight…Oh, do a little dance, fry a little ham, get down tonight, get down tonight.” Beans set the disco night on fire. And, they are the original horn section (yes, we’re back on flatulence jokes). That’s why K.C. came by. Tuesday, July 28 — Crispy Chicken Day! Fried chicken tenders with mashed potatoes and pan fried cabbage. One of the little known facts about the original Star Trek is that Gene Roddenberry originally wanted to call the character “Dr. Spock” by another name, “Dr. Bock,” after his favorite kind of beer. With …

When We’re Dancing Shrimp to Shrimp

It’s still crazy hot, but we’ve got vittles in the kitchen that’ll make your day breezy! What’s happening for you at week’s end: ratatouille on angel hair pasta, salmon croquettes, and barbecued shrimp stuffed po-boys — and our same great standards!  What’s for You at Week’s End Thursday, July 16 Ratatouille with fresh tomatoes, eggplant, mushrooms, zucchini, and Italian sausage served over angel hair pasta. Why is it called “egg plant”? Well, once upon a time, the plants cultivated in Europe looked like large goose eggs, including the whitish color. Now, they look a little more aubergine (which is the name for them in England). Yep, Claree Belcher had it right when she and Ouiser Boudreaux were in the Northwestern locker room doing color commentary once upon a Steel Magnolias. The football uniforms were aubergine. She really was a color commentator, and an English gardener to boot! Friday, July 17 — Salmon & Shrimp Ruckus! Salmon croquettes with an artichoke cream sauce and a fresh roasted vegetable medley. Some folks talk of salmon croquettes as soul food. Well, …

He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Stroganoff

“He ain’t heavy, he’s my brother….” Beef stroganoff’s on the menu today, and it’s a wonderfully delicious pasta dish with some beautifully tender beef. Don’t forget salmon and shrimp rodeo tomorrow! What We’re Cooking for You at Week’s End Thursday, July 9 Beef stroganoff garnished with kale chips. The Russian ambassador called, and he’s looking for who stole his grandmother’s secret stroganoff recipe. Truth is, Jason Bourne stole it, and he brought it through umpteen countries to a sleepy little place called Bugscuffle, LA. That’s where we met him having coffee in Jean’s Greasy Spoon. Yep. We tricked the Russians, handled stolen documents, and ate fried pork chops for breakfast with a spy. It happened. Friday, July 10 — Salmon & Shrimp Rompus! Salmon croquettes with an artichoke cream sauce and a fresh roasted vegetable medley. What more can we say about salmon croquettes? They stand as the stuff of legend, coming from the days of old. Truth is, salmon croquettes saved many a day. They have that kind of salvific power. Drop by on Friday and see. Ozzie and …