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7 Interesting Facts about Memorial Day

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Memorial Day is a national holiday celebrated by many people, but do you know how Memorial Day started? Or how it became a national holiday? Wicked Willie’s has gathered seven interesting facts on this holiday that kicks off the summer: 
1. Memorial Day was originally called Decoration Day.
To honor those who died during the war, soldiers would decorate graves with flowers, flags and wreaths. Memorial Day became its official name in 1882, but the holiday wouldn’t legally become Memorial Day until 1967.
2. There is a National Moment of Remembrance law.
In December 2000, Congress passed a law requiring Americans to pause for one minute at 3:00 p.m. local time on Memorial Day to remember and honor the fallen. The time was chosen because 3:00 p.m. “is the time when most Americans are enjoying their freedoms on the national holiday.”
3. Waterloo, New York is considered the birthplace of Memorial Day.
Many other towns claim they are the birthplace of Memorial Day, including Boalsburg, PA, but…

Celebrate National Hamburger Month at Wicked Willie's Sports Grill

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What could be more American than a hamburger? May is designated as National Hamburger Month and the best restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks intends to observe it! Wicked Willie's Sports Grill has a fine selection of flame grilled burgers and fresh toppers, along with some signature burgers guaranteed to keep you celebrating the hamburger! Here are just a few reasons you should celebrate the almighty beef patty:

Burger Fun FactsHamburgers got their name from Hamburg, Germany where a cut of beef called the Hamburg steak is from. This evolved into what we now know as the hamburger. (www.savortonight.com)Burgers were 5 cents in 1921 and that price was reduced and increased over the next several years. There was a big jump in December of 1950 when burgers went from 10 cents to 12 cents. (www.beef2live.com)A slider is a very small hamburger patty sprinkled with diced onions served on a small bun. According to the earliest citations, the name originated aboard U.S. Navy ships, due to t…

What's on Tap at Wicked Willie's

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If you are an avid sports fan and beer enthusiast, then you are in luck! Wicked Willie's Sports Grill is the best sports bar at the Lake of the Ozarks and features cold brews, 33 televisions, and 3 projection screens, including one massive 120" one! Wicked Willie's has a variety of regional, domestic and imported beer to enjoy while you watch the big game.

Check out what we have on tap:

Blue Moon
This Belgian white aleis a Witbier-style beer brewed by Coors Brewing Company. This popular beer is brewed with orange and has a crisp finish.

Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat
Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat is an American-style wheat ale. Its a lively and refreshing ale with a natural citrusy flavor and distinctive cloudy appearance. This easy drinking wheat beer has become Boulevard's most popular offering, and the best-selling craft beer in the Midwest.

Schlafly Pale Ale Schlafly's Pale Ale is a smooth, balanced, copper-colored session beer with mildly spiced flavor and aroma. The b…

8 Little Known Things About Cinco de Mayo

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Cinco de Mayo is almost here and we happen to have some Mexican-inspired cuisine and signature margaritas on our menu at Wicked Willie's Sports Grill that we think are celebration worthy. We thought we would share some little known things about this festive day and why we find it cause for celebration:

1. It's Commonly Mistaken for Mexico's Independence Day
Mexico's Independence Day is September 16th and Cinco de Mayo is actually a celebration of Mexico's victory in the battle at Puebla on May 5th, 1862 during the Franco-Mexican war. The win for the Mexican army was highly unexpected as they were heavily outnumbered by the French. The victory was a great source of pride for the country and is the reason it is still celebrated today.

2. It's Not a Federal Holiday in Mexico
Cinco de Mayo is not observed as a federal holiday. However, all public schools are closed nationwide in Mexico on May 5th. In the state of Puebla, where the battle took place, and neighboring s…