Thursday, October 26, 2017

Spicy Foods Will Warm You Up & They're Good For You Too

One way to warm up this time of year is to eat foods that have a bit of a spicy kick. Not only will a "hot" meal from Shorty Pants Lounge feel good and taste great, but it's healthy for you too! Some of the items within the best Cajun food at the Lake of the Ozarks contain peppers and other spicy ingredients for a touch of heat, and today we've got a few reasons to share with you why that can do a body good. 

Heart Health
The effects on a body from "bad" cholesterol can be lowered with chili peppers. They increase the rate that the cholesterol is broken down and also increase blood flow, which improves heart function and helps to lower blood pressure. 

Cancer Prevention
The capsaicin found in spicy foods has the ability to kill some cancer and leukemic cells according to the American Association for Cancer Research. Capsaicin can also create a reaction that lowers the risk of tumors. 

Stress Relief
Spicy foods encourage your body to produce extra "feel-good" hormones. These endorphins are the body's natural pain medication and can reduce anxiety, stress, and the effects of depression. 

Eases Congestion
If the fall weather change has you waking up stuffy in the morning, a spicy meal can help with that too. The heat thins mucus to ease the discomfort from clogged nasal passages. This can also be helpful when it comes to respiratory problems like bronchitis and even asthma. 

Weight Loss
Studies have been done that prove capsaicin also gives your metabolism a boost. The effect can last up to 20 minutes after you've eaten. Spicy foods have also been known to make you feel full and reduce cravings for salty, sweet, and fatty foods. 

In addition to spicy peppers, our Lake of the Ozarks waterfront restaurant also uses authentic rubs and spices direct from Louisiana that can add to the amount of heat you have with your meal. We don't serve anything that would be considered "burn your mouth hot," but if you want a little extra heat, we can definitely hook you up! Here are a few choices from our menu that you could pair with an extra-spicy Cajun Bloody Mary to really get that capsaicin working! 

Alligator Eggs
Baked jalapeno peppers stuffed with a 4-cheese blend and wrapped in Prosciutto, served with a sweet raspberry sauce.

Smoked Wings
The wings themselves aren't hot, but our Extra Hot wing sauce brings the heat!

VooDoo Chicken
A spicy Marinara blackened chicken breast is placed over a bed of sauteed onions, peppers, and rice. 

Creole Quesadilla
Andouille sausage, crawfish, and shrimp are the staples, with Pepper Jack cheese, sauteed peppers & onions to bring out the flavor. 

Baja Burger
Our blackened classic burger topped off with Pepper Jack cheese and jalapenos.

Blackened Chicken Nachos
Tortilla chips piled high and smothered in our Turbodog cheese sauce, then topped with spicy chicken, lettuce, tomatoes, green onions, and jalapenos, plus served with salsa and sour cream. 

Hungry for something spicy now? Head on over to Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina and we'll cook it up for you. Just let us know how hot you like it, and we'll see what we can do! 

The Lake's #1 Creole Cuisine Restaurantwhere you can expect a luxury, laid back experience at Lake of the Ozarks!!

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Join Us To Honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month - Wed, Oct. 25, 2017

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and this year our Lake of the Ozarks waterfront restaurant has decided to do something special to raise both funds and awareness for it. Please join us on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 , and the tips you leave our participating Shorty Pants Lounge servers that day will be donated to the cause! 

Tip-Outs For Cancer 
The generous and caring staff at Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina have decided to set aside a day's worth of their tips to raise awareness and funds for the fight against breast cancer. On October 25 from 11 am - 9 pm, the tips from select server tip jars will be donated to the Lake Regional Cancer Center on behalf of the participating employees of the Barrett Restaurant Group. That means that the money you "tip-out" will go toward helping women right here in our community. 

You're welcome to come in for lunch or dinner that day, or you can simply stop by for a quick drink or snack. As a matter of fact, even if you don't have time to stay and just want to leave a tip to help out, that's awesome too! Every little bit helps. (We do hope you can stick around and hang out with us while you're here though!) We've even got some cool Shorty Pants gear you can pick up if you need some pink to wear.   

A Few Facts About Breast Cancer
We found the following facts about breast cancer at to give you a better idea about how this cancer affects people here in the United States. Don't forget that this is a worldwide problem, so the numbers are even larger, but there is hope on the horizon. 

