Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Have You Seen Our Brand New Pool Yet?

The latest trend among waterfront restaurants in the lake area is to have a swimming pool. Well, our Lake of the Ozarks waterfront restaurant takes pride in being the most fun place to hang out all summer long, so of course we had to put in a pool of our own! Your reward for patiently putting up with the construction going on at Dog Days Bar & Grill all spring is not one, but two incredible and refreshing pools to lounge in lakeside. 



You may have been shocked when we first opened up this year to find a gigantic hole between the indoor restaurant and the Dog Pound tiki bar. Our big deck, 2nd outdoor bar, and outdoor stage were completely gone! Well, the guys worked hard to replace all of that with something amazing, and that hard work paid off last week.  



We were able to debut our brand new pool at the 2017 White Party on Tuesday, June 13. Ever since then, plenty of people have been out to enjoy this awesome new addition to Dog Days Bar & Grill.



As we mentioned above, there are actually 2 pools. A smaller one with fountains that is perfect for families to enjoy. Right next to that is the larger pool, with access to a swim-up bar and in-water tables to hold your cocktails while you swim. Now you've got every reason to spend the entire day hanging out with us at the Dog! Between lunch and dinner, you've not only got our air-conditioned restaurant to cool off in, but also the pool. 



Since the bandstand was torn down, we've been hosting live music in the Dog Pound. Our outdoor entertainment now has a new home on a brand new stage. It's larger than the old one, and it is centrally located so that it can be seen and heard no matter where you are hanging out at in our Lake of the Ozarks waterfront bar

We're not stopping there! We've got a lot more coming your way to make Dog Days Bar & Grill even bigger and even better. We'll be putting the finishing touches on the new bar by the pool soon, and just past the pool we've still got more construction going on. Get ready for a new kitchen, awesome gift shop, and (are you ready for this?) a rooftop patio! Wait til you get a look at our amazing view from that vantage point!



Get on over here soon and check out the best waterfront pool at the Lake of the Ozarks before the summer crowd fills it up. This weekend we've also got the Support Our Troops Poker Run happening on Friday. If you haven't signed up for that yet, get on it! Dog Days Bar & Grill is the final stop, so you know it's going to end with a great big, awesome. poolside party! 

AquaPalooza is back again on July 15, when we'll have both the new pools and the water in front of our lakeside stage packed full of people ready to have a rockin' good time. You can always count on the best waterfront bar & restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks to keep things exciting! Keep an eye on us for tons of fun, all summer long. 



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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Register For This Weekend's 2017 Canine Cannonball - June 16-18

The annual Canine Cannonball at Dog Days Bar & Grill is happening this weekend, June 16-18, and it's not too late to get your four-legged best friend signed up! If your dogs love the water, you can get them pre-registered online or bring them to our waterfront restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks this Friday and register on-site for the competition.



The Canine Cannonball is open to all dogs and their handlers. There are 3 different categories in which to compete. You are welcome to sign up for one, two, or all three. Here's a little more information about each category. 

Big Air®

This competition is a long jump for dogs. They may begin at any point on the 40' dock. When ready, they run and jump as far as they can after a toy thrown into the water by their handler. The distance between the end of the dock to the point where the jumper's tail set breaks the water's surface is logged as the official distance.  



Speed Retrieve™
In this event, there is a bumper toy suspended 2" above the water at the far end of the pool with a starting indicator light above it. The dog begins at the 20' starting mark on the dock, and once the indicator light turns green, the handler releases the dog. At this point, the time clock begins, and it stops as soon as the dog pulls the toy from the bracket.  



Extreme Vertical
This one is for the dogs that can jump high into the air. Once again, they begin at the 20' mark on the dock, and this time a bumper toy is extended 8' from the end of the dock over the water. It begins with the toy at a height of 4'6", and that height is increased by 2" increments as the competition progresses. 

In 2014, Tony Handler and his dog Griz claimed an Outdoor Extreme Vertical World Record right here at Dog Days Bar & Grill. The jump was an amazing 8'9"! Maybe we'll be lucky enough to see another world record set again this year.   Think your dog is up to the challenge? 



