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Advanced Veterinary Care of San Elijo: Grain Free Diets: Healthy or potentially hazardous?

Advanced Veterinary Care of San Elijo 

1691 Melrose Dr. Suite # 110
San Marcos, CA 92078
760-736-3636
www.sanelijovet.com

 

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New batch of San Marcos eateries raising the bar on kid-friendly dining

New batch of San Marcos eateries raising the bar on kid-friendly dining

San Marcos is steadily ranked as a great place to raise a family, thanks to its top-notch schools and high quality of life. Look around town and you’ll see that affirmed. Children 9 or younger make up about 15 percent of the city’s population. That’s higher than San Diego County’s rate, which is closer to 12 percent. 

The local dining scene has taken note, too. A fresh crop of family-focused restaurants has sprouted in recent years. And these aren’t the kiddie chains most of us remember from our childhoods. At these spots, parents can still enjoy a quality meal while their kids can—well, be kids.  

The newest to open its doors is My Yard Live, 288 Rancheros Drive, which serves family-style food with a backyard vibe (think smoked brisket by the pound and picnic tables). Billed for the “young and young at heart,” it aims to entice folks to linger awhile—much like you would at a neighborhood party. Live music, lawn games and lots of lounge areas underscore that comfy vibe. 

For example, families can relax on a large patio that features a play area and treehouse for kids to explore. Months of research went into perfecting this treehouse, and the company that built it has created similar structures for Disneyland. 

Because My Yard Live brews its own beer, parents can sample its in-house program—or one of the many guest brews it has on tap. There’s also a full bar offering all sorts of craft cocktails and wine. 

Many dishes can be served family-style, including roasted chicken, St. Louis-style ribs, smoked brisket and a sausage platter. Adults can also pick from salads, sandwiches, burgers and entrees—while kids can take their pick from staples such as mac-and-cheese, hotdogs and chicken tenders. 

Just across Interstate 78 is URGE Gastro Pub & Common House, 255 Redel Road, a sprawling eatery serving up family fun with a hip twist. For starters, there’s a bowling alley with a Big Lebowski theme. And yes, parents can order a proper White Russian at the bar—there are nine varieties, in fact. Parents with younger kids will appreciate the gutter guards and bowling ball ramps to make the game easier. Because there are just eight bowling lanes, everyone is encouraged to reserve one online at sm.urgegastropub.com/bowling—and check rates, as they vary. 

The back patio also feels more like a backyard thanks to a large, grassy area, which was recently added with kids in mind. In fact, this space offers all the makings of a family game night—including giant sized chess, Jenga, Connect Four,  cornhole and bucket ball. This back patio is dog-friendly, so families can bring their four-legged children, too. 

Urge also houses its own brewery, Mason Ale Works. Those in-house brews are on tap, along with dozens of other local craft beers. There’s also a hefty whisky list with more than 70 varieties, plus a full bar and sophisticated wine list. 

Most of the menu can be summed up as classic pub food, which includes burgers, fish and chips, schnitzels and meatloaf. There are also several salads, flatbreads and shared plates. The kids’ menu includes crowd-pleasers, such as mac-and-cheese, chicken tenders and sliders.  

The past couple of years has also ushered in Landon’s East Meets West—formerly Landon’s Gourmet Kitchen—1020 West San Marcos Boulevard. As the new name indicates, the restaurant recently pivoted its concept to feature a more Asian inspired menu. That comes through in dishes like kimchi fried rice and tandoori chicken. Fans of the original menu will still find burgers, flatbreads and stuffed avocados—and many of the other dinner entrees will return soon. 

A good selection of wine and craft beers also remains, though some imports have been added to pair with the Eastern-inspired entrees. The kids’ menu includes crowd-pleasers such a grilled cheese and  gluten-free chicken nuggets. 

Lucky for parents, one thing that hasn’t changed here is the supervised playroom, which truly sets this restaurant apart. Here, attendants will happily entertain kids for a reasonable rate ($8 per hour for one child or $12 per hour for two children). Kids can make crafts, play games or enjoy the treasure trove of toys, including a life-sized stuffed pony, dollhouse and musical instruments. 

The playroom, however, is not open every day: It is now only open on Wednesdays and Saturdays—though there are plans to eventually open it on Sundays. 

