Thursday, April 27, 2017

29th Annual Magic Dragon Street Meet Nationals

The Bagnell Dam Strip is just right up the road from your favorite seafood restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks and will host the Annual Magic Dragon Street Meet Nationals next week. Thousands of people will flock to the Lake for a weekend full of nostalgia and impressive automobiles. JB Hook's gathered all the details of this year's event so you won't miss any of the fun.

Photo Credit: Magic Dragon Website

29th Annual Magic Dragon 
Street Meet Nationals
May 5 - May 7, 2017
Bagnell Dam Strip


JB Hook's is positioned in an excellent spot for getting to see all of the classic car traffic go by all weekend long. You are likely to see quite a few of those beauties parked in our Lake of the Ozarks seafood restaurant parking lot throughout the weekend. Many arrive days before the actual car show.

Central Missouri's Largest Car Show

Photo Credit: Magic Dragon Website
The Magic Dragon Street Meet Nationals is a unique show for all makes, models and years of cars, trucks and motorcycles. Last year's show had 1,000 participants and close to 10,000 spectators. The strip is closed to normal traffic during show hours, so only have show vehicles within the boundaries, which creates an electric atmosphere! It's like being on the set of "American Graffiti."

There are many exciting events taking place during the weekend, including a drawing for a 2017 Chevrolet Camaro! The Magic Dragon Street Meet is the only car show that gives away a new muscle car. The Rotary clubs are selling tickets for $20 each, and only 2,500 tickets will be sold. Tickets can be bought at Hy-Vee in Osage Beach, Hulett Chevrolet-Buick-GMC in Camdenton and Kwik Kar Car Wash in Osage Beach. The donations from the ticket sales will go to help out amazing local charities.

Schedule of Events

Thursday, May 4

12:00 PM - Aces High Poker Run (Several locations throughout the lake area.)
12:00 - 5:00 PM - Street Meet Participant Registration at Willmore Lodge Visitor Center
1:00 - 4:00 PM - Vendor Registration at Two-Bit Town on the Bagnell Dam Strip

Friday, May 5

8:00 AM - 8:00 PM - Street Meet Participant Registration at Willmore Lodge Visitor Center
12:00 - 5:00 PM - 2017 Magic Dragon Street Meet Nationals Show Hours & Poker Run cards turned in
6:00 PM - Late Nite - Friday Night Beavers at the Dam Classic Car Cruise

Photo Credit: Magic Dragon Website
Saturday, May 6

6:00 AM - Street closed to regular traffic - registered show vehicles ONLY
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM - Street Meet Participant Registration at Willmore Lodge Visitor Center
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM - 2017 Magic Dragon Street Meet Nationals Show Hours
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM - Make-N-Take Model Event at The Pit Stop (Two-Bit Town)
5:00 PM - Poker Run Winner Announcement at the Main Stage
5:00 PM - 50/50 Raffle Winner Announcement at the Main Stage
5:00 PM - Lake Ozark Daybreak Rotary Car Giveaway at the Main Stage

Sunday, May 7

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM - Racers for Christ - Church Service at Luby's Plaza
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM - 2017 Magic Dragon Street Meet Nationals Show Hours
8:00 - 9:00 AM - Judged Vehicle Parking ONLY
9:00 - 11:00 AM - Judging – vehicles to be judged must be in designated area no later than 9:00 AM
9:30 AM - Non-Judged Parking Opens
1:00 PM - Awards at Main Stage


When you're ready for a break from the hustle and bustle of the car show, come to our Lake of the Ozarks steak and seafood restaurant and spend some time with us. We can guarantee a satisfying lunch or dinner and the best Happy Hour at the Lake of the Ozarks on the Friday and Sunday during the Magic Dragon weekend. Everyone here at JB Hook's is excited to see all of the amazing cars that will be in town, and we hope that you are now too!

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Celebrate National Amaretto Day With JB Hook's

National Amaretto Day is observed on April 19 annually. Amaretto in Italian means "a little bitter" and is bitter almonds or apricot kernels or both. If no almonds are used, the marzipan flavor is produced by a combination of apricot kernel oil, burnt sugar and a variety of spices. To celebrate National Amaretto Day, JB Hook's is taking a look into the very interesting (and romantic) history of Italy's most famous liqueur.

