Wednesday, November 23, 2016

The Best Holiday Catering at the Lake of the Ozarks

You've hopefully got your Thanksgiving plans figured out by now, but there are a lot more reasons to gather your family and friends together coming up very soon. That's going to take a lot of planning on your part. Let Shorty Pants Lounge take a little bit of that burden off of your plate! You will experience the best holiday catering at the Lake of the Ozarks coming out of the kitchens of the Barrett Restaurant Group. 

Catering Services
When you let us cater your event, you get the power of three of the Lake of the Ozarks best restaurants at your disposal. The Barrett Restaurant Group is made up of Shorty Pants Lounge, Dog Days Bar & Grill, and Wobbly Boots Roadhouse. Each kitchen has its very own distinct menu items, so you will have a diverse selection of foods to choose from. 

Our experienced staff will work with you to create a personalized experience that is sure to please the taste buds of all of your guests. No matter what the event is, or what time of day you are hosting it, we've got you covered. We offer custom-designed menus for breakfast, lunch, dinner, receptions, seminar breaks, office parties, and more. Don't worry about the size of your event, because our talented staff can handle everything from a few friends all the way up to a group of 500! 

Dine-in, Pickup, or Delivery
We can easily load up our amazing catering van (you'll definitely know it when you see it coming down the road!) and bring your customized menu full of delicious foods directly to your holiday party. We'll set it all up and make sure everything is perfect, and all you have to do is enjoy your celebration along with your guests. 

If you only need a small amount of food for your gathering, Wobbly Boots Roadhouse is open year-round, so you can always give them a call and and arrange to pick your order up. Another option that makes your event planning even easier is to host your party at one of our Lake of the Ozarks restaurants.

Wobbly Boots BBQ has a party room that can be reserved for your group, and Shorty Pants Lounge and Dog Days sometimes open up the doors during our off-season to accommodate private parties. In this case, you don't even have to clean up your house before of after the celebration. We'll take care of the setup and cleanup for you right here in "our house."   

Book Your Event NOW!
All of our catered events are booked on a first come, first served basis. There are only a few weeks in December to fit a whole lot of holiday parties, so if you want to offer your guests the delicious flavors of our Lake of the Ozarks catering, make sure to contact us soon and book your date before it's taken. 

Give us a call at 573-348-2277 to make that happen. We'll need a final guest count one week prior to the event, and after that, your customized holiday menu will be on its way! Take it easy this holiday season and let Shorty Pants Lounge, along with our awesome sister restaurants, take care of the cooking for you. 

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Enjoy the 2016 Gala of Trees at Wobbly Boots Roadhouse

Christmas is coming early this year to our sister restaurant, Wobbly Boots Roadhouse! They are the new host for a wonderful annual holiday event at the Lake of the Ozarks - The Gala of Trees - Novebember 17-19, 2016. You can pick up some Christmas decor for your home while helping to make sure that every child in the lake area has a happy holiday. Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina has all of the important details right here for you.

The Gala of Trees
The event organizer, Christy Janssen, along with her mother, Pam Leffringhouse, got the idea for this fantastic fundraiser after decorating trees for a similar event in Quincy, Illinois. The way this Lake of the Ozarks version works is like this:
  • Bare Christmas trees and wreaths are donated to the event by Lake Regional Hospital.
  • Businesses and organizations volunteer to decorate the trees and wreaths with unique themes and ornaments.
  • Everyone is invited to come in, view the items, and make a bid in the silent auction to take home the decorated items.
  • The Lake Ozark Rotary's Candyland project and the Lake of the Ozarks Idiots Club take the money raised to buy Christmas gifts for local children in need. 

Same Event, New Home!
Since its beginning, the Gala of Trees was hosted at Bootleggers. The closing of their restaurant offered Wobbly Boots Roadhouse the chance to take on this wonderful holiday event, and they couldn't be more excited! 

The whole thing gets started on Thursday night at 5 pm with the great big kickoff party at the Boot. While participation in the silent auction throughout the gala is free, tickets for the kickoff party are $20 each. This includes appetizers and soup, one glass of Gala Punch, and the exclusive chance to win the Gala Christmas wreath that will be given away at 9 pm that evening. 

