Chelle's Bar and Grill opened its doors last fall on October 11th. The restaurant's new owner, Rachelle Frost, said it has been a great start to her new exciting adventure. Rachelle has actually been with the restaurant for much longer though. Under its previous management, Rachelle started waitressing part time back when it first opened. Through the years, Rachelle got to know many people in town and loved being able to visit with all of the guests who came in.
Things have been going really well for Rachelle and her team of 12 employees in the last five months. They have seen the continued support of the community and even growth in numbers and events that take place at Chelle's. Card clubs, work meetings, wedding showers and receptions are just a few of the things keeping everyone busy at the restaurant. Whether you have a small or large group you can count on Chelle's for a wonderful atmosphere, great food, and excellent service! The party room is still available for private parties, with graduation coming up, this is a great location for parties and get togethers. If you would like to know more about reserving the party room just give Chelle's a call.
The new menu has also been a hit with guests. You can find simple changes, like being able to substitute onion rings for french fries with your burger. You can also choose between breaded and grilled chicken with you chicken sandwich.
There have also been new items and specials. Hot beef and potatoes have been a popular lunch time special, and the loaded potato skins are one of the new amazing appetizers. The daily lunch specials will be changing soon just in time for spring and summer to start! Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday you will be able to try a Western Turkey Melt, or a Roast Beef and Cheddar Sandwich. Thursday will still remain Taco Day, in which they have added a steak quesadilla.
Zippy Chicken Wings are also a new addition to the menu, you can get the Hot, BBQ, or plain. Rachelle said the wings have been a huge hit, and some of her regular snowmobiler customers stated they are the best wings in Tama County. Chelle's is also currently offering a Lent special for apx 6 weeks. You can find crab con queso cheese dip for an appetizer, or you can go with clam strips and fries. On Friday nights they will also be offering a shrimp Alfredo.
Rachelle has also found a new knick of baking since starting this new adventure. Her homemade desserts have been a huge hit! Here is the mouth watering list of deserts to try. There is banana cream cake, banana supreme pie, lemon supreme pie, a blonde brownie sundae or a pecan pie bar sundae.
You can also stop by Chelle's daily from 3:30 to 6:00 pm to catch their happy hour specials. Blue Moon is back on tap, and you can get $1.50 draws during happy hour. Friday and Saturday night from from nine till close you can get 2 dollar bottles, 1 dollar draws, and even late night appetizer specials. Rachelle has also been stocking up for summer time! Getting in great summertime beers and even a few new liquors. Variety is always an option at Chelle's.
Come on down to Chelle's on Saturday March 15th for all your St Patty's Day fun. They will be running a traditional Irish meal of corned beef served with red potatoes and cabbage. Of course there will be drink specials too, 2 dollar bottles and 1 draws from 6:00 pm to close! April 11th you will also be able to see awesome live music at Chelle's. The band Smoking Guns from right here in N.E. Iowa will be playing. They play a variety of original and covered country western music.
Chelle's has found its place and fits right in, in our wonderful community. This will be a wonderful staple and meeting place for everyone for many years to come! Be sure to stop on by for dinner, and or dessert and congratulate Rachelle and her team for the wonderful job they have been doing, and maybe even plan your next work party at Chelle's!