Shahi Palace | Candela Pizzeria and Ristorante | Kelsey Theatre | KC Prime | Cherry Grove Farm

Shahi Palace Serves Indian and Pakistani Fare Not Far From Avalon Run East

If your taste buds are craving Pakistani and Indian cuisine, plan on having dinner at Shahi Palace. The Lawrenceville eatery is touted as the first halal steakhouse in New Jersey, but that doesn't mean vegetarians are unwelcome here. There are plenty of dishes designed to satisfy meat-lovers and non-meat-eaters alike.

Make the short trip from Avalon Run East to Shahi Palace, where customers say the meals are authentic and full of flavor. If you plan to try Pakistani and Indian cuisine for the first time, the wait staff will be more than willing to make suggestions. You could also just order one of the dishes that come highly recommended by regulars, such as the goat karahi, sweet naan, saag lamb, vegetable samosas, or the chicken tikka masala. Stop by during lunch and enjoy the buffet, which is loaded with a variety of hot and fresh selections.

Shahi Palace
2495 Brunswick Pike
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
(609) 637-0015

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Candela Pizzeria and Ristorante Near Avalon Run East in Lawrenceville: Grab a Pie or Enjoy an Italian Dinner

Guests can stop by Candela Pizzeria and Ristorante for a full Italian dinner or a pizza pie or two. The casual Lawrenceville eatery features a lunch and dinner menu, but many regulars come here strictly for the pizza.

You could always make the short trip from Avalon Run East and pick up a few pies for dinner. Or, you could bring the family along and stay for awhile. Either way, try one of the two dozen pizzas, all of which are made with fresh dough and a signature homemade sauce. The pizzas here come in the cheesesteak, baked ziti, seafood, and eggplant rollatini varieties. Regulars suggest the Brooklyn Pizza, a square-shaped, thin-crust pie with fresh mozzarella and tomato sauce. There's also an option to replace the traditional crust with whole wheat. If you're looking for a more filling Italian meal, check out the veal, seafood, chicken, and pasta dishes.

Candela Pizzeria and Ristorante
4120 Quakerbridge Road
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
609-799-8800

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Kelsey Theatre in West Windsor: Professional Productions Just a Short Distance From Avalon Run East

Kelsey Theatre puts on productions that impress West Windsor residents of all ages. Each season brings something new to this community theater—which actually sits on Mercer County Community College's campus. In the past, audiences have enjoyed shows like The Wizard of Oz, Peter Pan, and Much Ado About Nothing. This season will bring the classic The Nutcracker and A Man For All Seasons to the popular local theater, which is just a stone's throw from Avalon Run East. Although different companies put on the productions, guests say they're always done professionally.

In addition to the shows, Kelsey Theatre also plays host to workshops for children and adolescents. They cover various aspects of the performing arts and teach local youngsters the skills they'll need to get up on stage themselves one day.

Kelsey Theatre
1200 Old Trenton Road
West Windsor, NJ 08550
(609) 570-3333

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Lawrenceville's KC Prime: Stop in for Surf and Turf Near Avalon Run East in Lawrenceville

You might be pleasantly surprised by the prices you see on the menu at KC Prime. Unlike other steakhouses, this one in Lawrenceville has a reputation for dishing out steaks that are as affordable as they are well-prepared. That even includes mammoths like the 35-ounce prime roast rib, one of the most popular orders at KC Prime—and a dish that's easily big enough to share.

It's only one of many eats on the expansive menu, though, which includes both seafood and steaks. Customers highly recommend a handful of the dishes, including surf and turf skewers, grilled Scottish salmon, jumbo lump crabcakes, and the ceviche "cannoli." No matter what you order, however, patrons say you can expect a large portion. Add a glass of wine to round out your meal at KC Prime, which isn't too far from Avalon Run East.

KC Prime
4160 Quakerbridge Road
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
(609) 275-5418

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Lawrenceville's Cherry Grove Farm Promises Fresh, Organic Food not far From Avalon Run East

The people who work the land at Cherry Grove Farm care more about the way their food is raised than how much they sell. Of course, they have no problem divvying up the fresh produce and meats from their 400-acre farm to the Lawrenceville community, given the ways they've revamped their processes over the past decade.

Although Cherry Grove Farm has been in business for decades, it was only recently that it made the switch to certified organic farming. When it comes to livestock, the farmers here never resort to hormones, steroids, or antibiotics to beef up their herds. Instead, they feed cows grass and milk them twice a day (you're welcome to watch this unfold). The milk goes into fresh cheese, which staff sells at the farm store along with the fresh meats, free-range eggs, and many other artisanal foods from local producers. Make the short trip from Avalon Run East to Cherry Grove Farm to stock up on healthy local food.

Cherry Grove Farm
3200 Lawrenceville Road
Lawrenceville, NJ 08540
(609) 219-0053

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