Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Our Newest Delicacy - Burnt Ends at the Boot!

Just when you thought the best BBQ at the Lake of the Ozarks couldn't get any better, we add a new delicacy to our list of amazing dishes! Many of you have been asking for them, and now all of you can get Burnt Ends at Wobbly Boots Roadhouse in Osage Beach. (While they last, that is...)



What is a Burnt End? 
The name sounds like an overcooked mistake, but this savory dish is anything but that! Burnt ends are actually the incredibly flavorful pieces of meat cut from the point half of a smoked brisket. 

Brisket at Wobbly Boots BBQ spends a large amount of time in the smoker to give it the amazing flavor that it's well-known for. The pointy tips end up cooking faster than the center, and they dry up looking charred and burnt, thus the name. They may not be the prettiest food, but they are definitely one of the most mouthwatering meats you will ever have the pleasure of putting into your mouth!



A long time ago, most cooks would throw away the burnt ends or use them to flavor other dishes. A few kitchens even gave them away from free. Eventually, some wise chef realized what a culinary treat these burnt ends could be. The extra cooking time allows for an extremely intense, delicious smoky flavor. 

Here at Wobbly Boots Roadhouse, our burnt ends are double-smoked, double-rubbed, and seared. Every enticing beef chunk is carved right from the brisket point, and then we serve them up with our award-winning house recipe beer BBQ sauce. Due to the extra cooking time, burnt ends are always served wet (with sauce,) never dry. 



A Rare(ish) Treat
While burnt ends are now an everyday menu item at the best BBQ restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks, you may miss out if you're too slow to order them. There are only so many ends to serve on each brisket we smoke, so once a batch is gone, you'll have to wait until we smoke another brisket to get more. (Don't worry, we sell a LOT of brisket, so we're making burnt ends quite often!) 

Our Southern Comfort Food offers Burnt Ends served on a plate alongside one of our amazing side dishes. You can also find them on our Down Home Sandwiches menu under a healthy serving of cole slaw between a bun, also served with one of our delicious side dishes.



Come on in to Wobbly Boots Roadhouse soon and give these unbelievable burnt ends a try. Even the pickiest BBQ fan will fall in love with a plate full of these! Just one more reason that when you're craving BBQ at the Lake of the Ozarks, the Boot is the only place to go. 


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Osage Beach, MO 65065
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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Surprise Bartenders At The Boot For Our Can-Am Games Social Event

The Lake of the Ozarks has snagged another exciting event. The Can-Am Police-Fire Games will be taking place all over the lake area in 2018, but Wobbly Boots Roadhouse is bringing a little bit of the excitement to you early on Thursday, April 20, 2017 with a community social event to raise funds and awareness. We'll have a local fireman and/or policemen behind the best bar at the Lake of the Ozarks for a couple of hours serving your drinks and collecting those tips.

What Are The Can-Am Games?
These amazing games are put on to promote physical fitness and camaraderie among law enforcement, fire service, EMS, and protective services personnel and agencies. Groups from both Canada and the United States come together to compete in a variety of games.

In 1977, officials from the state police and fire games out of Washington and Oregon joined with a police-fire sports group from Western Canada. They formed an organization that put together a multi-sport event for police officers and fire fighters. This continued on an annual basis until 1996.

The games became so popular and they grew so large, the group reorganized itself and renamed the event the Can-Am Police-Fire Games as a better representation of where the participating athletes were coming from. They even expanded their list of eligible competitors to add emergency responders and protective services, including Emergency Medical Service providers, Homeland Security, Border Patrol, Corrections, and more. A wide range of competitive sports are tackled in these games, including swimming, ice hockey, archery, track & field, softball, and even poker, to name a few.    



Big Excitement For The Lake
In 2018, this exciting 6-day sporting event will be taking place right here at our very own Lake of the Ozarks! As a matter of fact, they've even got us scheduled to host again in 2020! All the more reason to show them some great local hospitality while they are here.

Host cities are required to make their bids for the games up to 5 years in advance so that they are able to see at least 2 year's worth of games in action before hosting their own. As of right now, we are expecting anywhere between 1,000-1,500 participants to compete in 49 different events. These events will take place all over the lake area, including Laurie, Sunrise Beach, Camdenton, Osage Beach, and Lake Ozark, plus a few in Springfield and Lebanon. Any profits made from these games will go to benefit Special Olympics Missouri.  



Join Us At The Boot  
Your favorite BBQ restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks is doing our part to help bring the Can-Am Police-Fire Games to town by hosting a social event this month. On Thursday, April 20, 2017 we'll have a surprise celebrity bartender mixing drinks alongside one of the Boot's very own bartenders. A local fireman and/or police officer will spend a couple of hours slinging drinks, and all of the tips raised behind the bar during this social will go towards bringing these fantastic games to the lake. Join the rest of the community at Wobbly Boots BBQ for this social and help the efforts to throw the best Can-Am Police-Fire Games that the organization has ever seen. 



