Dickey's Barbecue Pit in Ventura Opened on February 28th

Update May 2018: Dickey's Barbecue Pit Ventura has closed its doors after five years in business., joining the closure of Dickey's locations in Westlake Village and Simi Valley

Burgers, BBQ and Beer are all the rage these days throughout Ventura County it seems. Today in a random stop by the Ventura Dippin Dots store with my kids, I discovered the newest BBQ place in town, Dickey's Barbecue Pit. Dickey's opened on February 28th in the Victoria Plaza.


Travis Dickey opened the first Dickey's Barbecue Pit in Dallas, Texas in 1941. His sons took over in 1967 and expanded throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth area. The company began franchising in 1994 and now they are all over the country.

According to their website, Dickey's serves up beef brisket, pulled pork, ham, polish sausage, turkey breast and chicken, with an extensive array of home-style sides from jalapeno beans to macaroni and cheese. Buttery rolls are served with every meal along with complimentary ice cream and dill pickles. We are known for our mouth-watering BBQ smothered in smoky sauce. Dickey's offers juicy pulled pork, tender ribs and brisket.

STOP THERE! Did I read, FREE ICE CREAM (with dine-in purchase)? And pickles? Sounds like a great place to bring a pregnant woman! But there's more...KIDS EAT FREE every Sunday (kids 12 and under, 1 free kid's meal for each paid adult meal of equal or greater value, dine-in only).

Well I walked over at 4pm and the line was going out the door! They must be doing something right here! Dickey's Barbecue Pit is located at 6100 Telegraph Road, Suite F, Ventura (this was previously Pizza Mizza, which closed in mid-2011). The Dickey's Ventura website is www.dickeys.com/locator/store.php?id=599 and phone is 805.212.4240.

Johnny Rockets in Agoura Hills Closed Its Doors on December 3, 2012

The Johnny Rockets (formerly) located at 5015 Cornell Road in Agoura Hills closed its doors on December 3, 2012. This is the second Johnny Rockets in the Conejo Valley to shut down during 2012, following closure of The Oaks Mall location early in the year.

This leaves us with a total of zero Conejo Valley Johnny Rockets. However, there are still two other local Johnny Rockets locations: at The Promenade section of the Camarillo Premium Outlets and the other at The Commons at Calabasas.

One thing to note for Johnny Rockets and movie fans is that both of these locations currently offer a "Movie and a Meal" deal. Buy a regular entree and drink and you can purchase a discounted movie ticket at the Edwards Camarillo Palace Stadium 12 and Edwards Calabasas Stadium 6 near each location. For example, at the Camarillo Johnny Rockets, they will sell you a movie ticket for $7.50, saving $3 off of a regular adult movie ticket of $10.50. At the Calabasas location, they currently sell movie tickets for $7.75, saving you nearly $5 off tickets normally priced up to $12.50.

Qdoba Opening Soon at Janss Marketplace Thousand Oaks - Get a Free Burrito! (UPDATE: Grand Opening is July 11th)

Update from Qdoba June 21st:

The grand opening is scheduled for Monday, July 11th. We have some great events scheduled for that week.

We will be at the Janss July 4th celebration serving 3 cheese queso nachos on the rooftop.

On Wednesday July 13th we will have a special from 6pm to close of $5 meal deals for folks who come out to the summer concert series at Janss.

Friday, July 15th 98.7FM will be doing a live radio remote from 12 to 2pm at our location.

Saturday, July 16th we have live DJ's spinning from 11 to 3 and we will have custom t-shirts being printed on site celebrating the grand opening that you can win.

Finally, Sunday, July 17th is kids day. All kids eat free with an adult entree purchase and we will have free face painting for the kids from 12 to 3pm!

For all the details make sure to "like" us at www.facebook.com/qdobasocal

Qdoba Mexican Grill is opening soon at the Janss Marketplace in Thousand Oaks. Don't know the specific date, but if you want a free burrito there, be one of the first 450 people to sign up for Qdoba Rewards at that location and receive a coupon for a free burrito. I did! Visit www.450freeburritos.com for details.