Wednesday, January 25, 2017

7 Health Benefits of Eating Seafood

There are many delicious and nutritional benefits to eating seafood, some of which include building strong bones, boosting brain function, decreasing inflammation, protecting heart health and many more. From saltwater and freshwater fish to shellfish, seafood is nutrient-rich and a great source of protein, vitamins and minerals. So as you plan your next meal at JB Hook's know that by ordering the best seafood at the Lake of the Ozarks, you're consuming many health benefits. Learn more about why eating seafood at JB Hook's is great for you! 

1. Seafood Provides Essential Nutrients
Seafood is a rich source of protein, vitamins and minerals. Many varieties of seafood are also low in sodium, cholesterol and calories, making it a delicious and nutritious addition to any meal! Many seafood options are rich in calcium and phosphorus and other minerals such as iron, zinc, iodine, magnesium and potassium - all things your body craves.

2. Seafood Promotes Heart Health
According to the American Heart Association® eating fish twice a week is a great way to improve your heart health. Research shows that people who eat fish regularly are less likely to have cardiovascular disease. If you're looking for healthy heart benefits, you may have to think about your seafood consumption in terms of years, either way, you may notice improved health overall. 

3. Seafood May Boost Brainpower
There are a number of unique minerals and vitamins found in seafood, including vitamin D. Fish is also the world's best source of omega-3 fatty acids, which are incredibly important for your body and brain. Many believe that the fatty acids and amino acids in some types of fish improve the health of your brain, making it function better. 

4. Seafood is Good For Your Joints
Eating seafood on a regular basis may be able to ease the symptoms of arthritis. Research has shown that omega-3 fatty acids can ease tender joints and reduce morning stiffness in subjects with arthritis. 

5. Seafood is Good For Your Waistline
Seafood is generally a low-fat high quality protein.The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reports that the protein in fish and other seafood options can help control your appetite so that you eat less food and take in fewer calories - helping you stay healthy and fit!

6. Seafood Can Help Maintain Eyesight
Tuna, Salmon, anchovies, trout and other fish are rich in DHA, a fatty acid found in your retina. Boost your diet with these delicious seafoods and according to the US national Eye Institute these omega-3 fatty acids may help to protect adults from both age-related macular degeneration and dry-eye syndrome. Two servings per week are recommended to maintain healthy eyesight. 

7. Improves Immune Function
Seafood provides essential vitamins and minerals that strengthen your immune system and may help to fight disease naturally. Increased omega-3 consumption may reduce the symptoms of asthma and certain allergies. Selenium is a potent antioxidant found in seafood that is known to improve the immune system. 

Consuming seafood at least twice a week might actually make you smarter, healthier and happier! Fish is indeed a smart food that is beneficial for your health in many ways. Looking to improve your mental and physical health? Visit JB Hook's and browse our menu for excellent fish and seafood at the Lake of the Ozarks. Looking and feeling great is just a reservation away! 

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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Plan A Romantic Evening & Dining Experience

Valentine's Day is just around the corner, but you don't have to wait for a special occasion to spend a romantic evening with your special someone. Whether it's a Tuesday or a Friday night, you can plan a romantic evening "just because." JB Hook's invites you to enhance your date night and create an unforgettable memory with your special someone. With a little effort you can prepare, surprise and enjoy a date night on the fly.  Follow these simple guidelines and a romantic dining experience awaits you at JB Hook's!


Prepare For Your Special Evening

Set a date that works for both of you. Anticipation will help set the romantic mood and give you both something to look forward to. If you have children, you may need to make arrangements for child care. By having this checked off the list, you can make your reservation at JB Hook's.

Surprise Your Date

Male or female, we all love a sweet surprise. Pick up a card and announce the plans for your romantic dinner. Jot down a little something more; perhaps, a kind reminder of your devotion as a partner, or if you're a new couple, a sweet sentence of admiration. When your date finds out that dinner at JB Hook's is on the agenda, you're sure to get a smile!

How To Do Dinner

Simply making the decision to dine at JB Hook's isn't enough! If you're the male date, don't forget to open doors and escort your lady in. Ladies, relax and enjoy the evening. Once seated, take time to enjoy the little things. Take in the gorgeous panoramic view of the Lake of the Ozarks. Order a bottle of wine from the extensive selection and sip slowly. Sample a selection of delicious appetizers. When it comes to the main course, the selection of steak and seafood at JB Hook's won't disappoint - from Alaskan king crab legs and stuffed Australian lobster tail to filet mignon and prime rib, the entrees are incredible. Take your time and avoid a rush, your date will appreciate the undivided attention. Don't forget the shareable desserts - a savory way to end your fine dining experience romantically. 

Finishing Touches

After dinner, consider a romantic stroll. Take a walk near the exceptionally beautiful Lake of the Ozarks and use this moment to make a meaningful memory with your date. Hold hands and make a physical connection. Gaze at the moon and soak up the starlight together, this will help continue and prolong the evening's romance.

A romantic evening is just a reservation away! When planning an evening of romance with your date, JB Hook's is the only destination for fine dining that will fit the bill. For an atmosphere that is truly romantic and a menu that will satisfy, visit JB Hook's and look forward to an evening of togetherness. Visit our website to make a reservation www.JBHooks.com

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Thursday, January 12, 2017

7 Dining Etiquette Rules You Need To Know

From making the reservation to table manners, it's important to practice considerate restaurant etiquette when dining out.  Whether you're taking your sweetheart on a date, enjoying a meal with clients or out with a group, JB Hook's is always the right choice to please your party. Even if you have impeccable manners, we've got some tips to refresh your dining etiquette and help you make a great impression during your next JB Hook's dinner. 