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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Gourmet Sandwich Selections at the Boot

If last week's blog featuring our Delicious Down Home Sandwiches & Wraps at the Boot made you hungry enough to come on in and join us for a bite at Wobbly Boots Roadhouse in Osage Beach, then you've already gotten a peek at our entire menu. For those of you that were too busy to make it in, today we're highlighting the Gourmet Sandwiches & Wraps that we have to offer. 

What is Gourmet?
The word gourmet is both a noun and an adjective. If a person claims to be this, they are a connoisseur of fine food and drink, which means that they have the knowledge and expertise to make critical judgments about the taste of something. 

When used as an adjective, like when describing the best BBQ at the Lake of the Ozarks, gourmet means that high quality or exotic ingredients are used, and the food is prepared in an extremely specialized and skilled way. Our chefs are most definitely highly skilled when it comes to whipping up something amazing and delicious. Even though the incredible flavor of everything that comes out of our kitchen could be considered gourmet, we've chosen to give the following menu favorites that specific title.     

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GOURMET SANDWICHES & WRAPS


6-Pepper Steak Po' Boy
Thin-shaved smoked prime rib and melted Swiss cheese smothered in our zesty 6-pepper sauce. 

Grilled Turkey Wrap
The original Wobbly Boots Wrap! Lightly grilled turkey breast served in a warm wheat tortilla stuffed full of bacon, lettuce, tomatoes, cheddar-jack cheese, & ranch dressing.

Prime Rib French Dip
Thin shaved smoked prime rib and melted Swiss cheese on French bread served with a side of au jus. 

Turkey Avocado Wrap
Hickory smoked 100% breast of turkey served in a wheat tortilla with avocado, avocado mayo, lettuce, tomatoes, and cheddar-jack cheese. 

Hot Cheesy Stripper

Grilled or breaded chicken tenders tossed in our hot chipotle sauce & topped with melted provolone cheese on a hoagie roll.

Texas Style Club
Ham, turkey, bacon, lettuce, tomato, Provolone cheese, and avocado mayo served between two pieces of wheatberry bread. 

Fried Shrimp Po Boy
A delicious combination of hand-breaded shrimp with lettuce, tomato, and chipotle mayo served on a hoagie.


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Prime Rib Melt
Succulent, house-smoked shaved prime rib topped with Swiss cheese on grilled sourdough bread. It's served with our house-made horsey sauce on the side for an extra kick!

Salmon BLT
Grilled salmon filet served on a hoagie with bacon, lettuce, tomato, and avocado mayo. 

Big Texas BLT
This Home-style sandwich is loaded with bacon, lettuce, & tomato stacked between two pieces of Texas toast, served with a side of mayo.

Buffalo Chicken Wrap
Grilled or breaded chicken tenders tossed in our hot chipotle sauce, served in a wheat tortilla with bacon, lettuce, tomatoes, and cheddar-jack cheese. 

Smoked Salmon Wrap
Delicate house-smoked salmon paired with lemon-caper cream cheese and served in a wheat tortilla with lettuce, tomato, and red onion. 

Reubens
Classic grilled marbled rye bread, warm sauerkraut, 1,000 island dressing, and melted Swiss cheese are the staples. For the meat, you can choose between house-smoked corned beef, lean turkey breast, or for a twist, smoked sausage. 

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Just like with our other sandwich choices, the ones above are also made into a full meal with the addition of one of our savory homestyle side dishes. Your choices include:
  • Seasoned Curly Fries
  • Legendary Baked Beans
  • Gourmet Potato Salad
  • Cheesy Corn w/ Ham
  • Green Beans w/ Bacon
  • Smashed  Potatoes & Gravy
  • Creamy Cole Slaw
  • Cottage Cheese 
  • Baked Potato
  • Mac & Cheese

So what are you waiting for? Head on over to Wobbly Boots Roadhouse and get a plate full of one of these mouthwatering meals! People of all ages love dining at our Lake of the Ozarks family restaurant, so bring the entire gang along with you. Once you've tasted a few of these gourmet sandwiches, we've got an entire menu full of delicious dishes for you to explore.  




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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Delicious Down Home Sandwiches & Wraps at the Boot

When you're hungry for a hearty bite to eat, the best BBQ restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks offers a wide variety of tasty choices on our menu. If you're in the mood for a sandwich or a wrap, you're especially in luck, because Wobbly Boots Roadhouse has an entire page dedicated to just those! 


