Burgerim Now Open in Newbury Park

Update 3/12/17: Burgerim Newbury Park opened on Friday, March 10th.

Posted 11/13/16:

Thanks for the heads up from Christopher N. via Facebook that Burgerim is coming soon to the space previously occupied by Starbucks (that relocated to a drive-thru location across the street in July) in the Ventu Park (Ralphs) Center at 587 N. Ventura Park Road, Suite 587A, Newbury Park

Burgerim's motto is "Always More Than One." According to their website:

At Burgerim, we take 8 ounces of gourmet freshly ground meat, bursting with flavor, and divide it into three mini burgers which are easy to hold and can be customized to suit anyone’s taste. With our “always more than one” approach, customers can choose from a duo, trio, or 16 party box of our 2.8 oz. mini patties.

Each mini burger is yours for the building, declaring your individuality with a statement of your own special flavor and design. With 3 buns, 6 sauces, 11 patties, and 9 unconventional toppings, one Burgerim order can satisfy all of your cravings.

Your mini burgers are built with standard toppings (lettuce, tomato, and onion) on the bottom so they absorb the delicious flavors you’ve chosen. You also have a choice of 9 additional special toppings that will sit above your patty, from classic grilled onion to a sunny side up egg.

Learn more at www.burgerim.com and updates on the Newbury Park location at www.burgerim.com/newbury-park.

New Playground Equipment at Walnut Grove Park in Thousand Oaks

The Conejo Recreation and Park District recently introduced new and improved, raceway-themed playground equipment at Walnut Grove Park, 400 Windtree Avenue, Thousand Oaks.

This 6 acre neighborhood park also has an off-leash dog area, basketball courts a handball court (not many of these around town) and a large grassy area. No restrooms, however. www.crpd.org/parkfac/parks/walnutgrove.asp

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Public Hearing To Be Announced for Construction of Car Wash Facility at Nordic Nursery Location in Newbury Park

Sarah R. pointed out via the CVG Facebook Page this weekend that there's a City of Thousand Oaks Public Hearing sign in front of Nordic Nursery, 1313 Newbury Road in Newbury Park. 

The sign announces a TBA public hearing on a proposed application to allow encroachment within the protected zones of on-site oak trees and the removal of two off-site oak trees in conjunction with the construction of a drive-thru car wash facility.

Well that's a bummer. Nordic Nursery has operated in the Conejo Valley since 1979. www.nordicnursery.com

Kids Bowl Free This Summer at Various Ventura County Bowling Centers

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Here's a great summer deal that will bowl you over! Bowling alleys across the country are offering Kids Bowl Free deals during the summer months once again this year!

Up to two games per kid on designated days and times, subject to lane availability. Note that applicable ages for Kids Bowl Free vary from 15 to 18.

The deal also does not apply to parties, camps and other organized events. And lastly, the deal does not include bowling shoe rental. With no further ado, here are local alleys in Ventura County and nearby areas that are participating in Kids Bowl Free!

NOTE: You first must visit www.kidsbowlfree.com and register with specific bowling alleys. After registering your children, you will receive coupons via email or through mobile devices, and in turn redeem them at the time of purchase. In addition to the 2 FREE Games, you may be able to purchase a family package (at participating centers) and generally must pay for standard shoe rental rates at the time of bowling.

Harley's Camarillo Bowl offers Kids Bowl Free Monday through Friday from 9am to 4pm for kids 18 and under, from June 1 to August 31, 2017.

Harley's Simi Bowl offers Kids Bowl Free Monday through Friday from 9am to 4pm for kids 18 and under, from June 1 to August 31, 2017.

Harley's Valley Bowl offers Kids Bowl Free Monday through Friday from 9am to 4pm for kids ages 18 and under, from June 1 to August 31, 2017.

Winnetka Bowl in Canoga Park will offer Kids Bowl Free April 15 to September 1, 2017 Monday through Friday, 9am to 4pm for kids 15 and under.

Zodo's Bowling and Beyond in Santa Barbara offers Kids Bowl Free May 30 to September 1, 2017, 7 days a week to kids 16 and under from 8:30am to 4:30pm.

Click this link to pin down information about all the local Ventura County area bowling alleys.

County of Ventura Food Facility Closures in February 2017

The County of Ventura Environmental Health Division (EHD) protects public health and the environment by ensuring conformance with State laws and County ordinances pertaining to food protection, hazardous materials, hazardous waste, individual sewage disposal systems, land use, medical waste, ocean water quality monitoring, recreational health, solid waste, underground fuel tanks and vector control.

The EHD publishes food facility closures at www.ventura.org/rma/envhealth/community-services/consumer-food/closures.html.

The following facility closures were noted in February 2017. Keep in mind when reviewing this that there are many possible reasons for the closures, most of which are very temporary issues.