1. Making a Reservation

If you are hosting your groups gathering, make a reservation and keep it like any other appointment. If your plans change or you are running behind schedule, call ahead to inform the hostess. This allows for the restaurant to make accommodations for your guests, therefore avoiding misunderstandings and ensuring a smooth seating. 

2. Use Your Napkin Properly

When it comes to napkin etiquette, unfold your napkin in one smooth motion and place it in your lap immediately upon seating. Use your napkin for blotting the sides of your mouth only, if you feel a sneeze coming on or need to blow your nose, excuse yourself to the bathroom. When the meal is finished, loosely fold your napkin and lay it to the left of your plate or in the middle of your place setting if the dishes have been retrieved

3. Know Which Utensils to Use

Each course should have its own utensils and  they may already be in front of you, or will be placed in front of you as the dishes are served. If the utensils are already on the table, a good rule of thumb is to begin with the utensils on the outside and work your way in as the meal goes on. The largest fork is generally for the entrèe, the salad fork being smaller. The largest spoon is usually the soup spoon and if you are having a fish course, you may see the fish knife and fork as well. The utensils above the plate are the dessert fork and spoon, these often arrive with the dessert. 

4. Proper Plate & Glass Placement

Generally, there is a simple rule to remember where your bread plate, meal plate, and water glass belong. Keep you bread and butter plate on the left, the meal plate in the middle, and your water glass on the right. This is not just a matter of convenience but etiquette.

5. Remember to Break Bread With Your Hands

The polite way to eat bread at a table or restaurant is to rip it with your fingers. Remember to break your bread or crackers in half and tear off one piece at a time. If interested, butter the pieces as you are ready to eat them. 

6. When To Begin Eating & Food Rules

In a restaurant, wait until all are served at your table before beginning to eat. Drinking and eating in moderation is the polite thing to do. Whether you're with friends or clients, be mindful of how much you consume. In the case that your meal has to be returned for any reason, it is polite to instruct other guests to go ahead and eat without you. Always chew with your mouth closed, and we all know the importance of waiting to swallow before speaking. 

7. Leave Your Phone OFF The Table

We know phones go everywhere these days, but you should avoid taking it out at the dinner table. You may be tempted to check a text or email, but no matter how sly you may think you're being, if noticed, your dining companions may find it rude. Take the time during dinner to connect, enjoy and savor your delicious meal and conversation!

JB Hook's offers the best fine dining at the Lake of the Ozarks (casual attire is fine, by the way!) and our world-class steak and seafood menu is sure to satisfy your well-mannered palate. Come for a romantic evening, business lunch or private party and practice your dining etiquette while our exemplary staff helps you enjoy a wonderful dining experience at JB Hook's!

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Friday, January 6, 2017

5 Reasons You'll Love JB Hook's Happy Hour

Our busy lives often have us bustling to and from work and back again, making little time for enjoying ourselves for an hour or two outside the places we spend the most time, but did you know, taking time to stop by JB Hook's Happy Hour might be exactly what you need. Happy Hour can be the most essential social gathering you make time for and JB Hook's is here to tell you why. From delicious tasting treats to a friendly crowd of companions, JB Hook's Happy Hour is the place to be after work.


Relaxed Environment

When you and your coworkers stop by JB Hook's for Happy Hour, you're guaranteed a comfortable place to talk while sipping delicious cocktails. Our wait staff and bartenders know you want to enjoy your time socializing and relaxing, that's why we are happy to recommend dishes and whip up tasty drinks to satisfy you while you mingle. 

Discounted Drinks and Appetizers

We know having an active social calendar can be hard on the wallet, that's why the Lake's best Happy Hour offers guests 1/2 price well-drinks, house wines (including our desirable house-made sangria) and appetizers. When you can enjoy classic cocktails and fine dining at this price, why go anywhere else?

The Menu

If you're looking for a Happy Hour menu that offers a selection a bit more sophisticated than peanuts and nachos, you'll find it at JB Hook's. From thinly sliced smoked salmon on baguettes and served with a dill caper cream sauce, to thick slices of Portabella mushrooms, lightly breaded and fried to perfection - one glance at our Happy Hour menu and you'll be wanting it all! The good news, at these fantastic prices, you can have them all!

The Crowd

Whether you're looking for a great place to meet new friends, network or simply relax and visit with coworkers, JB Hook's Happy Hour has the crowd to please. Our tranquil dining atmosphere is sophisticated and casual - luring in a crowd of pleasant people eager to chat about local activities, sporting events or, even the weather (if that's what you're into).

TIME to Enjoy

JB Hook's knows how to time their Happy Hour to please. That's right, we're not sporting specials for just an hour a day - we invite you to enjoy Happy Hour prices from 3PM to 8PM Monday through Friday and, ALL day on Sunday! It's not your typical Happy Hour because we know, not everyone has a typical day!  

Whether it's a weeknight work gathering or simply, a treat in the middle of week, visit JB Hook's bar during their famous Lake of the Ozarks Happy Hour. There's no denying it, from the impeccable menu selection to the martinis and more, you'll love JB Hook's Happy Hour. If you haven't been, we invite you for an evening of relaxed mingling - with great apps and drinks, too! 
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(573) 365-3255