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A Little Sandwich History
The general term of "sandwich" is said to be named in honor of John Montagu, the 4th Earl of Sandwich. People claim that Lord Sandwich invented the food combination of placing meat between two slices of bread. The rumor is debatable, but it makes a pretty interesting story. 

Apparently the Earl was an avid gambler and did not want to take time away from the gambling table to eat a meal during his many hours of play. He would instead have his servants bring him meat between bread slices, and it caught on when others at the table began ordering "the same as Sandwich." Another account suggests that Lord Sandwich was so committed to work that it was his desk that he didn't want to leave.     

Sandwiches at the Boot
The first section of our Sandwiches & Wraps portion of the menu features our down-home selections. You can order one of the amazing creations listed below, and we'll throw in one of our incredible side dishes to go along with it!  


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DOWN HOME SANDWICHES & WRAPS


Hand-Breaded Pork Tenderloin
An Iowa tradition! This generous cut of pork tenderloin is breaded to order & fried to a golden brown. 

Crusty Cuban
House pulled pork, pit ham, pickles, house mustard, and Swiss cheese pressed to perfection. 

Smothered Brisket
Beef brisket smothered with sauteed mushrooms, onions, & bell peppers, all topped with melted Swiss cheese.

Southern Style Pork
A pulled pork sandwich with a Carolina twist: topped with our creamy cole slaw.

Texas 2-Step
Smoked beef brisket topped with slices of smoked sausage & BBQ sauce.

Burnt Ends Sandwich
Double rubbed and double smoked brisket tips in a beer BBQ sauce topped with coleslaw. Available while they last!

Wrangler Wrap
A wheat tortilla stuffed with 3 of our signature items: pulled pork, BBQ baked beans, & creamy cole slaw. 
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Lone Star Sausage & Peppers
Our house smoked sausage served on a hoagie roll topped with Provolone cheese and sauteed bell peppers & onions.

Catfish BLT
A southern-style catfish filet coated in seasoned corn meal and fired to a golden brown. It's served on a hoagie with bacon, lettuce, tomato, and chipotle mayo. 

Additional toppings for these savory sandwiches include: cheese( American, Provolone, Swiss, Cheddar-Jack, Ghost Pepper, Pepper Jack), sauteed mushrooms, sauteed onions, sauteed green peppers, and Bleu cheese crumbles. 

We also offer 13 Gourmet Sandwiches and Wraps on the same page of the menu at our family restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks, but you'll have to read next week's blog to learn about those. If you don't want to wait that long, you can view the menu at www.WobblyBootsRoadhouse.com, or even better, come to the restaurant and see the menu in person. That way you can not only read about these delicious meals, but you can taste them too!


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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

March Madness is Taking Over the Boot!

March Madness has taken over Wobbly Boots Roadhouse in Osage Beach. The tournament continues this week, getting us ever closer to crowning the 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Champions. Hopefully your bracket is still intact, but even if it's not, you'll still have an incredible time when you join us at the best place to watch sports at the Lake of the Ozarks



The Beginning of March Madness 
The very first NCAA men's basketball tournament took place in 1939, with the University of Oregon defeating Ohio State University 46-33. Only 8 teams were invited to participate for the first 12 years. Today, we start with 68 teams in 4 divisions for this single-elimination tournament, whittling them down to the Sweet 16, then the Elite 8, followed by the Final 4, and then the final game to decide the National Championship.

In 1982, the first NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Tournament took place, starting with just 32 teams competing. 64 teams are now included in the initial round of games, and the structure is similar to the men's tournament. The women play their championship game the day after the men's title game, closing out the college basketball season. 

The 2017 Tournament So Far
The Sweet 16 begins on Thursday and continues on Friday, with the Elite 8 winners being decided on Saturday and Sunday. We'll have all the games for you, and here is when they'll be taking place. 





Double the Cheers!
We've got both kinds here at Wobbly Boots BBQ: the cheers you hear when a bunch of basketball fans get together to root their team on, and the kind you make with a drink from the best bar at the Lake of the Ozarks. With a fully stocked bar and 21 beers on tap, we've definitely got the drinks covered.  


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You don't have to sit at the bar to get a good view of the games when you're at the Boot. We have 21 TVs located all around the restaurant, including our giant projection screen. Bring the whole gang along with you, because we've got plenty of room for everyone.  

Great Game Food 
Our appetizer menu is filled with incredible plates full of deliciousness to chow down on while you watch your team. If you're here for all the games, you're going to want to order some dinner, too. A great big, juicy burger, our Prime Rib dinner, or the best BBQ at the Lake of the Ozarks is sure to keep your energy high and your appetite satisfied.   