Raising Funds for the Dogwood Animal Shelter

Our local no-kill shelter, the Dogwood Animal Shelter, will be onsite this weekend with four-legged friends that are looking for a new, loving home. After seeing all of these amazing, athletic dogs working so well with their handlers in the Canine Cannonball, you're going to want to take one home with you, and the shelter would be thrilled to help you out with that! 

We will also have some cool Canine Cannonball t-shirts on hand for purchase to commemorate this incredible event. All proceeds from the t-shirt sales will go to the Dogwood Animal Shelter. You can get an awesome souvenir and help out this wonderful place at the same time. They make an excellent Father's Day gift!  

Get Signed Up
Visit DockDogs.com to find out more about this exciting event and get your dog registered. Don't forget, you can also register onsite at Dog Days Bar & Grill. It's going to be another amazing weekend to hang out with us at the best waterfront restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks. You don't have to participate to join in on the fun. The event is free and open to the public, and we'll have the most delicious food & drinks at the Lake of the Ozarks for you to enjoy while you're here, plus some of the best live music happening all weekend. long.


Fri. Jun 16, 2017
  • Onsite Registration/Practice – 01:00 pm
  • Practice in between waves as time allows
  • Big Air Wave # 1 – 02:00 pm
  • Big Air Wave # 2 – 04:00 pm
  • Big Air Wave # 3 – 06:00 pm
Sat. Jun 17, 2017
  • Onsite Registration/Practice – 10:00 am
  • Practice in between waves as time allows
  • Big Air Wave # 4 – 11:00 am
  • Big Air Wave # 5 – 01:00 pm
  • Big Air Wave # 6 – 03:00 pm
  • Extreme Vertical (All in One Finals) – 05:30 pm
Sun. Jun 18, 2017
  • Onsite Registration/Practice – 10:00 am
  • Practice in between waves as time allows
  • Big Air Wave # 7 – 11:00 am
  • Big Air Wave # 8 – 01:00 pm
  • Speed Retrieve (All in One) – 03:00 pm
  • Big Air Finals – 05:00 pm (Pro, Semi Pro, Contender & Amateur Finals)
   
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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Our Awesome Appetizers Get A Meal Started Right!

The first page of the Dog Days Bar & Grill menu features an array of the best appetizers at the Lake of the Ozarks. When you think "appetizer," small portions may come to mind, just enough to whet your appetite before the main meal. Well, that's not necessarily true in our case! Our Lake of the Ozarks waterfront restaurant serves up great big helpings of our appetizers, in some cases large enough to eat as your meal! Check out what we have on the menu for you this season. 

Dog Days Bar & Grill, Lake of the Ozarks, appetizers

Crab Legs
Sweet, succulent snow crab legs boiled in our southern spices are served with lemon and garlic butter. Sold by the pound (2 clusters.)

Avocado Relleno
We take fresh avocado, cut it in half, hand-bread it, and fry until golden brown. Then we stuff it with sweet and spicy sauteed shrimp, Texas caviar, and a roasted tomato and jalapeno cream. Try it beach style and keep it fresh instead of fried. 

Crispy Lobster Bites
Deep fried and served with horsey peppadew aioli and fresh lemon.

Hickory Smoked Wings
Smoked then fried crispy and served with celery and ranch or blue cheese dressing. You get to choose a sauce from these 7 amazing flavors: Original, Extra Hot, Bourbon BBQ, Teriyaki, Honey Habanero, Spicy Garlic, or our Chili & Jalapeno Dry Rub.

Dog Days Bar & Grill, Lake of the Ozarks, appetizers

Southern Fried Chicken Tenders
Hand-breaded chicken tenderloins, fried golden brown and served with buttermilk ranch or BBQ. You can try them tossed in your favorite wing sauce too!

Ahi Tuna Platter
Seared yellow fin tuna, chilled and sliced thin, served with jicama slaw, sesame ginger sauce, wasabi cream, and pickled onions. 

Crab Rangoon

Crispy fired wontons filled with crabmeat, cream cheese, and spices. Served with mango chutney dipping sauce. 

