Party Place Cafe located in Forked River celebrated their one year anniversary this October. Gary, owner and long time resident of Lacey Township, along with his daughter, saw a need for a business that provided a warm friendly atmosphere serving great food as well as the ability to hold parties and events.
Party Place Cafe welcomed a new chef, Shelly, with over 20 years experience in the food industry. She started out at Carroll’s Restaurant in Manahawkin and then spent 8 years at Coffaro’s, an Italian American Restaurant in New Brunswick. After which, she served as a sous chef at Upper Crust in Flemington for 6 years. She then spent 3 combined at Lacey Elks and Lacey Diner.
Shelly is excited to share her eclectic food experiences here at Party Place Cafe. She loves to make sure each customer has a wonderful meal whether they are looking for something on the light-side or something little more rich and decadent.
Shelly enjoys adding a “twist” to the typical menu items. Such as an Egg Salad BLT which usually has lettuce, however, Shelly’s is an Egg Salad BST…with Bacon Spinach and Tomato on a croissant. Another example, is her Crust less Quiche using zucchini for the crust; making the item paleo and gluten free.
Party Place Cafe offers Meals to Go, easily prepared, fully cooked, served in microwavable containers. Each meal comes with a soup or a salad and a side for only $7.99. Currently they are running a special: Buy 3 Meals to Go and get one free. These are great for those nights you are don’t feel like cooking; just spent the day at work and afternoon on the field cheering your children on at soccer or filed hockey; or for those who are on their own. Some of the choices are: Chicken Parmigiana, Stuffed Peppers, Shrimp Scampi, or Penne Pasta with Meatballs or Sausage.
Did you know that Party Place offers catering? Well, they DO! They will cater on or off-site. They have sandwich platters, wraps, you name it…a fully customizable menu for your special occasion. Remember when I said Chef Shelly likes to put a “Twist” on things? Well, it doesn’t stop in the restaurant, she does it for catering as well. For example, we have all had Chicken Francaise. Shelly makes Chicken Francaise stuffed! Stuffed with spinach, mushrooms and garlic…mmmmm. Also, she does these egg rolls: Irish Corn Beef, Cheesesteak and Sausage and Peppers. Are you thinking what I’m thinking…Holiday Party?
Remember to keep in mind that Party Place Cafe hosts Birthday Parties as well, so you can enjoy your party, plus we do all the clean up! They have a huge array of themes for you and your child to pick from; super heroes, princess, etc. Their most popular ones are “Be a Chef”, “Decorate a Cupcake” and the “Painting Parties” themes. There are many add-ons such as a jump house, pony rides and the rock wall. The parties start at $12.99 per child.
So come on in and visit …give a warm welcome to Shelly.
Check out Facebook for their Daily Special. Party Place is located at 212 Lacey Road, Forked River; right next to the Goddard School; 609-242-2233. Their hours are Monday to Friday 7am to 6pm; breakfast and lunch on Sundays.