  • 1 in 8 women in the United states will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.
  • Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women.
  • Breast cancer is the 2nd leading cause of cancer death among women. 
  • Each year it is estimated that over 252,710 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 40,500 will die. 
  • Although breast cancer in men is rare, an estimated 2,470 men will be diagnosed with it and approximately 460 will die each year. 
  • On average, every 2 minutes a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer and 1 woman will die of it every 13 minutes. 
  • Over 3.3 million breast cancer survivors are alive in the United States today! 
That last fact is a wonderful positive fact to focus on, and the money donated will help to make the number of survivors grow even larger. Due to better screening processes and early detection, increased awareness, and the continually improving treatment options, death rates from breast cancer have been declining since about 1990. If you are interested in learning more, visit the National Breast Cancer Foundation online and get a free breast health guide.  

Mark Your Calendars
Be sure to plan ahead and join us on Wednesday, October 25 while the staff at our Lake of the Ozarks Cajun restaurant raise a little money that can do a lot of good in our community! It will be an extra-special day for us here at Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina, and we look forward to seeing you there. 

The Lake's #1 Creole Cuisine Restaurantwhere you can expect a luxury, laid back experience at Lake of the Ozarks!!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Fall Harbor Hop is Saturday, October 14! Who's Joining Us?

Autumn isn't too late to get out on that gorgeous lake! (Especially with the incredible weather we've mostly been blessed with this season.) It's time to get on the water and join us for one of the best annual events at the Lake of the Ozarks - The 32nd Annual Fall Harbor Hop on Saturday, October 14. What a great excuse to get out and enjoy this awesome scenic area that Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina are lucky enough to be located in. Here's some info so you can join us for all the excitement. 

Harbor Hop at Shorty Pants
You can swing by the best waterfront bar & restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks from 11 am - 7 pm to pick up a card for your poker hand, and hopefully you'll stick around with us after the hop is over too. If it's a chilly evening, we've got that cozy outdoor fireplace to gather around, plus the roomy indoor dining area and bar. If you happen to stop by between 3-7 pm, you can even enjoy the talented Steven Moore on stage.   

Don't forget that you can also get everything you need in our cove for a day full of boating at the best marina at the Lake of the Ozarks - Shorty Pants Marina! You can gas up your boat plus grab a few essentials for the crowd on board while you're at it; ice, drinks, snacks, sunglasses, cigarettes, koozies, sweet Shorty Pants gear, and lots more!    

How To Play
Participating in the Fall Harbor Hop is easy. Get started at any of the over 40 waterfront bars & restaurants listed below (subject to change, so check the Harbor Hop website prior to the event.) For an optional $20 donation at your first stop, you can get registered and accept the 1st of 7 cards for your poker hand. You're welcome to enter more than once. 

After that, simply "hop" to 6 more participating stops, picking up an additional card at each one. Once you draw that final card, you'll turn in your hand, unless you choose to draw a bonus 8th card for an additional $5 to improve your odds. The entry fees for the hop are what determine the amount of prizes available. As long as you turn in your hand before 7 pm on October 14, your share of the winnings could be:

1st Place: 10%
2nd Place: 9%
3rd Place: 8%
4th Place: 7%
5th-10th Places: 5% each
4 Worst Hands: 4% each
Random Drawing for 10 Hands: 2% each

The Bonus: Section winners will be recognized from players that draw all 7 of their cards within a single section of checkpoints.

Checkpoints Gravois Arm - Section I
  • Cabana Jones (Formerly Bump's) - 3.5 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Jolly Rogers Grub & Grog - 4.5 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Beauty View Resort/Gas Hole - 5.5 MM Soap Creek - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Coconuts Caribbean Beach Bar & Grill - 7 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Hillbilly Yacht Club Bar & Grill - 7 MM Gravois Arm - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Frog's Bar & Grill - 8 MM Gravois Arm - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Tap and Grill Lakeside Brew Haus - 6.5 MM Main Channel - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm

Checkpoints Dam, Main Channel, 13 MM - Section II 
  • Beavers at the Dam - 0 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Ozark Yacht Club/Lakeside Cafe - 1MM (Jennings Branch Cove) - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Boathouse Lakeside Bar & Grill - 3 MM (Jobson Hollow Cove) - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Big Thunder Marina at Glencove - 3 MM - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Shady Gators #1 - 7 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Shady Gators #2 - 7 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Camden on the Lake/H.Toads #1 - 7 MM - 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Camden on the Lake/H.Toads #2 - 7 MM - 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Bobbers Restaurant at Alhonna Resort - 8 MM - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Big Thunder Marina - 8 MM (Buck Creek Cove) - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Franky & Louie's #1 - 10 MM (Lynch Cove) - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Franky & Louie's #2 - 10 MM (Lynch Cove) - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Bikini Pier - 11.5 MM - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Lake House 13 at Pointe Oasis - 13 MM (Chimney Cove) - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm

