Prime Cutts - The Original Döner Shop Opening at The Oaks Mall in Thousand Oaks on Monday, August 20th

Update 8/17/18: Prime Cutts will be opening this coming Monday, August 20th according to its first Instagram page post. (Shout out to Sam S for the heads up.)

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Posted 5/6/18: According to a Wikipedia article, döner kebab is a Turkish kebab made of meat cooked on a vertical rotisserie. The outer layer is sliced vertically into thin shavings as it cooks. "Originally invented in the 19th century Ottoman Empire, it inspired similar dishes such as the Arab shawarma, Greek gyros, and Mexican al pastor."

Prime Cutts - The Original Döner Shop - is coming soon to the first floor indoor food court, near the kids' play area, at The Oaks Mall. 

At primecutts.com I see things like build your own rice bowls, salad bowls and wraps, as well as tacos, burger, plates and more.

Julio's Agave Grill Opening Soon at Westlake Commons in Westlake Village

Signs at the new Julio's Agave Grill are up and this new eatery at the Westlake Commons at Agoura Road and Village Glen appears to be opening at some point soon. The owner of Cisco's Westlake (which closed its doors in February) selected the former Casa Escobar location (which closed in September 2016) for this new Mexican eatery.

westlakecommons.com/category/tenant/dine

Burgerim Now Open at the Camarillo Premium Outlets

Burgerim opened its newest Ventura County location in the Main Court of the Camarillo Premium Outlets on July 23rd.

Burgerim means "many burgers" in Hebrew. The eatery serves 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.

www.premiumoutlets.com/outlet/camarillo/stores/burgerim

 

New Thousand Oaks Baskins Robbins Open on Thousand Oaks Boulevard

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It was a sad day in June when the Westlake Village Baskin Robbins on Agoura Road closed but a new Baskins Robbins opened July 25th in the Skyline Plaza next to Grabbagreen at 2839 Thousand Oaks Boulevard, just two miles away.

According to the San Fernando Valley Business Journal, this was Baskin Robbins' 8,000th store and will celebrate at is grand opening on August 25th with $1.50 scoop deals.

Other local Baskin Robbins locations in Thousand Oaks (Avenida de los Arboles), Newbury Park, Agoura Hills, Moorpark, Simi Valley (3), Camarillo, Oxnard (2), Ojai, Santa Paula and Ventura (2). For nearly 100 local area frozen treat places, click THIS LINK.

And separately, be sure to sign up for a FREE birthday scoop at Baskin Robbins by signing up with their Birthday Club. This and other birthday freebies and restaurant rewards programs at eateries in the local area at THIS LINK.

Mad Era Brewing Co. Coming This Fall to Simi Valley

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The former Marie Callender's location at 20 W. Cochran Street in Simi Valley will soon be opening (as of mid-July they anticipated Fall 2018) as Mad Era Brewing Co.  Mad Era* is a production brewery and tap room that will also serve food.

* Perhaps you may note the cross street it is located at is Madera Road.

For updates, visit www.facebook.com/MadEraBrewing.

Tarantula Hill Brewing Company Anticipated to Open in Early 2019 in Thousand Oaks

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Tarantula Hill Brewing Company will be coming to 244 East Thousand Oaks Boulevard in Thousand Oaks sometime in the early 2019 time frame (anticipated at this point).

This 21,440 sq ft freestanding building is the former home of Plummers Furniture.

Mike Richmond has been named "Brewmaster" of Tarantula Hill Brewing Company, having spent 10 years at Stone Brewing in San Diego. Mike was born in raised in Newbury Park and graduated from Newbury Park High School. 

For updates, visit tarantulahillbrewco.com or business.facebook.com/tarantulahillbrewco.

 Namesake of Tarantula Hill Brewing Company.   TARANTULA HILL

Namesake of Tarantula Hill Brewing Company. TARANTULA HILL

County of Ventura Food Facility Closures in July 2018

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 vcrma.org/food-facilities-closure-report-inspector-initiated.

The following facility closures (exclusive of mobile facilities) were noted in July 2018. Keep in mind when reviewing this that there are many possible reasons for the closures, most of which are very temporary issues.

Wok 'N' South Mongolian BBQ, 2123 Ventura Blvd., Camarillo;
Gross and unsanitary conditions to the level of posing an immediate health risk;
Date closed - 07/25/18; Date reopened - 07/26/18

Jungle Juice, 3121 Saviers Road, Oxnard;
Fly infestation, unsafe food temperatures, unsanitary conditions;
Date closed - 07/23/18; Date reopened - 07/24/18

Tacos Mi Pueblo, 2701 South Rose Avenue, Oxnard;
Cockroach infestation, unsanitary conditions;
Date closed - 07/19/18; Date reopened - 07/20/18

La Escondida Restaurant, 11181 Azahar Street, Saticoy;
Cockroach infestation, inadequate refrigeration, unsanitary conditions;
Date closed - 07/16/18; Date reopened - 07/19/18

Nonna, 951 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village;
Cockroach infestation, unsanitary conditions;
Date closed - 07/12/18; Date reopened - 07/13/18

Thousand Oaks Teen Center, 1375 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks;
Rodent infestation, unsanitary conditions;
Date closed - 07/11/18; Date reopened - 07/20/18

Subway, 600 S. Victoria Avenue, Oxnard;
No water at the facility resulting in inability to properly wash utensils;
Date closed - 07/09/18; Date reopened - 07/10/18

Tortas La Mancha, 2661 Saviers Road, Oxnard;
Cockroach infestation, unsanitary conditions;
Date closed - 07/03/18; Date reopened - 07/09/18

Margarita Villa, 1567 Spinnaker Drive, Unit 200, Ventura;
Inoperable plumbing, resulting in inability to properly wash utensils;
Date closed - 07/02/18; Date reopened - 07/03/18