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Guinness World Records Involving BBQ

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Staying up to date on the latest and greatest ways to prepare the best BBQ at the Lake of the Ozarks helps us to discover new ways to deliciously treat your taste buds. During some recent research, we came across a few Guinness world records pertaining to our favorite subject here at The Barn-B-Que Smokehouse - BBQ! We thought you might enjoy these interesting fun facts too.  Largest BarbecueThe Discovery Channel's BIG! television program showed off the largest barbecue in the world on June 20, 2004, in Santa Clarita, CA. They built it to measure 15-feet 3.75-inches high, 10-feet 2.25-inches wide, and 8-feet deep. The grill was 12-feet wide and 8-feet deep. At the unveiling, they were able to cook one whole pig, four turkeys, and one 10-foot hot dog! Longest BarbecueFrom size now to length, the longest barbecue on record measured 20.246-feet long. It was created on April 4, 2014, by the people of Bayamban, Pangasinan in the Philippines to celebrate the city's 400th anniversary.…

A BBQ Delicacy - Baby Back Ribs!

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The Barn-B-Que Smokehouse makes every effort to serve the very best BBQ at the Lake of the Ozarks. This requires us to know how to cook up the classics in a way that at least stands up to (but preferably far exceeds) what you've tasted before.  A perfect example of this is our irresistible smoked baby back ribs. All great BBQ joints need to know how to cook up an amazing rib and our Lake of the Ozarks BBQ restaurant has definitely figured that one out! What do you already know about this mouthwatering cut of meat? Here are a few details for you about this BBQ staple followed by the many tasty ways we serve 'em up to you here at The Barn-B-Que.  The Infamous Baby Back RibThis type of rib doesn't get its name because it comes from a young pig but rather because of the fact that it's a shorter cut in relation to spare ribs. Spare ribs come from the belly area whereas baby back ribs are cut from where the rib meets the spine after the loin is removed.   While they may be sho…

BBQ Styles Across the USA

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BBQ is a favorite type of food all across the United States. Each part of the country tends to have their own opinion on exactly which way is best for preparing that savory, mouthwatering 'que. For example, you might find similar items on our Lake of the Ozarks BBQ restaurant's menu at a place in Texas or Kentucky, but it's very likely to taste slightly different at each place.  In today's blog, we've featured a few of the different ways you're likely to discover BBQ depending on what part of the country you're in. (If reading this happens to make you hungry, The Barn-B-Que Smokehouse opens at 11:00 am daily! Come on by!)  Kansas CityDo you like a variety? Kansas City style BBQ has everything from pork, beef, chicken, turkey, lamb, sausage, and sometimes even fish. Kansas City style is spice-rubbed and smoked over a variety of woods. The meats are served with a thick sweet and spicy BBQ sauce. A crowd favorite is the burnt ends, which are the crusty, fatty, …

Drinks From the Bar That Pair Deliciously With BBQ

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When you sit down to enjoy a plate full of the best BBQ at the Lake of the Ozarks, you're going to need something to wash down all that deliciousness. A great big refreshing glass of iced tea always pairs perfectly with smoked BBQ but if you're more in the mood for an "adult" beverage, The Barn-B-Que has a fully stocked bar ready to take care of that. Here are a few of our suggestions for drinks from the bar that taste terrific with BBQ.  BEERBy far, the most popular drink to enjoy alongside BBQ is an ice-cold beer. Different sauces each seem to pair best with different types of beer. In general, a beer with a light flavor complements the richness of the BBQ without overwhelming it. This could be a lager, pilsner, or a Kolsch. If you prefer something a bit darker, porters are also an excellent choice. Some hoppiness to a beer can help to bring out the intense flavors of the meat, but too much hops can steal some of the spotlight from the BBQ on the plate. An often-ove…

Burnt Ends - A Delicious Dish That Deserves a Better Name!

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Last week's blog covered our "Smoked Brisket - So Delicious & Served In So Many Ways." A brisket-related menu item, our amazing Burnt Ends, are the topic for today. The name itself doesn't make the dish sound very appetizing, but after just one bite of the burnt ends from The Barn-B-Que Smokehouse in Osage Beach will prove that names can be deceiving!  The Barn-B-Que's Burnt EndsIf you're already a fan of the savory beef brisket served at our Lake of the Ozarks BBQ restaurant, then there's an excellent chance that you're going to love our burnt ends too. Many people might hear the word "burnt" and assume this is just an overcooked piece of meat. On the contrary, once our creative cooks get done preparing these delicacies, you're left with an irresistible food item that often sells out before the day is done! A burnt end is made up of the end pieces, or the points, on a cut of brisket. Being on the end, these get charred while the bris…

Smoked Brisket - So Delicious & Served in So Many Ways at The Barn-B-Que!

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We serve many mouthwatering smoked meats here at The Barn-B-Que Smokehouse in Lake Ozark. Each one is cooked in small batches daily to ensure you get the freshest food possible. Among those meats is a delicious cut of beef that we use in a variety of delicious ways - brisket! Here's a closer look at this incredible meu item and all the ways you can enjoy it when you visit us for the best BBQ at the Lake of the Ozarks. What is Brisket?Brisket is a cut of meat from the breast or lower chest of beef. It is one of the eight primal cuts of beef. This popular meat has a long history in the United States but only became popular as a BBQ dish when a restaurant in Texas decided to start slow-smoking it in the late 1950s. It was nearly a decade before the "fad" spread to other BBQ restaurants across the USA. Today, brisket is one of the most popular dishes served.    How Many Ways Can Brisket Be Served?Well, with a little imagination, we're sure a creative cook could come up wit…

Take a BBQ With Us Break During the Magic Dragon Car Show & Bikefest Lake of the Ozarks!

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Since The Barn-B-Que Smokehouse in Lake Ozark is just a few minutes drive away from the historic Bagnell Dam Strip, that puts us in close proximity to many exciting annual events at the Lake of the Ozarks. As a matter of fact, two very popular events are happening over the next couple of weekends - The Magic Dragon Street Meet Nationals and Bikefest Lake of the Ozarks. 
There will be plenty to keep you entertained at those events but when you get hungry, we'll have the best BBQ at the Lake of the Ozarks hot and ready for you! Here's a quick look at some of the details for each event (so you can see how much fun each one can be) followed by a mouthwatering peek at "what's for dinner" (or lunch, or Happy Hour...) when you join us at The Barn-B-Que. 32nd Annual Magic Dragon Street Meet NationalsDubbed as Central Missouri's largest car show, the Magic Dragon Street Meet Nationals takes over the historic Bagnell Dam Strip from Friday, September 11-Sunday, Septembe…