Get a sitter, grab your favorite neighbors and plan a double date! The San Mateo social scene is thriving and it just keeps getting better. Find a few local favorites that double as great choices to spend your date night on the town.
A Pair of Pals and Pop-Up Dinner:
KitchenTown, San Mateo hotspot and local food hub has launched a series of Pop-ups that you’ll want to include in your regular calendar. Mix up your work week and your palette! Set on Thursday nights, the pop-up dinners at Kitchentown are the perfect culinary experience to share with friends on a double date night out. No reservations necessary.
Here’s a sample menu of what you might expect from a select chef:
SPANISH NIGHT MENU with chef Maria Luisa Bendito of Spanish Bite
+Seafood Paella with fish, clams, prawns & calamari
+Piquillo peppers stuffed with shrimp and mushrooms in a red pepper béchamel sauce
+Organic meatballs in a saffron and almond sauce with baked potatoes
+Torilla Española with chorizo and side of vegetables pisto
+Chicken coquetas with aioli sauce
Below are a few Thursday night pop-ups coming up. Watch for new Pop-ups monthly!
Sushi and The Shop:
Head downtown for fresh sushi at Joy Sushi followed by an evening at The Shop at Flywheel Press. Order the Spicy Salmon Salad, Shiro Maguro Belly, and Dragon Roll paired with sake at this traditional Japanese food spot.
Explore the events coming up at The Shop at Flywheel Press plan your after dinner entertainment:
Indulge in art and dance to the DJ’s sweet tunes at the First Friday ArtWalk on November 4.
Get your game on at Cards Against Humanity Night on October 13, November 10 and December 8. This popular game is simple. Each round, one player asks a question from a black card, and everyone else answers with their funniest white card. Pro tip: BYOB to this 21+ game night.
Burgers and Bowling:
Keep your date night causal at Jack’s Prime Burgers followed by Bel Mateo Bowl. Fill up on favorites such as the Ultimate Bacon Burgers, Sweet Potato Fries and hand-spun Black & White shakes at this modern day diner before making your way to bowl in the dark and watch the lanes transform into an awesome music video as you experience Planet Bowling every Friday and Saturday. Pro Tip: Try the latest mixologist creations from the Bar & Lounge and use a new Cosmic-Lite bowling ball, it’s like bowling on another planet!
Featuring best-in-class retailers such as Tin Pot Creamery and Blue Bottle Coffee, Bay Meadows’ Town Square is shaping up to be the ideal gathering place with more ground floor retail, outdoor dining and pop-ups to come. Soon home to a stunning new sculpture from internationally-renowned artist Jeppe Hein, the Town Square will be the dynamic core of our urban village. With Caltrain electrification to start in 2017, the platform will be elevated and grade separations will be installed on 31st and 28th Avenues, making the Town Square the perfect place to relax outside for a glass of wine or an ice cream after a day of shopping and entertainment at Hillsdale Center. Join the Bay Meadows email list to stay on top of the latest.