"A New Lake Ouachita Tradition in the Making"
In the South, a really good burger is the hallmark of any great restaurant. At Jenn’s Specialty Foods, located on Highway 270 just 7 miles east of Mount Ida at Bearce Airport, the burger of your dreams starts with freshly ground...brisket. Tender, fresh brisket, ground to order and cooked up with juicy goodness and served with the necessities on a spectacular choice of bun. And the fries...well, they are real French fries, fresh cut and fried twice, the authentic French way, for that distinctive crisp snap of flavor that will make you whip out your appetite and recalibrate your expectations. Jenn’s Specialty Foods is that perfect hybrid of contemporary food service. Her restaurant is open for lunch Wednesday- Friday and open on Saturday’s and Sundays for their popular brunches. But, in the background, staff are prepping Jenn’s most popular items for catering and provisioning in the community and at nearby Mountain Harbor Resort and Spa, where Jenn’s catering and fresh, gourmet items are in high demand.
Located right next to Bearce Airport, Jenn’s has become a popular “fly-in” destination, where pilots and their passengers can land and walk a short, shady pathway up to the restaurant for Jenn’s spectacular lunches and brunches. Complimentary airport pick- up is also provided by Mountain Harbor Resort for those wanting to experience a little lake time.
Brunch enthusiasts are wowed by her famous Stuffed French Toast, which boasts a citrus, cinnamon cream cheese filling with strawberries and bananas and her savory Eggs Benedict, made from scratch with tempered butter, rich egg yolks, cayenne, freshly ground pepper and lemon.
In temperate weather, Jenn’s Specialty Foods offers outdoor dining on her intimate patio with herbs and fresh flowers in the planters. Guests enjoy bringing their pets along, who always enjoy Jenn’s homemade gourmet doggie treats.
Summer hours are 11 am to 2 pm Wednesday through Friday; 9 am – 2 pm for brunch on Saturday and 9 am – 3 pm for brunch on Sunday.
At Mountain Harbor’s award winning marina, one of the South’s largest inland marinas, hungry families stopping by for fuel and ice can pick up a juicy good Galley Burger, a gourmet dinner to heat up back at the cabin or some really, really serious desserts – like her popular Galley Cookies or Better Than Sex Pie. Frozen gourmet entrees are available as well! Bright, attractive display cases are conveniently located by the double doors at the marina patio.
Jenn also keeps her entrees and desserts stocked at the nearby Joplin Store and Valero Gas Station.
For road weary families staying at Mountain Harbor, nothing says “Welcome” quite like arriving to find your unit already provisioned by Jenn. From the basics like salt and pepper to full course meals, already prepared and the fridge ready for the grill or oven, Jenn’s Specialty Foods provides a full provisioning menu, not only for the rental accommodations at Mountain Harbor, but for boats, condos and homes in the community. Jenn and her team will work with you to personally customize your provisioning, your menus and your budget!
Anniversary couples, families celebrating birthdays or “Mom’s not cooking this weekend!” are thrilled with the catering options that Jenn provides. In addition to parties, weddings and corporate events, Jenn is happy to work with couples and families on providing catering for small, intimate events – like an anniversary dinner catered to your deck or boat or a gourmet picnic prepared for you to take out on the lake! From spicy BBQ ribs to White Lasagna or Osso Bucco, Jenn can fulfill that wild craving for the perfect lake food.
Whether you are looking for a charming, local lunch experience; a catered event to celebrate a lifetime milestone; the tasty convenience of specialty provisioning or just a really great burger or cappuccino (make mine caramel, please!); you will love Jenn’s Specialty Foods! Call them today at 870-867-0113 or check out their menus at www.mountainharborresort.com/dining/jennsspecialtyfoods.