Wednesday, March 30, 2016

9 Interesting Facts About the Delicious Oyster

Oysters are a very interesting shellfish, and as it turns out, an extremely healthy one too. This Lake of the Ozarks restaurant would never leave oysters off of our delicious seafood menu. They are incredibly good for you, and once you give them a try, you are most likely going to love them.

JB Hook's dug up a few fun facts about oysters that you may not know. Take a look at this list. The health benefits alone should make you want to give this savory seafood a try. 




1. Oysters have been around for over 180 million years.

2. Some people refer to them as "arsters" because it has long been said that oysters are meatier and taste better in months that contain the letter "R." 

3. The same type of oyster can have different flavors, all depending on where it was raised. 

4. Oysters aren't just male or female, but both! They begin life as a male, then switch to being egg-producing females, and can then choose to change back into a male. 

5. This shellfish is one of the most nutrient-packed foods, and also one of the lowest calorie foods per serving size. This means you can get a lot of your daily nutrients with very little calorie intake.

6. Oysters are rich in Vitamins A, C, D, and B-12, and also protein, iron, and zinc.

7. The B-12 in oysters has been known to sharpen memory skills.

8. The extremely high levels of zinc found in this seafood are great for boosting a person's energy, increasing blood flow, and improving the immune system. 

9. The high levels of omega-3 fatty acids, which are considered "good" cholesterol, are great for heart health. 


The best seafood restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks has a couple of different ways for you to enjoy the healthy and delicious oyster. Our Shrimp and Oyster Bar offers east coast succulent Oysters on the Half Shell served with cocktail sauce and horseradish. A very popular appetizer is our Oysters Rockefeller. This dish contains four large oysters stuffed with spinach, bacon, and onions, then finished with Hollandaise. 

JB Hook's takes pride in offering the freshest, most delicious seafood in the lake area. If oysters aren't your first choice, we also have a large variety of other healthy seafood dishes cooked to perfection for you to choose from. 



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Thursday, March 24, 2016

Get Outdoors at the Lake of the Ozarks This Spring

Our Lake of the Ozarks restaurant features the most amazing view in town. This time of year, the weather begins warming up and we not only want to see outside, but we are itching to get out there and enjoy all that the lake area has to offer. JB Hook's has put together a few ways for you to get outside and do just that.

photo courtesy of MO Sate Parks

Parks and Trails

The natural beauty of the lake area is a sight to be seen in the spring. There are numerous parks and trails all over the area to explore. Ha Ha Tonka is a very popular attraction featuring all types of trails to hike and the marvelous castle ruins to enjoy. You can find a detailed list of the hiking trails at the Lake of the Ozarks State Park online, as well as other important park information. 

Boating

The days are getting warmer, and the lake seems to be calling out to all of us. It's the perfect time of year to get out on the water before the summer crowds show up. If you aren't quite ready to get out there, JB Hook's has a beautiful 14-mile panoramic view for you to watch all of the boating action. 

2nd Annual Osage Beach Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, March 26

The Osage Beach City Park will host a hot dog lunch beginning at noon. The egg hunts for 3 different age divisions will begin at 1 pm. There will be photos with the Easter Bunny, bounce houses, and face painting. 



Bridge & Dam Half-Marathon & 10K
Saturday, April 2

This is the second year for this race beginning at Bagnell Dam and continuing over the Community Toll Bridge onto MM, down Spring Creek Drive, and back again. Proceeds from this scenic run will benefit the Lake of the Ozarks Fellowship of Christian Athletes. The race will start at 7:30 am. For more information, call 573-746-6002

Light Up The Night
Thursday, April 14

The Citizens Against Domestic Violence and Ameren Missouri will host a tri-county wide community awareness event on Bagnell Dam. 2 weeks prior to the event, 600 free t-shirts will be available. The event is free and open to the public, but a t-shirt grants you access to a biodegradable paper lantern to release. The colors of the lanterns represent awareness for a particular crime: child abuse = blue, Parents of Murdered Children = white, domestic violence = purple, sexual violence = teal, and Mothers Against Drunk Driving = red. For more information, call 573-346-9630. 



66th Annual Dogwood Festival
April 15-16

This family-fun festival is held in Camdenton. It features pageants, a parade, crafts, entertainment, a fish fry, and much more. This is all in honor of the gorgeous Dogwoods blooming all over the lake area.   