Also, worth noting: Dining is allowed in the playroom, which a gamechanger for parents who want to enjoy some uninterrupted adult conversation over dinner—while still giving their kids a fun night out.   

Meat at the Market!

Meat at the Market!

Da-Le Ranch is a family owned and operated farm located in Lake Elsinore, Ca. Their 65+ acre ranch promotes sustainable farming and natural concepts in living, offering up the BEST Organic, Pasture Fed, Free Roaming Protein. Enjoy Beef, Pork, Lamb, Fowl & Fresh Eggs.

The Da-Le Ranch team is passionate about what they do, and they strive to bring the highest quality and ethical meats and eggs to their customers throughout 24 farmers markets in Southern California. At the San Marcos Farmers Market, Da-Le Ranch can be found every Tuesday, 3-7pm, 1035 La Bonita Drive, across from Decoy Dockside in beautiful Lake San Marcos.

For additional information, please contact melanie@sanmarcoschamber.com

San Marcos wins state award for helping businesses expand

The California Association for Local Economic Development (CALED) recently honored the City of San Marcos with an Award of Excellence—its highest prize—for helping local businesses grow over the past two years.

San Marcos has helped four San Marcos companies secure nearly $1.4 million in state income tax credits since 2017, allowing them to collectively create 79 local jobs.

“We’re proud to have helped these businesses connect with the resources they need to grow in San Marcos,” said Economic Development Manager Tess Sangster. “These companies will undoubtedly boost our local economy, which is a really big win for our whole community.”

CalEd awards San Marcos for economic development effortsThe Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) awards these credits, which are applied to reduce a company’s state income taxes. Those savings are then invested back into the company.

Winning these credits is highly competitive, so city staff guided business owners each step of the way. This included calling on the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation (San Diego Regional EDC) for added expertise in the area.

“Helping these business owners put their best foot forward was a team effort,” Sangster said, pointing out that the City appropriately won the award in the Economic Development Collaboration category. “By bringing San Diego Regional EDC to the table, we were ultimately able to win against stiff competition.”

In fact, only 63 companies across the state were awarded tax credits in the last round—and San Marcos was the only city in northern San Diego County to make the list.

To date, the City has helped: Wholesale Shade earn a $500,000 tax credit that will create 26 jobs; Cliniqa earn a $350,000 tax credit that will create 24 jobs; Creative Electron earn a $446,700 tax credit will create 22 jobs; and Quick Charge Power earn a $100,000 tax credit that will create seven jobs.

These companies are all are part of San Marcos’ booming manufacturing industry, the City’s second-largest economic sector. Data recently compiled by the San Diego Regional EDC shows that manufacturing accounts for nearly 7 percent of local gross domestic product (GDP), or about $550 million annually. It also provides 11 percent of local employment, which is about 4,300 jobs.

Sangster—who formally accepted the award on Thursday, March 28 during CALED’s annual conference in Anaheim—said she hopes to help even more businesses apply for tax credits.

“The City is eager to support its business community, and this is one of the many ways we’re happy to continue doing that,” she said.

For more information about CALED, please visit caled.org. For more information about the City’s economic development division, visit www.san-marcos.net/openforbusiness or contact Economic Development Manager Tess Sangster at TSangster@san-marcos.net or (760) 744-1050, ext. 3120.

My Yard Live To Debut In San Marcos In 2019

An ambitious live entertainment venue and brewpub is in the works for San Diego’s North County neighborhood of San Marcos. Set to begin construction in early 2019 at the space that last housed Hometown Buffet is My Yard Live – a 17,000+ square-foot restaurant, entertainment hub and brewery from a team of experienced industry veterans.

The crew behind the My Yard Live project probably has more than a century of combined industry experience that should come together perfectly for this particular project. On the music side, partners Jamie Minotti and Mark McLary owned and operated the country’s largest solar-powered stage company, Alternative Power Productions, which worked with inumerable companies and touring groups and even hosted a yoga & music festival in San Diego back in 2014. My Yard Live partner, George McKerrow, is the culinary professional – boasting four decades of experience in the hospitality industry, namely as the founder of Longhorn Steakhouse, as well as a co-fouder and CEO of media conglomerate, Ted Turner’s, Ted’s Montana Grill chain of almost 50 restaurants. Rounding out the brewing side of the team is Freddy Bensch, who co-founded Atlanta-based SweetWater Brewing, which is currently the county’s 15th largest brewery, more than 20 years ago.