DOG DAYS NACHOS
One type of nacho for our appetizer menu simply wasn't enough for our creative chefs. Once they started creating, they couldn't stop! All of our nachos start with corn tortillas, chile con queso, salsa, and sour cream with your favorite style of toppings, featured below:


Dog Days Bar & Grill, Lake of the Ozarks, appetizers

BBQ Pork
Slow-smoked pulled pork, Bourbon BBQ, Texas caviar, and spicy pickles.

Jerk Chicken
Island-smoked chicken breast, jerk sauce, diced mango, black-eyed peas, pico, and roasted shoepeg corn.

Spicy Beef or Chicken
Seasoned ground beef, pico, jalapenos, cheddar jack cheese, shredded lettuce, and roasted tomato jalapeno cream sauce. 

Seafood
Crab, shrimp, scallops, Cajun sauce, diced tomato, peppadews, and jalapenos.

Thai Tuna Nachos
Seared Ahi yellow fin tuna served chilled and tossed in our Thai chili marinade and sweetened soy sauce. We put this on top of fried wontons, fresh mango, wakame, pickled ginger, fresh lime, wasabi cream, and roasted red pepper puree. 


Dog Days Bar & Grill, Lake of the Ozarks, appetizers

Whether you decide to order on of our delicious appetizers as a midday snack to enjoy along with a cold beverage lakeside, you order it for your meal, or even better, order a few and share them with a group of friends, we know that you're going to love all of the choices listed above. Our waterfront bar & restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks opens at 11 am, 7 days a week, and we serve food late into the evening. If you give our appetizers a try and still have some room left, there are lots of amazing dishes awaiting your order on the rest of the Dog Days Bar & Grill menu too. Come back often this season and give them all a try! 



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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

June at the Dog - 3 Awesome Annual Events & Great Live Music

Dog Days Bar & Grill is home to many of the best annual events at the Lake of the Ozarks, and we've got three incredible ones coming up this June! Get out your calendars and make plans now to spend these exciting nights and weekends right here with us.  



The Annual White Party
Tuesday, June 13
This is a party that the locals look forward to every year, and if you're in the lake area this particular Tuesday evening, come on out and join us! The only thing we ask of everyone is that they show up dressed in their finest, whitest clothing, and that they come ready to have an amazing time!

The White Party originated at our sister restaurant, Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina, and it was held there for 10 years. The event grew in popularity to the point that it was moved to Dog Days for the additional space. This will be our 3rd year playing host, and we're thrilled to do so! There will be live music, awesome specials, and fun happening all night long.   



Canine Cannonball
June 16-18
This event is fun for the entire family, including the four-legged members. It happens to fall on Father's Day Weekend, and since dog is "man's best friend," it's the perfect place to bring Dad to celebrate.

Every year DockDogs hosts competitions all around the country to find the best canine jumpers. A big jumping pool is set up lakeside, and dogs compete in four different categories: Big Air, Speed Retrieve, Extreme Vertical, and Iron Dog. The competition is open to both amateurs and seasoned pros, so if you think your dog has what it takes, head on over to DockDogs.com and get registered. If you won't be competing, plan to come on by and watch the show. 


photo from Funlake.com 
      
Support Our Troops Poker Run
Friday, June 23
Poker Runs are always fun, and around here, they're extra exciting when they take place on the lake by boat. The best part is that many of them are held as fundraisers for some spectacular causes. 

All of the proceeds from this one benefit H.E.R.O.E.S Care, an organization that is dedicated to working with others to provide support to military families in the communities where they live. They also donate a portion of their proceeds to the Global Orphan Project, which is headquartered in Kansas City, MO and mobilizes local churches in some of the poorest areas on earth to care for the neediest orphans and vulnerable children in those communities.

