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5 Brunch Spots in Foster City to Try

January 9th, 2017

WaffleFoster City is one of the most beautiful cities on the coast, and the eating experience follows in this tradition. Here are 5 of the best brunch spots in the area with excellent food, great people and spectacular views.

Century Centre Cafe

If you are looking for a traditional American breakfast or brunch with a local twist, this is the eatery for you. Take in the local culture as you indulge in comfortable yet immaculately prepared lunch specials with some of the best customer service in the area. You can also get some of the best fruit smoothies here if you are looking for a healthy alternative.

Apple Fritter

This is a true brunch spot, as you can get burgers right next to waffles if you want. The coffee and tea selection is rather expansive here, with commercial and local brands available for purchase. The name of the business is no faux pas; you should try the apple fritter here on your first visit,  you will be blown away.

Cafe Florian

The eggs Benedict is to die for, and you can get a quicker cup of coffee here than virtually anywhere else in the area. They have many specialty dishes that are not available anywhere else, and although they can be a bit pricey, you definitely get the luxury experience here.

Noah’s Bagels

If you are looking for a quick breakfast, the bagel shop will get you where you need to be. The bagels here are absolutely incredible, as they must be if the location is advertising bagels as the name of the business! However, you can also choose from a wide selection of sandwiches and traditional brunch offerings.

Whispers Cafe and Creperie

There are other great crepe locations in Foster City, but Whispers gives you the best stuff at the cheapest price. It is truly an art form the way they put together crepes here; they do not simply overload you with the filling to cover up a lack of skill. You can also order here and take your brunch to another location – they accept pick up orders as well as dine in customers.

Brunch is not the only luxury that you can take advantage of in Foster City. Make the lifestyle yours for good by taking advantage of one of the openings at The Plaza, the Foster City apartment brand that is at the epicenter of the luxury and culture in the area. Give one of our leasing specialists a call or an email to get the process started today!

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5 Soup Recipes to Warm You Up

December 2nd, 2016

SoupDuring the winter holidays, a good soup can warm your heart and spirit. Not to mention the fact that it can make your entire Foster City apartment smell like home. Here are five soup recipes that you can try as the weather turns colder.

Chili

Chili is like one of those adventure novels you read in grade school, each bite is full of excitement. No matter where you start, the variations are endless and you can fine tune the recipe to suit your tastes.  Love beans?  Try a three bean and beef chili. Want to use up some leftover chicken? Try a steaming bowl white chicken chili. Want an authentic Tex-Mex experience? Dish up a hot ladle full of chili con carne.

Vegetable Beef

Vegetable beef soup is a fabulous way to make sure you and your loved ones get their daily dose of colorful veggies. A tomato-based vegetable beef soup allows you to customize the soup to your personal preferences. Load up on carrots, omit the green beans, add mushrooms. Anything goes! Plus, the crock-pot will simmer the soup all day long allowing you to come home to a hot, ready-to-eat meal.

Chicken Noodle

Winter is synonymous with cold.  When a cold strikes, a cup of chicken soup can ease your ailments. While you can spend hours making a deep, rich stock, a quick and easy chicken noodle soup may be just what the doctor ordered. The salty broth will ease a sore throat while the veggies deliver a powerful punch of Vitamin C. Matzo ball soup is another popular under-the-weather chicken soup with healing superpowers.

Lentils

Lentils are a delicious staple of plant-based diets or a great stand-in on a meatless Monday. They come in a variety to suit any taste including red, French, green, yellow and more. This Asian-inspired red lentil and sweet potato soup uses fragrant spices like ginger and curry to liven up the stew. Raisins and coconut milk give it a touch of sweetness to cut through the spice. Lentils are popular around the world. Dal is a staple in Indian diets. The French enjoy them with fresh vegetables and herbs.

Creamy Vegetable

Although they are higher in fat and calories, a good creamy soup can be just what you need to beat the winter blues. The creamy nature of these soups adds an extra layer of richness. Pureed vegetable soups freeze well and make for tasty lunches on the go or emergency dinners. Everyone loves a tangy tomato soup paired with a hot grilled cheese sandwich on a cool day.

Featuring updated open-layout kitchens, The Plaza Apartments in Foster City are a great place to whip up your favorite soups. Call today to see our available floor plans.

