Cake Monkey Bakery Opening August 31st at The Village at Westlake

Update 8/30/18: Anticipated grand opening on Friday, August 31st.

"Known for the ultimate in delicious desserts and pastries, we make everything from mini layer cakes to nostalgic favorites such as El Rollos, Cakewiches and Pop Pies."


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Cake Monkey Bakery is located at 7807 Beverly Blvd in the Fairfax District of Los Angeles, offering cakes, individually-sized treats and coffee.  Gluten-free items are available too.

Well guess what...Cake Monkey Bakery is soon opening a location at The Village at Westlake, Agoura Road and Village Glen, in the former home of Tonino's Place Pizzeria

Soom Soom Fresh Mediterranean Coming Soon to The Promenade at Westlake


Soom Soom Fresh Mediterranean is coming soon to The Promenade at Westlake. Founded in November 2016 in Los Angeles, Soom Soom offers falafel, shawarma, hummus and other Mediterranean foods with fresh, organic ingredients.

Soom Soom will be located next to Fresh Brothers and Cinepolis in what was previously (and quite briefly), The Melt (and prior to that, Pick Up Stix, for you local history buffs).

More on Soom Soom at

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.)


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 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.

The Raspado House Now Open In Thousand Oaks

Update 8/23/18: The Raspado House is now open.

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Posted 4/16/18: The Raspado House is "coming soon" to 540 N. Moorpark Road, the former home of The Healthy Place smoothies.

What is The Raspado House? There's no website so I went to their Facebook page, which says absolutely nothing other than "smoothie & juice bar in Moorpark." Um, ok. So how about a look at Yelp.

Yelp did help. The business indicates they serve shave ice, real fresh fruit smoothies, fresh fruit bowls, aguas frescas, snacks and more. 

Sounds pretty good. But The Raspado House folks, listen up. If you want people to visit you, it's a good idea to explain what you serve. And the beauty of it in this day and age is that you can do it for free via social media if you so choose.


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.