Fishing Tournaments

There are many fishing tournaments around the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks in the spring. Lots of fish and big prizes are waiting. www.Funlake.com is a great place to find out the dates and times for all of the tournaments. Even if you aren't competitive, spring is a wonderful time to get out on the water and enjoy this outdoor activity.



That should be plenty to keep you active this spring. Get out and take in all of the beauty the lake area has to offer, then head on over to your favorite seafood restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks for a delicious dinner to end a wonderful day. JB Hook's is also the perfect place to stop in for an enjoyable lunch before heading out for your adventure. 




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Friday, March 18, 2016

A Delicious, Lake View Lunch at JB Hook's

Every day seems to be a little more beautiful than the one before as spring approaches. It's the perfect time of year to make your way over to JB Hook's for lunch overlooking with our amazing 14-mile panoramic view of the lake. Dine in our bar, the Sunset Room, or outside on the patio. 



Lunch is a big deal at our Lake of the Ozarks seafood restaurant. The menu is paired down a bit from our dinner selections, but there is still an incredibly large amount of soups, salads, appetizers, sandwiches, and entrees to choose from. In addition to all of that, we feature a $5.99 lunch special daily.

A mid-day meal at JB Hook's is a great break on a weekend afternoon, and an amazing change of pace in the middle of your work day during the week. We featured our delicious soups and salads in a blog last month. Today you will get a look at the sandwiches and entrees that are available daily between 11 am - 4 pm.


ENTREES

Hooks Housemade Angus Steakburger
1/2-pound grilled burger served on a bun with lettuce, tomato, onion and pickle Additions available: Bleu Cheese, Wisconsin Cheddar, Swiss, American, Pepperjack, Avocado Slices, Sauteed Mushrooms, Sauteed Onions, Applewood Smoked Bacon, and blackened seasoning.

French Dip
Shaved Certified Angus Beef Prime Rib with housemade au jus, served on a hoagie.




Mahi Po Boy

Deep fried Mahi-Mahi served on a hoagie with lettuce, tomato & Hook's Signature Bam Bam sauce.

Sirlion Bleu
6-ounce cut sirloin charbroiled, then topped with melted bleu cheese and Tobacco onions.

Bruce's Panama Wrap
Grilled chicken breast chopped fine, then tossed with romaine lettuce, tomatoes, Kalamata olives, feta cheese, bacon crumbles, and our Greek dressing, all served in a toasted wrap.

Fish & Chips
1/2-pound of hand battered Cod filets fried to perfection, served with coleslaw & raspberry chipotle sauce.

Catfish & Chips
A generous portion of catfish served with coleslaw, jalapeno hush puppies, & raspberry chipotle sauce.



Crunchy Grouper Sandwich
A Grouper filet rolled in frosted flakes, fried to a golden brown, and drizzled with honey served with a side of JB Hooks' raspberry chipotle sauce.


Ahi Tuna
Fresh Ahi Tuna steak served either pan seared, blackened or grilled to your liking.

Fried Shrimp
7 Large shrimp fried to perfection and served with cocktail sauce.

Bam Bam Shrimp Wrap
Lightly battered shrimp drizzled with a sweet and spicy chipotle sauce, wrapped in a flavored tortilla with lettuce and tomato.

Buffalo Chicken Wrap
Fried chicken strips tossed in our spicy buffalo sauce in a flavored wrap with romaine lettuce, Colby Jack cheese, and ranch dressing.

Pecan & Pineapple Chicken Salad
Chunks of white chicken tossed with pineapple, celery, red onions, diced red peppers and mayonnaise served on a bed of lettuce with crackers, then topped with toasted pecans.

Grilled Chicken Club
Grilled chicken breast on wheatberry bread with lettuce, tomato, onions, avocado, Swiss cheese, applewood smoked bacon & honey mustard.

Hook's Coconut Shrimp
7 large shrimp encrusted in coconut and fried to perfection. Served with Jezebel sauce.

Island Tilapia
Blackened Tilapia topped with mango chutney.



As if that isn't already a lot of choices, we also offer an extensive appetizer menu and our delectable shrimp & oyster bar during lunch hours. Add a little enjoyment to the middle of your day and come by your favorite lake view restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks for lunch. Make it a habit! With this extensive menu, you can dine with us many times before you have to order the same JB Hook's lunch menu item a second time. 




