Fun Facts for the 4th of July

The forecast says that it is going to be a very hot week surrounding the 4th of July in the lake area. While we're sure that you will want to spend some of your holiday enjoying the beautiful outdoors our city has to offer, you should make plans to spend some of it inside where there is cool air-conditioning. For example, here with us at our Lake of the Ozarks Mexican restaurant!

Mexicali Blues is known for our fresh, delicious Mexican food and world famous margaritas, but we've got a few American-style dishes on our menu too. You may want to have one of these this time of year in honor of our American Independence Day, or even better, order them alongside your Mexicali Blues favorites. Either way, you'll get the same high-quality meal you're accustomed to when you dine at our family restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks

Hamburger - 1/3-pound pattied charbroiled beef, with or without cheese. 

Chicken Strips - Hand-breaded or grilled.

Mexi-Grille - Fajita chicken or steak topped with sauteed onions and peppers, smothered with pepper jack cheese. 

Fried Grouper Strips - Hand-breaded and served with chipotle aioli. 

Corn Dogs - This one is available on our kids' menu. 6 minis served with fries. 

From the bar, our amazing margaritas are hard to resist, but if you're wanting to be a bit more "patriotic" around the 4th of July holiday, we have a wonderful selection of good ol' American beers both in the bottle and on tap, some of which are even made right here in Missouri. 

4th of July Fun Facts
We decided to look into America's history just a bit, specifically that surrounding the 4th of July. Here are a few fun facts that we discovered and thought you would be interested to learn too.

- When America was much younger, the layout of the stars on the American flag changed every time a new state was admitted to the union. In 1777, the first official United States flag debuted on June 14 with 13 stars. 

- Beginning in 1818, the 4th of July was the official date set for updating the American flag. The design we know and love today has only been the official flag since July 4, 1960. 

- One well-known early American flag design, credited to Betsy Ross, had the stars in a circle so that all of the colonies would appear equal. 

- That final American flag design was created by a 17-year-old Ohio high school student, Robert G. Heft, in 1958. It was a high school class project on which he received a B- ! 

- Three different United States presidents have died on the 4th of July. Two of them, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams, both died on the same day, July 4, 1826, which also happened to be the 50th anniversary of the nation's founding. The other was James Monroe just 5 years later on July 4, 1831. 

- On a happier note, one U.S. president was actually born on the 4th of July, 1872 - Calvin Coolidge.

- Our nation's independence was actually approved by the Second Continental Congress on the 2nd of July, but it wasn't until 2 days later that Congress approved it, making the 4th the day that we actually celebrate.

- Congress offered everyone a day off of work for the 4th of July as an official "unpaid" national holiday in 1870. This was part of a bill that officially recognized other holidays too, including Christmas. It got even better for many in 1938 when they switched Independence Day to a "paid" federal holiday.

- The oldest continuous Independence Day celebration is the 4th of July parade in Rhode Island which has been happening annually since 1785.  

There are a few fun facts for you to impress your friends and family with this 4th of July. Another great way to impress them is to satisfy their appetites by bringing them to Mexicali Blues! We are open Tuesday-Thursday from 11:30 am-9:00 pm, and Friday & Saturday from 11:30 am-10:00 pm. When you're ready for a delicious bite to eat, a refreshing drink, and a break from the summer heat, we'll be here waiting to celebrate with you!
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