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The Melt Will Be Opening at The Promenade at Westlake in Spring 2015

Update: Official grand opening date is Monday, May 18th.

The Melt will be opening this spring at The Promenade at Westlake, in the former home of Pick Up Stix (which in turn is in process of opening a new location at the Shoppes at Westlake).

The Melt is a fast casual eatery that "combines chef-inspired, all-natural, wholesome food with innovative online ordering technology in an eco-friendly environment."

The company is headquartered in San Francisco and has expanded to 11 locations in California, including Burbank. The menu includes burger melts, chicken melts, grilled cheese melts, mac & cheese, soups, salads and more.

If you take a look at their menu at, you'll see an interesting, customizable menu concept which gives you plenty of options. For example, the "Italian Job" grilled cheese melt comes with fontina and provolone and mushrooms on spicy garlic bread for $4.95. You can add charred jalapeno, fresh tomato and grilled onions for no charge. For an additional $1.50, you can add bacon or spinach. Add another $2.95 for caesar salad on the side.


Westlake Village Trolley Back in Service May 22 through Labor Day Weekend

The Westlake Village Trolley is back in service beginning on Friday, May 22, 2015 and will operate on Friday and Saturday nights through Labor Day weekend!

The Trolley begins its run at Westlake Village City Hall at 3:00 pm and concludes each night at 10:00 pm. The free, fun service stops at all major retail centers, including the Shoppes at Westlake Village, hotels, and neighborhoods...a great way to get around town. Free, live entertainment onboard the  Trolley enhances the experience.

Riding the Village Trolley is easy. Simply hop on at one of 15 stops and hop off whenever you want. The trolley is outfitted with a GPS locator device allowing riders to use their smartphone to track the trolley’s progress. The trolley is not just transportation; it is a mobile City event perfect for residents and visitors of all ages.

For more information, including all trolley stop locations, visit


Four Seasons Westlake Village to Open Stir Coffee Bar and Gourmet Eatery

UPDATE 5/19/15: Stir will be opening to the public this afternoon.

Last week, the Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village announced that Stir Coffee Bar and Gourmet Eatery will be opening in the Hotel's lobby sometime this month.

Stir will feature "grab and go" style dining options and will serve artesianal Stumptown Coffee. Executive Chef Jesse Hansen and Pastry Chef David Couch are creating a selection of housemade menu items for the eatery.

Stumptown Coffee Roasters is a Portland based coffee roaster, sourcing the highest quality coffee beans from throughout the world. Stumptown fosters a direct relationship with coffee farmers, ensuring quality and fair prices, and allowing Stumptown to provide input in the coffee bean growing and harvesting process. Stir will be the first Four Seasons partnership with Stumptown and will feature Stumptowns signature and seasonal coffee blends, along with the brands acclaimed cold brew coffee.

Stir will transform the Hotels lobby with a bright and airy design, complete with coffee bar, bistro tables, indoor and outdoor seating, retail shop, and central self-serve smart coffee display. One of the first to implement this technology, Stir will serve a barista-less custom coffee experience where guests will order and pay for their drinks from their smartphones. Is that cool or what?

Menu items at Stir will include a selection of fresh baked pastries such as the Westlake citrus marmalade scone with orange glaze, gluten-free chocolate chip muffin, and zucchini walnut bread to compliment the variety of coffee drinks. The fast casual dining outlet will also serve a variety of gourmet bites on-the-go including panini sandwiches, seasonal fruit parfaits, and salads such as the EVOO salmon salad with baby kale, blueberries, spiced sunflower seeds and avocado vinaigrette, and the veggie protein salad with grilled marinated tofu, edamame, purple spinach, quinoa and green harissa vinaigrette. Pressed juice, housemade gelato, chocolate confections and energy bars round out the menu.

To learn more, visit


Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. Taproom Coming Soon to Westlake Village

Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. (FMB) is anticipated to open its taproom at The Shoppes at Westlake, quite possibly by Father's Day weekend (though the specific date is not known at this point). The specific location is 30770 Russell Ranch Road, adjacent to Jeannine's Food Hall.