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There's not a bad seat in the house when you watch the games at Wobbly Boots Roadhouse. Call up your friends, load your family of sports fans in the car, and all of you can join us for a weekend full of the most exciting college basketball of the year. 



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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Corned Beef & Cabbage On St. Pat's Is NOT An Irish Tradition!

This Friday, March 17, 2017, the Lake of the Ozarks' best BBQ restaurant will be adding Corned Beef & Cabbage to our menu for one day only. The reason for this is that St. Patrick's Day in America has become synonymous with this particular delicious dish. Wobbly Boots Roadhouse decided to dig up a little history about it for you, and we found out something very surprising...



The Irish Don't Eat It!
Well, they may eat corned beef and cabbage on occasion, but they won't be going out of their way to make it for St. Patrick's Day. That food is actually a tradition that Americans have pinned onto the holiday.

Ireland was a major producer of salted meat going all the way back to the Middle Ages, but these meats were almost all for trade only. They were considered a luxury to eat in Ireland, much too expensive for most Irish people to purchase. Instead, they were left to consume the cheaper cuts of meat produced by their country. Salted pork, which is similar to Canadian bacon, was most often eaten there. 

When Irish immigrants made their way to America in the 19th century, the closest thing they could find here to their salted pork was bacon. Unfortunately, that was a very expensive cut of meat on this side of the pond. Ironically, the lower-priced meat that they were able to afford here was corned beef! What was once a luxury to eat was now the most affordable and readily available food. 

Traditional Corned Beef & Cabbage
Even though St. Patrick's Day is an Irish holiday that we enjoy celebrating here in the United States, eating corned beef & cabbage for the holiday came from our association with Irish-Americans consuming the dish all those years ago. 

As for the cabbage we always serve our corned beef with, that pairing was made for the simple reason that it was one of the cheapest vegetables available to the Irish immigrants. The pair became popular together, and today we wouldn't think of having one without the other. 

Corned Beef & Cabbage at the Boot
On St. Patrick's Day this year, you'll be able to taste one more way that Wobbly Boots Roadhouse excels at preparing brisket! We'll be serving our own version of Corned Beef & Cabbage that you'll not only love, but you'll be craving all year long until we whip it up again next year! 



This is, of course in addition to our everyday menu that is still available, and since it's a Friday, we'll have our famous smoked Prime Rib dinner after 5:00 pm. Happy Hour will be happening from 3-6 pm on St. Patrick's Day, and we'll have the talented Brett Gardener on stage at our family restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks starting at 9:00 pm. We're sending out a great big "Happy St. Patrick's Day" to all of you, and if you spend part of it with us here at the Boot, you know it will be a happy one! 



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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Be a Part of Team Shannon at This Silent Auction Benefit April 8, 2017

Our Lake of the Ozarks BBQ restaurant is happy to be able to provide you with a delicious experience when you go out to eat, but sometimes it's not all about the food. We get to know our repeat customers pretty well, and after a while, they start to feel like a part of the Wobbly Boots Roadhouse family. When one of our "family" is in need, it makes us feel good to be able to help where we can. 



A wonderful young woman in our community, Shannon Miller, was recently diagnosed with cervical cancer. Her friends and family decided to throw a silent auction benefit on Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 3:30-5:30 pm. The money raised will help to pay for the expenses that come along with treatment, and Wobbly Boots Roadhouse was more than happy to offer a place to host it. 



Shannon is a homemaker to three beautiful children, and even cares for friends' children on occasion. She lives at home with her high school sweetheart turned husband, Brandon. Shannon is currently employed with Staunton Hospital and plans to work as long as her health allows. Chemotherapy and radiation treatment will be necessary 5 days a week for 5 weeks at St. Mary's Hospital, and additional treatments may be needed. 

Prayers, kindness, and support for Shannon and her family are greatly appreciated, and if you have a chance to attend the benefit night at Wobbly Boots Roadhouse, that would be wonderful too. A large number of silent auction items have been donated already, and more will be added over the next few weeks. 


There will also be a 50/50 drawing that evening. You don't have to be present to win, and if you would like to purchase 50/50 tickets, Call Jackie Miller at 573-2126-9280 or Rick Miller at 573-836-0760. These tickets are $1 each, or you can buy 6 for $5. 

Just as the benefit flyer states, "When our community comes together, we become one family." Join Team Shannon for an afternoon of friendship, companionship, and support at our family friendly Lake of the Ozarks restaurant

Good food, good people, and fundraising for a great cause will be happening that day. If you would like to help by donating a silent auction item, you can contact Jackie or Rick at the phone numbers above. We hope to see many of our extended family here on Saturday, April 8, showing support for a wonderful young woman and her family.  



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Bar Hours:     
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11am -12pm Sun