To sign up and see a full list of scheduled weekend activities plus more details, visit LakeCharityPokerRun.com. Registration includes T-shirts for the captain and first mate, 2 dinners, 2 party tickets, 2 poker hands, and 1 DVD. Extra passengers can participate for an additional charge, but there is no charge for military guests. This year's stops include:

  • Camden on the Lake (Start/ Registration/ Pool Party)
  • Dog Days Bar & Grill (Final Stop - stay and party after!)
  • Bear Bottom
  • Paradise
  • Caption Ron's
  • Redhead Lakeside Grill
  • Franky & Louie's
  • Nauti Fish
  • Larry's on the Lake
  • Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina
  • Fish & Co
  • Backwater Jack's   

photo from LakeCharityPokerRun.com 
June Live Music
As we get farther into the 2017 season at our Lake of the Ozarks waterfront bar, the live music is happening here more and more often. You don't have to wait for the weekend to hear some awesome tunes and dance your night away! Here's what we have so far, and you can check our website before you head this way for regular updates and additions. 


Thursday, 6/1
-Steve Woolley

Friday, 6/2
-Christiana

Saturday, 6/3
-Noe Palma Band
-Funhouse

Sunday, 6/4
-Boomchux

Thursday, 6/8
-TBD

Friday, 6/9
-Funhouse
-Dr. Cheese

Saturday, 6/10
-Blake Gardner
-Chucky B Band
-Bad News Band

Sunday, 6/11
-Steven D. Hunt

Thursday, 6/15
-Noe Palma

Friday, 6/16
-Steven Woolley Band

Saturday, 6/17
-Atomic Sunburns
-Mixtapes

Sunday, 6/18
-Boomchux

Wednesday, 6/21
-Noe Palma

Thursday, 6/22
-Baub Eis Band

Friday, 6/23
-Chris Weaver
-Dr. Cheese

Saturday, 6/24
-Chris Weaver

Sunday, 6/25
-Chris Weaver

Thursday, 6/29
-Steven Woolley

Friday, 6/30
-Chucky B


WOW!!! Not that's a lot of fun packed into one month! If you're familiar with our waterfront restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks, then you already know there's a lot more exciting events coming up this summer after those. (AquaPalooza is July 15!) Get yourself on over to Dog Days Bar & Grill soon, order some food and a few drinks, and check out why everyone that visits the lake comes to us for a great time! 


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Monday, May 22, 2017

Tons Of Fun Happening This Memorial Day Weekend At Dog Days Bar & Grill!

It's holiday weekend time at the lake, and the best waterfront restaurant and bar at the Lake of the Ozarks has some exciting things planned for this Memorial Day Weekend! In addition to the incredible live music lined up, we've got the most amazing food, fantastic drinks, and fun atmosphere you've come to expect, know, and love at Dog Days Bar & Grill.



Incredible Live Music
We plan to get the Memorial Day Weekend party going with some of the best live music at the Lake of the Ozarks. All weekend long, you can can get your groove on with these awesome acts. 





Friday, May 26
-Vinyl Richy

Saturday, May 27
-Bartholomew
-Mixtapes

Sunday, May 28
-Atomic Sunburns


Amazing Food & Fantastic Drinks
The most unbelievably delicious flavors found anywhere come out of the Dog Days kitchen and bars. Our food menu is diverse, combining the old favorites you've come to love every season with brand new creations. Many of this year's newest menu items have a tasty and healthy twist to each of them. They are made up of fresh ingredients, straight from the garden! 



English peas, heirloom tomatoes, rainbow organic carrots, quinoa, mango, grilled meats, and more can be enjoyed in our Beach Bowls, Salads, Signature Entrees, and throughout the many different sections of the Dog Days Bar & Grill menu. Right now, our limited-time specialty menu adds 5 additional "Bowl Appetit" options available during Memorial Day Weekend. 



That limited-time specialty menu extends to the bar, too, with delicious drinks featuring refreshing flavors such as apple, strawberry, mango, blackberry, peach, and more. Don't forget about our classic lake favorites too, like the Pain in the A**, Pina Coladas, Rum Runners, Margaritas... the list goes on and on! We've also got some of the coldest beer at the Lake of the Ozarks, perfect for a holiday weekend.    
  

Fun Atmosphere
There's no better place to spend an afternoon, evening, or even better, both! You'll be surrounded by fun people sharing in your awesome time, including our incredible, friendly staff that will welcome you and treat you like a part of the Dog Days family. The view is incredible from both our waterfront deck and the tiki bar (aka Dog Pound), and if you need to escape the heat and sun, you can chill out in our indoor, smoke-free dining room, either at a table or by pulling up a seat at the bar.  

