Thursday, July 27, 2017

5 Reasons To Choose Wobbly Wings For National Chicken Wing Day

This Saturday, July 29, is your chance to celebrate one of our Lake of the Ozarks BBQ restaurant's most popular menu items - those incredible, mouthwatering, hickory-smoked Wobbly Wings! National Chicken Wing Day is this weekend, and Wobbly Boots Roadhouse has a few reasons why you should our chicken wings on this special day. 

They're a great way to start a meal.
You'll find our juicy, jumbo chicken wings on the appetizer section of our menu because beginning lunch or dinner with a Wobbly Wings warm-up is so delicious, it gets your taste buds excited for the meal that is coming next. A small order of 5 is plenty to whet your appetite, but still leave room for another flavorful dish. Of course, if you prefer to order 10 or 20 chicken wings, you can make a meal out of them all by themselves!

They're perfect for sharing.
Our Wobbly Wings also come in orders of 30, which is an ideal amount to share with a few buddies along with a drink at the bar. (Just make sure you don't double-dip in the dressing!) As a matter of fact, ordering these amazing chicken wings in bulk also makes them an excellent party food. One great food among many when you have your event catered by Wobbly Boots Roadhouse

There are 6 kinds to try. 
We start by coating jumbo chicken wings in our house dry rub, then they are slow-roasted in our hickory pit until they reach the perfect degree of fall-off-the-bone goodness. Each plate is served with your choice of ranch or bleu cheese dressing, coated in your choice of one of the following sauces:  

  • PLAIN - Okay, not actually a sauce, but a choice you can make. This if for those people that don't want that hickory-smoked taste covered by any other flavors. 
  • BBQ - Our house recipe sauce. A great addition to anything!
  • ORIGINAL - A mustard-based sauce like no other. Try it, you'll be hooked.
  • CHIPOTLE BUFFALO - Our version of traditional buffalo.
  • TERIYAKI - Sweet meets heat. Delicious!
  • TRASHED - Our smoked wings deep-fried before serving. 

They pair well.  
These irresistible chicken wings are more than enough on their own, but you can also find them in a couple of combination dishes. 

Ribbies & Wings
You get 2 of our most popular items together on one plate! 4 individual Pork Spare Ribs and 6 Wobbly Wings.  

The Wobbly Boots Sampler
Some of the best of what we have to offer! 4 Wobbly Wings, 4 Bacon Wrapped Shrimp, 4 Onion Rings, and 4 Spare Ribs. A mountain of food suitable for a big meal or sharing! 

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Wobbly Wings are the best!
The number 1 reason why you should celebrate National Chicken Wing Day at the Boot is because we have the best chicken wings at the Lake of the Ozarks! You don't have to take our word for it though. 

The public voted during this year's Lake Lifestyles magazine's "Best of the Lake" survey, and they picked Wobbly Boots Roadhouse for having the Best Chicken Wings, Best Ribs, the Friendliest Restaurant, and our very own Jessica Simpson as the Best Server! That just goes to show you, chicken wings aren't the only thing we excel at! 

You don't have to wait until Saturday to order up a plate full of Wobbly Wings. Come on out to Wobbly Boots Roadhouse in Osage Beach any day of the week, beginning at 11 am, and we'll gladly serve you as many chicken wings as you like. 

4717 Osage Beach Parkway
Osage Beach, MO 65065

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Dining Hours: 
11am - 10pm, 7 Days Week
Bar Hours:     
11am - 1am, Mon-Sat
11am -12pm Sun  

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Why Does Bacon Taste So Darn Good?

Who can resist the glorious smell of bacon wafting through the air? Even vegetarians' mouths start to water when they smell it! It's a natural, irresistible reaction that is pretty hard to control. We get to see this effect on a daily basis here at our Lake of the Ozarks BBQ restaurant every time we pull that incredible meat out of our smoker, and each time it is served to one of our hungry customers. 

Why does this meat in particular evoke such a euphoric feeling from nearly everyone on the planet? Well, Wobbly Boots Roadhouse did a little research on the subject, and we found out there are some scientific reasons why bacon is so appealing. 

The Science of Bacon
Some foods contain a single molecule that is responsible for what you taste. For example, bananas and almonds are very distinctive flavors that mainly rely on a single molecule for flavor, but as yummy as they may be to you, those are foods that aren't too difficult to resist. 

Bacon, on the other hand, has a phenomenal combination of factors that come together to create that crispy goodness. The best explanation that we found came from an online article from the BBC. It gets a bit scientific, but extremely interesting to us bacon-lovers. 