The Love Struck History of Amaretto

Like many famous cocktails and alcohols, the history of Amaretto is a bit fuzzy and several brands claim to be the creator. However, there is one story that stands apart from the rest. Amaretto is said to be the love product of a widowed innkeeper. Around 1525 in Saronno, Bernadino Luini, a student of Leonardo Da Vinci, was commissioned to paint the frescos of the local church and needed a model to portray the Virgin Mary. The widowed innkeeper was chosen, and the painting can still be viewed in the chapel of Sante Maria Delle Grazie. Afterward, the lovestruck lady created a concoction of brandy and apricot kernels as a symbol of her everlasting devotion. While it's unknown if the relationship lasted, we know the recipe certainly has. At the end of the 18th century, the secret formula became the property of the Reina family, who insists theirs came directly from the innkeeper being passed down from one generation to the next. The Reina family produces Disaronno Originale, which is an infusion of apricot kernel oil, absolute alcohol, burn sugar and seventeen selected herbs and fruits.

While Disaronno Originale claims to be the original, there is another brand who also claims to be the first produced and bottled Amaretto. They claim their formula is based on the widow's old recipe. Many distillers now produce their own brand of Amaretto as well. As far as the original, it's up for you to decide.

Featured Drinks at JB Hook's

Tiramisu 

This signature Martini features Godiva Dark Chocolate Liqueur, Espresso & Vanilla Vodka, Creme De Cocoa and Amaretto. It's like drinking your favorite dessert!

Millionaire

Freshly brewed coffee with Amaretto, Kahlua, hazelnut liqueur and Irish cream.

Nutty Irish

Vanilla ice cream is blended together with hazelnut liqueur, Amaretto and Irish cream.

Copper Penny

Vanilla ice cream blended with Kahlua and Amaretto.

These are just a few of our signature cocktails that feature this delicious liqueur. Our talented bartenders can whip up nearly anything you can think of, so if your favorite Amaretto cocktail isn't listed, don't hesitate to order it. Whether you enjoy it straight up or mixed, our bartenders can make sure you celebrate National Amaretto Day the right way.

Enjoy The Liqueur of Love at JB Hook's

Come on into Lake of the Ozarks' best restaurant and enjoy a delicious dinner and Amaretto cocktail to celebrate! If you aren't a fan of Amaretto, don't worry, we have a huge selection of signature cocktails, as well as a large wine list. In addition, our talented bartenders can mix up whatever your heart desires from our fully stocked bar. We hope you join us soon at the best seafood restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks!

The Lake's Best Ocean Fish and Steaks

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Lunch at JB Hook's!

Lake of the Ozarks' best seafood restaurant is well-known for our amazing dinners. However, we also offer many delicious options for the lunch crowd. From hearty soups to mouth-watering wraps, you'll find something for every craving when you join JB Hook's for your midday meal.


JB Hook's always uses the freshest ingredients and our own special recipes. We have an excellent selection of salads, soups and entrees for your afternoon meal. The breathtaking Lakeview combined with these delicious choices makes for a very special lunch.

Salads

BLT Wedge Salad - Two quarter heads of lettuce topped with bleu cheese dressing, bleu cheese crumbles, applewood smoked bacon and tomatoes.

Greek Salad - Romaine lettuce tossed in balsamic vinaigrette topped with tomato, red onion, kalamata olive and feta cheese.

Classic Caesar Salad - Romaine lettuce tossed with traditional Caesar dressing topped with shaved parmesan croutons.

Gregory's Salad - Romaine and iceberg lettuce tossed with artichoke hearts, tomatoes, pepperoncini's, red pepper, red onion, provolone, parmesan cheese and house dressing, topped with croutons.

Mayfair House Salad - Succulent blend of vegetable and anchovies in creamy dressing served with romaine lettuce, parmesan cheese and croutons.

Gregory's Cobb Salad - Romaine and iceberg lettuce, tomato, avocado, bacon bits, hard boiled egg and bleu cheese crumble with our house dressing and diced grilled chicken.

Soups

Salmon Bisque - Tender bits of salmon and red onion, pureed in a rich and creamy soup with a splash of Anisette.

French Onion - Caramelized onions in a homemade beef stock with bay leaves and a touch of sherry, topped with croutons and melted Swiss cheese.

Hook's Combo - Enjoy one of Hook's delicious salads, a cup of homemade soup or a half size Pecan Pineapple Chicken Salad Sandwich.

Entrees

Sirloin Bleu - Six ounce cut sirloin charbroiled then topped with melted bleu cheese and tobacco onions.

