All posts tagged: grits and grillades

December 5, 2017 Weekly Menu

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 …

One Million Gallons of Beer on the Wall

Find out where Oktoberfest originated — the birth of the beer. You may just be surprised. Well, you can depend on our sharing some great food at the table to finish the week in fine fashion. Here’s what we’ve got cooking for you at week’s end: Grits and grillades and broiled catfish tacos with fresh salsas. What We’re Cooking for You at Week’s End Thursday, October 13 Grist and grillades. Our lovingly cooked pork loin medallions rest atop baked garlic cheese grits covered with a sumptuous tomato gravy. Folks may not know how our German friends started celebrating Oktoberfest. On October 12, 1810 (that long ago), Bavarian Crown Prince Ludwig (who later became the King Ludwig I of Bavaria) married Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen (try saying that three times quickly) in Munich, and they celebrated on the fields in front of the city gates (naming them Theresienwiese — ”Therese’s fields” — in honor of the crown princess) with festivities of food, beer, and horse races. Folks, deciding to keep enjoying the festivities, shortened the name to “Wies’n.” No kidding. To us, it sounds like George …

October 11, 2016 Weekly Menu

Earth, Wind & Fire reprise their great hit “Boogie Wonderland” as they sing about chicken enchiladas. No kidding. Here’s what we’ve got cooking for you this wonderful week: Fried pork chops and mama’s rice, chicken enchiladas with fresh salsas, grits and grillades, and broiled catfish tacos. What We’re Cooking for You This Week Tuesday, October 11 Fried pork chops, mama’s rice, and roasted broccoli. 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 and lovely grease, and they come served with mama’s rice sided by some lovely roasted broccoli. Orson Welles, taking a note from John F. Kennedy, humorously observed, “Ask not what you can do for your country. Ask what’s for lunch.” Well, in today’s political climate, that’s probably the safer question. We’ve got some good, old-fashioned home cooking that will answer Mr. Welles well. Wednesday, October 12 Chicken enchiladas, fresh salsas, and rice with black beans. We take flavorful roasted chicken, rolled in lightly fried corn tortillas, and add our very own deeply delicious …

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, …

November 9, 2015 Weekly Menu

Teddy Roosevelt, Bing Crosby, and Ingrid Bergman will rough ride their way into town this week. Have a look at what’s cooking in the kitchen for you this week: red beans and rice, grits and grillades, fajita tacos, sampler sandwich with fried green tomatoes, and fried green tomatoes with barbecued shrimp po-boy! What We’re Cooking for You This Week Monday, November 9 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, they wanted to call that old movie with Bing Crosby and Ingrid Bergman The Beans of St. Mary’s because their little parochial school was famous for its beans prepared by and for the nuns each week. Unfortunately, the thoughts of, well, bean-powered nuns would’t play well in 1940’s America. So, they chose the safe bet: The Bells of St. Mary’s. Not as exciting, but it did well in the theaters. Our beans, on the other hand, are rather exciting, but probably won’t do well in theaters. As an historical note, America wouldn’t be …