All day and night, both Friday and Saturday, you are encouraged to stop by Wobbly Boots, check out the amazing decorations, and make a bid. On Saturday evening, the highest bidders will be announced. Dale Blue will be onstage Saturday evening to keep you entertained while you wait for the results. If you are a winner, then you are free to take your tree and/or wreath home and put it in a special spot for the holidays.  

See you there!
All of us here at Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina will be sure to make time to stop by Wobbly Boots Roadhouse and check out the Gala of Trees, and we hope to run into many of you while we're there. After you're done making your bids, head on over to your favorite waterfront restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks and join us for a bit too. 

We are still open 7 days a week at 11 am, and there's plenty of seating inside when it's chilly, while the lakeside deck is still open for these unseasonably beautiful days we've been having. See you soon, and happy holidays!   

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Friday, November 11, 2016

Stay In Our Rental Houses This Holiday Season

There are lots of wonderful reasons to visit the Lake of the Ozarks in the "off-season," and Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina has a couple of amazing places for you to stay while you are in town. No matter what the reason is for your trip, you will find the best vacation rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks all year long just up the road from our restaurant and marina. 

People travel to the lake area for a variety of reasons over the holiday season. It's not just a summer spot! Thanksgiving & Christmas bring family members back to town for visits, there's lots of time in between those holidays to attend events and go shopping, and then of course, there's New Year's Eve to celebrate. You will need a place to stay while all of those things are going on! 

Our Amazing Rental Houses
Last Summer, the Lake of the Ozarks best Cajun restaurant added vacation rental houses to the list of fantastic things that we have to offer our awesome customers. There are two to choose from. Both are located within walking distance of Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina, conveniently located in Osage Beach, off of Hwy. KK and Three Seasons Road, on the 21 MM. 

You will find all the comforts of home, including a beautifully appointed kitchen, a washer and dryer, and all the necessary appliances needed for everyday living in each. If the weather cooperates, you even have gorgeous decks to enjoy the amazing lake view from.  
The Glass House
This vacation rental features 1,500 square feet of living space, lakefront access, and breathtaking panoramic lake views. It sleeps up to 8 guests comfortably with 2 queen size beds, 1 full bed, and a sleeper sofa in the living room. There are 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a full kitchen, and a 44-foot deck.  

The Red House
This house offers a more space at 3,400 square feet. It has 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, lakefront access, a full kitchen, 2 incredible decks, and the same breathtaking panoramic lake view. 

Holiday Fun in the Lake Area
With everything going on in the next couple of months at the lake, you will definitely want to spend some time here. Go ahead and enjoy one of our two vacation rental houses at the Lake of the Ozarks so that you don't have to stay at your relative's house, and so you can attend a few of these awesome events. (For event information, visit  

Gala of Trees - Nov. 17-19
Our very own sister restaurant, Wobbly Boots Roadhouse, is the new home for this wonderful annual event. The restaurant will be filled with uniquely decorated trees and wreaths, and you can bid silent auction-style to take one home with you. All of the proceeds go to Candyland and the Idiot's Club to purchase toys for local children. 

Gala of Trees, Lake of the Ozarks, Wobbly Boots Roadhouse

Fall Open House Wine Trail - Nov. 19
Travel Osage Beach Parkway to shop the many great local stores and retailers along the way. A neighborhood open house which will include specials, treats, wine tasting, and lots of holiday cheer.

Black Friday Shopping - Nov. 25
If you're someone that loves to head out early the day after Thanksgiving (or early on Thursday evening) to take advantage of all the discounts, rest up in one of our rental houses before you head out to all of the incredible stores the lake area has to offer. 

Small Business Saturday Shopping - Nov. 26

As long as you're here and in the shopping mood, spend today visiting the many excellent small businesses that the lake area boasts. 

Holiday Lights

You will find displays all over the area. Here are a few of the popular ones. 
  • Osage Beach Holiday Lights in Osage Beach - Nov. 26 - Dec. 31
  • St. Patrick's Festival of Lights in Laurie - Nov. 24 - Jan. 1 
  • Enchanted Village of Lights in Laurie - Nov. 18 - Jan. 1

Ice Skating
Old Kinderhook's outdoor ice rink is open to the public daily, and on weekends between Thanksgiving and Christmas they host a family friendly Christmas Village with activities, carolers, Santa, and more. 

