Farmer Boys Coming to Thousand Oaks in Fall 2019

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Rumor has it that Farmer Boys is opening its first Ventura County location later this year here in the Conejo Valley; specifically in the Newbury Park section of Thousand Oaks, in the new Lowe’s / LA Fitness area.

Farmer Boys offers breakfast, burgers, salads, sandwiches and more in a fast-serve setting.

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Black Bear Diner Coming Later This Year to Simi Valley

UPDATE 2/17/19 - Well, it’s taking longer than originally anticipated and there’s no date, but Black Bear Diner still appears to be opening at some point in Simi Valley.

Originally posted 5/28/18:

Founded in 1995, Black Bear Diner is a fast-growing family restaurant serving home-style comfort food classics at over 110 locations. It will be opening a location at First Street and Los Angeles Avenue in Simi Valley this year. Nearest locations are currently in Tarzana and Santa Clarita.

Breakfast is served all day, including omelettes and scrambles, classic 2-egg combos like chicken fried steak and thick-cut smoked bacon, pancakes, waffles and French toast and other items. Lunch includes burgers, sandwiches, salads and other specialties. Dinner items include a number of down home favorites like Housemade Meatloaf and Slow-Cooked Pot Roast, steaks, chicken and waffle, etc.

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The founders of Black Bear Diner tell their story.

Dave & Buster's Thousand Oaks Hiring Over 230 Staff in Anticipation of Grand Opening on March 4th

Update 2/15/19: Planned grand opening is still March 4th!


Posted 1/18/19:

Dave & Buster’s is slated to open its Thousand Oaks location in the Janss Marketplace on March 4, 2019, and is looking to hire over 230 enthusiastic individuals to join the team. There are both front and back-of-house positions available, including servers, bartenders, hosts, line cooks, game techs and more. Interested candidates should complete an online application at

The new Dave & Buster’s location will feature 40,000 square-feet of entertainment including chef-crafted food, inventive drinks, hundreds of the newest arcade games and the state-of-the-art D&B Sports Bar filled with dozens of HDTVs. The dynamic environment also provides the perfect setting for corporate and group events.

Dave & Buster’s offers employees far more than the average restaurant or bar by providing a fun and exciting work atmosphere with like-minded individuals who pride themselves on delivering an unparalleled guest experience.

Dave & Buster’s employees are encouraged to take advantage of:

  • Excellent Benefits: Dave & Buster’s offers a comprehensive benefits package for several positions. Benefits include medical, dental, vision and a 401K.

  • Internal Promotion Opportunities: Dave & Buster’s offers a High Potential program, encouraging high-performing employees to move up quickly to new positions. More than 30 percent of the brand’s current management base was promoted from within the company.

  • FUN!: Dave & Buster’s employees love working in an entertaining atmosphere that offers upscale dining, shows the biggest sporting events on massive television screens and is home to the hottest new games.

About Dave & Buster’s:

Dave & Buster’s Entertainment Inc. (NASDAQ: PLAY), headquartered in Dallas, TX, operates 121 high-volume restaurant/entertainment complexes throughout North America. The exciting environment of Dave & Buster’s also provides an impressive selection of high-quality food and beverage items, combined with the latest games and attractions. Guests can watch sporting events in the D&B Sports Bar and play state-of-the-art simulators and games of skill they can’t play anywhere else. For more information, visit

Chick-fil-A Simi Valley Grand Opening on Thursday, February 21, 2019

Chick-fil-A Simi Valley at 2460 Sycamore Drive will be opening its doors on Thursday, February 21, 2019.

Residents with valid ID showing they live in the following zip codes (91301, 91313, 91360, 93015, 93040, 93065, 91304, 91319, 91362, 93016, 93062, 93094, 91307, 91358, 91377, 93020, 93063, 93099, 91311, 91359, 91381, 93021, 93064) are eligible to participate in the opening celebration and a 12 hour First 100 Campout.

Registration for the First 100 Campout will begin at 6 pm on February 20th and the event will end at 6 am on the 21st. The restaurant opens at 6:30 am. This is a 12-hour campout.

Visit for more information.

Previously at this location was a Denny’s that served the community for many decades.

More details on the 12 Hour Campout:

The 12 Hour Campout works as foll

Fows. The first 100 people that arrive at 6 pm the day before the grand opening (most Campouts are 24 hours and begin at 6 am the prior day – the Simi Valley Campout is just 12 hours). If less than 100 people show up, your eligibility will be verified and you will be registered for the event. If more than 100 people show up, there will be a drawing to select 100 individuals and 10 alternates to participate.

You must then remain onsite for the next 12 hours and participate. Bring tents, sleeping bags, games, books, etc. for the overnight campout. You must stay onsite. You can’t sit in your car or switch places with someone else. You may also bring up to five guests, ages five and up. Rain does not cancel the event.

The next day, the chosen first 100 customers that participate int the event until 6 am will receive Chick-fil-A digital offer cards pre-loaded with 52 Chick-fil-A #1 meal per week for a year. Each meal contains a chicken sandwich, medium waffle fries and a medium drink.

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Food Truck Fridays at the Pacific View Mall Every Third Friday of the Month


The Pacific View Mall hosts gourmet food trucks every 3rd Friday of the month in the parking lot next to Trader Joe's, along Mills Road. Hours are 5-9pm and event features over 20 food trucks, like Cousins Maine Lobster, The Underground Gourmet Food Truck, The Grilled Cheese Truck, Sweet Arleen's, Steamy Bun Truck, etc. For the specific gourmet truck lineup, visit Also live entertainment!

Upcoming dates:  2/15 (CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN/WIND FORECAST), 3/15

Calorie Savings: Haagen Dazs and Cinnabon No Longer Operate at The Oaks Mall in Thousand Oaks

Up until very recently this was a Haagen Dazs scoop shop at The Oaks.

Up until very recently this was a Haagen Dazs scoop shop at The Oaks.

Might be time to sell short sugar futures, as Cinnabon and Haagen Dazs at The Oaks shopping mall in Thousand Oaks recently closed their doors.

Thanks for the heads up from Amelia S (Haagen Dazs) and Jessica J (Cinnabon).

And this is the former Cinnabon, next to JCPenney and and Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf.

And this is the former Cinnabon, next to JCPenney and and Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf.

The Cheesecake Factory at The Collection at RiverPark in Oxnard to Open April 16th

According to Oscar Flores of FoxLA, The Cheesecake Factory is opening its new location at The Collection at RiverPark in Oxnard on Tuesday, April 16, 2018, the day after Tax Day 2019.

They are currently accepting applications for hosts, bussers, servers, cashiers, line cooks, dishwashers, bartenders, dessert makers, stewards and prep cooks at

Do let me know when they are hiring taste testers. I’m all over that.