Ahi Tuna Steak - Fresh Ahi Tuna pan seared, blackened or grilled to your liking.

Catfish & Chips - a Generous portion of farm raised catfish served with housemade coleslaw, jalapeno hush puppies & raspberry chipotle sauce.

Fried Shrimp - Seven large shrimp breaded, deep fried golden brown served with cocktail sauce.

Island Tilapia - Blackened Tilapia topped with mango chutney.

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, finished with toasted pecans.

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

Mahi Po Boy - Deep fried Mahi-Mahi served on a Hawaiian sub roll with lettuce and tomato and Hook's signature Bam Bam sauce.

Bam Bam Shrimp Wrap - Lightly battered shrimp, flash fried rolled into a wrap with lettuce, tomato and a sweet and spicy chipotle sauce.

Hook's Coconut Shrimp - Seven large shrimp encrusted in coconut deep-fried golden brown and served with jezebel sauce.

Grilled Chicken Club - Grilled chicken, piled high on wheatberry bread with lettuce, applewood smoked bacon, tomato, onions, avocados, Swiss cheese served with honey mustard.

French Dip - Thinly sliced slow roasted beef heated in housemade au jus, served on a Hawaiian sub roll.

Bruce's Panama Wrap - Grilled, diced chicken breast tossed with Romaine, lettuce, tomato, feta cheese, kalamata olive, bacon crumbles and Greek dressing served in a sun-dried tomato basil wrap.

Hook's Famous Crunchy Fish Filet - Delicate, flaky, sustainable Pacific white fish, rolled in frosted flakes, fried to a golden brown, and drizzled with honey. Served on a Hawaiian sub roll.

Hook's Housemade Steakburger - 1/2 pound of fresh filet strip loin ground in-house and served on a kaiser with lettuce, pickle, onion and tomato. Add cheese, mushroom, sauteed onions and applewood smoked bacon for an extra cost.

The next time you're in the mood for a delicious lunch overlooking the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks, join us at JB Hook's. We have something for everyone with our large selection of soups, salads and entrees. We're open seven days a week at 11:00 AM! We hope to see you soon at the best restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks.

The Lake's Best Ocean Fish and Steaks

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Ice Cream With A Twist

As the weather begins to warm and we're getting closer to the boating season at the Lake of the Ozarks, many people are starting to get spring fever. While it may not be summer quite yet, we can at least pretend for a bit and enjoy some ice cream while gazing out onto the best view at the Lake of the Ozarks on our outdoor patio. What could be better than that? Maybe if that bowl of ice cream had an adult twist!


Our talented bartenders at JB Hook's create incredibly delicious drinks on a daily basis. We have a fully stocked bar, which allows them to mix up nearly everything under the sun. Our bar also includes a vanilla soft serve ice cream machine that our mixologist uses to make many, many adult milkshakes. If you're looking for a little dessert with a twist at the best restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks, you may want to try one of these tasty ice cream cocktails.

Brandy Alexander
Vanilla ice cream blended with brandy and creme de cacao.

My Blue Heaven
Vanilla ice cream blended with orange-cream vodka and Blue Curacao

Grasshopper
Vanilla ice cream blended with creme de menthe and creme de cacao

Nutty Irish
Vanilla ice cream blended with hazelnut liqueur, Amaretto and Irish cream

Mudslide
Vanilla ice cream blended with Irish cream, Kahlua and creme de cacao

Tumbleweed
Vanilla ice cream blended with Kahlua and creme de cacao

Raspberry Dream
Vanilla ice cream blended with raspberry liqueur and creme de cacao

Peaches & Cream
Vanilla ice cream blended with peach liqueur and vanilla vodka

Copper Penny
Vanilla ice cream blended with Kahlua and Amaretto

Mocha
Vanilla ice cream blended with espresso vodka, creme de cacao and chocolate.

Banana Split
Vanilla ice cream blended with creme de banana and creme de cacao

Strawberry Fields
Vanilla ice cream blended with creme de cacao and strawberries.

Our JB Hook's bartenders are incredibly talented, and with our fully stocked bar, they can mix up nearly anything your heart desires. If you prefer a non-alcoholic drink, they can also mix up something special just for you. Just imagine yourself enjoying a savory meal and topping it off with an ice cream cocktail all while enjoying the beautiful 14-mile panoramic view. What are you waiting for? Get yourself out here and start enjoying the beautiful spring weather at the best seafood restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks.

The Lake's Best Ocean Fish and Steaks

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