Wednesday, March 6, 2019

The Boot Makes National Celery Month Worth Celebrating

Sure, it may seem strange to see a BBQ restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks talking about celery, but bear with us. March happens to be National Celery Month and your friends at Wobbly Boots Roadhouse have actually found a way to make that exciting! Alone, celery leaves the taste buds longing, but we've paired it with two menu items that make it a lot more exciting. 

Alone, celery is pretty boring for the most part but it does contain vitamins and minerals that your body needs. It is also a good source of fiber and a nice crunchy snack if you're trying to eat lighter and healthier. That being said, it's WAY better when you use it for dipping into another food so that there is actually flavor involved. It's also the perfect veggie to bring out the flavor in two popular Wobbly Boots Roadhouse menu items.  

Celery + Wobbly Wings
Why in the world do juicy, flavorful, lick-your-lips wings usually come with celery on the plate? Well, there are actually a few great reasons to have the green vegetable there for your culinary enjoyment. 

The crunch is a nice contrast to the meatiness of that perfectly hickory-smoked wing. Dipped in ranch or bleu cheese, they are excellent for cooling off your mouth after a spicy bite. Last, but certainly not least, the green of the celery nicely compliments the color of the wings on the plate. Without celery, the wings would be every bit as good, but it is a nice addition to the overall flavor experience.    

Celery + Vodka
Most cocktails get a garnish of at least a lemon, a lime, or possibly a cherry. The Bloody Mary has evolved into a drink that some people seem to think should have an entire meal as a garnish! A lime and a single stalk of celery are plenty to give this "hair-of-the-dog" cocktail a little something extra.

Much like with the wings, celery is a nice, cooling palate cleanser if you like your Bloody Marys on the spicy side. It makes a perfect edible stir stick for the drink too and the red and green go together beautifully, making the cocktail both tasty and attractive.

Even though celery is not the star of the show when it comes to the menu items Wobbly Boots BBQ has paired it with, you've gotta admit, if the celery wasn't there you just might miss it. For example, our Wobbly Boots Sampler pictured above looks a little more dressed up with those lovely, tall, green stalks of celery breaking up the brown. As an added bonus, you get to enjoy a giant plate of the best BBQ at the Lake of the Ozarks and/or a refreshing Bloody Mary and still feel good that you got in a serving of veggies while you did it!      

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