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Enjoy the Texas BBQ Plates at Armadillo Willy’s Near Foster City

November 26th, 2014

When you’re looking for some great restaurants in San Mateo, you will love being able to head out for a relaxing meal that you don’t have to prepare. This is a terrific way to try new food.

Have dinner at Armadillo Willy’s near Foster City. You will love the menu options available to you.

  • Try the Chicken Tortilla soup that is filled with flavor. There is also a Steak Wedge Salad and a delicious Chinatown Chicken salad.
  • The Texas BBQ plates include BBQ Ribs, Angus Prime Brisket, and Salt and Pepper Turkey. You can get a variety of sides to go with each dish such as onion fries and sweet potato fries.
  • Try some fantastic burgers that will just make your mouth water. A Flat Iron Cheeseburger, Ultimate Hickory Burger, and the Mushroom Swiss Burger are to die for. You can side it with fries, coleslaw, potato salad, Texas corn salad, or Cajun fries. You will love how each meal is prepared perfectly.
  • For dessert, try the Betsy’s Chocolate Chip Cookie or the Pecan-Honey Shortbread Bar. You an also get a tasty Rootbeer Float. Add a drink to your meal, and get a draft beer or any number of other drinks.

Check out the restaurants in San Mateo the next time you want to get out of your apartments for something to eat. You will love Armadillo Willy’s near Foster City. Feel free to get in touch for more information on our San Mateo community.

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Clean Your Foster City Windows Using Newspaper

November 20th, 2014

When you read blogs about green apartment cleaning tips, you might see the suggestion of using newspaper to clean your windows. Most people snort that even their grandparents don’t buy newspapers anymore. Yet, believe it or not, you have an unlimited resource for newsprint.


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Look in your mailbox. About half of the endless piles of advertising you find there will be newsprint. Instead of tossing it into the trash, as you go through it to make sure nothing important is there, set aside a few pages; you don’t need much.

  • Now that you have your newsprint, you will also need a window spray. You can use a commercial spray,  a 50-50 mix of vinegar and water, or just a spray bottle of water.
  • Lightly spray the cleaner onto the glass.
  • Crumple the paper into a ball, and rub the glass in a circular motion.
  • Follow the circular motion first with vertical and then horizontal strokes until the window sparkles.

Now you can throw away the rest of the junk mail. While you are at it, try to make sure the rest of the junk mail goes into a recycle bin when appropriate.

Living green is more than just following a few green apartment cleaning tips on a blog. It is a philosophy and a commitment to sustainable choices. At The Plaza, we built in some serious features to help our residents follow that philosophy, like a focus on mass transit, beams and joists made from recycled wood-chip byproducts, and drought-tolerant plants.

If you would like to join our environmentally conscious apartment community, contact our leasing office and discuss availability.

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Foster City Parks and Recreation is Accepting Letters to the Jolly Elf

November 18th, 2014

There will be plenty of holiday events in Foster City for you and your family to enjoy, whether you like to watch holiday movies, go caroling, or see the spectacular light displays at different locations around the city.

No matter what you want to do for the holidays, you’ll find lots of activities and attractions available to get you out of your Foster City apartment during the holiday season.

If your kids are looking forward to writing their letters to Santa Claus, the Foster City Parks and Recreation Department will be accepting them to forward them to his North Pole address. Once your children have written their letters and wish lists to be delivered, you can even help them address their envelopes via Foster City Parks and Recreation.

Letters can be dropped off in the mailbox located at the Foster City Teen Center at 670 Shell Boulevard any time between 3 pm and 6:30 pm Monday through Friday, or you can address them to the jolly elf at the Foster City Parks and Recreation. The mailing address is 650 Shell Boulevard in Foster City, CA 94404.  Don’t forget to include your child’s whole name and a self-addressed envelope with postage attached so a letter can be sent to your child.

Do you know of other family-friendly holiday events in Foster City? Share the details with your apartment neighbors! Find out more about our Foster City apartments or schedule a tour when you contact our leasing team today.