Deck the Docks Holiday Light Cruise - Nov. 25- Dec. 30
Every Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday between the dates listed above, the Celebration Cruise Ship will take people out on the lake to enjoy holiday lights from the water. This annual event benefits the Dogwood Animal Shelter. They will also be having a dinner cruise this year on Dec. 6 with live entertainment from Dale Blue, plus a live auction, and 100% of the proceeds will go to Dogwood.   

New Year's Eve - Dec. 31

If you've been to the lake, then you know we know how to party! Enjoy one of the many celebrations in the area, or throw a party of your own for a small group of friends in one of our Lake of the Ozarks vacation rental houses. 

2017 Lake of the Ozarks Mardis Gras Pub Crawl - Feb. 18, 2017
Yes, it's a little beyond the holiday season, but we couldn't resist sharing the date for this amazing annual event. So many people come down for this gigantic pub crawl, it almost feels like summer. (Except for the weather, of course!) We expect our rental houses to book up quickly for this weekend, so reserve early!

Be Our Guest!
There's no need to stay with family or rent a cramped hotel room when we have these two unbelievable holiday house rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks waiting for you. Relax and feel right at home while you are in town to enjoy all of the amazing things that the lake area has to offer over the holidays. Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina is here to make sure that you have an amazing time, no matter what the season.  

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Thursday, November 3, 2016

Join Us At The 2016 March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction

Some of the lake area's very best chefs will be showing off their culinary skills at the 2016 March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction, and Shorty Pants Lounge simply had to add our very own amazing chef to that list! This annual event at the Lake of the Ozarks is not only an incredible evening out, but also a wonderful way to raise both money and awareness for an important organization.

The Details
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Lodge of Four Seasons
5:30 pm 

The Event
The highlight of the event is the wonderful meal that all attendees get to enjoy, provided by the many fantastic chefs from around the lake area. Individual tickets are available online, and you are encouraged to sponsor an entire table. Call a few friends and attend together! Business or cocktail attire is suggested for attending the event.  

In addition to raising funds from ticket sales, there will also be tables full of awesome silent auction items to bid on, as well as some unbelievable live auction packages, including personal chef dinners and vacation getaways. There are also raffles and their "Fund the Mission" section where voluntary donations are collected. If you are unable to attend but would like to make a donation, you can do that on the Lake of the Ozarks March of Dimes website.      

Chef Scott Munsterman & Our Goodies
Your favorite Cajun restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks is participating in a couple of different ways this year. Not only can you sample our delicious kitchen creations that evening, but you can bid on an incredible dinner package from us too. 

Chef Scott is preparing some mouth-watering menu items for the Lake of the Ozarks Signature Chefs Auction this year. First of all, he will have a Smoked Hickory Bacon Pork Tenderloin for everyone at the event to try. That sounds pretty amazing on its own, but he'll also be serving up an unbelievable Bourbon Bacon Cheesecake. The bacon for this delectable dessert is marinated in Tennessee's finest bourbon, but as for the rest of the recipe details, well, that's a heavily guarded secret!

We will also be participating in this year's silent auction. One lucky bidder will have the pleasure of winning a 5-course dinner for up to 8 guests, plus 6 bottles of wine. That sure would be a wonderful holiday gathering for your family and friends, or even an amazing gift to give someone special. The best part is that the money you spend on it will help to save young lives.   

The March of Dimes
This organization's mission is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature births, and infant mortality. Prematurity is the #1 reason for newborn deaths. The babies that do survive being born early will most likely face a life full health problems. This affects nearly 23 million babies worldwide every year.  

Since 1958, when it was founded by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, the March of Dimes has been working to help families make it through the difficulties that premature birth can cause. They use the money raised to invest in research, education, and community services.  

Stop By Our Table & Say Hi
Chef Scott and his helpers would love for you to stop and say hello when you visit our table to try a taste of Shorty Pants Lounge's delicious creations for this wonderful event. Your stomach will be thrilled that you decided to attend the 2016 Lake of the Ozarks Signature Chefs Auction, and so will your heart. We hope to see you there. 

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