Please don't mind the construction going on in the center of everything. We are making great progress every week on the brand new pool area opening this summer. Before long, you can enjoy that gorgeous lake view while relaxing in our amazing pool. Just imagine cooling off on a hot summer day with a frozen drink while lounging in the pool. It's coming very soon!



See You This Weekend!
We hope to see each of you more than once at Dog Days Bar & Grill over this coming Memorial Day Weekend. There's enough variety on our food and drink menus that you can stop by every day and have multiple choices of something new to try. That, along with the amazing entertainment and awesome company you'll be hanging out with, let know that time spent at our Lake of the Ozarks waterfront restaurant is time well spent. 


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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Another Incredible Specialty Menu From Dog Days - "Bowl Appetit!"

Are your taste buds ready for more brand new flavors? It's time for another round of specialty menu items from your favorite waterfront restaurant and bar at the Lake of the Ozarks! If you enjoyed the Sunny Spring Burger Specials last month from Dog Days Bar & Grill, as well as the fantastic cocktails we paired with them, you're gonna love what's next! 



This year we added a "Beach Bowls" section to our everyday menu that has been an amazing hit with our customers. We had a lot more recipes in mind, but had to narrow it down to those few. Well, you're in luck, because this specialty menu brings you 5 more unbelievable bowl combinations you won't be able to get enough of!

"Bowl Appetit" Specialty Menu



Korean Beef Bowl
Spicy seared lean beef tenderloin tips, broccoli, mushrooms, carrots, scallions, and cabbage in gochujang sauce served with blended wild long grain rice and quinoa. 

Cabo Shrimp & Quinoa Bowl
Seared chili and citrus shrimp served with roasted shoe peg corn, black beans, pickled onion, jalapenos, and fresh avocado served with tri-colored quinoa. 



Kentucky Farmers Bowl
Char-grilled herb marinated turkey, roasted heirloom tomatoes, and roasted garlic with sweet potatoes drizzled with a bourbon and maple reduction.

Chicken Pesto Pasta Bowl
Sauteed sun-dried tomatoes, spinach, black olives, broccoli, and linguine in a garlic white wine sauce drizzled with pesto and feta cheese. 



El Dorado Bowl
Grilled Mahi k-bob served with pineapple, poblano peppers, onion, and peppadews in a spiced rum sauce, blended wild long grain rice, and tri-color quinoa. 



The Dog Days kitchen doesn't get to have all of the fun! Our incredible bartenders also have a few new concoctions in store for you. Two of them are inspired by our sister restaurants here at the Lake of the Ozarks. 


Specialty Drink Menu


photo from OzarkDistillery.com 

The Wobbly Boot
Ozark Distillery's Blackberry Moonshine and lemonade. It has been a hit at our sister restaurant that is the drink's namesake. 

They Luv 'Em!

Strawberry rum, orange juice, pineapple juice, and a splash of mango puree. Troy made these up for a group at Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina, and turns out... "They Love 'Em!"

Jimmy Appleseed

In honor of Johnny's lesser known twin brother... Jim Beam Apple and Sprite Zero topped with cranberry juice. 

Peach Mojito
We double up on peach flavor by using Cruzan Peach Rum and substituting Peachtree Schnapps for simple syrup. 

Schlafly White Lager
A lager with a cloudy , golden-colored hue and just the right hop dosin. This rare style dates back to the Middle Ages, where the beer was matured in deep vaults and emerged smooth and rich in vitamins. Think of this as a fresher, hoppier, Hefeweizen. 

-BOMB OF THE MONTH-
Mother Of All Bombs - M.O.A.B
Grey Goose Cherry Vodka, Cruzan Vanilla Rum and Sugar Free Red Bull. 



Don't forget, we've still got the best food at the Lake of the Ozarks on our everyday menu seven days a week starting at 11 am daily. Come into Dog Days Bar & Grill for one of your old favorites, or get adventurous and try something brand new. Either way, you are guaranteed an amazing meal, some incredible beverages to go along with it, the best view in town, and an all-around awesome time! 


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