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Plan Winter Birthday Parties at Belmont Iceland in Foster City

November 12th, 2014

Do you have any kids or younger family members who will be enjoying a birthday this winter? Winter birthday parties can be a lot of fun, despite the misgivings that some people might have over having a birthday during the coldest part of the year.

Rather than staying cooped up in your Foster City apartment for a birthday, you should plan a party outing instead.

Belmont Iceland is an ice skating rink near Foster City, and it’s a great destination for parties and social gatherings. Planning a birthday party is always a huge hit because it gives the attendees something to do away from home that is exciting and will keep them physically active.

You can also plan a game of broomball at Belmont Iceland that will rev up the fun factor and make the party a bit more competitive and challenging. Broomball is essentially a game of ice hockey, played with brooms and a ball instead of sticks and a puck. You also play it in rubber-soled shoes instead of on skates.

Belmont Iceland can arrange a game of broomball for up to 35 people for $285, and they’ll provide all of the equipment you need to make the game a huge success.

Do you have some ideas for making winter birthday parties fun-filled and awesome events? Share your tips with your neighbors and friends on our Facebook page.

Find out more about our luxurious Foster City apartments or schedule a tour of our community by contacting our leasing team today.

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Bring the Family Out for Weekend Breakfast at Chow Down

November 6th, 2014

Even though you have beautiful kitchens in our affluent apartments, it is fun to go out to eat occasionally. If you are looking to go out for breakfast with the family, there are many restaurants in Foster City you can choose from.

Chow Down

Source: Chow Down.

This weekend, take your family to breakfast at Chow Down. There are many tasty menu options for you to enjoy.

  • Get a delicious prime rib hash, which includes potatoes, eggs, and prime rib. It is sure to fill you up.
  • The waffles are decadent and come in different flavors. You can get Banana Pecan Waffles that are so good you will be wanting to come back for more. These are served with fresh fruit.
  • Get any of the signature omelettes made to your liking. There are a variety of fillings you can choose from to make the perfect masterpiece. Served with the toast of your choosing, you will love this freshly made omelet.
  • Of the restaurants in Foster City, you can get a wonderful breakfast frittata here. It is a tasty dish that is made to perfection. It is both appealing to the eyes and the stomach.

The next time you are looking to go out for a meal, be sure to check out Chow Down. You will love the breakfast options that are made expertly by their chefs. You and your family will love the homey atmosphere that will keep you going back.

If you are ever looking to go out and enjoy a meal away from home, you can check out the fabulous restaurants in Foster City. Contact us at The Plaza for more restaurant suggestions.


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Take a Trip to Filoli Mansion for the Evening Holiday Shopping Boutique

November 4th, 2014

Are you someone who always plans ahead? If you’re already in search of holiday events near Foster City so you don’t have to come up with something at the last minute, put a shopping trip to Filoli Mansion on your schedule.

Filoli Mansion is located at 86 Canada Road, just 15-minutes drive from our affluent apartments, and it promises to deliver a shopping experience that will not leave you disappointed.

Between 5 pm and 8 pm on December 3rd and December 4th, you will be able to enjoy “La saison d’ élégance” and work through your holiday shopping list with unmatched speed.


Source: Filoli.

The Evening Holiday Shopping Boutique will feature rooms filled with unique merchandise, from delicious edible treats at Filoli’s Pantry to cooking gadgets and culinary offerings at Filoli’s Kitchen.

As you stroll through the rooms in search of the perfect gifts for your family and friends, you will also have the opportunity to treat yourself with mouthwatering samples from in-house vendors.

Keep in mind, however, that the shopping boutique vendors often give samples and sell holiday treats that contain nuts, so take special care if you have any nut allergies.

Filoli members can purchase tickets for this unique shopping event for $25 while tickets for the general public cost $30.

Have you experienced the Holiday Shopping Boutique at Filoli Mansion before? Share your impressions with your neighbors on our Facebook page.

If you’re not a part of our community yet, contact us for more information about luxury living close to the best holiday events near Foster City.

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