FMB is a family-run regional craft brewery with taprooms at its hometown of Buellton, as well as Los Olivos, Santa Barbara and Santa Maria.

The new Westlake Village taproom will feature indoor/outdoor seating with all of FMB's (currently 15) core beers on tap as well as in "to go" bottles. A rotating list of other specialty and cask beers will be available. The menu will feature gastropub fare, including burgers, tri-tip sandwiches, salads and sliders.

Visit for more information or following FMB WLV's Facebook page at


Dickey's Barbecue Pit "Coming Soon" to North Ranch Mall in Westlake Village

Update 5/4/15: There's a Dickey's Westlake Facebook page to track progress at

Update 11/5/14: Progress...but no new news as of 12/31/14.

Originally posted 6/28/14:

Thanks to tip from Rebecca P of Agoura Hills, we enjoyed a free ice cream cone at the new Haagen Dazs Scoop Shop at North Ranch Plaza, 3825 E. Thousand Oaks Boulevard, Westlake Village and we also learned that a new Dickey's Barbecue Pit will be "coming soon" to the 2,100 sq ft storefront (previously North Ranch Cleaner, which has relocated to a new location) adjacent to Haagen Dazs and Western Bagel. Specific timing not known at this time.

This will be the third Ventura County area location of Dickey's, which opened its first location in Ventura in February 2013 and second location in Simi Valley on January 1, 2014.

Travis Dickey opened the first Dickey's Barbecue Pit in Dallas, Texas in 1941. His sons Roland and T.O. took over in 1967 and they expanded in North Texas and started franchising in 1994.

According to its website, "Today, every location smokes all of their meats on-site at the restaurant the same way it was done in 1941. Dickey's serves up beef brisket, pulled pork, ham, polish sausage, turkey breast and chicken, with an extensive array of home-style sides from jalapeño beans to macaroni and cheese. Buttery rolls are served with every meal along with the complimentary ice cream and dill pickles. And just like always, kids eat free on Sunday."

Yes indeed. Kids Eat Free on Sundays and free soft serve ice cream when you eat there, next door to Haagen Dazs. Similarly, the Ventura Dickey's is located next to a Dippin' Dots retail location and the Simi Valley Dickey's is located near a Cold Stone Creamery.


Musical Sushi Bars in the Conejo Valley

The Ventura County Star reported earlier today that Bada Sushi in Thousand Oaks has closed its doors. Thanks for the heads up goes out to CVG Facebook follower Jessica J.



One sushi bar is gone, but another one is coming soon to the Shoppes at Westlake Village. Q Sushi will be opening there. Visit for updates.


Pinot's Palette is Opening in Westlake Village on Thursday, May 7th

Update 4/18/15: Pinot's Palette plans to open to the public with its first class on Thursday, May 7th. Visit to sign up!

Originally posted 1/31/15:

Pinot's Palette is coming soon to Westlake Village at 2879 Agoura Road (at Village Glen). Pinot's Palette is an upscale studio where adults can "Paint. Drink. Have Fun." Enjoy a night out with your friends, enjoy a glass of wine or beer, and be an artist for the night. No art experience is required. Sip away and in two to three hours create a work of art.

Specific opening date will be announced at a later date. Check or for updates.


Grand Opening of Barone's The Pizzeria Express in Westlake Village on April 20th

Update 4/18/15: Barone's The Pizzeria Express will premiere on Monday, April 20th at 30990 Russell Ranch Road, Westlake Village. Visit for additional updates. Barone's introduced the first pizza to Los Angeles in 1945.


Original Post: December 26, 2014:

That's what the sign says at 30990 Russell Ranch Road, Westlake Village, in the former home of 9021Pho (that moved to The Lakes at Thousand Oaks) and the extraordinarily short-lived Kora Bistro and Sushi Bar, directly adjacent to The Counter Burger.

Barone's has a location in Woodland Hills and that serves up rectangular shaped "gourmet pizzas made from the healthiest ingredients and dough made from the finest flour available, fresh salads, hearty pastas, hot sandwiches and delicious deserts that will finish any meal." See more at

Sounds great! Looking forward to it!