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Thursday, March 10, 2016

Weekend Fun at the Lake of the Ozarks

Spring is just around the corner. The annual Lake of the Ozarks St. Patrick's Day parade (and JB Hook's annual St. Pat's party) will be taking place this Saturday, March 12, we are setting the clocks forward one hour on Sunday, and March 20 brings the first official day of spring.

Soon it will be beautiful enough every single day to enjoy the 14-mile panoramic view of our Lake of Ozarks seafood restaurant from the deck rather than only from inside the building. The warmer weather and overall excitement that this time of year brings to the lake area also brings along with it some wonderful events. In addition to our own JB Hook's party, there are quite a few awesome activities going on this weekend to enjoy.



Lake of the Ozarks St. Patrick's Day Parade 

Saturday, March 12


The parade will start at 1:00 pm, but the road will be closed to thru traffic from 12:45 pm - 3:00 pm. You will want to get to our JB Hook's parking lot early and claim your spot. Enjoy all of the parade fun with your family and friends, then head inside our Lake of the Ozarks restaurant for free corned beef & cabbage, green beer, $3 Bloody Marys, and more. 



Lake Arts Variety Showcase

Saturday, March 12


This incredible variety show presented by the Lake Arts Council showcases some of the most talented performers that the lake area has to offer. The show starts at 7:00 pm at Cummings Auditorium in the School of the Osage High School. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. You can buy them at the door or at the LAC office - 573-964-6366 



Tri-County YMCA of the Ozarks Spring Dance

Saturday, March 12


The annual spring dance raises money to benefit youth in the lake area through sports programs, school-age childcare, and summer camps. This year the theme will be "Peace, Love, Dance" for an evening full of music, dinner, and more. Tickets are $75 per person or $125 per couple. Call 573-348-9230 for more information.  



Liverpool Legends at the Lake

Friday, March 11 & Saturday, March 12


Once again, this Grammy nominated Beatles tribute band will be performing at Main Street Music Hall in Osage Beach. They have become quite a popular annual concert for lake area residents, and the show sells out every year. For ticket information, call 1-800-386-5253  





We expect to see all of you at JB Hook's after the parade for corned beef & cabbage and good old St. Patrick's weekend fun. If you decide to participate in any of the other great events going on around the lake area this weekend, stop by our bar and have a cocktail with us before you head out. 

Also, remember that Sunday (don't forget to turn your clocks forward!) we will be hosting our amazing Happy Hour from 2-7 pm, with incredible live music starting at 2 pm. Our lake view restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks is an excellent place to spend your weekend. We'll be seeing you soon!  



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Thursday, March 3, 2016

JB Hook's St. Patrick's Day Parade Party

It's nearly time again for the 32nd Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade on the Bagnell Dam Strip. Thousands of people flock to this spring-welcoming parade every year, and your favorite seafood restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks offers the best spot for viewing the parade. 

Why is JB Hook's the best place to watch the parade? Well, not only does it pass directly in front of our restaurant, but we will be hosting our annual St. Patrick's Day party for everyone inside! This has become a favorite yearly event for many of our customers, and we get excited looking forward to each each year. 


THE PARADE

This year at 1:00 pm the St. Patrick's Day parade is celebrating its 32nd year. Traffic will be stopped between 12:45 pm - 3:00 pm along the parade route. It travels from the Tomahawk Motel to Bagnell Dam. Bring your lawn chairs and get your spot in our JB Hook's parking lot. On a nice day, the crowd begins gathering early, so don't be late!

This year's Grand Marshalls are the Lake Area Emergency Services. These wonderful people provide protection and safety to our area residents and visitors. Get your spot early and be sure to give these guys a big round of applause as they pass by.   



JB HOOK'S PARTY

We will be serving free corned beef and cabbage after the parade in honor of St. Patrick's Day weekend at the Lake. You can also enjoy incredible drink specials, including $3 Bloody Marys and of course, green beer!



Don your green and head out early next Saturday, March 12, 2016 to join the lake area in celebrating St. Patrick's Day at JB Hook's. It's a few days early this year, but that's okay. Your favorite Lake of the Ozarks restaurant can't wait to enjoy another incredible annual event with all of you.    



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