Friday, March 31, 2017

Get The Party Started With Backwater Jack's Party Shots!

There's no better place at the Lake of the Ozarks to get the party started! We cannot wait to get this summer season rolling. We have some of the best drinks at the Lake of the Ozarks, including the infamous Pain in the A$$. But we have even MORE than just the best food and drinks, we also have shots that are perfect for getting the night started or to warm the palette for one of our delicious cocktails. Here are some of our party shots offered at the best bar at the Lake of the Ozarks.

Three Olives Bomb

Careful, these bombs are already ticking! Three Flavors of Vodka- Three Olives Cherry, Grape, or Berry mixed with everyone's favorite energy drink - Red Bull.

Star Burst

Drink them instead of stealing the best flavor from your friends.
This shot is filled with Pinnacle's Blueberry Vodka, ABSOLUT Mandrin & Citron. Did you think that was it? It also has Red Bull!

The Vegas Bomb

Time to start betting big hands, this STRAIGHT will FLUSH your inhibitions away.
Whisky, Peachtree Schnapps, Coconut Rum, pineapple juice & Red Bull

Jäger bomb

The original fraternity shot, this is sure to get the adrenaline running and the buzz started! One part Jägermeister and two parts Red Bull or Sugarfree Red Bull - sugarfree, in case you were watching your diet.

B-zooka Joe

Can you tell we love Red Bull?
Red Bull and Limón Rum are mixed with some grenadine to blow up that party atmosphere!

The Vegas Bomb

Time to start betting big hands, this STRAIGHT will FLUSH your inhibitions away.
Whisky, Peachtree Schnapps, Coconut Rum, pineapple juice & Red Bull

Loaded Lowhan

Spicy, and a nice sweet peachy undertone, this shot will hit all the right notes.
Jägermeister Liqueur, DeKuyper Peachtree Schnapps and the Red Edition by Red Bull

Berry Blue Bomb

Second color option for Red Bull, This time it brings hints of berry to the palette.
Three Olives Berry Vodka and The Blue Edition by Red Bull. Berry delicious!

Beach Bomb

What's yellow like sand and tastes like a weekend on the beach feels?
Red Bull Yellow Edition mixed with Malibu Coconut Rum, with a splash of pineapple juice.

Shots, Shots, Shots!

With shorts like these, it isn't hard to get the party started at Backwater Jack's! You have to get back to the best waterfront bar and grill at the Lake of the Ozarks to try our Caribbean and Southern Florida inspired favorite along with the best drinks. Just remember to drink responsibly and always have a sober driver to get you home safely. Don't forget, we also have the best live music at the Lake of the Ozarks 6 nights a week during the summer season. We can't wait to see you at Backwater Jack's!


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Friday, March 24, 2017

5 "Shucking" Facts About Oysters!

When you've got a craving for oysters, there's no better place to go than Backwater Jack's! Our Raw Deal Thursday features specials on oysters, shrimp, wings and canned beer to wash it all down. We know you love oysters from Lake of the Ozarks' best waterfront bar and grill, but how much do you know about this delicacy? Here are 5 "shucking" facts about oysters.

1. Oysters tend to be meatier in months that have an 'R' in their names, so many people call them "arsters." But have no fear, when you enjoy oysters at Backwater Jack's, you will always have the best of the best! In fact, the best time to enjoy oysters at Backwater Jack's is during the summer, especially on Thursdays during our Raw Deal special.

2. Oysters are high in zinc, which is great for your immune system. They're also a good source of calcium, vitamin C, omega 3 fatty acids, iron and protein. If that wasn't  enough, they're also low in cholesterol. If you eat four oysters, it gives you a complete daily supply of copper, iodine, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus and zinc. Oysters are rich in other vitamins besides C, including vitamins A, D and B-12. B-12 is well-known to help people lose weight and sharpen their memory.

3. Oysters are some of the hardest working animals in the ocean. An adult oyster is capable of filtering 25-50 gallons of water a day. Before the oyster population was reduced in the Chesapeake Bay, it could be filtered in just five days just from the oysters. They are filter feeders, meaning they eat by pumping large volumes of water through their body. Plankton, algae and other particles become trapped in the mucus of their gills.

4. Oysters typically take on the flavor of the water where they're grown. East Coast oysters tend to be saltier and brinier while West Coast oysters tend to be a little sweeter. It's a concept known as "merroir". A number of environmental characteristics can influence their flavor like minerals in the growing area, the amount of seaweed nearby or even the type of algae they're filtering.

5. Baby oysters, called 'spat', attach themselves to a hard material, like another oyster's shell as they grow. They form beds or reefs that provide an important habitat for fish and other sea creatures, including sea anemones and barnacles, which in turn provide food for bigger fish, such as striped bass, black drum and croaker. Their filter water is great for creating more seagrass, which other species use for feeding and breeding grounds.

The Best Oysters at the Lake of the Ozarks!

Who knew that oysters were so interesting?! We didn't, but we DID know that our waterfront restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks is home to the best deals you can find on oysters at the Lake! Every Thursday, you can enjoy specials on not only oysters but wings and shrimp as well. In addition, we also offer specials on canned beer for you to wash it all down! Backwater Jack's is currently open every weekend, Thursday - Sunday at 11:00 AM. We have all your favorite foods and drinks waiting for you!


