"Fatburger Coming Soon" Sign Seen at Whole Foods Plaza in Thousand Oaks

Update 6/24/18: Sign on the door indicates Fatburger Thousand Oaks to open on Monday, June 25th.


Posted 1/31/18: Lauren Todd pointed out there's a "Fatburger Coming Soon" sign up at the former Smashburger location in the Whole Foods Plaza in Thousand Oaks (740 North Moorpark Road). "Now Hiring" No word on timing at this point nor mention on the Fatburger website at www.fatburger.com.

There are currently no other Fatburger eateries in Ventura County; previously there was a location in Ventura.


Eater Los Angeles Reports The Cheesecake Factory's New Concept, Social Monk Asian Kitchen, to Open in Westlake Village This Fall

Several CVG Facebook page followers (Michelle, Melissa and Kimbra) gave us the heads up on this one! Eater Los Angeles reported this morning that The Cheesecake Factory is creating a new fast casual eatery concept - Social Monk Asian Kitchen - and that the first location will be at The Promenade at Westlake here in the Conejo Valley. The eatery will feature dishes with a variety of Asian influences. 

According to Delish, Social Monk will not be serving cheesecake! Sheesh! But they do indicate dishes such as noodles, sandwiches, curries, etc.

Speaking of The Promenade at Westlake, Shake Shack plans to open a location here by late 2018.

Burgerim to Open New Locations in Thousand Oaks, Simi Valley, Ventura, Camarillo and Oxnard

 Burgerim Thousand Oaks will be located next to Nothing Bundt Cakes

Burgerim Thousand Oaks will be located next to Nothing Bundt Cakes

Burgerim is expanding rapidly throughout Ventura County with planned new locations in Thousand Oaks (1610 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd, Ste C), Simi Valley (1390-2 Madera Road, Suite P1-2), Ventura (Pacific View Mall), Camarillo (Premium Outlets, 740 Ventura Blvd, Unit 0228) and Oxnard (Northside Plaza, 191 E. Gonzales Road).

Shout-out to Amelia S for the heads up.

Existing locations are the original Ventura County location in Newbury Park that opened in March 2017 and a Ventura location early this year at 440 E. Main Street.

Burgerim means "many burgers" in Hebrew. The eatery serves up 2.8 ounce burgers made to order individually, in duos or in trios. Your choices include 3 types of buns, 11 patties (beef, dry aged beef, Wagyu beef, Merguez (spicy beef), turkey, lamb, chicken, salmon, veggie, Spanish beef and falafel and a variety of sauces and toppings.

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Cajun Crab Shack Seafood Eatery "Coming Soon" to North Oaks Plaza in Thousand Oaks

Update 6/17/18: New sign is up. No other details at this point.

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Posted May 28, 2018:

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CVG Facebook Page follower Mayre Silvers pointed out a new "coming soon" sign at the former Mariscos Cancun Seafood Grill in Thousand Oaks. "Cajun Crab Shack" Seafood is the name of the new eatery. Sounds promising! Location is the North Oaks Plaza, 1074 E. Avenida De Los Arboles in Thousand Oaks. No additional information at the time.


2018 Summer Beach Buses in Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Thousand Oaks, Moorpark

The City of Agoura Hills 2018 Summer Beach Bus transports from three pick-up locations in Agoura Hills to Zuma Beach!  Locations are Lindero Canyon Middle School, Agoura High School and the southeast corner of Liberty Canyon and Agoura Road. The program 6/18 through 8/17 and runs 5 days a week. Bring a photo ID (Driver's License, School ID, or a home-made emergency contact card will suffice) and exact change of $2.00 each way! Visit www.ci.agoura-hills.ca.us/government/departments/community-services-parks-recreation/beach-bus for specific pick-up times.

The City of Thousand Oaks is offering a 2018 Summer Beach Bus to Zuma Beach (Lot 5) every Monday through Friday from June 11 through August 17 (except July 4th) for $3 each way ($1.50 for seniors/disabled). Cash only, exact fare required. Multi-ride passes are available. Departure spots for both buses include the Borchard Community Center and Thousand Oaks Teen Center. Detailed schedules at www.toaks.org/Home/ShowDocument?id=18131. Departs 9am and 10am on Mon-Wed and 9am, 10am and 11am from Borchard Center Thu-Fri.

The 2018 City of Calabasas Beach Bus to Zuma Beach is only for residents of Calabasas and Hidden Hills from 6/18/18 to 8/17/18. Youth under age 18 must present ID from a Calabasas/Hidden Hills school and adults must show proof of residency. $2 each way. There are five pickup locations in Calabasas ranging from 10 am to 3:25 pm. Visit www.cityofcalabasas.com/beachbus.html for specifics.

The City of Moorpark offers a 2018 beach bus to Zuma Tuesdays through Thursdays, 6/19/18 to 8/16/18. Visit moorparkca.gov/794/2018-Beach-Bus for details. $5 round-trip for adults/students and $2 for seniors/disabled. Five pickup points in Moorpark, starting at 8:50 am at Campus Canyon School to 9:30 am at Peach Hill Park. Two trips per day. Open to the general public.

The Stand is Opening Soon in Calabasas


The Stand Calabasas is anticipated to open this month at 23683 Calabasas Road (Courtyard at the Commons; across the road from The Commons at Calabasas.

The Stand offers a variety of delicious burgers, "Standwiches," Chicken Standwiches, Salads, Hot Dogs and more. 

Other locations currently in Encino, Century City, Woodland Hills, Northridge, Irvine, Pasadena and Newport Beach.

Learn more at www.thestandlink.com.

XL Steakhouse Opening Soon in Former Home of Prime Steakhouse in Agoura Hills

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Prime Steakhouse closed its doors in Agoura on Thursday, May 31st. The owners announced that after five wonderful years, they were looking to focus on their two Ventura restaurants and possibly pursue another one in Ventura or Camarillo. 

The new owners have signs up at indicating their new concept, XL Steakhouse, will be opening soon. The sign says X Libes / Meats / Vibes is a vibe inspired steakhouse with classy cocktails and craft everything. For updates, visit www.xlrestaurants.com.

Previous occupants of this space most recently included Sunset Room (closed in December 2012) and Chapter 8 Steakhouse and Lounge (closed in 2010)

Location is 29020 Agoura Road in the Agoura Village Center.