Assisting Freddy Bensch with the brewing side of the project is experienced local brewmaster, Pat Korn, who last worked to establish Green Flash Brewing’s Cellar 3 barrel-aged brewery. Korn aims to brew as much as 2,000 barrels a year from My Yard Live’s 10-barrel brewhouse. He hopes to make arrangements with local farmers to obtain seasonal fruits, herbs and veggies to add to certain beer recipes and will also make barrel-aged varieties.

My Yard Live will offer a total of 17,507 square feet of dining, drinking and entertainment space. There will be nearly 7,000 square feet of outdoor patios, one which will offer playground and climbing features for children and another with lawn games and firepits aimed for adults. There will also be 10,600 square feet of interior space that will have arcade & table games, a 36-seat bar, and a stage for live entertainment performances.

My Yard Live will sit at 288 Rancheros Drive in San Marcos and hopes to open by summer 2019. For more information, visit myyardlive.com.

Public Health Alert—-Flea-borne Typhus from Advanced Veterinary Care of San Elijo 

Advanced Veterinary Care of San Elijo Hills

Public Health Alert—-Flea-borne Typhus

We all know that fleas are irritating to our pets, cause itchiness and skin allergies and are just generally undesirable and challenging to eliminate in the environment. But did you know that fleas also transmit serious diseases to humans, such as Typhus and Plague? 

We are writing to alert you to a recent, local increase in Typhus cases reported by Los Angeles Public Health documenting over 100 cases of people who contracted Flea-borne Typhus. Flea-borne typhus is a bacterial disease that infected fleas can spread to humans during a fleabite. Symptoms of Typhus include fever, chills, lethargy, rash and headache. Once diagnosed, the condition can be treated with appropriate antibiotic therapy. It is not spread directly from person to person. 

The health of your family, both human and furry-babies, is our number one concern at Advanced Veterinary Care of San Elijo. Our doctors are recommending the following actions to keep your household safe from flea-borne pathogens: 

Make sure all of your pets receive year round, effective flea medication. This includes strictly indoor pets, who are still at risk for flea exposure. 

Do not leave pet food out that will attract rodents and other wild animals. 

Keep trash in tightly sealed containers. 

Reduce debris and overgrown plants and bushes in your yard.

Address any issues that your property may have with respect to mice, rats, gophers or any stray animals. 

If you would like additional information on the recent Typhus outbreak please visit http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/typhus or ask one of our doctors. 

If your pet is not current on flea control please protect your family and contact our office today to schedule an appointment. AVC doctors can prescribe a flea medication that is safe and effective for your pet and will protect your human family from contracting flea-borne diseases as well. 

Advanced Veterinary Care of San Elijo Hills

Advanced Veterinary Care of San Elijo 

1691 Melrose Dr Suite # 110
San Marcos, CA 92078
760-736-3636
www.sanelijovet.com

Starting October 8: 6 Week Fitness Program for San Elijo Moms by Bootcamp 760!

Dates and Times
Starting October 8, 2018, to November 17, 2018

Location
1945 S Rancho Santa Fe Rd
Suite C
San Marcos, CA 92078

Price
$125 for 2 days a week
$150 for 3 days a week
$175 for 4 days a week
Refer a friend and save $20

Schedule
5:15 AM: Tuesday and Friday
11 AM: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
7:30 AM: Saturday

Gym Amenities
Kids play area • Room for strollers • Showers • Cold/Hot Drinking Water

Program Details

All Bootcamp 760 workouts reflect the best aspects of weighted and non-weighted exercises to achieve weight loss, toned muscles, strength without bulking up and increased mobility. Also, our facility has a kid’s play area where the kids are always in sight and room for strollers as well!

Our workouts will be different every day to elicit the highest possible change in body composition. Another reason for doing this, it will keep workouts from feeling stagnant and routine. With our experienced coaches, the focus is to accommodate all walks of life for the safest and most effective workouts possible. Each workout is specifically programmed with a purpose. We provide you with a safe training environment, a workout, nutritional guidance, and coaching. All you do is show up and stick to the program!

Bootcamp 760 also provides a money back guarantee. Your success is our success!

Sign up today!

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