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Friday, March 17, 2017

5 Myths About St. Patrick's Day Debunked!

St. Patrick's Day has become a widely celebrated holiday in America. We get together with friends and family, dress in green and enjoy the many Irish-American traditions that have evolved over time. The Lake of the Ozarks favorite waterfront bar and grill will be celebrating this holiday in the traditional Irish-American way as well, so don't miss out! But the topic got us thinking about how very few people know the Irish truths about St. Patrick's Day. Backwater Jack's is taking a look into the celebration of St. Patrick's Day and debunking some common misconceptions about the holiday. So without further ado, here's the facts, Jack!


Myth: Popular St. Patrick's Day Festivities Originate from Ireland

Fact: St. Patrick’s Day was a Roman Catholic holiday only observed in Ireland until the 1700s. The faithful spent the relatively somber occasion in quiet prayer at church or at home. Only when Irish immigrants living in the United States began organizing parades and other events on March 17 as a show of pride, did it begin to evolve into the culture it is now known for today.

Myth: St. Patrick was Irish

Fact: Though one of Ireland’s patron saints, Patrick was born in what is now England to a Christian deacon and his wife. According to the traditional narrative, St. Patrick was enslaved by Irish raiders who attacked his home. They took him to Ireland and held him captive there for several years. Patrick later escaped and fled to England, where he received religious instruction before returning to Ireland to serve as a missionary.

Myth: St. Patrick Banished Snakes from the Emerald Isle

Fact: Legends state that Patrick stood on an Irish hillside and delivered a sermon
that drove the island’s serpents into the sea. While it’s true that the Emerald Isle is snake-free, water surrounds Ireland, preventing snakes from migrating there. Before it became surrounded by water, it was blanketed in ice and too chilly for the cold-blooded creatures. Scholars believe the snake story is an allegory for St. Patrick’s eradication of pagan ideology.

Myth: Green is Associated with St. Patrick's Day

Fact: While Ireland is known for its lush green landscapes, the color originally associated with Saint Patrick was blue. In fact, the knights of the Order of St. Patrick wore blue. The correlation with green representing St. Patrick's day more than likely dates back to the 1790s, when the Society of United Irishmen launched a rebellion to end British rule and found an independent Irish republic. Their flag was green, the color that came to represent the side fighting for Irish independence.

Myth: Corned Beef is a Classic Irish Dish

Fact: On St. Patrick’s Day, folks in the United States and elsewhere savor abundant amounts of corned beef and cabbage. In Ireland, however, the customary dish of choice on the holiday table is a type of bacon similar to ham.

Phew! We feel better about getting the facts straight. Now that you're educated on the common misconceptions of St. Patrick's Day, we can get back to our regularly scheduled program. Come celebrate St. Patrick's Day at the best waterfront bar and grill at the Lake of the Ozarks! We'll be serving green beer, "me lucky charms" to snack on, and a perfectly prepared Reuben sandwich! There will be live music with Jammin Jay sham-rockin the house starting at 5:30pm and going until 9:30pm. Get your green on and celebrate the Irish-American way at Backwater Jacks!


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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Backwater Jack's Opening Weekend!

It's that time of the year - the weather is getting warmer, the Lake area is getting busier and Backwater Jack's is opening their doors! Your favorite waterfront bar at the Lake of the Ozarks will officially be open for the season March 9 at 11:00 AM. We cannot wait to bring back all your favorites like our daily specials, famous frozen drinks and, of course, the best LIVE music at the Lake of the Ozarks. Here is everything you can expect when we open our doors back up this week.

Amazing Deals

We are known for our daily specials that we have all week long, and we're bringing them back! That's right - we're starting our opening day the only way we know how - with our Raw Deal Thursday. Oysters, shrimp, wings and canned beer are all on special! Come back the next night for our Friday Night Steak special. 7 oz. steak plus a side for $13.99, as well as wine by the glass special. However, the deals don't end there! Once the season gets going, you can enjoy all of your favorite deals - Crabby Ol' Mondays, Tequila Tuesday, Wine-O-Wednesdays, Raw Deal Thursdays and Super Sundays.

The Same Favorites

From delicious grouper fingers to the best frozen drinks at the Lake of the Ozarks, we're bringing them all back this season! We offer coastal cuisine with a Midwestern flair at the Lake of the Ozarks! Some of our made from scratch favorites include Jack's Seafood Nachos, The Cuban, Crab Rangoon, Jalapeno Poppers and more. You won't want to miss our authentic Cajun dishes!

The Best LIVE Music

You will be able to party on our lake front deck with Lake of the Ozarks' best live music this summer. We feature some of the best local and regional bands around! Phat Mike Unplugged will be kicking off the live music season Saturday, March 11 from 1:00 - 5:00 PM. We're still working out the rest of the lineup, so stay tuned to find out when your favorite bands will be at Backwater Jack's. We will let you know who will be playing when on our social media channels and our website.

Gotta Get Back To Backwater Jack's

We can't wait for this season to get rolling! We've been working hard all winter long getting ready for this summer. The pool will be opening a little later in the season, but we're working hard to make sure it is ready for swimsuit season at the Lake! Starting March 9, Backwater Jack's will be open at 11:00 AM Thursday through Sunday. It's time to get back to Backwater Jack's!


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