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3 Great Sides that goes with a Backyard Bar-B-Que

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The first thing you talk about when planning a Bar-B-Que with friends and family is the meat.  Once you have your meat chosen next you will need to discuss the sides that you will serve with the meal.  In this week’s blog, we will highlight 3 sides that we think go great with Bar-B-Que


Deviled Egg Potato Salad
This potato salad is a favorite when serving with bar-b-que.  It’s a creamy classic side that only takes about 30 minutes to prepare.  You will need the following to make 12 servings of potato salad: ●3 lbs. of potatoes ●9 eggs ●1 diced sweet yellow onion ●1 ½ cups on mayonnaise ●¼ cup of yellow mustard ●½ tsp. of salt ●½ tsp. of pepper
You can also add additional items:  diced dill pickles and herbs that you like. 
Instructions:  Rinse your potatoes under warm water.  Don’t be afraid to give them a little scrub.  Dice the potatoes in small pieces. Fill a large pot will water, the water should be about 1 inch over the potatoes.  Add some salt to bring to a boil.  Cook t…

Win the Big Bucks in the Big Bass Bash this Weekend

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Anglers from all over the nation will roll into the Lake of the Ozarks this weekend for the Big Bash Bash.With a chance of winning $100,000, amateur anglers have a chance to make money like the pros.Learn how you can register in one of the largest bass fishing tournaments in the nation in this week’s blog.

The Big Bass Bash is October 5th & 6th from 7 am to 3 pm each day. The awards ceremony will begin at 4:00 pm on Sunday the 6th at PB #2 (Grand Glaize State Park).To register for the tournament you have a few options. You can register online athttps://midwestfishtournaments.wufoo.com/forms/m2yvw8e1vbhnjs/or Friday, October 4th you can register in person at the Grand Glaize State Park (PB2).There will be several vendors set up throughout the day that you can check out.Friday registration will run from 12 pm - 8 pm.Anglers can also register Saturday and Sunday at any of the weigh-in locations starting at 6 am.
Entry Fees: 2 day - $1801 day - $13017 and younger receive half off entry…

Backyard BBQ Party Ideas

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The fall season is officially here and soon the temperatures will be falling. Now is the time to get out and take advantage of the nice autumn weather. What better way to enjoy the beautiful weather than a backyard bbq? Invite your family and friends to bring a side or dessert and plan a cookout for them. The Barn-B-Que Smokehouse loves a good backyard bbq! In this week’s blog, your Lake of the Ozarks restaurant will give you some ideas for the best backyard bbq party!

Decorations Go with the season and put out some seasonal d├ęcor. This doesn’t have to be anything to extravagant. Some fun tablecloths and some small pumpkins and gourds can make for some fun decorations.
Hang String Lights If your party will run into the evening hours, some string lights can keep the party alive. String lights can also set a cozy environment, so grab some blankets and get comfortable after getting your belly full.
Fire Pit If the evening gets to chilly, have the fire pit ready. This is a great place for…

Three Reasons to Get Barn-B-Que To-Go

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At The Barn-B-Que Smokehouse, we are smoking the best BBQ at Lake of the Ozarks! While we would love to see you enjoy your meal with us at the Barn, we know that is not always possible. Sometimes we just need a quick lunch to-go or an easy night at home with our favorite BBQ. In this week’s, blog we will talk about three reasons to grab Barn-B-Que to-go!

1. It Makes Life Easier We are all busy and grabbing some BBQ to-go can make your life easier in so many ways. It's perfect for business meetings, late nights when you don't have time to cook, those times when guests come over and you don't know what to fix, or just those days when you want to sit on the couch and eat a pile of ribs. We know these times will happen and that's why we've provided a delicious carryout option for you and your family.
2. No Dirty Dishes After a long week at work, sometimes you just want to go home, but then you'll have to cook and wash the dishes. That is the last thing you want to …

What People Are Saying About The Barn-B-Que Smokehouse

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Here at The Barn-B-Que Smokehouse, we know BBQ! Come and enjoy a sandwich, smoked meats, and delicious dry-rubbed and slow-smoked ribs. We are serving the Lake of the Ozarks’ best BBQ. Don’t just take our word for it, check out what folks are saying about us in these testimonials in this week’s blog.


“Amazing brisket and great pulled pork. Really good potato salad and bbq beans. Very nice decor, I liked the rustic barn style and reclaimed wood. Overall a very cool place for some good food.” – Bobby Graebe

“The atmosphere is great! The employees were very nice, and the food was amazing! I had brisket, my husband had the nachos which was a fun twist and delicious. The cheddar jalapeno brats were good quality and great tasting.  I will definitely be back.” – Abriel Jull

“Such an amazing place!! The food was delicious and very original. The interior was gorgeous! The reclaimed barn is spectacular.” – James Cloud

“Awesome food for a good price!! Friendly staff. Cool decor. Loved the briske…

7 Tips for Better BBQ at Home

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Here at The Barn-B-Que Smokehouse, we serve the best BBQ at Lake of the Ozarks and we would love for all of your BBQ meals to come from our smokers. We know that’s not always possible and let’s be honest, who doesn’t love sitting on the back deck with a cold beverage and some meat on the grill? We love a backyard BBQ as much as the next guy. That’s why in this week’s blog, your Lake of the Ozarks BBQ restaurant is going to give you some tips for better BBQ at home.

1. Learn What Better BBQ Is To be sure you are serving your family and friends good BBQ, you need to know what the best BBQ tastes like. Get out and visit BBQ contests, festivals and of course the Barn-B-Que, to see how BBQ cooked by professionals and connoisseurs’ tastes. You will be able to become familiar with the tenderness of the meat and the flavor it should have.
2. Buy a Good Smoker Charcoal and gas grills are ok for burgers and dogs, but if you are after that tender smoky meat, you need a good smoker. Once you have…

Best BBQ Competitions and Festivals

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Do enjoy BBQing on the back deck with your family and friends, like experimenting with new ideas or techniques, or a connoisseur of all things BBQ? Us too! If you are into BBQ, like we are here at The Barn-B-Que Smokehouse, you must check out these awesome competitions and festivals.
World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest  The Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest has been recognized by USA Today as the “Most Prestigious Barbecue Contest.” This four-day competition in downtown Memphis draws hundreds of teams around the world to compete for the title of World Champion. This is a great festival in a great city. Take advantage of being downtown Memphis and hit up Beale Street for some live music, drinks and some cool history. Colorado BBQ Challenge 2020 will mark the 27th year for the annual Colorado BBQ Challenge in Frisco, Colorado. Not only will you experience the best BBQ in Colorado, there are tons of events. Entry to this family fun event is free. Enjoy f…