If it’s August in Central Illinois, it’s time for the Taste of Peoria. Held annually on the second Wednesday of the month, the taste is the pinnacle event for foodies across the mid-section of the state. Visitors from near and far flock to the Peoria Riverfront to sample awesome creations from area restaurants and vendors.
This year, for the first time, our own Uncle Buck’s Fishbowl and Grill wowed customers with their signature deep fried alligator, garnished with a secret sauce that excites the taste buds! This was a great opportunity to watch them with four of our Bass Pro Shops Fish Fry Kits, operating at full capacity from 4pm until the 11pm closing. You can purchase these same fish fryers from our camping department for $49.99.
Not only was the crowd buzzing about the gator, but everyone noticed the energy of the friendly, very well-staffed crew. A tip of the Bass Pro Shops hat goes to everyone at Uncle Buck’s for providing Taste attendees with great and superior customer service. Everyone a the Taste loves quick service and short lines!
As we approach Labor Day, many of our customers are preparing for fish frys and other outdoor cooking events. Stop by and see us for all your food preparation needs from large capacity fryers to smokers to grills. We also stock the complete line of Uncle Buck’s Fish Breadings and Batters that range from mild to hot and spicy. The lineup also includes mixes for cornbread, fruit cobbler, biscuits, hushpuppies, pancakes and fried chicken breading. At $3.99 each, you can stock up an assortment of mixes without breaking the bank.
If you want to have everyone begging for your fish batter recipe, add one tablespoon of Uncle Buck’s Flaming Bass Hot Sauce ($4.99) to one large batch of Uncle Buck’s Pancake (yes, I said pancake) mix. Dilute the mix with just a bit m ore water to leave the desired amount of batter on your fish. This hot and sweet combination will make you an instant fish cooking guru!
Larry Orr, Camping Department
East Peoria, IL