" 'Some of the major flavour players are the result of the pork belly's fat breaking down,' says Guy Crosby, food scientist and science editor at America's Test Kitchen. 'It's not just the white marbling that's in play. The cell membranes of the muscle tissue contain fatty acids that disintegrate during cooking to yield a bouquet of flavourful compounds like aldehydes, furans, and ketones. By themselves, some of these molecules have distinct tastes or smells – furans have a sweet, nutty, caramel-like note, aldehydes a green, grassy note, and ketones tend to be buttery – but whatever they are doing together seems to be key. If any of these classes of molecules were missing from the overall bacon flavour, you would notice it.' "

So basically, the combination of sweet, nutty, caramel-like notes, + green, grassy notes, + a buttery flavor all come together in a magical way to create the magnificent bacon flavor we all know and love! The bacon that you get from our family-friendly restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks takes our bacon's flavor one step further when we put it in the smoker.

Hickory-Smoking Makes It Better
The rubs and spices that are added to bacon play a part in the final flavor too. The chemical reactions of everything combined create a variety of tastes, pointing the various molecules in different directions. 

The act of smoking bacon causes the meat to take on yet another set of flavor compounds. Wobbly Boots BBQ's hickory-smoked meats go through a long, slow cooking process, giving all of our meats, including the bacon, a flavor that is the best in the Midwest. The smoke that comes from our hickory wood releases both acrid and sweet smelling compounds that combine to add that amazing extra flavor that puts our bacon on everyone's favorite foods list.

Bacon At The Boot
Wobbly Boots Roadhouse's menu features quite a few items containing our mouthwatering, hickory-smoked bacon. These menu items taste great on their own, but adding bacon makes them even better! (That's the true magic of bacon!) Some of the dishes that you will find our bacon on are:

  • Bacon Wrapped Shrimp
  • Brisket Quesadilla
  • Texas Fries
  • Cowboy Cobb Salad
  • Loaded Baker
  • Baked Potato Soup
  • Big Texas BLT
  • Catfish BLT
  • Salmon BLT
  • Grilled Turkey Wrap
  • Texas Style Club
  • Hickory Bacon BBQ Cheeseburger
  • El Diablo Burger 

Wipe the drool off of your chin, hop in the car, and get yourself to Wobbly Boots Roadhouse! We're serving up our hickory-smoked goodness seven days a week, starting at 11 am. Whether you order the bacon or not, (come on, you know you're gonna!) you can rest assured that whatever dish you choose will taste great, and you'll leave with a very happy and satisfied stomach. 

4717 Osage Beach Parkway
Osage Beach, MO 65065

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Dining Hours: 
11am - 10pm, 7 Days Week
Bar Hours:     
11am - 1am, Mon-Sat
11am -12pm Sun  

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

AquaPalooza 2017 is at Dog Days THIS WEEKEND!

Most weeks we use our blog to tell you all about the best BBQ at the Lake of the Ozarks and all kinds of great subjects that tie in with that. After all, that's what we do best here at Wobbly Boots Roadhouse in Osage Beach! Occasionally, though, one of our sister restaurants does something so cool we're just too proud of them not to share it. This weekend Dog Days Bar & Grill is hosting the single largest 1-day boating event at the Lake of the Ozarks - AquaPalooza 2017!


Saturday, July 15, 2017
Noon - 5:00 pm
19 MM by water
1232 Jeffries Road, Osage Beach by land

The Concert
AquaPalooza is a great big party attended by thousands every year. How does everyone fit? Not only will the restaurant and bar be packed, but the docks and the cove itself will be filled with hundreds of boats tied up together enjoying the party! 

The main event is a giant concert featuring 4 bands on a stage set up facing the lake. Due to this fact, the water directly in front of the stage will also be full of people hanging out, floating, and having an awesome time. This year's musical lineup is impressive, as always!

Scott Duncan
The Mixtapes
Chris Weaver Band
The Elton John Experience

The Food & Drinks
Dog Days Bar & Grill has an extensive menu full of delicious dishes to please every taste. The appetizer menu features the same Hickory Smoked Wings you've come to love at the Boot, but with some new sauce choices. You'll also find Crab Legs, Nachos, Tacos, Beach Bowls & Pastas, Burgers, Seafood, Steak, Salads, and so much more. 

Don't forget about those amazing frozen drinks too! Daiquiris, Margaritas, Pina Coladas, and of course, everyone's favorite Pain in the A**. Add ice cold beer to that, and you've got a wonderful place to eat and drink, plus, it's on the water!  

