Showing posts from June, 2019

A Deep-Fried Ice-Cold Treat - Fried Ice Cream

The month of July (which will be here after this weekend) happens to be National Ice Cream Month. Mexicali Blues in Osage Beach has a very unique and delicious way for you to celebrate - Fried Ice Cream!  That might sound impossible to you, but our Lake of the Ozarks Mexican restaurant knows exactly how to deep-fry this ice-cold treat so that it's not a gooey, melted mess. Instead, it turns into a taste-tempting dessert that just may become your new favorite way to enjoy ice cream. How Do We Do It? One might think that dropping a ball of ice cream into a deep-fryer would result in everything melting away into nothing. On the contrary, if done correctly, it's a scrumptious treat that  will impress you and your friends, as well as your taste buds!   We manage this tasty dessert by starting out with an extremely frozen ball of ice cream (the more solid, the better.) The ice cream is then rolled in cornflake crumbs and cinnamon. Since the ball has been frozen at such

Take Back Your Lunch Break at the Lake of the Ozarks

The 3rd Friday in June every year is designated as Take Back Your Lunch Break Day. This year it falls on June 21 and our Lake of the Ozarks Mexican restaurant is the perfect place to observe the holiday!   Lunch at Mexicali Blues The full menu at Mexicali Blues is available from open until close every Tuesday-Saturday, but the items on our special lunch menu are only offered from 11:30 am-4:00 pm .  Wraps A grilled chipotle tortilla filled with your choice of meat plus lettuce, cheese, tomato, green onion, and cilantro ranch, served with either rice or fries. Meat choices include grilled chicken, steak, or shrimp.  Mexi-Grille Wrap Fajita chicken, steak, or shrimp topped with sauteed onions and peppers, then smothered with pepper jack cheese and served with rice or fries.  Smothered Shrimp or Chicken Sauteed shrimp or grilled chicken served on a bed of rice smothered with cream cheese sauce and served with a salad.  Rice & ??? Combo Choose either a tamale,

The Humble Beginnings of the Fantastic Fajita

Just thinking about eating a plate full of fajitas at Mexicali Blues is exciting enough, but once you hear that sizzle of the hot skillet headed your way and get a whiff of the sensational aroma traveling toward you, the anticipation is almost too much to take! Our Lake of the Ozarks Mexican restaurant   can't take credit for coming up with the original idea of the fajita but we have managed to perfect the many magnificent flavors it contains!  Fajita Origins For those of you unfamiliar with this delicious dish, a fajita is a hearty meal that you actually assemble yourself at the table. A skillet full of grilled meats, onions, and peppers is accompanied by tortillas and a plate full of rice, beans, lettuce, cheese, sour cream, and tomatoes.  The word "fajita" did not show up in print until 1971, according to the Oxford English Dictionary. The first meals that were considered to be fajitas were served in the late 1930s-early 40s. Mexican ranch workers living along

Get to Know Your Tequilas - 5 Delicious Varieties

We have a wide variety of quality tequilas behind the bar at our Lake of the Ozarks Mexican restaurant .  There are so many different kinds, it can be difficult to know which to order. The more you know about the different types of tequila available, the easier it will be to narrow down which ones you will like most.  Your Mexicali Blues bartender will be more than happy to point you in the right direction if you want to get to know our tequilas a bit better. The information in today's blog will give you a head start on that. The next time you come in, you may already sound like a tequila expert!  2 Categories of Tequila The main types of tequila are split into two different categories before being divided into types. These categories are 100% Agave and Tequila Mixto .  The 100% Agave is made with all Blue Agave, but Tequila Mixto only has to contain at least 51% Blue Agave in the ingredients. The other 49% is made up of other sugars plus additional things such as ca