 

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4 Ways to Celebrate National Coffee Day

September 16th, 2016

No morning is truly complete until you’ve enjoyed a cup of freshly brewed coffee. That cup of coffee is especially important on National Coffee Day, which is celebrated on September 29th. Whether you prefer to drink coffee in the comfort of your Foster City apartment or at a local coffee shop, you’ll have no trouble finding a fun way to celebrate this special day. Consider adding one of the following destinations to your itinerary on National Coffee Day:

4 Things to Do on National Coffee Day

  • Stop by See U. The perfect spot to relax with coffee and a good book, See U aims to inspire the coffee lovers of Foster City. The cafe is well known as the regular meeting place for the Silicon Valley Women Federation. Whether you’re involved in this influential nonprofit or simply want some caffeine, you’ll enjoy the neighborly feel that infuses every nook and cranny in this welcoming coffee house.
  • Hit up Penelope’s Coffee and Tea. A local favorite, Penelope’s Coffee and Tea is the perfect spot to grab your morning cup of Joe. While hot coffee is always welcome, many of the regulars at Penelope’s favor the coffee shop’s delicious iced coffee. While you’re grabbing iced coffee, be sure to pick up a pound of coffee to take home. Penelope’s also offers a variety of breakfast burritos and Greek pastries.
  • Enjoy breakfast and coffee at the Century Centre Cafe. If a cup of coffee on its own isn’t good enough for you, you’ll prefer a visit to the Century Centre Cafe, which offers delicious coffee along with a variety of affordable breakfast options. Whether you order a pastry or an omelet, you’ll be satisfied with both the quality of the food and the ambience at this welcoming cafe.
  • Head to Mollie Stone’s Markets to buy organic coffee beans. If you prefer to brew your coffee at home, you’re in luck — you can find some of the best coffee in California at the Mollie Stone’s in nearby San Mateo. The store also stocks excellent coffee creamers and stevia that you can use as a healthy sweetener. Grab all of the things you need to make a wonderful cup of coffee, and then enjoy in peace in the comfort of your apartment.

The only thing better than drinking a good cup of coffee at Foster City’s finest cafes is enjoying it in a beautiful apartment. That’s exactly what we’re able to provide at The Plaza. Reach out today to learn more about our floor plans and amenities.

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5 Spots to Devour Chicken & Waffles

September 3rd, 2016

Getting to know an area can be a challenge, but with a few tips and tricks, there’s no doubt that you’ll quickly find your way around The Plaza and the surrounding community. If you live in our Foster City apartments, you know there are numerous nearby restaurants and venues serving something for just about any occasion. When looking for great chicken and waffles, the area has more than a few great choices.

Where’s the Best Chicken and Waffles in San Francisco?

When it comes to finding chicken and waffles in the San Francisco area, these are some of the top rated destinations. Each offers their own unique take and all are worth a visit (or two!)

#1: Auntie April’s Chicken, Waffles & Soul Food Restaurant

Simple, straightforward, and exactly what you want when you want great chicken and waffles, Auntie April’s Chicken, Waffles, & Soul Food Restaurant is the perfect choice. This is authentic and affordable food that anyone can enjoy. Don’t forget the pecan pie when you this location on 3rd St.

#2: Frisco Fried

Another authentic location, Frisco Fried is a family owned location. The hint of cinnamon in your waffles gives it just that extra something you are looking for. It’s also on 3rd St.  It’s a very affordable meal, too.

#3: Soul Groove

For something a bit more unique, check out Soul Groove. This location offers your favorites but also vegan options. You’ll be able to enjoy the Chicken Fried Soul Sandwich with its buttermilk battered chicken and maple flavored waffles. It’s located on Larkin St.

#4: 1300 on Fillmore

Check out 1300 on Fillmore for something a bit more elegant. It has all of the flavor and texture you want, with all of that extra sophistication you are looking for. Check out the rosemary waffles with their chili maple syrup butter sauce. It’s located on Fillmore Street in the heart of the city.

#5: Little Skillet

Affordable and traditional, Little Skillet is an excellent option for those looking for a filling meal. There are crowds at this location pretty much from the time they open until they close. The fried chicken is ideal for those who want crispy, hot and fresh food.

Enjoying the Best Close to Home

When you live at The Plaza, you get to enjoy the very best that the region has to offer. If you are considering finding a place to call home, give us a call to learn about our available floor plans and to book a tour with us.

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