The Fun
Not only will you get to experience an incredible concert at AquaPalooza 2017, but Dog Days Bar & Grill added a brand new swimming pool this year, complete with a swim-up bar. This is in addition to the great deck space, indoor dining area, and the large "Dog Pound" tiki bar too. Plenty of room and excitement to keep you entertained all day long. (They're still adding on more, but that's later this year!) 

Save Room For BBQ!
After a long day of fun in the sun, head home, take a quick nap if you need it, then come on over to our Lake of the Ozarks BBQ restaurant to replenish your energy with a dinner full of hickory-smoked deliciousness. If you're too wiped out after the event, join us for our all-day Sunday Happy Hour the next day instead. (Better yet, come see us both days!) Complete an awesome weekend right here with us at Wobbly Boots Roadhouse

4717 Osage Beach Parkway
Osage Beach, MO 65065

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Dining Hours: 
11am - 10pm, 7 Days Week
Bar Hours:     
11am - 1am, Mon-Sat
11am -12pm Sun  


Thursday, July 6, 2017

Go For The Greens! Wobbly Boots' Savory Salads

As tempting as it may be to enjoy the best BBQ at the Lake of the Ozarks every day for every meal, in reality, you really should mix it up a bit. Getting a healthy dose of greens is very important for your body. Wobbly Boots Roadhouse helps you accomplish this with 4 of the most amazing salads you've ever tasted, and we've even masterfully combined a bit of our hickory-smoked goodness into the recipes. 

Why Eat Your Greens? 
Eating salad daily is said to be one of the healthiest habits you can pick up. As long as you don't load it with too much dressing or other less-health-conscious ingredients, it's a simple way to get your recommended daily serving of vegetables, along with a few other important health benefits. 

Salads are a high-fiber food, and a diet high in fiber can help to lower your cholesterol levels. Fiber can also make a person feel full faster, which means eating less and aiding in weight loss. Depending on the ingredients used to make up your salad of choice, a great variety of antioxidants and vitamins are at your fingertips. The avocado featured in our Cowboy Cobb, for example, is full of "good fat" and helps a body to absorb more of the nutrients found in the other salad ingredients. 

Wobbly Boots' Salads
Even though salads are generally thought of as a "light" food choice, don't let that idea steer you away from making one of our savory salads your meal. We load them up with all kinds of delicious ingredients, including our amazing, hickory-smoked meats, so that you not only get a healthy meal, but it will definitely fill you up! Don't worry if that sounds like too much, because a couple of our giant salads are available in half-portions. 

Garden Salad
A crisp blend of greens topped with cheddar-jack and provolone cheese, tomatoes, and red onions. Great for a healthy side dish or appetizer. 

The Big Salad
A large bowl of mixed greens topped with tomatoes, red onion, cheddar-jack and provolone cheese, and your choice of a delicious meat topping. Meat choices include: fried or grilled chicken, fried or grilled buffalo chicken, hand-pulled pork, beef brisket, smoked turkey breast, pit ham, or burnt ends. 

Smoked Salmon Salad
A bed of crisp greens topped with our house-smoked salmon, hard-boiled egg, tomatoes, and red onions. 

Cowboy Cobb
Better known around these parts as "The King of Salads!" A platter of crisp greens, generously topped with smoked ham & turkey, crumbled bacon, hard-boiled egg, avocado, tomatoes, red onion, and cheddar-jack and provolone cheese. 

Sandwich & Soup/Salad Combos
If you want salad but that's simply not enough, one of these combinations may be just what you're looking for. It includes your choice of 2:

  • Crisp Garden Salad
  • Bowl of Soup (Baked Potato Soup or Soup of the Day)
  • Sandwich (Turkey & Swiss Melt, Ham & Swiss Melt, or a 4-Cheese Grilled Cheese)
Salad orders come with your choice of dressing, including: Ranch, Fat-Free Ranch, Bleu Cheese, Honey Mustard, French, 1000 Island, Italian, Balsamic, or Chipotle Ranch. 

When you eat at our family BBQ restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks, you can have it all! Healthy ingredients, your daily dose of greens, a filling meal, and our mouthwatering, hickory-smoked meats, all in one dish! Our diverse menu is filled with all sorts of wonderful items, so no matter what you're in the mood for, Wobbly Boots Roadhouse has something you're going to love. 

4717 Osage Beach Parkway
Osage Beach, MO 65065

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Dining Hours: 
11am - 10pm, 7 Days Week
Bar Hours:     
11am - 1am, Mon-Sat
11am -12pm Sun