Time To “Fall” Back An Hour

Don’t forget to set your clocks back one hour at 2:00A.M. on Sunday, November 2nd.

Copperwood Tavern Pumpkin Flip

Pumpkin Flip-Cocktail Class and Tasting
Tuesday, November 4th
6:30-7:30pm

4021 Campbell Avenue
Arlington VA 22206
703-552-8010

Limited space available, email info@copperwoodtavern.com to reserve your space.

Trick or Treat

Don’t forget to stock up on candy. Trick or Treating for Halloween is this Friday, October 31st from 5:00 to 8:00!

Look for the pumpkin sign displayed to see which apartments are participating.*

*If you wish to participate this year, please see the office to receive a pumpkin sign for your door.

For Food, Drink, and Jazz, Head to Ragtime in Arlington

A relaxed ambiance and tasty menu of food and drink draw in eaters to Arlington's Ragtime. Go there to watch a game on flat-screen TV, imbibe a refreshing beverage, and grab a bite to eat. The eatery also hosts live music on weekends and a jazz brunch on Sundays, adding yet more incentive to come in and grab dinner.

The small bites menu offers Chesapeake crab sliders, hummus and pita, fried calamari, and cheeseburger bites. There’s also the Potatoskinadilla, a unique concoction of mashed potatoes, cheese, bacon, and sour cream on a flour tortilla. The wrap and sandwich selection includes a garden wrap with house-made hummus, spinach, avocado, and jack cheese, as well as a Cajun burger topped with pimento cheese. Grilled Scottish salmon, jambalaya, New York strip steak, and penne with bacon bolognaise sauce are among the entrée options. Open every day.

Ragtime
1345 N. Court House Road
Arlington, VA 22201
(703) 243-4003
ragtimerestaurant.com/
www.yelp.com/biz/ragtime-arlington

First Annual ‘Stache Dash!

Register now for Shirlington's first annual 'Stache Dash sponsored by Samuel Beckett's Irish Pub and Pacers. The inaugural 5K will take place on November 2 and kicks off Movember, men's health month. For more information, or to register for the run, visit www.runpacers.com.

Happy Hour at Copperwood Tavern

Please join us for Happy Hour at Copperwood Tavern on Wednesday, October 22nd from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Appetizers and gift cards for drinks will be provided.

Your Ió Piazza by Windsor Team is looking forward to seeing you!

Tips for Hosting a Successful Dinner Party

Inviting friends over for a home cooked meal sounds like a great idea—until it comes time for the meal planning, cooking, and house cleaning that go into hosting a dinner party. Don’t fret, because these simple tips will show you how to host a stress-free gathering and even have enough time to relax for a moment before your guests arrive.

  1. Be realistic about the guest list. Before planning a dinner party, ask yourself whom you really want to invite. Limit your list to only a few people if you live in a smaller place, and try to invite people whom you think would get along well.
  2. Plan the meal in advance. Never leave meal planning and shopping until the day before. Browse recipes about a week in advance, and go shopping a few days before. This leaves the day of the party for you to cook and prepare your home.
  3. Set a comfortable table. Make sure that your guests have plenty of napkins, water, and other necessities to limit the time you spend running to the kitchen.
  4. Enlist some help. There’s nothing wrong with asking a friend to help you host your party—in fact, this could even make it more fun.

How to Prep a Flawless Cocktail Party [My Home Ideas]
101 Party Do's & Don'ts [House Beautiful]
How to Host a Dinner Party so Everyone Enjoys It [Lettuce Eat Kale]
Do’s and Don’ts of Hosting a Dinner Party [Rue Daily]

Fall Decorating Contest

Show us your creative side! Please email a picture of your apartment Fall/Halloween decorations to piazzamkt@windsorcommunities.com by October 27th. Voting on Facebook will start that week and the winner will receive a $50 gift card to a restaurant of their choice.

Decorations can be fun and festive or freaky and frightening.

Best Buns Bread Company: An Arlington Bakery

Is there anything more satisfying than the smell of fresh-baked bread? The owners of this Arlington staple don’t think so. The Best Buns Bread Company is the house bakery for all of the restaurants owned by the Great American Restaurants group, and it also offers tasty treats to appreciative Arlington diners.

This may be one of the best local places to grab a quick breakfast, like a sausage, egg, and cheese croissant. The place also offers a number of tasty sandwiches for lunch, each served on the bakery's fresh bread. Desserts available here include a variety of cookies, tarts, cakes, and more, and the cupcakes are held in especially high esteem by regular visitors!

Visit the Best Buns website to find out more about this Arlington bakery.

Best Buns Bread Company
4010 Campbell Avenue
Arlington, VA 22206
(703) 578-1500
http://www.greatamericanrestaurants.com/bestbuns/
http://www.yelp.com/biz/best-buns-bread-company-arlington

Pizza Party!!

Come to the Io Piazza Lobby tomorrow, Thursday October 2, from 5:30 to 7:00 for pizza and drinks, hosted by community Comcast representative, Monica Moran! Have a bite, mingle with your neighbors, and hear about the newest services offered by Comcast. We hope to see you there!