Dave & Buster's Thousand Oaks Hiring Grand Opening in the Coming Months

Update 11/4/18: The official Dave & Buster’s logo went up last week but anticipated timing of the grand opening has been pushed to early March 2019.. If you’re getting antsy about it, check out the Northridge D&B’s, which opened last summer!


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The sign is up indicating Dave & Buster’s is in hiring mode for its anticipated 2018 grand opening of the new Thousand Oaks location at 145 W. Hillcrest Drive, #130.

Visit DandBjobs.com for specific openings they are hiring for. Bartender, Line Cook Dishwasher, Server, Maintenance and more.

The Nook Restaurant is Coming Soon to Newbury Park


Tipped off by Darts Promoter L. David Irete, I drove by the former Sooki’s Japanese Grill in the Ralphs strip mall at 579 N. Ventu Road in Newbury Park to find “The Nook Restaurant” sign up.

Though there was no sign of a local The Nook Restaurant in the Conejo Valley, a quick call to The Nook Restaurant on Ventura Boulevard in Encino turned up the fact that this indeed is a new, second location of this eatery.

The Nook serves breakfast and lunch with a menu that includes pancakes, crepes, waffles, French toast, scrambles, omelettes, Benedicts and more for breakfast. The lunch menu includes salads, burgers, sandwiches, pastas and other items. www.breakfastatthenook.com

No other info at this point but I’m sure we’ll hear more soon!

Golden Corral Buffet & Grill Coming in Mid-November to Former Home of Hometown Buffet in Oxnard

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Golden Corral Buffet & Grill is in process of renovating the former Hometown Buffet at 1906 Lockwood Street in Oxnard that closed about a year ago. According to a recent post on its Facebook page, the eatery will be opening in mid-November.

Golden Corral is an American family-style restaurant chain serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, featuring a large all-you-can-eat buffet and grill offering numerous hot and cold dishes, a carving station and their Brass Bell Bakery.

More info at www.goldencorral.com. They’re hiring.

Cajun Crab Shack Seafood Eatery Now Open at North Oaks Plaza in Thousand Oaks

Update 10/20/18: Now open.

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Update 10/14/18: Amy J. of Thousand Oaks pointed out a sign indicating Cajun Crab Shack is now hiring cooks, servers, busboys and cook helpers. Interviews between 2pm and 7pm on Tuesday, October 16th. No word on opening date but I suspect quite soon. Here’s a sneak peak.


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

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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.


Tantra Indian Cuisine & Bar Coming Soon to Oak Park

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There’s a sign up at the former home of Charhouse BBQ & Grill in Oak Park (closed in January 2018…and prior to that, Nico’s Cafe), indicating Tantra Indian Cuisine & Bar is “coming soon.”

At this point in time, we have no additional information regarding Tantra (the restaurant, that is). but we will certainly stay tuned. Location is 706 Lindero Canyon Road (at Kanan).

According to a Wikipedia article, tantra literally means "loom, warp, weave." Tantra is not to be confused with tantrum, which is typically characterized by stubbornness, crying, screaming, violence, defiance, angry ranting, etc.

Westlake Shake Shack in Thousand Oaks to Open Its Doors on Tuesday, October 23rd


We made it to Westlake! Shake Shack® is thrilled to announce it will open the doors to a new location in Westlake Village on Tuesday, October 23th, 2018.

The Westlake Shack will be situated at 120 Promenade Way, Suite A, Thousand Oaks in The Promenade at Westlake,

Shake Shack is a critically acclaimed, modern day “roadside” burger stand known for its 100% all-natural Angus beef burgers, chicken sandwiches and griddled flat-top dogs (no hormones or antibiotics – ever), fresh-made frozen custard, crispy crinkle cut fries and more. A fun and lively community gathering place with widespread appeal, Shake Shack has earned a cult-like following around the world.

In addition to the classics, the Westlake Shack will be spinning up a unique selection of frozen custard concretes:

  • Pie Oh My: Vanilla Custard with a slice of Cake Monkey Bakery seasonal pie

  • Snap, Crackle Crete: Vanilla custard, marshmallow fluff and crispy crunchies

  • S’more Please: Chocolate custard, Mast Brothers Chocolate chunks, graham cracker and marshmallow fluff

The menu will also feature the Los Angeles-exclusive Roadside Double, a double Swiss cheeseburger topped with Dijon mustard and onions simmered in bacon and beer.

Guests can wash their burgers down with local brews from Angel City BreweryBootlegger's Brewery  Barley Forge Brewing Co. and Lagunitas Brewing Company plus Shake Shack’s exclusive Brooklyn Brewery ShackMeister® Ale. Wine lovers can enjoy a glass of Shack Red and Shack White wine from the Gotham Project.

As part of Shake Shack’s mission to Stand For Something Good®, The Westlake Shack will donate all proceeds from soft opening, as well 5% of sales from the Pie Oh My concrete throughout the life of the shack to Baby2Baby, a nonprofit that provides low-income children, ages 0-12 years, with diapers, clothing and all the basic necessities that every child deserves.

The 3,482 square foot Shack will feature an outdoor patio and ample seating for guests. In keeping with Shake Shack’s commitment to green architecture and eco-friendly construction, the Westlake Shack’s tabletops will be made by CounterEvolution using reclaimed bowling alley lanes; chairs will be designed by Uhuru using sustainable materials; and booths will be crafted by Staach using lumber certified by the Forest Stewardship Council.

Sweet Treats! When doors open at 11AM, the first guests in line will receive a free Pie Oh My concrete- on us!

Shake Shack is now hiring full-time and part-time team members – no previous experience required! Apply online at ShackCareers.com