Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Sweet potato fries and Rachel Ginsburg Stone: A Stone's Throw Cafe and Catering, corner Line & Jordan, Shreveport

With the recent proliferation of chain eateries, I'd begun to wonder whether Shreveporters were losing the connection to their cafe roots. The diners - such as George's, Murrell's, Panos, Joe's, Strawns - connect us to the foodways heritage of this region. It's like, "M'am, somehow I crave a plate of pork chops, rice, cornbread & greens. Please."

But, no. Cafes are happening again. There's Java Junction on King's Hwy. Now there's Rachel Ginsburg Stone's diner, A Stone's Throw Cafe & Catering, at 729 Jordan.

This week I had the veggie sandwich with turkey ($6.50) and a side of sweet potato fries (.75) and it was scrumptious.

Thursday morning I'm going in for the arts media breakfast (every other Thurs) and am expecting a hearty serving of the basics. "We have great omelettes!" says Ginsburg. "Too, our biscuits are very good."

Ginsburg gutted the funky kitchen in what had been the P&S Hotel and later, the Mid-City Motor Hotel. "I chose this location because we needed a restaurant over here. People downtown and at the hospitals needed a hot, hearty meal. I looked for the right location for 2 years." She added that since a feature in Forum Magazine last week she's been mobbed.

A Stone's Throw Cafe
7 am to 4 pm daily.
7 days.
729 Jordan


Anonymous said...

Stone's Throw is the new Straun's.

There. I said it.

Anonymous said...

It is always nice to see old locations reused, bravo!