Category Archives: July – August

John & Sherri Buchanan – A Winning Combination

Passion, creativity, and hard work are the ingredients of success for John and Sherri Buchanan’s Tavern restaurant empire.  With three restaurants spanning the Lake of the Ozarks –  The Tavern at Trails End, The Tavern Smokehouse and The Tavern Trattoria – The Buchanan’s have exploded on the restaurant scene in just over three years.  


Operation BB Relief had its beginnings at the Joplin, Missouri tornado disaster in 2011. Stan Havs reached out to his fellow BBQ pitmasters to help feed first responders and displaced family members.  Read more in the current issue, on stands now.

Jeffery’s Creme De La Creme

For a lesson in delicacy and decadence, look no further than creme brûlée. The French dessert is known for its sweet aromas, rich flavors, and effortless complexity. The caramelized sugar of creme brulee “cracks” with every bite, creating an experience of taste, smell, and sound.

Fine Dining At a Longtime Lake Establishment

The Lodge of the Four Seasons is an award-winning luxury resort, and the fulfillment of a dream by Harold Koplar, Chairman of the Board of Koplar Enterprises of St. Louis. HK’s restaurant offers the resort an elegant dining experience. Mr. Koplar (more fondly known as H.K.) had been bringing his family to the Lake for […]

Adding a Kick to The Bagnell Dam Strip

Neon Taco is one of the newest restaurants at the lake of the Ozarks. It’s located on the 0-mile marker by water with access to the Bagnell Dam Strip. As you step into Neon Taco you’re greeted by vibrant colors and  spectacular views of the water. The team is excited to bring new flavors and […]

A Hole in One

Bear Creek Valley Restaurant opened along with the golf course in 2001, planning just to be a simple amenity for the players. Since then, due to the great food and service, it has grown into a stand-alone business. Owners Shirrel and Nancie Duncan wanted golfers to be able to end their rounds with a relaxing […]

Eat, Drink and Party

The Fish and Co., on the water in the Linn Creek cove of the Lake near ‘Four Corners”, has been a popular eating and drinking destination for more than 20 years. Six years ago it was taken over by the Missouri musician Dale Blue (The Barefoot Singer) and Iowa Farmer Nard Sandholm

Holiday Menu Delights

The holiday season brings many opportunities to celebrate with family and friends. Gathering over delicious food is often the highlight of many festivities. Whether you are planning a party for five or 50, delight your partygoers with fun finger foods and tasty desserts.