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May 9, 2010 06:33 PM

1st B-day party suggestions?

We are looking for a restaurant to have our son's 1st birthday. We would consider Italian restaurants and are interested in having a BBQ party! Does anone have any suggestions? We are looking to pay $20 per person or less on a Saturday afternoon. I guess you would consider that a lunch. Thanks for your help in advance. We are getting desperate.

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    1. Like Bgut, I don't know your area, but we've done two of our childrens' first birthdays at Zachary's in Long Branch (Oceanport technically?). While I am not a huge fan of the place, actually, we never eat there, it was local and could accommodate the size of our party. We did a bunch of apps - fresh mozzarella and tomatoes, buffalo wings, chicken fingers, I can't remember what else - salad, and pizza. It worked out very well, and most of the people at the party frequent Zachary's and were happy.

      1. I don't know the location either, but when you said BBQ, I immediately thought of Big Ed's BBQ in Matawan or is it Old Bridge? I went there only once many years ago, but whenever I hear BBQ, that comes to mind.

        Big Ed's Barbecue
        174 State Route 34, Matawan, NJ 07747