Friday, November 27, 2015

Gift Ideas for the Holidays

The key to buying the perfect gift is to think about the person you are buying for. Consider their hobbies and favorite things, and those should lead you in the right direction.  Today your favorite lake view restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks has a few suggestions for some of the people on your list.  Hopefully this will help to get your creative juices flowing.  The sooner you get your shopping finished, the sooner you can head to JB Hook's to hang out with us!

For the foodie...

These are the people that are always searching for their next favorite food combination.  It can also cover those that love to get into the kitchen themselves and create delicious dishes of their own.  If it has to do with food, these individuals on your list are all about it.  

  • JB Hook's gift card
    • The simplest way to make sure your gift recipient receives the most incredible food experience possible is to treat them to your favorite Lake of the Ozarks restaurant.  Right now, you can get an extra treat for yourself when you buy for someone else. Every $50 gift card purchased will get another $10 gift card for FREE, and each $100 gift card purchase will get a bonus $25 gift card for FREE!  
  • An apron to fit the home chef's personality. 
  • An assortment of exotic spices or a variety of hot sauces to try. 
  • An herb garden starter kit. 
  • A book listing all of the best and most unusual places to eat, along with a map marking your suggestions to try first.

For the adventurer...

That person that is always up for anything, ready to get out in the world and try something new and exciting.  The incredible Lake of the Ozarks area that we are lucky enough to be located in is full of fun activities and places to explore.  

  • A gift certificate for a new experience, like a cave tour, parasailing, ice skating, or a boat rental.  Those are all activities that are located right here at the Lake of the Ozarks.  
  • A Go Pro video camera to capture all of the action.
  • A rugged camera and an album for their favorite shots.  
  • A backpack for carrying all of their gear. 
  • Camping necessities, like a sleeping bag, canteen, or outdoor cooking equipment.  
  • New equipment for their favorite activity:  bike helmet, hiking boots, fishing gear, etc...

For the sports lover...

In this case, we are talking about the avid sports fan.  The guy, or gal, that never misses a game, whether it's on television or at the stadium.

  • A jersey, hat, or jacket featuring their favorite team.
  • Tickets to a game. 
  • Binoculars for up-close game action viewing. 
  • Autographed sports memorabilia.
  • Special tailgating gear. 

Skip the gifts and throw a party instead!

Sometimes simply gathering all of your friends together for an incredible night of making memories is better than any gift you could ever buy them.  JB Hook's has two private rooms for hosting events, plus our awesome bar area that is a very popular gathering spot.  We are running a holiday promotion right now for 15% off of your total food bill if you book a party for 15 or more people.  Throw a party for a group of your family and friends, or simply invite them all to join you at one of our popular Happy Hours.

Hopefully these suggestions will help your ideas start flowing about the perfect gifts for everyone on your list.  Our number one choice is, of course, those JB Hook's gift certificates.  Not only do your gift recipients get to enjoy the best restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks, but we get to enjoy their company too.  Remember, at the end of the day, it's the thought that counts.  Best of luck with all of your holiday shopping!    

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Look Forward to Holiday Lights at the Lake of the Ozarks!

Thanksgiving weekend is the beginning of the entire holiday season.  You gather together with friends and family to reminisce about all of the things that you have to be thankful over the past year.  The day after Thanksgiving, you have a long weekend wide open, and quite possibly a house full of people to entertain still.  

JB Hook's will be here for you, serving lunch, dinner, and hosting our incredible Happy Hours.  When you are done spending some time with us, you might want to jump into the car and take in a few of the holiday lights around the area.  

Enchanted Village of Lights

Nov. 20 - Jan. 2

269 Fairgrounds Road, Laurie, MO 65038

One of the largest drive-thru holiday light displays in Mid-Missouri takes place at the Laurie Fairgrounds.  It is free and open to the public, but donations are appreciated. You can enjoy the lights nightly beginning at 5:00 pm.  Last year over 19,000 people visited this 27-acre lighted park.  This year they are ready to welcome even more. 

St. Patrick's Festival of Lights

Nov. 26 - Jan. 1

176 Marian Drive, Laurie, MO 65038

The Shrine of St. Patrick hosts the oldest light park in the area.  This has been a popular holiday attraction since 1981.  Everyone is invited to enjoy the 4,000 strings of lights decorating the buildings and grounds every night from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm.   There is no charge to view the lights.  All are welcome.  

Osage Beach Holiday Lights

Nov. 28 - Jan. 3

950 Hatchery Road, Osage Beach, MO 65065

The Osage Beach City Park will be filled with themed lights to entertain everyone.  A variety of locations along Osage Beach Parkway will also feature beautiful light displays.  A trip up and down the parkway is sure to put you in a festive mood.  

Spend your Thanksgiving weekend enjoying the fascinating light displays around the Lake of the Ozarks area.  There is nothing better to get you in the mood for all of the fun holiday events happening throughout the month of December.

A great idea would be to put together a light-viewing caravan, take in the festive sights, and then end your evening here at your favorite seafood restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks for a bit of dessert and a nightcap.  You could even turn it around and begin the night at JB Hook's before heading out to see the lights.  However you choose to do it, be sure to make the time to take part in this beautiful holiday tradition.    