El Asadero, 920 N. Ventura Avenue, Ventura;

Rodent infestation, unsanitary conditions;

Date closed - 02/27/27; No reopen date

Century Theater, 555 E. Main St., Ventura;

No approved restrooms available;

Date closed -02/21/17; Date reopened - 02/22/17

Ay Chi Hua Hua, 1145 W. Ventura St., Fillmore;

Serious and repeated violations, failure to adhere to a compliance agreement;

Date closed - 02/21/17; Date reopened - 02/22/17

Greco's New York Pizzeria, 249 N. Moorpark Road, #D, Thousand Oaks;

Utensil washing sink not available due to inoperable plumbing;

Date closed - 02/14/17; Date reopened - 02/15/17

Panaderia Las Palmas, 2155 E Channel Islands Blvd., Oxnard;

Cockroach infestation, unsanitary conditions;

Date closed - 02/14/17; Date reopened - 02/15/17

Gandolfo's NY Deli, 2790 Seaglass Way, Oxnard;

Operating without a valid permit;

Date closed - 02/13/17; Permit issued to new owner - 02/14/17

El Pollo Norteno, 1290 S. Oxnard Blvd., Oxnard;

Rodent infestation, unsanitary conditions;

Date closed - 02/09/17; Date reopened - 02/10/17

Sunset Terrace Restaurant & Lounge (Bar only), 235 N Moorpark Rd., Thousand Oaks;
Inoperable plumbing;
Date closed - 02/08/17; Date reopened - 02/10/17

Kitchen Village, 520 N. Ventu Park Road, #150, Newbury Park;

Unsanitary conditions due to a leaking roof;

Date closed - 02/08/17; Date reopened - 02/09/17

Mariscos Cancun, 1074 Avenida De Los Arboles, Thousand Oaks;

Rodent infestation, unsanitary conditions;

Date closed - 02/07/17; Date reopened - 02/09/17

Roma Italian Deli, 2247 Michael Drive, #51, Newbury Park;

Unsanitary conditions;

Date closed - 02/06/17; Date reopened - 02/07/17

Limon & Sal, 598 E. Main Street, Ventura

(Upstairs bar and independently operated food area only);

Remodeled without approval, removal of essential equipment;

Date closed - 02/01/17; Date reopened 02/03/17

Gonzales Market, 1335 W Gonzales Rd., Oxnard;

Cockroach infestation, unsanitary conditions;

Date closed - 02/01/17; Date reopened - 02/03/17

Fillmore High School Cafeteria, 555 Central Avenue, Fillmore;

Rodent infestation, unsanitary conditions;

Date closed -02/01/17; Date reopened - 02/02/17

Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza Grand Opening of Oxnard Location on Friday, March 3rd

Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza has announced that it will be opening its new location at 301 W. Esplanade Drive in Oxnard at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 3rd. This 3,400 square foot location is located in the Esplanade Shopping Center.

To celebrate the grand opening, the restaurant will be offering FREE build-your-own artisanal pizzas on March 3rd from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. to anyone who follows Blaze Pizza on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook.

Founded in Irvine in 2012, Blaze offers custom-built pizzas, freshly made salads, blood orange lemonade, s'more pies and more.

Signature pizzas or create your own pizzas are about $8.

Restaurants make their own dough from scratch using a recipe developed by critically-acclaimed Executive Chef Bradford Kent (the “Pizza Whisperer”), which requires a 24-hour fermentation period to produce his signature light-as-air, crisp crust. Almost all of the pizza and salad ingredients are free of artificial flavors, colors, preservatives and fillers and for pizza fans with specific dietary needs, Blaze Pizza offers gluten-free dough and vegan cheese. The new Oxnard restaurant will also feature a selection of wine and draft beer.

Founded by Elise and Rick Wetzel (co-founder of Wetzel’s Pretzels), the concept is backed by investors including LeBron James, Maria Shriver, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Boston Red Sox co-owner Tom Werner and movie producer John Davis. For more information visit blazepizza.com and facebook.com/blazepizza

Kabab Plus Opened Today in Thousand Oaks

Update 2/27/17: Kabab Plus opened today at 50 East Thousand Oaks Blvd, #2 (between Dog Haus and Urbane Cafe). Visit their Facebook page or call 805.495.1000 for more information.

Originally posted 10/9/16:

Kabab Plus sign is up; photobombed by a Shave It van!

Kabab Plus sign is up; photobombed by a Shave It van!

Thanks once again for the heads up to Amelia S. via the Conejo Valley Guide Facebook Page for this one. Kabab Plus is "coming soon" to the space between Dog Haus and Urbane Cafe at 50 E. Thousand Oaks Boulevard (but visible from Moorpark Road) in Thousand Oaks.

What once was a Denny's restaurant will now be three restaurants. The Kabab Plus sign indicates kababs, wraps, salads and pizzas. Looking forward to trying it out. Stay tuned.