Checkpoints 13.5 MM - 26 MM, Main Channel - Section III

Checkpoints 28.5 MM - 38 MM, Main Channel & Big Niangua Arm - Section IV
  • Larry's on the Lake #1 - 31 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Larry's on the Lake #2 - 31 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Pier 31 Marina - 31 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • The Fish & Company - 31 MM (Linn Creek Cove) - 11:00 to 7:00 pm
  • Bulldog's Beach House - 33 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Chesnie's Cafe - 33 MM - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Captain Ron's Bar & Grill #1 - 34.5 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Captain Ron's Bar & Grill #2 - 34.5 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Nautifish Rum Bar - 3.5 MM Big Niangua - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Pirates Point Gas Dock & Boat Rentals - 35 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Bear Bottom Resort - 38 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm

We'll See You Saturday! 
This is always an exciting event, so we know you don't want to miss it. Pick up your essentials for the day at Shorty Pants Marina before you head on up to the restaurant for your possibly-winning card. While you're here, you might as well enjoy some of the best Cajun food at the Lake of the Ozarks too. We'll have it hot and ready for you! 

The Lake's #1 Creole Cuisine Restaurantwhere you can expect a luxury, laid back experience at Lake of the Ozarks!!

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Visit Shorty Pants Marina For All Your Boating Needs!

The best gas dock & marina at the Lake of the Ozarks has everything you need to enjoy a leisurely fall cruise around the water, including a place to park your boat while you're in town. When was the last time you visited Shorty Pants Marina? You may be surprised at all of the wonderful things that you'll find there!

Located just down the dock from Shorty Pants Lounge, Shorty Pants Marina & C-store can be found at the 21 MM in Salt Hollow Cove. We expect some wonderful boating weather to last at least a few more weeks (don't miss the Fall Harbor Hop on Saturday, October 14!,) and if you're lucky enough to take advantage of it, let us stock you up for the trip. 

Gas Dock
You'll want to have your boat or PWC fully gassed up before heading out, and we can definitely take care of that for you. Our full-service gas dock offers 87 Octane, 93 Octane, and Diesel fuel. We can even set you up with motor oil and other similar items that your watercraft may need, and you can always expect service with a smile!  

In addition to necessities for your boat, we also carry the things you need to have fun while you're out there, including: 

  • Soft Drinks
  • Package Alcohol
  • Bottle Openers
  • Koozies
  • Ice
  • Snacks
  • Sunglasses
  • Cigarettes
  • Dramamine
  • Watersports Flags
  • ...and so much more! 
You'll also find all kinds of cool Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina gear to wear, like t-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, and more, both in adult and children's sizes. If you need a short break from the water, relax out front at the picnic table or in one of our rockers. We've even got some freebies to give out, like treats for the dogs, popsicles for the kids, and hot coffee to ward off that inevitable autumn chill.  

Boat Slip Rentals 
There are 35 covered slips for rent at Shorty Pants Marina which vary in size from 14' X 36' up to 20' X 56'. We've got some PWC slips available too. If you're interested, call 573-302-1004 to see what we have open right now. 

When you rent a slip from us, you will also have access to: 

  • Showers
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Free WiFi
  • Free Electric
  • Free Ice
  • Gas Discounts
  • Gated Parking
  • The Cleanest Restrooms on the Lake! 

If you need a place to park yourself, in addition to your boat, we can help you out there too! You'll find 2 of the best vacation rental houses at the Lake of the Ozarks in the same cove with the ability to accommodate up to 16 guests. We've got some great fall weekends open for you and your family or friends to stay with us, and they're available all winter long too!  

The Restaurant
Just up the dock from our awesome marina is the best Cajun restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks. While you're in the cove, you might as well come in for some creative Creole cuisine or a refreshing drink. The outside deck with that gorgeous lake view is open for seating, and we've got plenty of seating indoors if it gets too chilly. You can even take advantage of our cozy outdoor fireplace area. 

We've got the means to keep you warm on the outside while our delicious food warms you up from the inside! (And if you're still cold, we've got some great-looking sweatshirts for sale!) The season's not over yet, so make sure you take the time to enjoy Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina at least one more time before winter creeps up on us. We're not going anywhere, anytime soon! 

The Lake's #1 Creole Cuisine Restaurantwhere you can expect a luxury, laid back experience at Lake of the Ozarks!!