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Thursday, November 12, 2015

Best of Both Worlds - JB Hook's Surf 'n' Turf!

Sometimes you're in the mood for fresh seafood, other times your tummy craves a big, juicy steak.  Occasionally, they both simply sound too good to pass up. The best steak and seafood restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks has the perfect solution for that last scenario... JB Hook's incredible Surf 'n Turf menu items!

"Surf 'n Turf" is a term that we especially love here at JB Hook's. It offers our wonderful customers the best of both or our specialties. "Surf" refers to the best seafood at the Lake of the Ozarks, and "Turf" is generally classified as a grass-fed land animal, typically beef, and that is another meat that our chefs know how to cook to perfection. 

These two menu items go together deliciously, so most likely people have been eating them together forever. The term, though, seems to have been introduced in the 1960's.  Here is the way that we like to put these delicious tastes together.    

Steak and Shrimp

Your Choice of a 6oz Filet or 12oz KC Strip char-grilled to perfection served with your choice of shrimp

Steak and Alaskan King Crab Legs

One pound Alaskan King Crab Legs steamed in spices, served with drawn butter and paired with 6oz chargrilled filet

Steak and Australian Lobster Tail

One pound N. Australian lobster tail served with a 6 ounce filet mignon

Hook's Tournados

Two 3oz medallions tenderloin filet grilled to perfection and finished with sauteed mushrooms, lump crab and Bearnaise

Steak Neptune

6oz Filet stuffed with bourson and shrimp, grilled to perfection finished with crab picatta and asparagus

2016 will give everyone a rare chance to celebrate National Surf 'n Turf Day. It only comes around every four years because it happens to land on February 29, Leap Day.  It takes a special day to celebrate such a special treat! 

No need to wait until February to enjoy this gourmet meal.  We have these delectable dishes available to you daily.  Come in soon and dine next to the best lake view at the Lake of the Ozarks.  For an excellent meal, gorgeous atmosphere, and incredible company, JB Hook's is the place to be!

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Thursday, November 5, 2015

Book Your Holiday Parties at JB Hook's

There are a lot of dates on the calendar in the next couple of months that call for a celebration.  Now is the time to add your own holiday parties to that list of dates, and the perfect place to host that event is the best seafood restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks.  Book one of our private rooms now and let us take care of the details for you.  

JB Hook's has in incredible selection of menu items for you to choose from for your party, and we are also happy to plan a custom menu for you.  Simply call and ask for Laurie, our event coordinator, and she will help you plan a memorable gathering. There are many groups of people that you can get together with to celebrate the holidays.    

Throw a party for...

Business Events

The holidays are a wonderful time to thank all of the people that work for you with a party.  Taking the time to get together away from the office in an inviting setting like our lake view restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks lets everyone relax and enjoy each other's company.  When you host your holiday office party at JB Hook's, your group can  celebrate a great year in a private room with a gorgeous lake view, incredible food, and festive drinks.  This is also the perfect atmosphere to welcome a few of your most important customers to gather, celebrate, and get to know each other.   

Family Gatherings

Bring the entire family to JB Hook's this year and let us take care of everything.  We'll set the room up for you, do all of the cooking, and clean up when you are finished.  That's a lot simpler than hosting at home.  You have to spend days cleaning and decorating, then hours cooking.  Afterwards there's more work waiting for you with all of the cleanup. Treat yourself this year and let us do all of the work while you enjoy the party.

The Gang

JB Hook's has always been a popular gathering place for friends, especially during our incredible Happy Hours.  This year you should pick an evening to gather all of those friends and enjoy a nice dinner together.  Toast the past year and welcome the excitement of a new one.   

Private Rooms

Garden Room

Our Garden Room is perfect for your group if it is a smaller get-together.  It has it's own lake view and overlooks the main dining room.  It seats up to 35 people for an intimate holiday gathering.

Sunset Room

Three walls of glass enclose this private room showcasing a breathtaking view of the Lake of the Ozarks.  A party of up to 70 people can comfortably enjoy their own private bar and the warmth and glow from our abalone-tiled fireplace.  This room is located just off of the main bar.    

Our gift to you.

You know the old saying, "The more, the merrier!"  We completely agree here at JB Hook's.  When you book a party with us this holiday season for 15 or more guests, we will give you 15% off of your final food bill.  

You can do some of your holiday shopping right here at our Lake of the Ozarks seafood restaurant, plus get a free bonus for yourself!  This year when you buy a $50 gift card, we'll give you an extra $10 gift card for free.  If you choose to buy a $100 gift card, you'll receive a $25 gift card from us at no extra cost.  

What are you waiting for?  Call us now at 573-365-3255 and let Laurie book your holiday party at JB Hook's.  Know that you are in very good hands when we help you with any event.  Your party will have the most delicious food, the tastiest drinks, the most festive atmosphere, and the best lake view at the Lake of the Ozarks.  Let us help you to make some incredible holiday memories this year.     

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