Most locals know the man and the story about this very successful businessman. Michael “Jim” Delligatti who established Uno’s, The Honi Honi Bar, Garrett 8 Cinemas, and Arrowhead Market was a well-known fixture here at Deep Creek Lake. His claim to fame, which has reached far around the world, is the invention of the Big Mac sandwich at McDonald’s. We have all enjoyed our share of this famously delicious burger that revolutionized the fast food world. Mr. Delligatti opened his first McDonald’s restaurant in 1957 and branched out 47 more franchise stores over the next two decades. Competing against the large sandwich offerings of Big Boys and Burger King, Mr. Delligatti proposed a new sandwich called simply the Big Mac! McDonalds executives didn’t receive the idea well at first but eventually got the green light to pilot the sandwich in the Uniontown market in 1967. The rest is history!
The residents here at the lake have immense respect for the Delligatti family and were saddened by the news of his passing in late November. Remember the next time you dig into a Big Mac the interesting story of the man behind its creation.
Deep Creek Dunk Weekend Activities. There are 5 days until Deep Creek Lake celebrates our famous Deep Creek Dunk at The Honi Bar beside Uno Chicago Grill. Temps this week are going to rival spring, peaking at 65 on Friday. Speaking with our real estate manager this morning, we are not sure if it’s going to be easier/warmer for the dunkers or if it’s going to seem colder because of warm air temps. Regardless of the temperature, the event itself is the star and is always pure fun for event participants as well as onlookers whose numbers are in the thousands. Crazy costumes and cold water are all in good fun but raising money and awareness for the Special Olympics is the real reason for this wonderful event.
The Dunk may be the star but there are plenty of first class activities that piggy back on this popular weekend. Goose Bumps and Grapes which is presented by Uno’s bar and Grill, The Honi Bar, Arrowhead Market and Co-hosted by Taylor-Made Vacations and Sales on Friday, February 24 between 6pm-9pm. For a $20 cover, you can sample delicious wines around a roaring fire with Honi’s House Band rocking the crowd starting at 9pm.
Call Betsy Holcomb @ 301-616-5022 or email her at Betsy@deepcreekvacations.com to schedule a meeting to discuss the current real estate market and available properties.
The Davisson Brothers Band, who are loved and respected by locals and visitors alike, will be playing at The Greene Turtle Restaurant from 7pm to 10pm on Saturday. Please understand that this will be the rockin’ after dunk party at the lake! Book tickets through the DBB’s Facebook page. Don’t miss it!!
After you kick up your heels with the Davisson Brothers Band, head on over to the Black Bear Tavern and check out local favorite’s, The Terah Crawford Band at 9PM. Terah and her band provide talented and entertaining music with roots right here at the Lake!
Honi Honi Summer Luau Deep Creek Lake. Saturday has always revolved around the lake – boating and of course the Honi Honi Bar! As we transition into summer, that party is amplified on July 28th at 1PM as people flock to the Honi Summer Luau. Chow down on the classic summertime favorites – pork BBQ made with Honi’s secret sauce, baked beans, and coleslaw. Last year they actually sold out of food because of the huge attendance so make sure you get there early. It is the norm for the Honi-Honi to have 1st class live music during the afternoon, and this year will not be any different as Velveeta will take the stage from 1-5pm. There will be luau-themed drinks to keep you refreshed during our mild summer days here at the lake. Make plans now to pack up the family and head to Deep Creek Lake this weekend and enjoy a super fun event!
Fourth of July weekend is on the radar and I can already feel the buzz of Saturday afternoons at The Honi Honi Bar at Deep Creek Lake. For all of you who have not experienced The Honi on a Saturday, put your seatbelt on tightly and get ready to blast off with THE party at Deep Creek Lake. They have a huge dock to handle the large amounts of people that travel by boat and there is also plenty of parking if you decide to travel by car. The music will put you in a trance like the pied piper and seduce you into shaking your tail feathers on the dance floor with happy go lucky locals until your howling at the moon.
This is always a family/kid friendly party with a playground arms length from the music. Kick back and order some good food, have a cool drink, and watch the band and the little ones while tapping your toes to the beat of bliss. There is over 1 plus acres of grass for your kids to run around that gently slopes down to beautiful Deep Creek Lake. Nudge your way into some competitive corn hole games, or lay out a big blanket and soak up some rays. Whatever you do, do not miss the undisputed heavyweight championship party’s happening every Saturday of the summer here at Deep Creek Lake.